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2014.15 Season
November 8 + 9, 2014 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Ted Soluri, bassoon

Prokofiev
Classical Symphony, Op. 25
 
Marc Neikrug
Bassoon Concerto (MSO co-commission)
 
Gunther Schuller
Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee  
 
Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition (orch: Ravel)

Few works can match it for sonic impact or sheer excitement. No work displays the virtuosity of the Milwaukee Symphony like Pictures at an Exhibition. Experience it live at Uihlein Hall.  

November 14 + 15, 2014 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Sean Chen, piano
 
Stravinsky
Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra  
 
Saint-Saëns
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
    
Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade, Op. 35  
 
Sensuous, exotic, even erotic, Scheherazade is a spectacular showpiece for the Milwaukee Symphony. Also, Sean Chen plays Saint-Saëns’s dizzying Piano Concerto No. 2. “A formidable set of fingers!” raves the Dallas Morning News of Sean Chen. 
 
November 21 + 22, 2014 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Asher Fisch, conductor
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano

 

Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Berg
Seven Early Songs

Strauss
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 (Death and Transfiguration)

“A powerful singer,” says The New York Times, “with a warm, seductive tone.” Three-time Grammy-winner Michelle DeYoung sings Berg’s youthful, lyrical songs. Conductor Asher Fisch returns for Richard Strauss’s early tone poem and Schumann’s most joyous symphony.

November 29 + 30, 2014 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Nielsen
Overture to Maskerade

Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58

Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique, op. 14a

Experience the mesmerizing vision of Hector Berlioz. Santtu-Matias Rouvali returns to the podium to conduct Symphonie fantastique, Berlioz’s vivid masterpiece. Plus, Jeffrey Kahane plays Beethoven’s poetic Fourth Piano Concerto.

January 16 + 17, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Edo de Waart, conductor
Daniel Hope, violin
 
Mason Bates
Garages of the Valley (MSO Co-Commission)
 
Korngold
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
 
Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral" 

This is Beethoven at peace, amid his beloved nature. Every measure musically animating his images of country life.  Edo de Waart leads the beautiful “Pastoral” Symphony.  And with Daniel Hope, the brilliant Violin Concerto of Hollywood master Erich Wolfgang Korngold. 

January 24 + 25, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Edo de Waart, conductor
Richard Goode, piano
 
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456  
  
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

“Sheer, heart-stopping beauty,” raves The Guardian of Richard Goode, who joins the MSO to perform Mozart’s elegant Piano Concerto No. 18. Edo de Waart conducts Shostakovich’s triumphant Tenth Symphony, a personal testament written in the wake of Stalin’s death.

January 30 + 31, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
James Feddeck, conductor
Todd Levy, clarinet
 
Sibelius
"Valse Triste" from Kuolema, Opus 44
 
Nielsen
Clarinet Concerto, Opus 57    
                                                                                                                    
Tchaikovsky
Romeo and Juliet, Overture Fantasy
 
Liszt
Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3

Conductor James Feddeck leads a program of Romantic works with a touch of tragedy by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Liszt. Our own Todd Levy is the soloist in the jazz-influenced Clarinet Concerto of Carl Nielsen.

February 6 + 7, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 

Andrew Litton, conductor
William Wolfram, piano

Barber
Overture to The School for Scandal  
       
Bernstein
Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety
 
Prokofiev
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100   
 
Composed during the Second World War, Prokofiev’s Fifth is an inspiring celebration of the spirit of the Russian people in their darkest hours. And Milwaukee favorite William Wolfram returns for Leonard Bernstein’s breathtaking Second Symphony, capturing the anxiety of its era, all in music that veers between symphony and concerto.
 
 
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.      
 
December 5 - 7, 2014 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Steven Reineke, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocalist
MSO Chorus
Lee Erickson, director

 

Season after season, it remains Milwaukee’s favorite holiday musical tradition. Thrill to the sounds of the season with a festive concert of traditional favorites and new holiday hits featuring a favorite Broadway leading lady, Ashley Brown.

March 6 - 8, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Conductor To Be Announced
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

 

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.
 
December 3, 2014 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor

 

Bring the entire family to hear holiday favorites while experiencing an awe-inspiring performance by the majestic Cirque Musica. Stunning aerial feats, strongmen, and mind-boggling contortionists will take your breath away in this ultimate holiday extravaganza.
 

December 17, 2014 | St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 W Forest Home Avenue, Hales Corners

Paul Goodwin, conductor
Haeran Hong, soprano
Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Shirley, tenor
Ryan Kuster, baritone
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus
Lee Erickson, director
 

George Frideric Handel 
Messiah

Handel's glorious Messiah returns once again to the MSO. Experience some of the most beautiful sacred music ever written with conductor Paul Goodwin, our world-class musicians, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and acclaimed guest soloists.

Ticket Pick-Up: Please note that if you select the "hold at box office option" when purchasing your tickets, they will be available at Will Call beginning one hour before all performances, at the venue of your chosen performance. Tickets will NOT be available for sale or will call pick up at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts box office.

December 18 + 19, 2014 | Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N Jackson Street, Milwaukee

Paul Goodwin, conductor
Haeran Hong, soprano
Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Shirley, tenor
Ryan Kuster, baritone
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus
Lee Erickson, director
 

George Frideric Handel 
Messiah

Handel's glorious Messiah returns once again to the MSO. Experience some of the most beautiful sacred music ever written with conductor Paul Goodwin, our world-class musicians, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and acclaimed guest soloists.

Ticket Pick-Up: Please note that if you select the "hold at box office option" when purchasing your tickets, they will be available at Will Call beginning one hour before all performances, at the venue of your chosen performance. Tickets will NOT be available for sale or will call pick up at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts box office.

December 20 + 21, 2014 | Basilica of St. Josaphat, 2333 South Sixth Street, Milwaukee

Paul Goodwin, conductor
Haeran Hong, soprano
Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Shirley, tenor
Ryan Kuster, baritone
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus
Lee Erickson, director
 

George Frideric Handel 
Messiah

Handel's glorious Messiah returns once again to the MSO. Experience some of the most beautiful sacred music ever written with conductor Paul Goodwin, our world-class musicians, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and acclaimed guest soloists.

Ticket Pick-Up: Please note that if you select the "hold at box office option" when purchasing your tickets, they will be available at Will Call beginning one hour before all performances, at the venue of your chosen performance. Tickets will NOT be available for sale or will call pick up at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts box office.

 

February 14, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
 
Larry Blank, conductor
Donna McKechnie, vocalist
Jodi Benson, vocalist
Doug LaBrecque, vocalist

 

Celebrate four decades of Marvin Hamlisch’s magnificent memories—one night only. Join Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, Tony Award nominee Jodi Benson, and Phantom of the Opera’s Doug LaBrecque as they pay tribute to the wonderful talents of one of the greatest contributors to music over the last century. As a composer, Hamlisch won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globes. On Broadway, he wrote the music for the long-running show A Chorus Line, They’re Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, Smile, The Goodbye Girl, and Imaginary Friends. His more than forty motion picture scores include his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting. This memorable concert will feature music from his vast array of timeless music.

March 28 + 29, 2015 | Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N Jackson Street, Milwaukee

MSO Chorus

Lee Erickson, director

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, 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.

December 6, 2014 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
Ryan Milstead, baritone
Milwaukee Children's Choir
Marco Antonio Melendez, director

Experience the magic of the holidays by taking a ride on Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express. This timeless tale of a boy who still believes makes every child hope to hear the ringing of Santa's bells. With music by Rob Kapilow, images from the book are projected onto the stage, and the words of this Caldecott Medal winner come to life through the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Children's Choir and narrator. We'll also ring in the season with holiday favorites!

February 15, 2015 | Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor

Humperdink
Hansel and Gretel Overture

Ravel
Mother Goose Suite, "Beauty and the Beast"

Rimsky-Korsakov
Sheherazade, first movement

Grieg
Peer Gynt, "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

Tchaikovsky
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Stravinsky
The Firebird Suite

Composers tell our best-known fairytales through music by creating memorable melodies. The MSO explores these building blocks through beloved stories set to music, then demonstrates how one composer uses them all in the ballet score from Stravinsky's magical The Firebird.

Classics

Pictures at an Exhibition

November 8 + 9, 2014

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Scheherazade

November 14 + 15, 2014

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Michelle DeYoung

November 21 + 22, 2014

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Symphonie Fantastique

November 29 + 30, 2014

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Beethoven's "Pastoral"

January 16 + 17, 2015

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Goode Plays Mozart

January 24 + 25, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Tchaikovsky & Liszt

January 30 + 31, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Bernstein & Prokofiev

February 6 + 7, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

de Waart Conducts Strauss

February 27 + 28, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

de Waart Conducts Rachmaninoff

April 3 + 4, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

de Waart Conducts Mozart

April 10 + 11, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Symphonic Showpieces

May 1 + 2, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Beethoven's Eighth

May 14 - 17, 2015

Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee

Beethoven's Fifth

May 21 - 24, 2015

Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee

Pops

Specials

Cirque Musica Holiday

December 3, 2014

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Handel's Messiah

December 17, 2014

St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 W Forest Home Avenue, Hales Corners

Handel's Messiah

December 18 + 19, 2014

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N Jackson Street, Milwaukee

Handel's Messiah

December 20 + 21, 2014

Basilica of St. Josaphat, 2333 South Sixth Street, Milwaukee

One Singular Sensation: Marvin Hamlisch

February 14, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

MSO a capella

March 28 + 29, 2015

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N Jackson Street, Milwaukee

Casablanca

April 17 + 18, 2015

Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee

Itzhak Perlman

April 28, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Four Seasons

June 12 - 14, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Carmina burana

June 19 - 21, 2015

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Family