LUNART CHAMBER MUSIC COLLECTIVE
Thursday, November 4 @ 7:30 PM
LunART is back in person and excited to welcome you to a celebration of LIVE MUSIC! Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the LunART Chamber Music Collective perform exciting contemporary chamber works in addition to Louise Farrenc’s rarely-heard Nonet, a classic from the romantic period. This is what LunART is all about - presenting music from past to present, from revered to forgotten, from rap to rhapsody!
Due to the pandemic, seating will be limited and advance tickets are recommended. Please review the Art and Literature Laboratory's COVID-19 policy before purchasing your ticket and again before attending the event, as it may be modified based on current public health recommendations.
Tickets are $20 online/at the door ($12 for students and Members of ALL) at https://lunart.bpt.me. Doors open at 7 PM, and show starts at 7:30 PM. The performance will also be live streamed on Thursday, November 4th at 7:30 PM and will continue to be available on-demand for 72 hours after the performance.
For the health and safety of our community, we kindly ask you to wear your mask during the performance. Help us keep live arts events safe, in-person and thriving in Madison!
We look forward to seeing you!
LunART Chamber Music Collective
Arts + Literature Laboratory
(111 S Livingston St Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703)
Thursday, November 4
Doors at 7 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
$20 / $12 students & ALL Members
for string quintet
Nonet in E-flat Major, Op. 38
for string quartet and woodwind quintet
for woodwind quintet and double bass
for flute and piano
for trumpet and piano
Spoken Word Artist
LunART Chamber Music Collective
Described as “a performer of exceptional skill and musicality”, Bevil has performed at regional and international conferences of the International Horn Society and maintains an active recital schedule, performing for audiences throughout southern Wisconsin and at numerous universities. As an orchestral player, Bevil has performed with various ensembles including the Madison Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Ohio Light Opera, and he currently serves as Principal horn of the La Crosse Symphony.
In addition to his teaching and performing commitments, Dr. Bevil is a scholar of film music. His 2019 dissertation on the role of the horn in film music and his debut album, “From Screen to Concert Hall”, have been featured in The Horn Call, the journal of the International Horn Society.
Jean is also a vocalist and stage performer who currates multi-layered interdisciplinary performances which combine theater, singing, trumpet, and visual arts. She recently developed an award winning multi-media work, DESCENDED, and has toured Europe with Lucerne Festival’s dance and theatrical production of Divamania. Jean holds degrees in trumpet performance and Choral Education from Yale University and Northwestern University. She is a passionate educator, activist, and teaching artist. Jean has curated interactive youth and community concerts for Carnegie Hall, The Boston Symphony, and Handel and Haydn Society.
As owner of Medisky Oboe Studio LLC, Dr. Medisky has gained national recognition for her creativity and innovation in studio teaching, and was a featured guest on the “Mavericks” series of the Double Reed Dish podcast. In 2018, she co-founded the LunART Festival, serving as a Director for the first two seasons. Medisky is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and presents both oboe master classes and Alexander Technique workshops at music institutions, festivals, and conferences throughout the United States.
As a recording artist, Kris can be heard on several films and TV soundtracks including Little Women, Venom, and Succession. Other recordings include John Zorn’s Fragmentations, Prayers And Interjections and Tyondai Braxton’s Central Market. Kris has composed music for two documentaries and is working on his third.
Kris received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where his teachers were Orin O’Brien, David Grossman, and Homer Mensch. For the past 8 summers, he has looked forward to performing, coaching, and interacting with communities at the Decoda Chamber Music Festival. In his free time, Kris enjoys cooking, woodworking, and spending time with his family.
Magdalena presents masterclasses and workshops across the globe in collaboration with MusAid Organization, El Sistema, Global Leaders Program, Neemrana Foundation Delhi, and Jeunesses Musicales Belgium. In 2020-21, she was also the Director of Program Development and Global Outreach at the International Cello Institute in Northfield, MN. In February 2021, as a member of the ICI Team, she launched the new initiative focused on supporting and promoting women cellists - C'ELLE. A passionate chamber musician, Magdalena is a founder and director of the Third Coast Chamber Collective, a group focused on promoting the transformative power of chamber music through educational, collaborative and commissioning outreach projects.
Recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship, Magdalena is a graduate of music conservatories in Poland, Belgium, and Austria, and was a member of the acclaimed European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) in Vienna. She is a recent graduate of the prestigious Global Leaders Program, an Ivy League curated Executive Education program for impact-focused Art Entrepreneurs.
Other recent activities include collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma and Youth Music Culture Guangdong (China), Artists Striving to End Poverty (India/New York), Ubumuntu Arts Festival (Rwanda), Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Project Tumugtog (Philippines). Since 2017, she has commissioned twelve solos for bassoon by composers from across the African continent, and she continues to champion these works through a grassroots sheet music distribution program. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School, University of Texas at Austin, and recently completed her doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin Madison studying bassoon and social welfare. Her dissertation suggests that musicians can operationalize social work principles to create a more anti-oppressive, anti-racist classical music landscape. She brings this philosophy to her role as founding Artistic Director of Trade Winds Ensemble, a group of teaching artists that host community engagement and composition workshops in partnership with social impact organizations in Nairobi, Chicago, and Detroit.
Active on the international scene, he has taught and performed chamber music around the world. Between tours, presentations, and masterclasses, he has performed in Panama, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Spain, and the United States. His recordings mainly focused on the music of Latin American composers, include works by Victor Agudelo, Roberto Pineda Duque, Osvaldo Lacerda, and various recording collaborations with orchestra.
Mr. Garcia-Taborda holds an LRSM degree (UK), a master's degree from EAFIT University (COL), and an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University (USA). Also, he is an exclusive artist for Yamaha USA, BG France, and Légère Canada.
After receiving the prestigious Albert Roussel Scholarship, Iva moved to Paris where she finished her master’s degree. In 2017, Iva finished her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UW-Madison as a recipient of a Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship. Since then, Iva won the Shain Irving Competition, multiple concerto competitions, and received the James Smith Orchestra Award for excellency and leadership. Additionally, she won the C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition at the 46th National Flute Association (NFA) Convention, was awarded First Prize award from The American Prize, Second Prize at the UW Arts Business Competition, Silver Medal at the International Vienna Competition, and was a finalist for the Pro Musicis International Award in NYC. In addition to her position as the Founder and CEO/Artictic Director of LunART, Dr. Ugrcic currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Rural Musicians Forum, is a member of the Career & Artistic Development Committee and chair of the C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition of the National Flute Association, and holds the position of Board Liaison & Strategic Initiatives role at Overture Center for the Arts.
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