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
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...
For perspective, once in a while it is worth stating the obvious: the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, which performed its final classical concert of the season last weekend, is by far the largest performing arts organization in the state...
The 12 semifinalists in the 2012 North American Biennial Piano Competition, sponsored by Milwaukee-based PianoArts, are coming to town June 7-13 for a series of recitals, master classes and more. The three finalists will have the chance...
Parts of Tchaikovsky's score for Swan Lake are so overly familiar that I admit I went into the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's performance last Friday evening with some dread. But as the substantial “selections from” unfolded...
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...