Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra open the 2014 Beethoven Festival with Beethovenâ€™s Symphony No. 9
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart open the 2014 Beethoven Festival with Beethovenâ€™s Symphony No. 9 on March 21-23, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The program features the MSO Chorus, soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Kelley Oâ€™Connor, tenor Thomas Cooley, and baritone Christopher Maltman. The performances open with John Adamsâ€™s The Wound-Dresser, a setting of Walt Whitmanâ€™s Civil War prose. In culmination of the One City, One Symphony initiative, the MSO is proud to partner with Wisconsin Public Radio for a live broadcast of the Sunday, March 23 performance. Hosted by Lori Skelton, the broadcast can be heard on WPR's News & Classical and All-Classical Networks. All concerts include Meet the Music, a free, interactive pre-concert discussion, held in the Anello Atrium of Uihlein Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.