Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

This week, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will team up with The Fund for Lake Michigan to host a free event on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Port Exploreum in Port Washington, Wis. more

Feb 9, 2018 3:39 PM Classical Music


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Todd Levy was his best self in a big solo in the Kodály piece, expressive and with refined tone. more

Feb 6, 2018 2:06 PM Classical Music

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra gave a concert focused on Beethoven’s Emperor concerto with sophisticated guest conductor Fabien Gabel. more

Jan 30, 2018 4:34 PM Classical Music

At last weekend’s concert, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s all-American program included a latter-day work by Leonard Bernstein along with Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. more

Jan 23, 2018 9:16 AM Classical Music

Edo de Waart returned to conduct the Milwaukee Symphony in a concert featuring a difficult work by contemporary composer John Adams. more

Jan 15, 2018 11:02 AM Classical Music

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus gave five performances of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah recently; a performance attended by one of our critics seemed to him to be a bit of a mixed bag. more

Dec 19, 2017 1:31 PM Classical Music

One of the year’s most divisive rappers heads to the Rave, while the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra does Harry Potter. more

Dec 12, 2017 4:31 PM This Week in Milwaukee

Jewel returns to Milwaukee to spread holiday cheer, and Kurtis Blow leads a hip-hop tribute to The Nutcracker. more

Dec 5, 2017 3:48 PM Around MKE

Frankly Music's Nov. 27 performance will feature works from the serious side of well-known Hollywood composers Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Bernard Herrmann. more

Nov 21, 2017 4:38 PM Classical Music

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performed works of Darius Milhaud, George Gershwin and Sergei Rachmaninoff at the orchestra’s most recent concert. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:00 AM Classical Music

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. more

Sep 19, 2017 1:59 PM Classical Music

The Violent Femmes have always saved some of their best concerts for their home state. Last time the trio launched a tour of small Wisconsin theaters, they got a live album out of it, 1999's Viva Wisconsin. more

Sep 5, 2017 1:57 PM On Music

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, perhaps the most successful orchestra of its kind in the U.S., serves 1,000 elementary through high school students from 215 schools, 60 communities and 14 counties in southeastern Wisconsin and northern ... more

Aug 15, 2017 2:07 PM A&E Feature

Dear Ruthie responds to some very personal reader inquiries and runs down the events of potential interest to the LGBTQ community taking place June 20-25. more

Jun 20, 2017 2:04 PM Dear Ruthie

The final Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra classical subscription concert of the season captivated with an engaging program of contrasting pieces; MSO Assistant Conductor Yaniv Dinur made a strong debut in his first subscription concert appeara... more

Jun 20, 2017 1:11 PM Classical Music

Peak Milwaukee festival season continues with Greek Fest, Summer Soulstice, Garlic Fest and, oh yeah, Summerfest. more

Jun 20, 2017 12:40 AM This Week in Milwaukee

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

May 30, 2017 3:14 PM Classical Music

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

May 16, 2017 3:04 PM Classical Music

Live theater can be perfectly happy to tell a nice, little story with a beginning, middle and end. Every now and then, it decides to do something else. Every now and then, theater gets really, really direct. Theatre Gigante’s The Way Things Go is .. more

Apr 28, 2017 1:00 PM Theater

Richard Jankovich can’t look back at Big Mother Gig’soriginal run without wondering what if. With a gleefully rough-around-the-edgessound akin to The Replacement and Soul Asylum, the band was making a solid namefor itself in the early ’90s, reg.. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:54 PM On Music