While we can't be together at a concert for now, our dedication to bring you wonderful music remains! Welcome to Milwaukee Symphony Musical Journeys. Hosted by Music Director Ken-David Masur and featuring interviews with Milwaukee Symphony musicians, these recordings are hand-curated by Maestro Masur from the orchestra’s extensive audio archive. Check back every Friday for a new episode to enjoy.

Ken-David Masur, host
Augusta Read Thomas, composer, special guest

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Recorded September 29 + 30, 2017
Edo de Waart, conductor
Matthew Ernst, trumpet
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

The Unanswered Question (Begins at 5:45)

Recorded May 19 + 20, 2018
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

August Read Thomas
Radiant Circles (Begins at 20:57)

▶BACKSTAGE VIDEO: Conversations With Composers: Augusta Read Thomas

Recorded February 24 - 26, 2017
Edo de Waart, conductor
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee Symphony Women's Chorus

The Planets, Opus 32 (Begins at 34:22)

  1. Mars, The Bringer of War
  2. Venus, The Bringer of Peace
  3. Mercury, The Winged Messenger
  4. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity
  5. Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age
  6. Uranus, The Magician
  7. Neptune, The Mystic