Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra


Photo Credit: EF Marton Productions

Jeffrey Kahane played the piano and conducted the MSO in a concert of great classical music by Mozart, Schubert and Strauss. Read more

Classical Music

“The challenge for us is making this art form relevant; if you’re excited by what we do and attend, we’re delighted to have you,” says Maggey Oplinger. Read more

A&E Feature

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra did an admirable job with Mahler’s challenging Ninth Symphony. Read more

Classical Music


Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 'Two Trains Running.' Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Moral dilemmas aren’t easy to resolve, and the one at the heart of Ben Butler at the Cabot Theatre this play is quite intriguing—and possibly history-making. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly


Eun Sun Kim, Photo by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed Brahms’ greatest work with enormous gravitas and precision under the skillful baton of guest conductor Eun Sun Kim. Read more

Classical Music

Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, The Constructivists beckon you To Fall in Love at The Underground Collaborative, and the Festival City Symphony plays music of Aaron Copland in Pabst Theater. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Composer William Walton’s seldom-heard Symphony No. 1 highlighted the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s recent concert devoted to British music. Read more

Classical Music

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra had a busy period, playing pieces such as The Flying Dutchman, Deux Portraits and Don Juan. Read more

Classical Music

The De Waart/MSO opera tradition continued in fine form last weekend with Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Read more

Classical Music


Photo credit: Berkley Burch Photography

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra continues its tour of the Harry Potter films, and many musical events are happening around town. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Dear Ruthie answers a reader’s cry for help as Thanksgiving approaches and shares her calendar of LGBTQ-friendly events in the greater Milwaukee area. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Six UPAF “Cornerstone Groups” will receive about 86% of the dollars allocated. Read more

Daily Dose


Frankly Music's first concert of its 15th season was led and curated by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond. Read more

Classical Music

Even with many players added, the woodwinds showed just how good they are with expressive and colorful playing that remained balanced. Read more

Classical Music


Photo Credit: Jonathan Kirn

This weekend’s Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert showed that, even without a music director, the orchestra’s technique is in top form. Read more

Classical Music

In many ways, Milwaukee would seem blessed by its abundance of theaters and performance venues for both the fine and popular arts. But, is it an over-abundance? Read more

News Features

Ruthie answers a question from a reader dealing with roommate issues, and another from a reader dating a guy with a superhero fetish. Read more

Dear Ruthie

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra ended its classical season with a strong account of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 last weekend, led by guest conductor Jun Märkl. Read more

Classical Music

It’s Pride Week in Milwaukee! Dear Ruthie highlights some of her favorite events. Read more

Dear Ruthie

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Photo credit: Johs Boe

Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk gave a dazzling performance Saturday evening with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The concert included Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante, Barber’s Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 ... Read more

Classical Music