Conductor Ruth Reinhardt makes her MSO debut on this program, which includes Dvořák’s pastoral Fifth Symphony — listen for hunting horns, folk dances, and a storm rumbling through its climactic finale. These concerts begin with Lotta Wennäkoski’s “Flounce” — a pulsing work characterized by, in the composer’s words, both “brisk gestures” and “passages of lace-like ornamenting” — and conclude with Brahms’s blockbuster Second Piano Concerto.
The MSO Steinway piano was made possible through a generous gift from Michael & Jeanne Schmitz
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Friday, May 13
MEET THE MUSIC
Please join us at the Bradley Symphony Center one hour before the concert for a free Meet the Music pre-concert talk. Enjoy an engaging, informative look at the works you'll experience live at the performance.
PRELUDE SHUTTLE BUS
Make your day even more enjoyable by adding transportation to make your trip downtown easy and carefree. Sign up for individual dates or the entire 6-concert series, and we’ll provide round-trip coach bus service from Mayfair Mall. Here are the details:
- 8:45 a.m. — Arrive at the southeast lot at Mayfair Mall, east of the former Boston Store to board the coach bus.
- 9:00 a.m. — Prelude Shuttle departs from Mayfair arriving at the Bradley Symphony Center around 9:30 a.m.
- Depart immediately following the concert. Advance notice is not required for the return trip.
Pre-Concert Shuttle Transportation is available for a nominal fee of $12 per concert or $60 for the Prelude Series. To learn more or sign up for the shuttle contact Luther Gray by email or at 414.226.7840.
Meet the Artist Luncheon
Join us post-concert for lunch with conductors, guest soloists, and MSO musicians in the Pavilion at the Bradley Symphony Center, following all Friday Prelude Series performances. The popular luncheons include an engaging Q & A session with artists, paired with delicious cuisine by our partners at Resonance Food Co.
Luncheon price is $36.60 and does not include concert tickets. To learn more or sign up for the luncheon contact Luther Gray by email or at 414.226.7840.
Food & Beverage Service
Food and beverage selections by Resonance Food Co. will be available in the Atrium and Gallery one hour before each performance and during intermission.
Saturday, May 14
MEET THE MUSIC