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Friction Quartet Press Photo

Join us for an afternoon with the Bay Area chamber music ensemble Friction Quartet as they explore the global climate crisis through sound.

Mary Lou Williams sitting at a piano

A centennial celebration of the First Lady of Jazz reveals the surprising role that Madison plays in the life and music of legendary jazz artist Mary Lou Williams. 

The life and career of Winneconne-based composer and Academy Fellow John Harmon. 

Above (l to r): Ruthie Krause, Rick Krause, a festival volunteer, and Ben Doran lead a group sing along at the 2013 Gandy Dancer Festival in Mazomanie.

Summer is the time when Wisconsin cities, towns, and villages play host to a phenomenon not unlike a religious revival meeting.

Does your pet like music? The answer is: Yes. But not your music.

Otto Rindlisbacher, folk singer and maker of stringed instruments, sitting in his shop holding a Hardanger fiddle. Photo ca. 1941 by folklorist Helene Stratman-Thomas. Reprinted by permission of the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS: #25413).

Wisconsin Academy Fellow and folklorist James P. Leary guides us through a brief musical history of America’s Upper Midwest.

Leslie Lemke sits at the piano

On a warm summer night in June of 1980, Leslie Lemke gave a piano concert in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. That concert was my introduction to an extraordinary man and his surprising talent.

In Part III of the Wisconsin Academy's "Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World" Academy Evenings event on September 11, 2011, panelists consider how the arts can provide new ways of understanding tragedy: John DeMain, music director of

As Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons strode on the stage of Milwaukee's historic Turner Hall, the audience—compr

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