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Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

Present Music’s intimate concert series

 Present Music’s artistic director Kevin Stalheim doesn’t worry about his audience’s
Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
 Robert Ashley’s opera Perfect Lives was featured in Peter Greenaway’s documentary 4 American Composers after enjoying a long career at the cutting edge of musical theater. Ashley will perform his Lectures to Be
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Music, Milwaukee's premier new music ensemble, begins its 31st season with “Change,” a concert showing the progression of contemporary music and highlighting the next generation of...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
American composer Michael Daugherty truly is a Renaissance man. His music is based in popular culture, which he embraces wholeheartedly, yet Romanticism and Postmodernism are also in his blood. Daugherty's music bears out all of these influences...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Is Buffalo Nation (Bison bison), premiered at Present Music last weekend, an opera? An oratorio? A song cycle? Live accompaniment to film? Or an unstaged, multimedia morality play with incidental music?
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
After 30 years, Milwaukee's excellent new music ensemble presents the world premiere of one of its largest commissions ever, a highly theatrical piece about the rise, fall and...
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

'Shepherd Express' and Present Music celebrate an anniversary

Classical music performances are usually planned a season in advance and etched onto calendars...
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Present Music's Annual Thanksgiving Concert

Present Music's Thanksgiving concert was like alphabet soup, a little bit of avant-garde chanting, some classical strings and a hint of dance. It was all about the experience of being thankful, to anything and everything; thankful to God, thankful...
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

From the Milwaukee River to Uihlein Hall

Present Music (PM) celebrated its 30th anniversary last Saturday evening in a daring and big way: a free concert at Uihlein Hall, in collaboration with other local groups, preceded by the audience gathering at the Milwaukee River. It was a marketing and logistical feat to pull this off, and especially...