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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.

Present Music ends its latest season with a return performance from Amy X Neuburg, the self-described “avant-cabaret” artist whose songs fuse elements of classical and experimental pop music with a distinctly theatrical mindset...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Classical Preview

The versatile, avant-garde performer Amy X Neuburg will bring her unique voice and electronic extravaganza to the Turner Hall Ballroom for Present Music's season finale. Neuburg has wowed Milwaukee audiences twice before, and this concert promises to be another showstopper...
Monday, March 21, 2011

Classical Review

Iva Bittova, whom Present Music introduced to Milwaukee in a program titled D/IVA, is an astonishing singer. Hearing her effortlessly reach extremes of range, color and timbre as she laced texts in several languages with cascades of emotive vocalizations, I thought first of the strange post-modern performance...
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

Tonight @ Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 4 p.m.

Present Music’s annual Thanksgiving concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist features collaborations with Milwaukee Choral Artists, Milwaukee Children’s Choir and the Bucks Native American Drumming and Singing Group...
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010
Present Music (PM) has settled into Turner Hall Ballroom, the idiosyncratic Downtown landmark. Saturday night’s concert, which launched a new season, marked the last appearance of retiring pianist Phillip Bush, a longtime ensemble member. The Piano Concerto by Gyrgy Ligeti, with the largest PM chamber orchestra ever assembled, is very difficult music...
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m.

Milwaukee’s fringe classical music ensemble Present Music begins its season with a program that welcomes a special guest and says goodbye to an ensemble staple. London DJ and producer Gabriel Prokofiev will join the Present Music ensemble for...
Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
Milwaukee classical music fans are blessed to have so many options available to them, as this smattering of highlights from the new music season makes crystal clear. The Fine Arts Quartet opens its season with a classical masterpiece and two 20th-century works...
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Classical Review

Present Music has explored more performing venues than any other classical group in town. Last Friday evening two performances took place at a nightclub, The Wherehouse, in the harbor area, at the end of National Avenue. Though unlikely, the space is a favorable one. The rectangular room with a very high ceiling and wooden floor (typically for dancing) rendered surprisingly good sound...
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Some of the most cutting edge composers of the last century have worked in one of the most unlikely mediums: cartoons. Composers like Raymond Scott, who scored animated icons like Bugs Bunny, the Roadrunner and Ren and Stimpy, created wild...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Graffiti (Innova)

Present Music has been Milwaukee’s foremost performer and presenter of contemporary classical music since the early ‘80s. They have also played a role in commissioning new work. On Present Music’s new CD, Graffiti, the ensemble have recorded recent commissions from a trio of composers, unrelated to...

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