Andreas Delfs

    Twice as Nice: Catching up with Andreas Delfs

    Published 2017-07-25

    The middle of summer is an odd time to be thinking about festive carols, red and green, or holiday cheer, but Andreas Delfs is already looking forward to leading the Milwaukee Symphony’s annual Holiday Pops concert in December. Thinking back on his 12 years as music director of the MSO, Delfs remembers bringing his children to the traditional holiday concert every year, and what an important role it played in the city’s life. “Our classical audiences, if they went to one pops concert, it was the holiday weekend,” he said. And his wife and son have birthdays in early December, “so it’ll be wonderful to be in Milwaukee to celebrate that and see a lot of old friends.”

    Nicole Sutterfield, MSO viola

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

    Published 2017-07-12

    Back when Nicole Sutterfield did a lot of presentations at schools, she liked to play a few short excerpts on her viola and ask the students for reactions. “They were almost all emotional,” she says. “Happy, sad, it sounds like a funeral, it sounds like bunnies. But it was never ‘You used a lot of slurs,’ or ‘You used all the strings,’ or ‘It was in C major.’” But then Sutterfield would play the excerpts again, with a new tempo or articulation or changing the mode from major to minor, and the reactions would be different. “The point of music is to make us feel something,” she says, “but it’s through technique that we get there.”

    Cheryl Frazes Hill, MSO Chorus Director

    Welcome, Cheryl Frazes Hill

    Published 2017-06-27

    In a sense, Cheryl Frazes Hill feels like she’s coming home to the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus. Frazes Hill, the director of choral activities at Roosevelt University in Chicago and assistant director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, was announced as the next director of the MSO Chorus in April. “It’s almost like coming full circle,” she said, because when she was still in high school, she sang under Margaret Hawkins, the founder of the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and a friend and protégé of Margaret Hillis, who founded the Chicago Symphony Chorus.

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

    Published 2017-06-15

    Growing up in Fox Point, Justin Hurwitz was a regular at Milwaukee Symphony concerts in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This weekend, the orchestra will perform his music as it plays the live soundtrack to the Oscar-winning movie La La Land at the Riverside Theater. Hurwitz grew up loving the Disney musicals of the 1990s such as The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, but he absorbed a lot in Uihlein Hall as well.

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    Edo de Waart's Exit Interview

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    Associate Concertmaster Ilana Setapen

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    June 13th, 2017

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    Laura Snyder MSO Bass

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    Lunch with Laura

    March 21st, 2017

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    Jeremy Tusz MSO Audio and Video Producer

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

    February 23rd, 2017

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    Andreas Delfs

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    Twice as Nice: Catching up with Andreas Delfs

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    Cheryl Frazes Hill, MSO Chorus Director

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    Welcome, Cheryl Frazes Hill

    June 27th, 2017

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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

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    Ilana Setapen talks legacy, inspiration & playing Barber

    June 13th, 2017

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    May 24th, 2017

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

    May 5th, 2017

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    April 25th, 2017

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    2017 Stars of Tomorrow Finalists

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    April 10th, 2017

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    Lisa Vroman and Stuart Chafetz

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

    April 4th, 2017

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    MSO Chorus Backstage

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

    March 28th, 2017

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    Laura Snyder MSO Bass

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    Lunch with Laura

    March 21st, 2017

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    Les and Wilanna Kalkof with Linda Unkefer Backstage

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    A Conversation with Les & Wilanna Kalkof

    March 11th, 2017

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    Jeremy Denk, guest pianist

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

    March 7th, 2017

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    Leonard Bernstein

    2017.18 Season, Classics, MSO notable

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    February 24th, 2017

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    Jeremy Tusz MSO Audio and Video Producer

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

    February 23rd, 2017

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    Benjamin Adler, Assistant Principal Clarinet

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    February 17th, 2017

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