STEVE LIPPIA GIVES VOICE TO THE SONGS OF SINATRA AND FRIENDS

PUBLISHED 2020-02-05

Steve Lippia has never performed with the Milwaukee Symphony before, but “it’s been near the top of my bucket list for a while,” he said. “It’s one of the top orchestras in the country, with a great legacy and great reputation.”

JOYCE YANG: AN AUDIENCE (AND ORCHESTRA) FAVORITE RETURNS

PUBLISHED 2020-01-15

Yang has soloed with major orchestras around the world for more than a decade, but she has made repeated visits to Milwaukee. “Every orchestra has a personality,” she said, “and I feel like I know the Milwaukee Symphony very well, since we’ve been on an emotional Rachmaninoff journey together.”

VIOLINIST HYEWON KIM'S UNIQUE SOLO TURN

PUBLISHED 2020-01-14

(K)ein Sommernachtstraum, which translates as “(Not) A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” was written in 1985 by the German-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. The opening solo for last-chair violin is a charming waltz tune that keeps recurring in increasingly bizarre transformations over the course of 10 minutes. “I wanted to understand how Schnittke felt, to try to feel that way when I play,” Kim said. “I want to interpret it from the evidence, and not my imagination.”

WATCH: A RENAISSANCE FOR EVERYONE-MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY CENTER

PUBLISHED 2019-12-9

Renovating and restoring our new home and realizing our vision depends on your support. Now is the time to play your part! Visit mso.org/grand to give and learn more about our Grand future.

SYMPHONY CENTER UPDATE: FALL 2019

PUBLISHED 2019-12-16

The historic movie palace on West Wisconsin Avenue, which will become the MSO’s full-time home in September 2020, is starting to look more like a historic movie palace and less like a forgotten pharaoh’s tomb. While scrupulously restoring the 1931 Warner Grand Theater, the symphony is also wrapping the original building in two additions full of modern amenities – catering kitchens, party rooms, HVAC equipment, loading docks, and yes, new bathrooms.

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