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Prometheus Trio, one of the performing groups in residence at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, recently gave an interesting program of two curiosities and a cornerstone work. Read more

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“I can’t say anything definite,” Stalheim says of Present Music post-himself. “I think keeping it going is the goal but you need a lot of support—a lot of hard work.” Read more

A&E Feature

Musicologist Alan Walker has written a lengthy and detailed biography of the 19th-century Polish pianist and composer who created some of the most fervent piano music of all time. Read more

Books

Bill Murray joins German cellist Jan Vogler for a night of American literature, classical music, show tunes and dance numbers. Read more

Music Feature

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opened its new season this weekend under guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru, while the search for a new music director continues after Edo de Waart’s departure. Read more

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The Southwestern Suburban Symphony played several different works in fine, entertaining manner in their latest concert, “A Bernstein Banquet." Read more

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Present Music returned to the Wherehouse for its season closer Friday evening with two performances, one at 6 p.m. (which I attended), the second at 9. The concert was curated by guest music direct,Classical Music and Dance Read more

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Review of Edo de Waart’s final concert as music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Read more

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The MSO had a successful concert with works of Mozart, Beethoven and Elgar. Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam was the guest soloist. Read more

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Are we to fault the Victorian Era’s Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert for not being sensitive enough to realize that their operetta, The Mikado, might be seen as offensive to a foreign culture they s,Classical Music and Dance Read more

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The Florentine Opera’s production of Don Giovanni was a rousing tribute to one of Mozart’s most sophisticated operas. Creative staging intrigued the audience from the outset as mummified maidens c,Classical Music and Dance Read more

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Local opera lovers need to make it to the richly charming Skylight Music Theatre production of what is titled Beauty and the Beast, an adaptation of the André Grétry 1771 opera Zémire et Azor. Ever,Theater Read more

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On Sunday afternoon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, I was able to hear a recital by the brilliant local bayan player Stas Venglevski and Tatyana Krasnobaeva, a Belarussian cimbalom player making her American debut. Read more

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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert last Friday evening was a mixed bag, with good and not-so-good elements. Read more

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It was a night of varied and rich chamber music at Frankly Music’s “Winds and Strings” concert last week at Schwan Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College. Later in the week, on Friday evening, Asher Fisch led the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra i... Read more

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Two mighty works from the mid-20th century showed the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in top form on Saturday evening. Read more

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On Saturday, the Rose Ensemble performed to a full house audience in Saint Joseph Center Chapel. With its very high arched ceiling, its acoustics are ideal for choral music. Read more

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Keyboardist Jeffrey Konkol recently released Tales from the Electric Ocean, a solo album recorded under the name Thoughtstorm. If the title of this instrumental blend of electronic soundscapes, prog rock and classical music sounds similar t... Read more

Album Reviews

Guest conductor Cristian Mӑcelaru led the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a good performance of Mozart, Prokofiev and Haydn last weekend. Read more

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Guest conductor David Danzmayr led the Enigma Variations with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra last Saturday evening—the latter an excellent and evolved ensemble that sounded terrific and sophisticated throughout the performance. Read more

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