Express Milwaukee - Classical Music/Dance http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-30-1-classical-music_dance.html Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST en hourly 1 Lionheart Brings Songs of Praise to St. Joseph Center - ‘Epigrams’ and ‘Elegies’ from Prometheus Trio http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24551-lionheart-brings-songs-of-praise-to-st-joseph-center-%25E2%2580%2598epigrams%25E2%2580%2599-and-%25E2%2580%2598elegies%25E2%2580%2599-from-prometheus-trio.html 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]]> Milwaukee Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ Works Like Magic http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24552-milwaukee-ballet%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598nutcracker%25E2%2580%2599-works-like-magic.html ]]> Jeffrey Kahane fills in at MSO - Last-minute guest conductor leads a fascinating concert http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24494-jeffrey-kahane-fills-in-at-mso-last-minute-guest-conductor-leads-a-fascinating-concert.html ]]> Revelations in Schumann, Berg and Strauss - Conductor Asher Fisch with the MSO http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24433-revelations-in-schumann-berg-and-strauss-conductor-asher-fisch-with-the-mso.html
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‘Duetted’ & ‘Connected’ - Monica Rodero and Daniel Schuchart’s love for dance http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24434-%25E2%2580%2598duetted%25E2%2580%2599-%25E2%2580%2598connected%25E2%2580%2599-monica-rodero-and-daniel-schuchart%25E2%2580%2599s-love-for-dance.html “It starts like this,” Dan Schuchart told the audience as his spouse Monica Rodero bound his hand tightly to hers with masking tape. “We start like this.” Music started and the couple danced rapidly, equally in charge, testing every twist, turn, bend, lift, fall and wriggle possible for people so]]> Classical Happening: Nov. 20 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24409-classical-happening-nov-20.html Present Music has long celebrated Thanksgiving with grand performances in the cathedral. This year’s concert, “A Juxtaposition of Traditions,” includes Present Music instrumentalists; vocal ensemble Hearing Voices; and 90-plus musicians from Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble, Vocal Arts Academy, Milwaukee Youth]]> The Seduction of Scheherazade? - MSO missed the magic of Rimsky-Korsakov http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24410-the-seduction-of-scheherazade-mso-missed-the-magic-of-rimsky-korsakov.html
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Milwaukee Dance Partners Monica Rodero and Dan Schuchart - ‘Duetted/Connected’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24411-milwaukee-dance-partners-monica-rodero-and-dan-schuchart-%25E2%2580%2598duetted_connected%25E2%2580%2599.html Outside ballet and hip-hop, Milwaukee has only three professional male dancers at the moment, by my count. Of that group, Dan Schuchart has had the greatest impact on the city’s modern dance scene via his]]> Quicksilver’s Extraordinary Baroque Concert - MSO performs ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24359-quicksilver%25E2%2580%2599s-extraordinary-baroque-concert-mso-performs-%25E2%2580%2598pictures-at-an-exhibition%25E2%2580%2599.html 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 ]]> Early Music Now Presents Modern Music - Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble performs at St. Paul’s http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24328-early-music-now-presents-modern-music-quicksilver-baroque-ensemble-performs-at-st-paul%25E2%2580%2599s.html Early Music Now’s second concert of the season features a rare take on modern music…modern for the mid-17th century, that is. The double concert program by Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble offers the ]]> Milwaukee Ballet in Top Form for ‘Don Quixote’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24298-milwaukee-ballet-in-top-form-for-%25E2%2580%2598don-quixote%25E2%2580%2599.html Looking like the best classical ballet company you’d ever want to see, Milwaukee Ballet opened its season last weekend with an exemplary production of Don Quixote. First fashioned from bits of Miguel de Cervantes’ great novel by choreographer Marius Petipa in the mid-19th century for]]> The Evolution of Femininity in An Evening - Danceworks’ ‘Paleontology of a Woman’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24299-the-evolution-of-femininity-in-an-evening-danceworks%25E2%2580%2599-%25E2%2580%2598paleontology-of-a-woman%25E2%2580%2599.html Last weekend, Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) and fiber artist Timothy Westbrook teamed up for Paleontology of a Woman, an ambitious exhibition of dance, fashion and fossils that tackled nothing short of the evolution and essence of femininity]]> Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s World Premiere - ‘Lucy’ at the boundary of humanity http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24326-milwaukee-opera-theatre%25E2%2580%2599s-world-premiere-%25E2%2580%2598lucy%25E2%2580%2599-at-the-boundary-of-humanity.html During the 1960s, behavioral scientists explored the boundary between Homo sapiens and other primates by tearing chimpanzees from their surroundings and raising them as if they were human children. The memoirs of the most notorious of those researchers, psychologist Maurice]]> Florentine Opera hits the High Notes - ‘Flying Dutchman’ thrilled the ear at Marcus Center performance http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24249-florentine-opera-hits-the-high-notes-%25E2%2580%2598flying-dutchman%25E2%2580%2599-thrilled-the-ear-at-marcus-center-performance.html In its exhilarating production of Richard Wagner’s first successful opera]]> MSO Becomes a Great Orchestra - Fantastic rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24212-mso-becomes-a-great-orchestra-fantastic-rendition-of-tchaikovsky%25E2%2580%2599s-fifth.html 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 ]]> DANCE HAPPENING: Alverno Presents and UW-Milwaukee http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24196-dance-happening-alverno-presents-and-uw-milwaukee.html

Five years ago, Alverno Presents generously nurtured the world premiere of choreographer Molly Shanahan’s Stamina of Curiosity by providing crucial time and space to create it. Shanahan has stayed

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Milwaukee Symphony’s Restrained ‘German Requiem’ - On same weekend, Early Music Now presented fiery Irish music http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24184-milwaukee-symphony%25E2%2580%2599s-restrained-%25E2%2580%2598german-requiem%25E2%2580%2599-on-same-weekend-early-music-now-presented-fiery-irish-music.html
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Arena Dances http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24154-arena-dances.html

Does Main Street still exist in our technological world? Minneapolis choreographer Mathew Janczewski has been asking that question of young people and seniors. With

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Movie Music at the MSO - Frankly Music opens its season with Bach http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24134-movie-music-at-the-mso-frankly-music-opens-its-season-with-bach.html 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]]> ‘German Requiem’ at the Milwaukee Symphony - Robert Spano conducts the Brahms’ masterpiece http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24135-%25E2%2580%2598german-requiem%25E2%2580%2599-at-the-milwaukee-symphony-robert-spano-conducts-the-brahms%25E2%2580%2599-masterpiece.html Although the link is by no means exclusive, choral music’s association with Christian liturgy is a strong one. Through composers such as Léonin, Pérotin, Giovanni Palestrina, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel, choral music gradually migrated from the cathedral to the concert hall. Ludwig van]]> Early Music in Irish Pub Style http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24136-early-music-in-irish-pub-style.html
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Prometheus Trio Opens With Pierné and Beethoven http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24109-prometheus-trio-opens-with-pierne-and-beethoven.html
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Cinderella at the Skylight - Finding fresh ideas in Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24051-cinderella-at-the-skylight-finding-fresh-ideas-in-rossini%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598la-cenerentola%25E2%2580%2599.html “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 ]]> MKE Follies is Milwaukee’s Young Variety Show http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24052-mke-follies-is-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-young-variety-show.html Karen Raymond and Katie Rhyme—aka Dance Revolution Milwaukee—are providing a community service with MKE Follies, their inexpensive bimonthly variety show intended to introduce the next generation of ]]> Opera at the Milwaukee Symphony - MSO executes a superb ‘Don Giovanni’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24010-opera-at-the-milwaukee-symphony-mso-executes-a-superb-%25E2%2580%2598don-giovanni%25E2%2580%2599.html
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Wild Space in ‘Brew City Dreams’ - Turning Schlitz Stock-House into a performance space http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23996-wild-space-in-%25E2%2580%2598brew-city-dreams%25E2%2580%2599-turning-schlitz-stock-house-into-a-performance-space.html The Schlitz Stock-House occupies a long stretch on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Cherry to Galena streets. On the fifth floor of this monumental warehouse, audience members strolled past tall windows,]]> Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with ‘Don Giovanni’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23965-milwaukee-symphony-orchestra-opens-season-with-%25E2%2580%2598don-giovanni%25E2%2580%2599.html The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s season opener promises a stunning, provocative departure from their usual format with a live performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, one of the 10 most frequently performed operatic works]]> MKE Follies - Music, dance and variety http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23975-mke-follies-music-dance-and-variety.html Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation (W.W. Norton), by Elizabeth Pisani http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23942-indonesia-etc-exploring-the-improbable-nation-%2528ww-norton%2529-by-elizabeth-pisani.html Indonesia was an idea for a nation hatched by restless local activists in the early 20th century. As Elizabeth ]]> ‘Brew City Dreams’ in Schlitz Park - Wild Space premieres new piece in brewery setting http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23929-%25E2%2580%2598brew-city-dreams%25E2%2580%2599-in-schlitz-park-wild-space-premieres-new-piece-in-brewery-setting.html “You’ll never see this space like this again—ever,” Debra Loewen said as we toured the raw fifth floor of the historic Schlitz Brewing Company Stock-House, a cement-floored]]>