MSO HOSTS ANNUAL LINK UP CONCERT

PUBLISHED 2020-03-24

On a recent Tuesday earlier in March, Uihlein Hall was deafening with the conversation of nearly 2,000 excited elementary school students waiting for the concert to begin. But for this concert, music teachers had prepared students to play with the orchestra. “It’s so different than just going and sitting,” said Peggy Paar, a music teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School. In past weeks, she said, her students have been singing Beethoven and Dvorak in the hallway, as they learned the tunes for the concert. “And it all blended into the orchestra. They’ll keep those songs with them for the rest of their lives.”

MSO TROMBONE SECTION TALKS INSTRUMENTS AND BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH

PUBLISHED 2020-3-10

Normally, principal Megumi Kanda plays a tenor trombone, or sometimes an alto for high repertoire. Second trombone Kirk Ferguson almost always plays a tenor. Third trombonist John Thevenet almost always plays a bass trombone. But the exceptions make for good conversation.

MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY TO PERFORM MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE ON MARCH 6

PUBLISHED 2020-02-26

Putting together a show means going through the whole catalog of the band or singer, representing all stages of their career and including both greatest hits and more obscure numbers.

CONNECTING THE CONTEMPORARY: MASUR WEAVES TOGETHER OLD & NEW

PUBLISHED 2020-02-18

Masur isn’t interested in merely sprinkling a bit of contemporary work among the standard repertoire. He has strong feelings about these composers, some of which he knows personally, and he wants us to see the connections between the past and “the now. It’s become clear to me that contextualizing so-called contemporary music with the old masters is so very important,” Masur says

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.

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