MARGARET BUTLER CAPTURES THE PERSONALITIES OF THE MSO

PUBLISHED 2020-11-20

“We’re really fortunate we stumbled on Margaret in the early stages of her photography career, because she’s incredibly talented,” said Jennifer Samuelson, the symphony’s senior director of patron experience. “They’re so different from the normal portraits we see. These aren’t just a person and an instrument in an obscure background. They tell a story.” Read more on how Margaret Butler captures her colleagues' personalities in portrait.

STARGAZING WITH PETER SZCZEPANEK

PUBLISHED 2020-10-28

“Within each constellation, there are so many objects to look at – double stars, nebulae, galaxies, there’s always something new to explore. It’s like how deep you can go into a piece of music.” Read more about MSO Cellist Peter Szczepanek.

FINDING CALM IN TURBULENT TIMES: THE THIRD ANNUAL LULLABY PROJECT

PUBLISHED 2020-09-23

It sounds simple, but participants rave about how transformative the experience is. “It profoundly changes them,” said Stephanie Birr, a healing support specialist at Sojourner. “They believe the world is good again and that people care about them.” Learn more about the third annual Lullaby Project.

RE-IMAGINING ARTS IN COMMUNITY EDUCATION ONLINE

PUBLISHED 2020-09-17

Arts in Community Education, the Milwaukee Symphony’s long-running arts integration program that brings the arts to students within the context of their other studies, has been forced to pause and rethink due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the symphony has created an all-virtual program for the coming school year that may even offer some improvements.

MSO WELCOMES 3 NEW MUSICIANS

PUBLISHED 2020-07-22

Next season, we welcome three new musicians: Principal Tuba Robert Black, Principal Harp Julia Coronelli, and Assistant Principal Cello Nicholas Mariscal. Get to know our new members!

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