The Midday Host Norman Gilliland provides listeners with a wide variety of classical music, presents a story from "Grace Notes," and holds the popular "Midday Quiz." The show also features musicians traveling through Wisconsin and they stop by the studio for live performances, discussions about their most recent works and upcoming shows.
The Midday

The Midday

From Wisconsin Public Radio

Host Norman Gilliland provides listeners with a wide variety of classical music, presents a story from "Grace Notes," and holds the popular "Midday Quiz." The show also features musicians traveling through Wisconsin and they stop by the studio for live performances, discussions about their most recent works and upcoming shows.

Most Recent Episodes

Ariela Bohrod

Ariela Bohrod

New York-based Madison native Ariela Bohrod performed works by Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Ól afur Arnalds, and Alexander Scriabin on the Midday and shared some of her experiences as a shipboard pianist and an interpreter of the subtleties of impressionistic music.

Joseph Lulloff and Yu-Lien The

Joseph Lulloff and Yu-Lien The

Michigan-based saxophonist Joseph Lulloff and pianist Yu-Lien The join Norman on the Midday to perform works by Carter Pann, Claude Debussy, Dorothy Chang, Stacy Garrop, and Cesar Franck.

The Madison Savoyards

The Madison Savoyards

Members of the Madison Savoyards stop by the Midday to sing some songs from their upcoming production of the Gilbert & Sullivan favorite The Pirates of Penzance..

The Washington Island Music Festival

The Washington Island Music Festival

Stefanie Jacob, Emmy Tisdel and Scott Tisdel play works by J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Astor Piazzolla and fill us in about this summer's Washington Island Music Festival.

Sophia Jiang

Sophia Jiang

Madison Memorial Hight School senior and 2021 Final Forte winner Sophia Jiang performs works by Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven, and Margaret Bonds and tells us how she approaches each piece.

Mark Valenti

Mark Valenti

Chicago-based pianist Mark Valenti plays preludes by Debussy. How literally should we take those titles?) plus an Intermezzo and a Rhapsody by Brahms.

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

Composer John Wineglass joins Bach Dancing and Dynamite members Axel Strauss and Jeffrey Sykes as the BDDS prepares to launch their summer season.