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Present Music’s “In the New Chamber” concert features works by 12 female and non-binary composers. Read more

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Present Music’s Thanksgiving concert tradition continued on Sunday to a large audience at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Read more

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The sizable audience at the Zelazo Center at UWM heard seven pieces in excellent performances by nine musicians, with guest conductor David Bloom returning. Read more

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Celebrate the long and incredible career of Present Music Founder and Artistic Director Kevin Stalheim as he heads into his last season. 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

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Present Music closes its season with a site-specific performance at Lynden Sculpture Garden titled “Sound and Sight,” Saturday, June 23. Read more

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Pianist and composer Cory Smythe is the guest artistic director of Present Music’s last concert of its 35th season. He’s joined by composer Steve Lehman and the Present Music ensemble in a concert exploring the interplay of musical genres t... Read more

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Present Music’s most recent concert was at Pitch Project on South Fifth Street. Bucking expectations, Artistic Director Kevin Stalheim programmed music by dead guys—excepting only three pieces. Read 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... Read more

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Present Music annual Thanksgiving concert took place last weekend, featuring many talents and a great bill of works, including a new commission from Robert Honstein to honor Present Music’s 35th season. Read more

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Present Music has performed concerts in the Milwaukee Art Museum many times before, but never before in such an effectively and thoroughly immersive manner. Read more

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Present Music perfor its new concert, “Made For Milwaukee” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at UW-Milwaukee’s Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. Read more

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Aural interpretations of day and night comprised Present Music’s Equinox concert on March 20. Read more

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Present Music’s annual Equinox concert will be held at Turner Hall Ballroom. Read more

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Present Music’s “Carnival” concert features a solo performance by pianist Cory Smythe of work by Robert Schumann and Salvatore Sciarrino. Read more

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Present Music opened its season with a largely successful concert juxtaposing old and new music. Read more

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Present Music’s Artistic Director Kevin Stalheim has always favored low barriers between performers and audience. Sometimes, he has endeavored to lower the wall altogether. Once again, Present Music has allowed its audience for contemporary... Read more

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Present Music presents a smorgasbord of composers and styles, with some degree of hit and miss as part of the nature of performing new music. The season finale, performed Friday evening at the Cabot Theatre (normally home to Skylight) was d... Read more

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Present Music has a bit of a history with Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, an experimental work he wrote a few years after his famous Rite of Spring. It was performed at Present Music’s very first concert, and Artistic Director Kevin S... Read more

A&E Feature

Present Music has always looked for new composers’ work to perform, new venues to perform in and new frameworks for appreciating (and enjoying) contemporary music. With “Women in the Chamber,” the Milwaukee ensemble brings a program of m... Read more

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