Token Creek Chamber Music Festival

Critical Acclaim

2014

Belated Bravos for the Finale of the Token Creek Chamber Festival’s 25th Season
Madison Magazine, September 3, 2014

Classical music: The Token Creek Chamber Music Festival’s exploration of keyboard miniatures by Chopin and Scarlatti proves beautifully compelling…
The Well-Tempered Ear, August 29, 2014

The 25th Token Creek Chamber Music Festival: Happy Anniversary From Start To Finish
Madison Magazine, August 25, 2014

A thought-provoking work by C.P.E. Bach kicks off the 2014 Token Creek Chamber Music Festival
Isthmus, August 25, 2014

Token Creek Chamber Music Festival Celebrates 25 Years In The Barn
Madison Magazine, August 21, 2014

The 2014 Token Creek Chamber Music Festival celebrates two Bachs and two anniversaries
Isthmus, August 20, 2014

Classical Music: The Token Creek Chamber Music Festival starts Saturday…
The Well-Tempered Ear, August 18, 2014

2013

Token Creek Chamber Music Festival concludes its 2013 program with thrilling pairings
Isthmus, September 4, 2013

Completing Some Unfinished Business at the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival
Madison Magazine, September 3, 2013

A Little Stratford-on-Token, Spoken and Sung
Madison Magazine, August 30, 2013

2013 Token Creek Chamber Music Festival upcoming events
DeForest Times-Tribune, August 22, 2013

Classical music Q&A: Composer and violinist Andrew Waggoner talks about the importance of improvisation and his upcoming concerts at the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival…
The Well-Tempered Ear, August 21, 2013

Classical music: The Token Creek Chamber Music Festival opens this Wednesday and runs through Sept. 1…
The Well-Tempered Ear, August 19, 2013

After 25 years,Token Creek festival remains serious about serious music
The Wisconsin Gazette, August 9, 2013

2012

Token Creek Chamber Music Festival Bridges Seasons and Centuries
Madison Magazine, September 2, 2012

Final program of Token Creek Chamber Music Festival provokes thought
77 Square, September 2, 2012

Music and nature collide at Token Creek Chamber Music Festival
Sun Prairie Star, August 22, 2012

Around the Bubbler: Token Creek Chamber Music Festival
77 Square, August 22, 2012

Classical music: This year’s Token Creek Chamber Music Festival
The Well-Tempered Ear, August 21, 2012

Music festival starts Aug. 25
DeForest Times-Tribune, August 15, 2012

Audio: Robert Levin discusses the Mozart reconstructions
WPR All Things Considered, February 16, 2012

2011

Token Creek Chamber Festival performances meet the challenge of Mozart, mostly
77 Square, August 28, 2011

2011 Token Creek Chamber Music Festival premieres a Mozart might-have-been
Isthmus, August 28, 2011

Token Creek Chamber Music Festival a diverse experience
77 Square, August 25, 2011

Classical Music Q&A: Harvard scholar Robert Levin
The Well-Tempered Ear, August 25, 2011

Classical Music Q&A: Composer John Harbison, Part 2 of 2
The Well-Tempered Ear, August 24, 2011

Classical Music Q&A: Composer John Harbison, Part 1 of 2
The Well-Tempered Ear, August 23, 2011

Sounds of the Summer
Isthmus, June 9, 2011

Token Creek Chamber Music Creek to expand this summer
The Well-Tempered Ear, March 3, 2011


What others are saying…

One of the area’s most rewarding events for serious fans of classical music.
The Capital Times, September 2000

The Token Creek Chamber Music Festival . . . as usual, combined interesting programs with first-rate performances.
Isthmus, December 1999

. . . the world-class chamber festival held in [a] historic barn in Token Creek . . .
Isthmus, September 2000

This annual festival continues to place its audience in touch with exciting, intensely moving chamber music performances.
Isthmus, September 1998

On the stage just off of Highway 19 . . . guest artists regularly arrive from Boston, New York and Los Angeles to perform . . .
The Capital Times, September 2000

Each year the Festival brings major talent to [the] Festival Barn, which affords the audience exceptionally intimate contact with the music.
Isthmus, August 1999

Classical music is treated as a serious intellectual pursuit and cultural endeavor.
The Capital Times, September 2000

The Token Creek Chamber Music Festival . . . continue[s] to bring high-caliber solo and ensemble players together for programs that fully engage one’s imagination.
Isthmus, December 1998

At the carefully planned and creatively programmed festival, music is decidedly art, not entertainment.
The Capital Times, September 2000

The intimately elegant music festival . . .
Wisconsin State Journal, August 1999

. . . similar to the feeling ‘salon recitals’ provided in the 1700s and 1800s in Europe . . .
– Letter from a patron, January 2000

The festival, now a late summer civilized tradition . . .
Wisconsin State Journal, August 1999

. . . the rustic Token Creek Chamber Music Festival [is] one of the most important annual classical musical events in Madison.
The Capital Times, August 1999

A series of thought-provoking . . . and enjoyable programs . . . in [an] idyllic rural setting
Isthmus, September 1998

[The] Festival is unique . . . the atmosphere is pastoral and informal, but musically very serious.
– Letter from a patron, September 1999

. . . unusual repertoire [and] a special atmosphere of hospitable and friendly intimacy in the Hausmusik setting
The Capital Times, September 1998

Every year the Token Creek festival marks the end of high summer, and each year it does so more rewardingly.
Isthmus, September 1999

It’s almost like a Shakespeare play.
Sun Prairie Star, August 1999