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Early Music Now bring Estonian vocal ensemble Heinavanker to Milwaukee, and Racine Theatre Guild presents the inspiring play, Lombardi. more

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This week, we preview an all-Bach concert by Great Lakes Baroque, as well as theatrical productions of The Madwoman of Chaillot (by Off the Wall) and Fortuna the Timebender vs. the Schoolgirls of Doom (by Milwaukee Metro Voices). more

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Upcoming concerts this week include Canada’s Ensemble Caprice, Milwaukee Musaik, Master Singers of Milwaukee and Shen Yun. more

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This week, the visiting Flanders Recorder Quartet gives a concert in Milwaukee for the last time; its members are wrapping up 30 years of live performances, which have taken them around the world, this season. more

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Early Music Now showed that there is more to Christmas music than “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells” as the Boston Camerata collaborated with the SHARQ Arabic Music Ensemble for “A Mediterranean Christmas.” more

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Local theatrical productions this week are headlined by Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth by First Stage Young Company and Arsenic and Old Lace by Dale Gutzman’s Off the Wall Theatre. more

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The Shepherd Express presents its Holiday Arts Guide 2017, a compilation of holiday-themed music and theater performances for the season. more

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Early Music Now hosted French ensemble Le Poème Harmonique in a varied and revelatory concert of Spanish music that made its way into France—influencing generations of the latter’s infatuation with all things south of the border. more

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Local theatrical productions this week are headlined by Holmes and Watson and Murder for Two—both by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater—and lively dance music from Spain comes to the city thanks to Early Music Now. more

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Early Music Now observed this October’s 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a concert Saturday evening; their guest artists: Dutch male vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis. more

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Sex with Strangers? Reformation-era music? A cat’s personal biography? All that and more on Milwaukee stages this week! more

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Charles Q. Sullivan, artistic and music director of Early Music Now for the past 16 years, retires; but he will still be an active member of the musical arts community in Milwaukee for some time to come as a performer and conductor. more

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A collaboration between Present Music and the Milwaukee Public Museum headlines a week that features concerts by Early Music Now and Frank Pahl, dramatic and comedic plays and musicals produced by Outskirts Theatre, Luminous Theatre, Sunset... more

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In a March 18 concert that, per Early Music Now’s Executive and Artistic Director Charles Q. Sullivan, “blows off the pretentions of Baroque music to demonstrate, instead, the origins and fresh appeal of music from the Appalachian hills, x9... more

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Marquette Theatre’s 42nd season kicks off the new year with Fancy Nancy the Musical at Helfaer Theatre, Paul Elliott’s award-winning comedy Exit Laughing is staged at the Racine Theatre Guild, and the history of the clarinet continues to un... more

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Charles Sullivan, Early Music Now’s executive and artistic director, and Kevin Stalheim, Present Music’s founder and artistic director, talk to the Shepherd Express about their respective ensembles’ commonalities and the supposed rivalry be... 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. more

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Early Music Now presents The Rose Ensemble in “A Rose in Winter: The Miracle of New Life in the Dark of Night,” performed on Dec. 10-11 at St. Joseph Chapel. more

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Southeast Wisconsin’s Classical Music ensembles truly hit their stride this week. There are concerts of Medieval, Baroque, Romantic and modern music by Early Music Now, Great Lakes Baroque, the Kettle Moraine Symphony and Present Music. The... more

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Early Music Now’s 30th anniversary season begins Saturday,Oct. 8, and explores a full range of Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroquemusic performed by world-class international early music specialists inlandmark Milwaukee venues.Fre.. more

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