Kevin Pearl, MSO Assistant Principal Oboe

Assistant Principal Oboe Kevin Pearl makes the case for taking risks

Published 2017-04-18

Kevin Pearl was discouraged and at a low point when he auditioned for the Milwaukee Symphony’s assistant principal oboe position in January of 2015. He figured he had nothing to lose. So, feeling under-prepared because of reed trouble and having narrowly failed to win three auditions in previous months, he let it all out. “If I was feeling better, I would have played it safer,” he said.

2017 Stars of Tomorrow Finalists

Stars of Tomorrow - past and present

Published 2017-04-10

Last week, Paul Hauer sat in his usual place in the MSO’s second violin section for the annual Stars of Tomorrow concert. But ten years ago, he was at the front of the stage soloing with the orchestra. Hauer is not the only MSO musician to have participated in the contest, which allows talented teenage musicians a chance to solo with the orchestra. But he is the most recent, and he is part of a talented family; his younger sister was one of the finalists this year.

2017 Teen Choral performance

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

Published 2017-03-13

On a Tuesday afternoon in February, in a mostly empty Uihlein Hall, 190 singers from four Wisconsin high school choirs assembled onstage with the musicians of the Milwaukee Symphony, to rehearse Francis Poulenc’s Gloria. Conductor Randy Swiggum gave the downbeat — and some of the teenagers gasped

Laura Snyder MSO Bass

Lunch with Laura

Published 2017-03-21

It has been nearly 47 years since she joined the MSO’s bass section. “I didn’t think I was that old,” she says, shaking her head. “I started when I was 4. Put that in!” Her laugh almost splits her face. And for nearly two hours, Laura Snyder tells stories.

MSO Chorus Backstage

Chorus, 2016.17 Season, Classics, MSO notable

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

March 28th, 2017

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Laura Snyder MSO Bass

MSO musicians, 2016.17 Season

Lunch with Laura

March 21st, 2017

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Les and Wilanna Kalkof with Linda Unkefer Backstage

MSO musicians, 2016.17 Season, MSO notable

A Conversation with Les & Wilanna Kalkof

March 11th, 2017

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Leonard Bernstein

2017.18 Season, Classics, MSO notable

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

February 24th, 2017

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2017 Stars of Tomorrow Finalists

Education, Community, MSO musicians, 2016.17 Season

Stars of Tomorrow - past and present

April 10th, 2017

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Lisa Vroman and Stuart Chafetz

Guest artist, 2016.17 Season, Pops

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

April 4th, 2017

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MSO Chorus Backstage

Chorus, 2016.17 Season, Classics, MSO notable

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

March 28th, 2017

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Laura Snyder MSO Bass

MSO musicians, 2016.17 Season

Lunch with Laura

March 21st, 2017

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Les and Wilanna Kalkof with Linda Unkefer Backstage

MSO musicians, 2016.17 Season, MSO notable

A Conversation with Les & Wilanna Kalkof

March 11th, 2017

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Jeremy Denk, guest pianist

2016.17 Season, Classics, Guest artist

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

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

MSO notable, Classics, Audiovisual, Recordings

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

February 23rd, 2017

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Benjamin Adler, Assistant Principal Clarinet

MSO musicians

Meet Our Musicians: Ben Adler

February 17th, 2017

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