Friday Noon Musicales

The Friday Noon Musicales is First Unitarian Society of Madison’s distinguished artist recital series. Since 1971, FUS has offered this free noon-hour recital series as a gift to the community. The music performed is mostly classical, but folk, jazz, and musical theatre styles are presented on occasion. Come hear some of the finest musicians in the Midwest perform in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Landmark Auditorium.

  • No ticket or reservation is required—it’s free and open to the public.
  • Parking is free. Buses are welcome to drop off in our parking lot.
  • Our facilities are handicap accessible.
  • Covid-19 Safety Protocols are in effect until further notice. Masks required in the auditorium. No tea or coffee service, no outside food. Please observe social distancing.

 

Current Season

12 – 12:45 pm • FUS Atrium Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public. No Ticket Required.

ANNOUNCING THE 2022-2023 SEASON!

New events will be added as confirmed. Please check back for updates.

2022

October 7

Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord

October 14

Tyrone Greive, violin, and Michael Keller, piano

October 21

Gabor Szarvas, classical guitar

October 28

Cristina Balatori, flute

November 4

Karlos Moser, piano and Wendy Rowe, soprano. “Where and When Did You First Hear This?”

November 11

Vincent Fuh, piano and tenor. “A Young Man’s Exhortations” by Gerald Finzi

November 18

TBD

November 25

No Musicale due to Thanksgiving holiday

December 2

Mark Valenti, piano

December 9

TBD

December 16

FUS’s Annual Holiday Sing-Along Returns, complete with eggnog!

December 23

No Musicale due to winter holiday. See you in 2023!

December 30

No Musicale due to winter holiday. See you in 2023!

2023
January 6

TBD

January 13

TBD

January 20

TBD

January 27

TBD

February 3

Kathryn Ananda-Owens, piano. A program to celebrate Black History Month. “Ignis Fatuus” by Adolphus Hailstork, Etudes by Leslie Adams, and “Processional” by Hannah Kendall

February 10

Jean Laurenz, trumpet. “Trumpet Concerto with Piano” by Haydn

February 17

TBD

February 24

TBD

March 3

Silver Rose, flute-guitar duo

March 10

In partnership with Bach Around the Clock, this recital will feature their 2023 festival’s special guest artist

March 17

In honor of Women’s History Month, and as a part of FUS’s “Justice and Music” Initiative, this Musicale will be produced by Iva Ugrčić and LunART Festival

March 24

Jess Salek, piano. Four ballades by Chopin

March 31

TBD

April 7

TBD

April 14

TBD

April 21

Kirstin Roble, mezzosoprano

April 28

TBD

May 5

Rebecca Kite, marimba

May 12

Leanne Kelso League, violin

May 19

Four Seasons Theatre, Broadway favorites

Past Seasons