Margot Schwartz, First Violin, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Margot Schwartz: Making Her Mark

Published 2018-06-19

Whether coaching chamber music students, performing with several small ensembles, maintaining viola as a second instrument at the professional level, or sitting in the biggest section of the orchestra, Margot Schwartz just has to be herself.

Catherine Chen-MSO Principal Bassoon

Principal Bassoon Catherine Chen Steps into the Spotlight

Published 2018-06-11

This week, Principal Bassoon Catherine Chen is getting ready to play Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for the first time in her life – a piece with many prominent bassoon moments. “I’m really excited to play it. It’s a blessing to be able to.”

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Robert Levine: From computer scientist to Principal Violist

Published 2018-04-30

When Robert Levine didn’t feel like becoming a computer scientist, his next option was the viola. Levine, who is finishing his 31st season as the Milwaukee Symphony’s principal viola this July, majored in computer science at Stanford, but he was at a loose end after graduation. The career path is “a little unusual,” Levine admits. “But fortunately, no one cares where you’ve been to school. It’s how you do at the audition.”

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Completing the puzzle: Planning the 2018.19 Classics Season

Published 2018-03-29

VP of Artistic Planning & Operations Bret Dorhout gives a behind-the-scenes look at the planning process that led to our 2018.19 Classics season. "We’ve got a nice mix of things we play all the time, things we should play more often, and things we’ve never played,” he notes.

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Live music is meaningful: Previewing the 2018.19 Pops season

Published 2018-03-20

“We’re interested in providing something for everyone,” said Mark Niehaus, the symphony’s executive director. “By the very name, it has to be popular.” The coming season, which the MSO announced last week, will be a mixture of categories known and liked by local audiences -- Broadway, Hollywood, holidays, and movie soundtracks.

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Artist Profile, Video

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Conversations with Composers: Joan Tower

June 10th, 2018

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Artist Profile, Musician, On Stage

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A Rare Skill Set: Margaret Butler, English Horn

April 24th, 2018

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Education, MSO notable

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Boundless Energy, Legendary Enthusiasm: Remembering Audrey Baird

April 10th, 2018

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Composer_Emily_Cooley

Artist Profile, Education

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Composer & Milwaukee native Emily Cooley returns to meet with area students

March 5th, 2018

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Video, Education, Event

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Stars of Tomorrow turns 50!

April 9th, 2018

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Leonard-Bernstein

Music Director, MSO notable, Behind the Scenes

TAGGED UNDER: Classics, MSO Musicians, Bernstein Festival, 2017.18 Season

Bernstein Connections

September 5th, 2017

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Margot Schwartz, First Violin, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Violin, Viola

Margot Schwartz: Making Her Mark

June 19th, 2018

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Catherine Chen-MSO Principal Bassoon

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: Bassoon, MSO Musicians

Principal Bassoon Catherine Chen Steps into the Spotlight

June 11th, 2018

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Artist Profile, Video

TAGGED UNDER: Conversations with Composers, 2017.18 Season, Classics

Conversations with Composers: Joan Tower

June 10th, 2018

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On Stage

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The Enduring Appeal of West Side Story

June 5th, 2018

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Artist Profile, On Stage

TAGGED UNDER: Guest Artist, Pops, Vocalist

Broadway's Capathia Jenkins returns to the MSO Pops

May 21st, 2018

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Ken-David-Masur

Artist Profile, From the Podium

TAGGED UNDER: Conductor, Guest Artist, 2017.18 Season

Music Found Me: Guest conductor Ken-David Masur

May 15th, 2018

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Augusta-Read-Thomas

Artist Profile, Video

TAGGED UNDER: Conversations with Composers, 2017.18 Season, Classics

Conversations with Composers: Augusta Read Thomas

May 14th, 2018

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Mozart's The Magic Flute, Florentine Opera Company May 2018

Event, From the Podium, Artist Profile

TAGGED UNDER: Partners, Vocalist, Conductor, opera, Guest Artist, 2017.18 Season

Stories to Tell: Maestro Joseph Rescigno & Tenor Noah Stewart on the Florentine Opera's The Magic Flute

May 8th, 2018

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Robert-Levine-Principal-Viola

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Musician, Viola

Robert Levine: From computer scientist to Principal Violist

April 30th, 2018

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Margaret-Butler-English-horn

Artist Profile, Musician, On Stage

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A Rare Skill Set: Margaret Butler, English Horn

April 24th, 2018

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Artist Profile, On Stage

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Get to know tenor Stuart Skelton

April 17th, 2018

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audrey-g-baird

Education, MSO notable

TAGGED UNDER: Stars of Tomorrow, Board of Directors, Volunteer, Supporter, MSO Notable

Boundless Energy, Legendary Enthusiasm: Remembering Audrey Baird

April 10th, 2018

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Video, Education, Event

TAGGED UNDER: Stars of Tomorrow, 2017.18 Season

Stars of Tomorrow turns 50!

April 9th, 2018

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Artist Profile, Video

TAGGED UNDER: Conversations with Composers, 2017.18 Season

Conversations with Composers: John Luther Adams

April 2nd, 2018

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Behind the Scenes, MSO notable, On Stage

TAGGED UNDER: Classics, Conductor, Guest Artist, 2018.19 Season

Completing the puzzle: Planning the 2018.19 Classics Season

March 29th, 2018

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Community, MSO notable

TAGGED UNDER: Donor Profile, Board of Directors, Stars of Tomorrow, Volunteer, 2017.18 Season

Donors & volunteers in many roles are vital to our success

March 27th, 2018

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On Stage

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Live music is meaningful: Previewing the 2018.19 Pops season

March 20th, 2018

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Community, Event

TAGGED UNDER: Symphony in the Neighborhood, 2017.18 Season

Symphony in the Neighborhood heads to Bay View, April 6 - 15

March 12th, 2018

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Composer_Emily_Cooley

Artist Profile, Education

TAGGED UNDER: Conversations with Composers, Guest Artist, 2017.18 Season

Composer & Milwaukee native Emily Cooley returns to meet with area students

March 5th, 2018

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Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: Guest Artist, Violin, Musician

Violinist Karen Gomyo returns for Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1

February 27th, 2018

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Artist Profile, Video

TAGGED UNDER: Conversations with Composers, 2017.18 Season

Conversations with Composers: Christopher Rouse

February 26th, 2018

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Joshua-Weilerstein-guest-conductor

From the Podium, On Stage, Artist Profile

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Joshua Weilerstein returns to conduct Symphonie fantastique

February 23rd, 2018

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Video, Behind the Scenes

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Musician, Violin, 2017.18 Season

Backstage Bonus Video: Frank Almond

February 13th, 2018

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Artist Profile, Musician

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Lucky In Love: Peter Thomas & Madeleine Kabat

February 12th, 2018

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Pierre Jalbert-composer

Artist Profile, Video

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Conversations with Composers: Pierre Jalbert

February 12th, 2018

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Artist Profile, From the Podium

TAGGED UNDER: Conductor, Guest Artist, 2017.18 Season

Conductor Stefan Asbury makes MSO debut leading Ligeti's Violin Concerto

January 31st, 2018

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Artist Profile, Musician, On Stage

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Guest pianist Louis Schwizgebel performs Beethoven's Emperor Concerto in MSO Debut

January 22nd, 2018

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Matt Annin, MSO Principal Horn

Musician, Musician

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High risk, High reward: Principal Horn Matt Annin

January 15th, 2018

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Emily Cooley, Composer

Artist Profile, Video

TAGGED UNDER: Conversations with Composers, 2017.18 Season

Conversations with Composers: Emily Cooley

January 5th, 2018

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Matt Ernst, MSO Principal Trumpet

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Brass, Trumpet, 2017.18 Season

Principal Trumpet Matthew Ernst: Striving to be "a servant of the music"

January 5th, 2018

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Philippe Quint - violin

Artist Profile, Musician, On Stage

TAGGED UNDER: Guest Artist, Violin, 2017.18 Season

Violinist Philippe Quint returns to open Bernstein Festival

December 27th, 2017

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MSO Chorus-Holidays 2017

On Stage, Behind the Scenes

TAGGED UNDER: Chorus, MSO Notable, Vocalist

The MSO Chorus: "There's no other group quite like this"

December 11th, 2017

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Video

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#GivingTuesday Challenge 2017: Help us raise up to $20,000 for Stars of Tomorrow

November 28th, 2017

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Artist Profile, On Stage

TAGGED UNDER: Guest Artist, Musician, Brass

Canadian Brass rings in the holiday season with the MSO

November 28th, 2017

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Behind the Scenes, On Stage, MSO notable, Community

TAGGED UNDER: Around Town, Around Town, Pops, Special Presentation, 2017.18 Season

One great big long choreographed event: Making holiday music

November 21st, 2017

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Education

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Stars of Tomorrow Spotlight: The Brusubardis Family

November 20th, 2017

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Education, From the Podium

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Take A Field trip to Musical Opposites: MSO Concerts for Schools

November 17th, 2017

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Alex Ayers, Stars of Tomorrow finalist and MSO violin

Artist Profile

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Stars of Tomorrow Spotlight: Alex Ayers

November 14th, 2017

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Artist Profile

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Stars of Tomorrow Spotlight: Kartik Papatla

November 12th, 2017

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Artist Profile, On Stage

TAGGED UNDER: Guest Artist, Violin, Classics, Musician, 2017.18 Season

A Living, Breathing Art Form: Guest Violinist Jennifer Koh talks classical music, composition, and the beauty of collaboration

November 8th, 2017

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Nico-Muhly-composer

Artist Profile

TAGGED UNDER: Conversations with Composers, Guest Artist, Bernstein Festival, 2017.18 Season

Nico Muhly on Mixed Messages, contemporary music, and Bernstein's legacy

November 6th, 2017

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Artist Profile, Musician

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Thoughtfully and with Joy: Principal Flute Sonora Slocum

November 2nd, 2017

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Artist Profile, On Stage

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Animators Owen Klatte & Angie Glocka talk "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

October 25th, 2017

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Event

TAGGED UNDER: Signature Event, Around Town, 2016.17 Season

Water & Music collide at the MSO on October 27

October 17th, 2017

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Under the Streetlamp - Oct 13-15 at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Artist Profile, On Stage

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MSO Pops opens with Under the Streetlamp

October 10th, 2017

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Haydn Concertante: Katherine Young Steele, Catherine Chen, Susan Babini, Ilana Setapen

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Oboe, Bassoon, Cello, Violin, Classics, 2017.18 Season

"Coming together and making something beautiful": MSO Principals Prepare for Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante

September 26th, 2017

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Joshua Phillips - French Horn

Artist Profile, Musician

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Take It To the Limit: Josh Phillips, French Horn

September 20th, 2017

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Artist Profile, Video

TAGGED UNDER: Conversations with Composers, Classics, 2017.18 Season

Conversations with Composers: Jake Heggie

September 14th, 2017

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Artist Profile, From the Podium

TAGGED UNDER: Conductor, Guest Artist, Classics, 2017.18 Season

From Conductor to Arranger: Cristian Măcelaru brings Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick Suite to the MSO

September 11th, 2017

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Leonard-Bernstein

Music Director, MSO notable, Behind the Scenes

TAGGED UNDER: Classics, MSO Musicians, Bernstein Festival, 2017.18 Season

Bernstein Connections

September 5th, 2017

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Doug Hagerman

Community, MSO notable

TAGGED UNDER: Board of Directors, In the News

Doug Hagerman named Chair of the League of American Orchestras

August 30th, 2017

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MSO Musicians Summer 2017

Community

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Around Town

What we did on our summer "vacation"

August 23rd, 2017

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Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Bass

Finding Mozart's Groove: A chat with MSO principal bass Jon McCoullough-Benner

August 8th, 2017

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Andreas Delfs

Music Director, Artist Profile, From the Podium

TAGGED UNDER: Conductor, Classics, Pops, 2017.18 Season

Twice as Nice: Catching up with Andreas Delfs

July 25th, 2017

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Nicole Sutterfield, MSO viola

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Viola, Concerts for Schools

"Music makes us feel; technique helps us get there": Thoughts on music education and more with violist Nicole Sutterfield

July 12th, 2017

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Cheryl Frazes Hill, MSO Chorus Director

Artist Profile, From the Podium, MSO notable

TAGGED UNDER: Chorus, Conductor, 2017.18 Season

Welcome, Cheryl Frazes Hill

June 27th, 2017

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Artist Profile, On Stage

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From Gershwin to 'La La Land': Composer Justin Hurwitz & the MSO

June 15th, 2017

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Associate Concertmaster Ilana Setapen

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Violin, Classics, 2016.17 Season

Ilana Setapen talks legacy, inspiration & playing Barber

June 13th, 2017

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AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle - Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel

Artist Profile, On Stage

TAGGED UNDER: Guest Artist, Musician, Special Presentation, Pops, Vocalist, 2016.17 Season

Artist Profile: The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel with AJ Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle

May 31st, 2017

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Edo de Waart rehearsal

Music Director, From the Podium, MSO notable

TAGGED UNDER: Conductor, 2016.17 Season

Edo de Waart's Exit Interview

May 24th, 2017

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Music Director

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"The Ultimate Orchestra Builder": Mark Niehaus on Edo de Waart

May 16th, 2017

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Elizabeth Fairfield and Megan Henschel

Music Director, MSO notable, Behind the Scenes

TAGGED UNDER: Operations, Conductor, 2016.17 Season

It's The Little Things: Behind the Scenes in Artist Management

May 5th, 2017

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Megumi Kanda, Principal Trombone

Musician, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Trombone, 2016.17 Season

Megumi Kanda: Force of Nature

May 2nd, 2017

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Yaniv Dinur at St Ann Center

Community

TAGGED UNDER: Around Town, 2016.17 Season

MSO To Go: Spring community concerts

April 25th, 2017

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Kevin Pearl, MSO Assistant Principal Oboe

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Oboe

Assistant Principal Oboe Kevin Pearl makes the case for taking risks

April 18th, 2017

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2017 Stars of Tomorrow Finalists

Education, Community

TAGGED UNDER: Stars of Tomorrow, Concerts for Schools, 2016.17 Season

Stars of Tomorrow - past and present

April 10th, 2017

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Lisa Vroman and Stuart Chafetz

Artist Profile, On Stage, From the Podium

TAGGED UNDER: Guest Artist, Musician, Conductor, Vocalist, Pops, 2016.17 Season

Oh, to have been at that party: Gershwin and Friends

April 4th, 2017

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MSO Chorus Backstage

MSO notable

TAGGED UNDER: Chorus, 2016.17 Season

The Right Fit: Searching for the next Director of the MSO Chorus

March 28th, 2017

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Laura Snyder MSO Bass

Artist Profile, Musician

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Lunch with Laura

March 21st, 2017

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2017 Teen Choral performance

Education, On Stage

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Teen Choral Partners choirs perform with MSO for a sold-out teen concert

March 13th, 2017

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Les and Wilanna Kalkof with Linda Unkefer Backstage

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Violin, piano, 2016.17 Season

A Conversation with Les & Wilanna Kalkof

March 11th, 2017

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Jeremy Denk, guest pianist

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: Guest Artist, piano, Classics, 2016.17 Season

The many faces of Mozart: A Conversation with pianist Jeremy Denk

March 7th, 2017

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Leonard Bernstein

On Stage, Behind the Scenes, MSO notable

TAGGED UNDER: 2017.18 Season, Classics, Bernstein Festival

What's in a season?: A glimpse at our 2017.18 Classics programs

February 24th, 2017

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Jeremy Tusz MSO Audio and Video Producer

Artist Profile, MSO notable, Behind the Scenes, Audio

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Notable, Recordings, Operations

"The best seat in any house": Audio & Video Producer Jeremy Tusz

February 23rd, 2017

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Benjamin Adler, Assistant Principal Clarinet

Artist Profile, Musician

TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Oboe

Meet Our Musicians: Ben Adler

February 17th, 2017

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