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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...
04.05.2011 | | Posted at 05:40 PM

Engineering Difficulties at The Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announced earlier today that it will be forced to temporarily suspend events currently scheduled for Uihlein Hall. Evidently, a complex mechanical system used to set-up components of the hall’s acoustic shell malfunctioned. The acoustic shell of the Uihlein Hall isn’t something most people think about when attending a show. It’s actually a fairly b...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010

at Uihlein Hall

...Michael Pink’s production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker has set the bar high among Milwaukee’s holiday entertainment options in a dazzling production filled with elaborate scenery, lavish costumes and stunning choreography...
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

Classical Preview

The works on the upcoming Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert all stem from the tumultuous 20th century, descending back in time as the program progresses. In 1991, Scottish composer James MacMillan (b. 1959) composed his...
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Classical Review

Classical music is as much about acoustics and a sympathetic atmosphere as it is about literature and performance. I recently attended a Vienna Philharmonic concert in the famous Musikverein, a marvel of a Viennese concert hall. The warmth and intimacy of that great space leaves most modern halls, such as our Uihlein Hall, feeling vast and cold. What would our very good Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra—and its anonymous and coughing audience in the spacious dark—become in a better space? The sudden burst of spring weather matched the theme of the MSO concert last weekend. Andreas Delfs led Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”), which began with restraint in its first movement, certainly pastoral in spirit