Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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


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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


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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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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


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Bay View's popular Chill on the Hill concert series kicks off its loaded 2018 season Tuesday, June 5 with a performance from Lex Allen. Read more

On Music


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It’s not very often that a concert rises to an extraordinary level, beyond excellence to inspirational and rare. Such was the case in Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). Read more

Classical Music

March 10th’s Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert featured Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, which had soloist issues, as well as strong performances of Emily Cooley, Sergei Prokofiev. Read more

Classical Music

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

Performing Arts Weekly

Last Sunday saw Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra perform Hector Berlioz outlandish Symphonie fantastique under guest conductor Joshua Weilerstein, as well as Concerto No. 1 with famed visiting violinist Karen Gomyo. Read more

Classical Music

Last week marked the Milwaukee performance of two attractive, worthwhile new works: Piano Trio No. 5 by Daron Hagen premiered by Prometheus Trio and Pierre Jalbert’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra premiered by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Read more

Classical Music