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    Kirk Ferguson: Reflections on music, meditation, and his new album

    Published 2018-08-08

    Assistant Principal Trombone Kirk Ferguson is always on a journey into the psychological and spiritual aspects of music. “We think of the sacred as something other, something we have to get dressed up for,” Ferguson said. “But everything we do – making a cup of tea, doing an interview, recording a CD – can carry a sense of purpose, a sense of respect for ourselves and others we interact with.”

    Argosy Foundation Matching Challenge Grant

    Argosy Matching Challenge Builds Strong Annual Foundation for MSO Success

    Published 2018-07-31

    This year, as in the past eight years, the Argosy Foundation is offering a challenge grant, matching new or increased donations to the orchestra up to $250,000. But the MSO’s donor community has gone far beyond that figure. Last year the total for the Just Duet campaign was just over $940,000, and this year the symphony is hoping for $1 million. “It has outgrown the match,” said Karli Larsen, director of development operations. “Our donors continually beat our wildest expectations.”

    2018-retiring-musicians

    Retiring Violists Norma Zehner & David Taggart Reflect on the Past and Look Ahead

    Published 2018-07-10

    Combined, Norma Zehner and David Taggart have more than 80 years of experience in the MSO’s viola section. They look back on their careers with the MSO and share details on what they'll be up to next.

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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.

    milwaukee-symphony-2018-19-season-Pops-series

    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.

    Jim & Frances Proulx

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    Supporter Spotlight: Jim & Frances Proulx

    August 13th, 2018

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    Yaniv Dinur, associate conductor, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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    Associate Conductor Yaniv Dinur: Balancing a baton and a microphone

    July 3rd, 2018

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    Margot Schwartz, First Violin, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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    Margot Schwartz: Making Her Mark

    June 19th, 2018

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    A Rare Skill Set: Margaret Butler, English Horn

    April 24th, 2018

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    Catherine Chen-MSO Principal Bassoon

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    Principal Bassoon Catherine Chen Steps into the Spotlight

    June 11th, 2018

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    Stars of Tomorrow turns 50!

    April 9th, 2018

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    Jim & Frances Proulx

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    Supporter Spotlight: Jim & Frances Proulx

    August 13th, 2018

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    kirk-ferguson

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    Kirk Ferguson: Reflections on music, meditation, and his new album

    August 8th, 2018

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    Argosy Foundation Matching Challenge Grant

    Behind the Scenes, Community

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    Argosy Matching Challenge Builds Strong Annual Foundation for MSO Success

    July 31st, 2018

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    2018-retiring-musicians

    MSO notable, Artist Profile

    TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Viola, 2017.18 Season

    Retiring Violists Norma Zehner & David Taggart Reflect on the Past and Look Ahead

    July 10th, 2018

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    Yaniv Dinur, associate conductor, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

    From the Podium, Artist Profile, MSO notable, Community

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    Associate Conductor Yaniv Dinur: Balancing a baton and a microphone

    July 3rd, 2018

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    Margot Schwartz, First Violin, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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    Margot Schwartz: Making Her Mark

    June 19th, 2018

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    Catherine Chen-MSO Principal Bassoon

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    Principal Bassoon Catherine Chen Steps into the Spotlight

    June 11th, 2018

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    Conversations with Composers: Joan Tower

    June 10th, 2018

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    west side story opening scene

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    The Enduring Appeal of West Side Story

    June 5th, 2018

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    Broadway's Capathia Jenkins returns to the MSO Pops

    May 21st, 2018

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    Ken-David-Masur

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    Music Found Me: Guest conductor Ken-David Masur

    May 15th, 2018

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    Augusta-Read-Thomas

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    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

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    Robert Levine: From computer scientist to Principal Violist

    April 30th, 2018

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    Margaret-Butler-English-horn

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    A Rare Skill Set: Margaret Butler, English Horn

    April 24th, 2018

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    stuart-skelton-tenor

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    Get to know tenor Stuart Skelton

    April 17th, 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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    audrey-g-baird-stars-of-tomorrow-fiftieth-anniversary

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    Stars of Tomorrow turns 50!

    April 9th, 2018

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    John-Luther-Adams-Conversations-with-Composers-Become-Ocean

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    Conversations with Composers: John Luther Adams

    April 2nd, 2018

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    Completing the puzzle: Planning the 2018.19 Classics Season

    March 29th, 2018

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    donor-appreciation-month-2018

    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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    milwaukee-symphony-2018-19-season-Pops-series

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    Live music is meaningful: Previewing the 2018.19 Pops season

    March 20th, 2018

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

    March 12th, 2018

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    Composer_Emily_Cooley

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

    March 5th, 2018

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    karen-gomyo

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

    February 27th, 2018

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    Conversations with Composers: Christopher Rouse

    February 26th, 2018

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    Joshua-Weilerstein-guest-conductor

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    Joshua Weilerstein returns to conduct Symphonie fantastique

    February 23rd, 2018

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    Backstage Bonus Video: Frank Almond

    February 13th, 2018

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    Peter-Thomas_Lynne-Kabat_cello

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    TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Musician, Cello

    Lucky In Love: Peter Thomas & Madeleine Kabat

    February 12th, 2018

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    Pierre Jalbert-composer

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    Conversations with Composers: Pierre Jalbert

    February 12th, 2018

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    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

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    High risk, High reward: Principal Horn Matt Annin

    January 15th, 2018

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    Emily Cooley, Composer

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    Conversations with Composers: Emily Cooley

    January 5th, 2018

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    Matt Ernst, MSO Principal Trumpet

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

    January 5th, 2018

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    Philippe Quint - violin

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    Violinist Philippe Quint returns to open Bernstein Festival

    December 27th, 2017

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    MSO Chorus-Holidays 2017

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

    December 11th, 2017

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    Giving-tuesday-2017-video-support-stars-of-tomorrow

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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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    Canadian-Brass-Holiday-profile-2017

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    Canadian Brass rings in the holiday season with the MSO

    November 28th, 2017

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    Amy-Langenecker-stage-manager

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    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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    SOT-spotlight-brusubardis-family-2017

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    Stars of Tomorrow Spotlight: The Brusubardis Family

    November 20th, 2017

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    Yaniv-Dinur-Concerts-for-Schools-1718

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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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    Stars of Tomorrow Spotlight: Kartik Papatla

    November 12th, 2017

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    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

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    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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    Sonora-slocum-MSO-Principal_flute

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    TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Flute, Classics, 2017.18 Season

    Thoughtfully and with Joy: Principal Flute Sonora Slocum

    November 2nd, 2017

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    Owen-Klatte-Angie-Glocka

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

    October 25th, 2017

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    Water-Music-at-Discovery-World-1718

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    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

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    TAGGED UNDER: Guest Artist, Pops, 2017.18 Season

    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

    TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, French Horn, Brass

    Take It To the Limit: Josh Phillips, French Horn

    September 20th, 2017

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    Jake-Heggie_Conversations-with-composers

    Artist Profile, Video

    TAGGED UNDER: Conversations with Composers, Classics, 2017.18 Season

    Conversations with Composers: Jake Heggie

    September 14th, 2017

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    cristian-macelaru-guest-conductor

    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

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    Bernstein Connections

    September 5th, 2017

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    Doug Hagerman

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    Doug Hagerman named Chair of the League of American Orchestras

    August 30th, 2017

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    MSO Musicians Summer 2017

    Community

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    What we did on our summer "vacation"

    August 23rd, 2017

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    jon-mccoullough-benner-bass-profile

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    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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    Justin_Hurwitz_Jordan_Strauss_AP

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    TAGGED UNDER: , Conversations with Composers, Film with orchestra, Guest Artist, Special Presentation, 2016.17 Season

    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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    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

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    Edo de Waart's Exit Interview

    May 24th, 2017

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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

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    Megumi Kanda: Force of Nature

    May 2nd, 2017

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    Yaniv Dinur at St Ann Center

    Community

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    MSO To Go: Spring community concerts

    April 25th, 2017

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    Kevin Pearl, MSO Assistant Principal Oboe

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    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

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    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

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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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    TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Bass

    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

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    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

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    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

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    TAGGED UNDER: MSO Musicians, Oboe

    Meet Our Musicians: Ben Adler

    February 17th, 2017

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