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One City, One Symphony. An MSO experience like none other, connecting a great community through great music.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is proud to introduce a new multi-week initiative created to celebrate our community and bring us together through music.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with the stirring “Ode to Joy,” and John Adams’s The Wound-Dresser, with text from Walt Whitman’s Civil War poetry, are rich yet accessible sources of inspiration for lively discussion and enjoyment. This initiative culminates in performances of Adams’ The Wound-Dresser and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on March 21-23, 2014, led by MSO Music Director Edo de Waart.
For the first time ever, the music and Milwaukee come together to hear the music, explore the people and ideas behind it, and connect with one another. The music speaks for itself. We invite you to join the conversation.
Join us at the Times Cinema for a one-night-only special screening of this inspirational documentary. Filmed on 5 continents and in 12 countries, 'Following The Ninth' is the story of four people whose lives have been transformed and repaired by Beethoven's message in his Ninth Symphony: Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All men will be brothers).
Part road trip, part adventure story, Following The Ninth is an inspirational film about Beethoven's Ninth, the power it has to liberate us, to shield us against suffering, and to provide hope and resilience for us in dark times.
Milwaukee is gearing up for One City, One Symphony! Check out our video to see who's excited to experience Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the MSO.
This February and March, join us for a listening party in your neighborhood, or gather a group of friends to host your own using a listening party kit from the Milwaukee Public Library. Public listening parties will be held at locations throughout metro Milwaukee. Seating is limited—please call ahead.