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UW Horn Choir to Perform Annual Holiday Concert at the Chazen Museum of Art


Madison, Wisconsin, November 28, 2011—The UW Horn Choir will present their popular annual holiday concert at the Chazen Museum of Art on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. 

This year’s ensemble, made up of ten music majors from around the country, will perform Bach’s Prelude, selections from Handel’s Water Music, and Gabrieli’s Three Canzons, as well as some seasonal music and Privilege of Being by Douglas Hill, the previous horn choir director. This festive event is free and open to the public. It will take place, as in past years, in the museum’s Paige Court.

Daniel Grabois will conduct the annual horn choir concert for the first time as he replaces longtime director Douglas Hill, who retired. Grabois was appointed assistant professor of horn at the UW–Madison School of Music in September 2011. The former chair of the Department of Contemporary Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, he is also the hornist in the Meridian Arts Ensemble, a sextet of brass and percussion soon to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary.

Refreshments will be served following the performance.

Exhibitions on view in December

Sean Scully Paintings and Watercolors
October 22, 2011, to January 15, 2012
Sean Scully is one of the most significant and influential abstract painters working today. The two new temporary exhibition galleries in the expansion showcase his large-scale oil paintings and smaller watercolors.

Discerning Taste: Paintings from the Simona and Jerome A. Chazen Collection
October 22, 2011–March 11, 2012
The relationship between a work of art and the private collector is direct and personal – and the Chazens’ primary criterion in acquiring paintings has always been beauty or appeal to the “eye.”  This exhibition of mostly late-twentieth-century American and European abstract paintings includes works by such artists as David Hockney, Robert Motherwell, Jean DuBuffet, and Hans Hofmann.

The Leslie and Johanna Garfield Collection: A Passion for Prints
October 22, 2011–January 15, 2012
Over six decades of collecting, Leslie and Johanna Garfield have acquired a rich selection of prints by German Expressionist artists, British printmakers of the Grosvenor School, American Provincetown printmakers, and contemporary masters such as Jasper Johns, David Hockney, and Richard Hamilton.

The Hanga Traditions: Twentieth-Century Japanese Woodcuts
November 5, 2011–January 15, 2012
This exhibition follows two schools of Japanese printmaking that developed at the beginning of the twentieth century: shin hanga, a conservative style emphasizing technical perfection, and the more experimental and idiosyncratic sosaku hanga.

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Contact: Mary Carr Lee, (608) 263-2495,

The Chazen Museum of Art is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to galleries and educational events is free. The museum is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The main entrance is accessible to wheelchairs. Parking is available at the City of Madison State Street Campus Ramp (entrances on Frances and Lake streets) and under University Square. Metered parking is available in the UW lot 46 lower level. Evening and weekend parking is also available in UW lot 83 under Fluno Center, entrance on Frances Street, and in UW lot 7 under Grainger Hall, entrance on Brooks Street. The Chazen will provide sign language interpreters for associated programs by three-week advance request to Anne Lambert, Curator of Education, weekdays, (608) 263-4421 (voice). Information is also available by visiting our Web site at

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