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LunART Festival 2023

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - June 4 @ 2:30 pm


LunART continues its mission of supporting, inspiring, promoting and celebrating women in the arts at its 2023 LunART Festival: REIMAGINE, which takes place from Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 4. The 2023 season brings six events to three venues in the Madison area, providing accessible, high-quality, engaging concerts and events with diverse programming from various arts fields.

This season, the festival will showcase more than 50 artists, including many familiar local artists and performers as well as guest artists from around the country and the world. Guests will experience gala concerts, engaging discussions, educational sessions, abundant inspiration and more!

Wednesday, May 31
Art & Heritage Panel Discussion, 7 p.m.
Panelists will explore how heritage informs and influences their art.
Panelists: June Millington (rock musician), Dorothy Chang (composer), Rachel Werner (writer and entrepreneur)
Moderator: Suzan Kurry
Arts + Literature Laboratory

Thursday, June 1
A Day with Rock Legend June Millington
June Millington is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, educator and actress who co-founded the all-female rock group Fanny
Masterclass with June Millington, 4-6:30 p.m.
Limited to six young women guitarists
Followed by a mini concert
Goodman Community Center
$25 per performer; $10 per observer
Film screening of “Fanny: The Right to Rock,” 7 p.m.
Chronicles the inception of the rock band and the trials and tribulations of a pioneering race- and gender-defying all-female band in the 70s
Followed by Q&A
Goodman Community Center
$10, general admission

Friday, June 2
Gala Chamber Music Concert, 7:30 p.m.
This thrilling program will showcase a tapestry of diverse chamber works for winds, strings, piano voice and percussion, including world and US premieres.
Composers: Dorothy Chang, Jiyoun Chung, Ana Leira Camero, Midori Larsen, Edna Alejandra Longoria, Mélanie Bonis, Linda Tutas Haugen, Elizabeth Alexander
Hamel Music Center, Collins Hall
$30 general; $15 students

Saturday, June 3
NADIA: Giving voice to the “most influential teacher since Socrates, a chamber music play written by Mina Fisher, 7:30 p.m.
In a mesmerizing one-woman tour-de-force marrying chamber music with theater, actress/singer Adriana Zabala explores the memories and secrets behind the legendary and charismatic music teacher, Nadia Boulanger.
Artists: Adriana Zabala (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Kasdorf (piano), Kangwon Lee Kim (violin), James Waldo (cello)
Hamel Music Center, Collins Hall
$30 general; $15 students

Sunday, June 4
Composers Hub Spotlight, Chamber Music Concert, 2:30 p.m.
Returning for its fourth season!
Six talented composers will participate in masterclasses and private composition lessons with Composer-in-Residence Dorothy Chang, partake in lectures and a presentation by Elizabeth Russell and Beth Larson, as well as workshop their music with festival musicians.
Composers: Alison Ogden (flute, oboe, clarinet), Claire Cope (string quartet), Inna Onofrei (string quartet), Lauren Conklin (string quartet), Magdalena Gorwa (alto flute, horn, violin, cello, percussion), Taylor Zickefoose (baritone, piano)
Reception to follow
Arts + Literature Laboratory

Tickets for the LunART Festival 2023 are now on sale and can be purchased at lunartfestival.org. Purchase tickets for both events at the Hamel Music Center and save $10. Series ticket bundles are only available for purchase through Monday, May 15.


May 31 @ 7:00 pm
June 4 @ 2:30 pm
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