The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has become pretty remarkable in the
era of Edo de Waart. Under his assured guidance, the orchestra has been
transformed by important player changes, new levels of technical discipline
Programming—what music to play, in what combination and order, and by
whom—is an elusive yet fundamental aspect of any classical concert. Though the
individual elements of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert
One of the founding fathers of German Romanticism, Carl Maria von
Weber, is today best remembered for his seminal opera, Der Freischutz (1821). Weber was the quintessential Romantic
artist, turning to myth, folklore
For its latest concert, the Racine
Symphony Orchestra presents an all-Beethoven program. Artistic Director
Pasquale Laurino welcomes violinist Sharan Leventhal for a performance of the
brilliant Violin Concerto...
Was Mahler the new
Beethoven? The groundbreaking Ninth Symphony as well as Beethoven’s later
sonatas and quartets provided direct antecedence to Mahler, who so
startlingly combined the passion of 19th-century...
After the warm acoustics of Carnegie Hall, the sound of Uihlein Hall was duller than ever in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) concert of Friday evening. My ears were working hard to find a small percentage of the depth heard...
Last weekend was the second preview of the May 11 appearance of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. I think it's safe to say that few involved knew what to expect in composer Qigang Chen's 45-minute work, Iris dévoilée...
Symphony No. 9, one of the icons of Western art music, should have a sense of occasion about it. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance last Saturday night fell short of that. The guest conductor, Lawrence Renes, obviously had a theory about the historical period of the piece, evidenced by a reduced string section and a smaller chorus than usual.