Joshua Phillips - French Horn

Take It To the Limit: Josh Phillips, French Horn

Published 2017-09-20

Josh Phillips has held the MSO’s fourth horn position for six years — and before that, he spent six years in the Army’s West Point Band. It’s an unusual background for an orchestra musician, but as a new conservatory graduate, “this was a great opportunity to pay off debt,” he said. “I had nothing to lose as far as trying, and it worked out.” After he won the Army audition, he had to go to basic training, like any other new recruit. “It’s just like in the movies — doing everything wrong and getting screamed at all the time,” he said with a laugh. “But you learn to push your limits and what you can do.”


Bernstein Connections

Published 2017-09-05

Niehaus says, “He was one of those people that everyone felt they had a special relationship with him. And that’s possible. It’s kind of like Yo-Yo Ma now – everything revolved around him, but he also made it about everyone else.”

Doug Hagerman

"He loves music as much as or more than anyone I know": Doug Hagerman named Chair of the League of American Orchestras

Published 2017-08-30

Doug Hagerman’s experience leading the Milwaukee Symphony’s board of directors may serve him well in a new and larger role. Hagerman, who stepped down as the MSO’s board chair in 2014, was recently named to take the same role for the League of American Orchestras, the national membership association that offers research, training and advocacy to orchestras of all sizes.

MSO Musicians Summer 2017

What we did on our summer "vacation"

Published 2017-08-23

From September to June, the Milwaukee Symphony is a tightly knit group of musicians who spend their days and evenings together in well-defined roles. But in the summer, the symphony’s 70 instrumentalists scatter in almost as many different directions, playing in opera, chamber music, or festival orchestras, teaching, or just resting.


2017.18 Season, From the Podium, Classics, Guest artist

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

September 11th, 2017

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2017.18 Season, MSO musicians, MSO notable

Bernstein Connections

September 5th, 2017

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Andreas Delfs

2017.18 Season, Classics, Pops, Music Director, Guest artist

Twice as Nice: Catching up with Andreas Delfs

July 25th, 2017

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Cheryl Frazes Hill, MSO Chorus Director

Chorus, MSO notable

Welcome, Cheryl Frazes Hill

June 27th, 2017

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Guest artist, Film with Live Orchestra, 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

MSO musicians, 2016.17 Season, Classics

Ilana Setapen talks legacy, inspiration & playing Barber

June 13th, 2017

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Edo de Waart rehearsal

Music Director, MSO notable, 2016.17 Season

Edo de Waart's Exit Interview

May 24th, 2017

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Music Director, MSO notable, Classics

"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, 2016.17 Season

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

May 5th, 2017

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Yaniv Dinur at St Ann Center

Community, 2016.17 Season

MSO To Go: Spring community concerts

April 25th, 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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