Charlie Parker's Yardbird performances may have passed, but our multi-month celebration of Parker continues with the following events.
The Life and Music of Charlie Parker
Oregon Public Library | Friday, March 10 | 6:30-7:30pm
UW-Madison saxophone professor Les Thimmig will talk about Charlie Parker's life and music, as well as the history of bebop.
An Evening of Rare Jazz Films
Goodman South Library | Tuesday, April 11 | 6-7:30pm
Jazz archivist Gary
Alderman will present and explain films of the historically significant
innovators of modern jazz, including the only two known existing videos with
sound of Charlie Parker.
The Magic Flute is coming up in April, so join us for these previews and events:
The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) by Ingmar Bergman
Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall | Saturday, March 25 at 7pm
Don't miss Ingmar Bergman's celebrated 1975 film of Mozart's classic opera.
A Preview of The Magic Flute
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community | Friday, April 7 at 7pm
Join a Madison Opera staff member for an entertaining multimedia preview of The Magic Flute, featuring a performance by Studio Artist James Held.
Join General Director Kathryn Smith one hour prior to all Madison Opera performances for an entertaining and informative talk about the opera and its composer. Insightful for newcomers and longtime opera-goers alike, this half-hour talk will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the opera, right before the curtain goes up.
Pre-opera talks are held in the Wisconsin Studio on the 3rd floor of the Overture Center for the Arts.
You've seen the opera and loved it. But are you perhaps wondering about...? Join
General Director Kathryn Smith in the Wisconsin Studio immediately after the performance to ask questions about what you've just seen.