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Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's season opener

In the spring of 1787, an awkward teenager from Bonn arrived in Vienna on a mission: to meet and impress the era's greatest composer, Wolfgang Mozart. Their meeting was brief, but Mozart heard enough to advise his guests to “keep an eye on him...
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Classical Preview

"The violin accompanies me all the time. Everything around me is under its influence," explains singer, violinist, composer and actress Iva Bittová. "The violin is a mirror reflecting my dreams and imagination," she continues, both of which surely will be made most evident in an upcoming concert. She was born in the Moravian section...
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Classical Preview

The acclaimed Milwaukee Symphony Chorus will be presented with something of a new challenge in the next Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert. With its alternating passages of throbbing minimalist textures and dramatic lyricism, Harmonium for Chorus and Orchestra (1981) by John Adams...
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

Classical Preview

When Wolfgang Mozart (1756-91) composed his Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, K. 22 (at the ripe old age of 9), the symphony as a bona fide musical genre was yet in its infancy. Still to come were the great symphonies of Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and Bruckner, as well, indeed, of Mozart's later years...
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

MacDowell Club, MSO’s upcoming concerts

There are a wide variety of music styles on the next concert of the MacDowell Club, members of which hail from throughout the greater Milwaukee area...
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011

Classical Preview

Renaissance England has grasped popular imagination for a very long time and while lauded on stage, screen and in the concert hall. Early Music Now welcomes four special guest artists collectively known as Plaine & Easie to Milwaukee to further such renown. Winners of Early Music America’s 2009...
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, Jan. 17, 2011

Classical Preview

By the time Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) composed his Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 (1803), the Romantic Era in music was in its infancy. Hearkening back somewhat, Beethoven modeled this concerto on the C Minor concerto (K. 491) of that master of an earlier age, Wolfgang...
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

MSO concert features Mozart, Ives and Cedarburg’s Gordon

Guest conductor James Gaffigan kicks off the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s 2011 schedule with a concert comprising two very different symphonies and a contemporary concerto. Though Wolfgang Mozart (1756-91) composed music throughout his all-too-brief life, the prominent benchmarks increased as time progressed. This is certainly true of the quarter-century during which...

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