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Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

MSO celebrates early Beethoven

The “Edo factor” was in full gear at the All-Beethoven Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert last Saturday evening. With music director Edo de Waart as conductor, the MSO is a disciplined, efficient entity. There were no guest artists in this meat-and-potatoes orchestral program
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

MSO raises the bar

I am not alone in admitting that I can’t completely embrace the symphonies of Anton Bruckner. The surface sound of his music, its harmonies and gorgeous sonorities, is readily appreciated. It’s a grasp of structure and emotional narrative within his abstracted romanticism that has eluded me
Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Also, Frankly Music’s ‘Art of the Cello’

 There have been few major classical stars at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in recent seasons. The sell-out audience last Wednesday night was especially eager to hear legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman
Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

‘Messiah’ is all over Town

 For millions of people around the world, Messiah, the oratorio by George Frideric Handel, has been encountered regularly from childhood on. I count myself among them. It’s one of the reliably recurring things against
Classical Music/Dance
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Boston Camerata’s Medieval Holiday Music

 The Early Music Now December concert has become a wonderful local tradition. An audience of 600 gathered Saturday evening in the acoustically pleasing St. Joseph Center Chapel to hear The Boston Camerata, joined
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Alba Consort Crisscrosses the Mediterranean

 It was a Medieval and Renaissance journey around the Mediterranean with the Alba Consort at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Saturday, presented by Early Music Now. The name of the New York based ensemble comes from a
Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
 Bizet’s Carmen has such a surefire story and score that any performance is almost guaranteed to impact an audience. It was the composer’s music that carried an unexciting and sometimes dull rendition at Florentine
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Levy Masterful in Frankly Music Program

 Frankly Music (FM) kicked off a new season last week in a program that prominently featured Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra principal clarinetist Todd Levy, heard in all three works on the concert. The title of the...