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2014.15 Season
February 27 + 28, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Edo de Waart, conductor
Katie Young Steele, oboe
Susan Babini, cello
Robert Levine, viola
Strauss
Metamorphosen, for 23 Solo Strings 

Strauss
Oboe Concerto in D major  
          
Strauss
Don Quixote, Op. 35
 
This season marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss. This all-Strauss celebration features a poignant late work, the Metamorphosen (quoting Beethoven’s “Eroica”). Our own Susan Babini and Robert Levine are soloists in Strauss’s sumptuous set of variations, Don Quixote, while Katie Young Steele is featured in the Oboe Concerto in D.
 
 
April 3 + 4, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Edo de Waart, conductor
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
 
Barber
Essay No. 2, Op. 17    
            
Shostakovich
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99  
  
Rachmaninoff
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45  
 
The music of Rachmaninoff has touched the heart for generations. Edo de Waart conducts the Russian master’s late, luxuriant Symphonic Dances. Plus, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg returns for the moving First Violin Concerto of Shostakovich. 
 
April 10 + 11, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Edo de Waart, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
 
Brahms
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80  
 
Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  
Mozart
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: His was a genius that revealed itself early. Developed swiftly. And vanished, all too soon. Edo de Waart conducts one of Mozart’s great, final symphonies, No. 40. And Inon Barnatan returns for Schumann’s romantic Piano Concerto. “Sensitive, always expressive,” said the San Francisco Chronicle of Inon Barnatan. “The audience cheered the performance to the rafters.”    
 
May 1 + 2, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
 
 
Dukas
L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
 
Martin
Concerto for Seven Winds, Timpani, Percussion, and String Orchestra  
 
Stravinsky
Divertimento from Le Baiser de la fée (The Fairy's Kiss)
 
Ravel
La Valse

Stravinsky revered Tchaikovsky. “The Fairy’s Kiss” is his homage to the master, even incorporating Tchaikovsky melodies into the fabric of his score. The Milwaukee Symphony winds shine in Frank Martin’s Concerto. And the concert comes to a shattering conclusion with Ravel’s mesmerizing La Valse.

May 14 - 17, 2015 | Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee

Please note: This concert will be held at the Pabst Theater.

Daniel Cohen, conductor
Kristin Lee, violin

 
Beethoven
Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
 
Vivian Fung
Violin Concerto
 
Peter Eötvös
Shadows
 
Beethoven
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93  

The Milwaukee Symphony performs Beethoven’s buoyant Eighth Symphony. Itzhak Perlman protégé Kristin Lee performs the vibrant Violin Concerto of Canada’s Vivian Fung. “Kristin Lee’s technique is flawless,” raves the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch.

May 21 - 24, 2015 | Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee

Please note: This concert will be held at the Pabst Theater

Edwin Outwater, conductor

 
Sean Shepherd
These Particular Circumstances

Nico Muhly
So Far So Good
 
Feldman
“Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety”
 
Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 
 
No other musical statement can match its raw power and bracing energy. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s 2014.15 season comes to a close with Beethoven’s towering Fifth Symphony.      
 
March 6 - 8, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Dale Rieling, conductor
Eric Kunze, vocalist
Terrence Mann, vocalist
Jennifer Paz, vocalist
Kathy Voytko, vocalist
Marie Zamora, vocalist
MSO Chorus
Lee Erickson, director

 

25 years ago, the creative team of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg changed the history of musical theatre with their masterpiece, Les Misérables. Do You Hear the People Sing celebrates the music of two of the world’s most prolific writers of musical theatre in one unforgettable concert with music from Les Mis, Miss Saigon, and much more, plus moments never heard and many surprises.

April 24 - 26, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Lisa Livesay, vocalist
Whitney Claire Kaufman, vocalist
Aaron Phillips, vocalist
Andrew Johnson, vocalist

 

Experience the magic of Disney with four leading vocalists like never before! See scenes from your favorite Disney movies—including Frozen, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King, and more. Your favorite Disney stories come to life through Disney visuals and memorable melodies performed live by the MSO. A reminder that wishes can be made on stars, hope is eternal, and love conquers all.

June 5 - 7, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
Michael Chertock, piano
 
Inspired by the sound of a train, the rush of a last-minute deadline, and a work of contemporary art, Gershwin wrote what has become one of the best-loved pieces of American music ever: Rhapsody in Blue. Hear it paired with timeless American Classics like S'Wonderful, The Man I Love, Someone to Watch Over Me, An American in Paris, and Strike Up the Band in a tribute to one of the greatest American composers of all time.
 
March 28 + 29, 2015 | Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N Jackson Street, Milwaukee

MSO Chorus

Lee Erickson, director
Christopher Berry, organ
Thomas Koester, organ
Gela Sawall Ashcroft, soprano
Clare Reinholt, alto
Loren Buntrock, tenor
Nicolas Sluss-Rodionov, bass

Messiaen
Apparition de l'Eglise Eternelle  

Gibbons
Hosanna to the Son of David   

de Victoria
Pueri Hebraeorum   

Paul Mealor
Ubi Caritas    

Messiaen
Le Banquet Celeste

Bruckner
Christus Factus Est

Tallis
That Virgin's Child             

Barber
Agnus Dei                                                           

Saint-Saëns
Mass for Four Voices, Opus 4

Known for their outstanding performances with the orchestra, the MSO Chorus stars sans MSO. New this season, hear one of the finest symphony choruses in the country raise their voices to the heavens.

April 17 + 18, 2015 | Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor

 

This 1942 American romantic film classic tells the dramatic story of a man torn between love and virtue and features iconic performances by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid in a full feature evening, with Max Steiner’s Oscar-nominated score played live! Here’s looking at you, kid.

April 28, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin

Brahms
Symphony No. 2

Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor

An incomparable virtuoso. The greatest violinist of our time. Itzhak Perlman returns to join the Milwaukee Symphony in Mendelssohn’s blazing Violin Concerto. His recent MSO appearances sold out! Don’t miss this chance to experience the artistry of Itzhak Perlman with your Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

June 12 - 14, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Ilana Setapen, violin

Haydn
Symphony No. 30 in C major, “Alleluja”

Vivaldi
The Four Seasons, Nos. 1 & 2, Op. 8, “Spring” & “Summer”

Handel
Suite No. 2 in D major from Water Music

Haydn
Symphony No. 94 in G major, “Surprise”

Year after year. Season after season. The music of Vivaldi blooms in perennial splendor. Baroque master Nicholas McGegan returns to conduct the Milwaukee Symphony in Vivaldi’s timeless The Four Seasons.

June 19 - 21, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Frank Almond, violin
Caitlin Lynch, soprano
Michael Maniaci, countertenor
Corey McKern, baritone
MSO Chorus
Lee Erickson
, director
Milwaukee Children's Choir
Marco Antonio Melendez, artistic director

 

Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
 
Orff
Carmina burana

It is both sacred and profane, of romantic love and carnal desire. Andreas Delfs returns to lead the Milwaukee Symphony and Chorus in Carl Orff’s ecstatic Carmina burana. If you have never experienced it live in concert, prepare for an awesome experience.

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