“When I was learning these, I would have loved to have a recording on our own instrument,” says MSO piccolo Jennifer Bouton Schaub of the Vivaldi piccolo concertos. She will soon be recording all three of Vivaldi’s concertos for her instrument. Read more about her interpretation and preparation for this exciting project.
After not having our own home for so long, we finally have a space to hold our rich archive of MSO history. Read more about this exciting project of preserving our past.
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus Director Cheryl Frazes Hill, who has held the top choral job in Milwaukee for six years, has spent most of her career affiliated with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, initially under the leadership of its legendary founder, Margaret Hillis. Her biography of Hillis, published last year, contains an acknowledgment of the MSO and its chorus for helping her to fully understand the role of the leader.
Every serious horn student learns Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1. Playing it in front of a professional orchestra is a different matter. Principal Horn Matthew Annin talks about the differences & his MSO experience.
"I don’t like being labeled. I want to keep the fluidity of all the music I love. It’s easy for people to define you, and it makes them more comfortable, but it doesn’t make me comfortable." Conductor and trumpeter Byron Stripling talked about jazz, his influences, and his upcoming MSO performance.