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Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

‘Epigrams’ and ‘Elegies’ from Prometheus Trio

Lionheart, the New York-based male vocal ensemble, returned to Milwaukee for a Saturday evening concert at the beautiful St. Joseph Center Chapel, presented by Early Music Now. The program focused on the Medieval to Renaissance tradition of the Italian lauda, or song of praise
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

MSO performs ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

Early Music Now presented Quicksilver in two terrific concerts last weekend at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. On Friday evening the ensemble performed a program of Italian music of the early Baroque period with sensuality and extraordinarily sensitive, refined ensemble. I’ve rarely heard
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Fantastic rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

Two years ago the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra could only seem to play with razor sharpness and unity of purpose when Music Director Edo de Waart was conducting. It had taken de Waart, a master technician, more than three years to move the ensemble from good to excellent, a pretty
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Frankly Music opens its season with Bach

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra was the place to be in town on Saturday night, with the great film composer John Williams as guest. The concert sold out in four hours upon announcement. It undoubtedly felt like a rare event to everyone there, including the orchestra itself. Electricity buzzed
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Finding fresh ideas in Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’

“Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” That often-quoted quip applies as much to opera as to theater, and nothing is harder in operatic comedy than Gioachino Rossini. Not only are there vocal challenges in the bel canto style, but the often repeated lines and many numbers seem to scheme