Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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

Classical Music

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

Classical Music

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

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Paul Masterson celebrates black LGBTQ artists of note, citing presidential portraitist Kehinde Wiley, on the national level, and Richard Brasfield, Lex Allen and Elisabeth Brown of Milwaukee. more


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

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

Classical Music

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

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

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

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

Classical Music