Symphony In the Neighborhood

Wauwatosa and Washington Heights

Milwaukee Symphony Neighborhood Residency 2019: Wauwatosa and Washington Heights!
June 7-16, 2019

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the We Energies Foundation, the City of Wauwatosa, and the Washington Heights Neighborhood Association presents “Symphony in the Neighborhood” from June 7-16. “Symphony in the Neighborhood” is a 10-day residency project that brings the music out of the concert hall and into the community where people live, work, and play. The MSO will perform free events at unique venues including bars, markets, schools, and churches.

The week will include two free full-orchestra performances for the community. In addition, it will feature a Secret Symphony performance with $5 tickets at Birch in Wauwatosa on Thursday, June 13.

Join us for over 20 unique experiences.


Community PerformanceS

These full-orchestra performances are free and open to the public!

  • Wednesday, June 12
    • ​7:00 pm: Washington Park Bandshell ► This performance at Washington Park Wednesdays has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

      Vendors open at 5:00 pm; Opening act begins at 6:00 pm; Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:00 pm. Outdoor concerts are subject to change or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

  • Sunday, June 16


Secret Symphony - $5 tickets

  • Thursday, June 13
    • 6:00 PM: Secret Symphony at Birch ► Get ticket



Catch MSO musicians around the neighborhood at the following locations throughout the week:

  • Friday, June 7
    • 7:00 pm: Kick-Off Party at Vennture Brewing
      Stop by to help kick-off 10 full days of MSO in the Neighborhood as our 2019 residency begins.
  • Saturday, June 8
    • 10:00 am: Wauwatosa Public Library
      Experience music in a typically quiet setting and explore book recommendations all about music for all ages.
    • 4:00 pm: Tosa Yoga* ► Register through venue
      A special yoga session with live music! Ease into your savasana with the sounds of mellow cellos.
    • 6:00 pm: Indulgence Chocolatiers
      Indulge your taste buds and your ears at the same time with suggested chocolates to compliment the music and ice cream samples to cool you down!
    • 7:45 pm: Ruby Tap
      Sit back and relax with friends, sip wine, and catch a live performance by MSO musicians.
  • Sunday, June 9
    • 8:30 am: Cranky Al’s
      Fresh donuts and fantastic music? It’s impossible to leave this local favorite cranky!
    • 10:00 am: McBob's Pub & Grill
      Enjoy the brunch menu at McBob's with music by MSO musicians
  • Monday, June 10
    • ​​8:30 am: Colectivo Coffee on 68th & Wells
      Coffee, tea, pastries, and music by MSO musicians to start off the week.
    • 6:00 pm: West End Conservatory* ►Register through venue by phone at 414.502.9378
      This event for West End Conservatory students and families gives an inside look at what it takes to be a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra from the musicians themselves.
  • Tuesday, June 11
  • Wednesday, June 12
    • 11:45 am: St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
      Free and open performance with a Q&A session, following a sponsored lunch provided by the Older Adults Group of St. Matthew’s with a suggested donation.
  • Thursday, June 13
    • 9:30 am: Spirit of Peace Church ► Free to attend; please bring a food item donation
      Come to Spirit of Peace for the Sherman Park Community Ministries, Inc. Food Pantry. Bring a non-perishable donation or volunteer while the MSO performs.
  • Friday, June 14
    • 6:00 pm: Tosa Village
      Sidewalk serenades by strolling musicians - walk alongside or just enjoy the music while our musicians perform on the streets of the Wauwatosa Village.
  • Saturday, June 15

*Reservation required

Please note: all events subject to change. Times and additional details will be updated when available.


Symphony in the Neighborhood is sponsored by the We Energies Foundation.

Symphony at Colectivo

We energies foundation