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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MSO guest conductor Rossen Milanov’s passionate evocations

 A conductor’s influence on a performance is one of the ever-fascinating aspects of orchestra concerts. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra sounds its best self, which is better than good, with Edo de Waart on the podium, a decidedly non-indulgent and tasteful conductor who stresses technique
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

MSO delivers a rhythmic, stylish holiday event

 Some years Messiah has felt like an annual obligation, but not this time around. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 2013 edition lived up to expectations of being a major holiday event. The performance I heard on Thursday evening at the Cathedral of St. John was an uplifting pleasure
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Prometheus Trio performs elegant, varied program at the Conservatory

 Prometheus Trio gave another literature-rich concert at the Conservatory of Music last week. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra principal horn player Matthew Annin joined trio regulars Stefanie Jacob (piano), Timothy Klabunde (violin) and Scott Tisdel (cello)
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Symphony reduces size, adds concerts

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin’s largest cultural institution and one of America’s finest orchestras, is in dire financial trouble. On Dec. 5, the MSO announced a restructuring plan that will reduce the number of full-time musicians and
12.06.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

MSO announces staff and orchestra cuts

By Shepherd Express Staff
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's budget shortfall has been widely publicized, but now the organization is acknowledging just how dire the situation is. In a news release today, the symphony struck an alarmist note in its call for support, saying that it is in danger of "possible extinction if additional pledges cannot be secured to fund the MSO's much more modest, prudent budget and business pla...
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
 Now in its 10th season, the chamber music ensemble led by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond has, in the words of Shepherd Express critic Rick Walters, “achieved and sustained a high artistic level in a variety of sophisticated programs” with high standards of
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

An evening out with Pallade Musica, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

 The vocal influence on the Pallade Musica concert of Italian Baroque music for violin, cello and continuo was unmistakable last Saturday evening at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, presented by Early Music Now. This Montreal-based ensemble of four young musicians was the 2012 winner of
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

MSO to perform a late work by the great composer

 The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming performance of Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E flat major for vocalists, chorus and orchestra is a seldom-performed work ranked among classical music’s finest choral compositions. Its romantically inspired melodiousness gently rivals the more
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Best rock group, hip-hop artist and more

Some artists just seem more dedicated than others. Though she’s barely out of high school, Brookfield native Nora Collins has gigged relentlessly over the last three years, averaging about 200 performances a year, charming audiences in any venue that’ll have her with her personal songs
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have come a long way since the Indigo Girls’ 1987 debut Strange Fire broke into the world of mainstream pop with its hit “Closer to Fine.” The Indigo Girls have remained one of the

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