A visit to the countryside and a pleasant, babbling brook. A “merry gathering” of friends and neighbors. A sudden downpour and, finally, feelings of “thanks to the Deity.” This is the path Beethoven charts through his Sixth Symphony, titled “Pastoral” after its idyllic country setting; listen for birdsong, thunder and the call of the shepherds. Music Director Laureate Edo de Waart returns to conduct this icon. On the first half, MSO Principal Cello Susan Babini performs Elgar’s poignant Cello Concerto.
Susan Babini's performance on May 23 is sponsored by Richard and Lois Pauls
Friday, May 22
MEET THE MUSIC
Join us one hour before this concert for Meet the Music in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by MSO musicians and local music experts, this engaging and informative discussion about the music is free for all patrons attending 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 Marcus 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.
Coffee and pastries as well as a selection of food and beverages are available in the Magin Lounge beginning at 9:30 a.m. for a nominal fee.
Saturday, May 23
MEET THE MUSIC
Join us one hour before this concert for Meet the Music in Anello Atrium at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by MSO musicians and local music experts, this engaging and informative discussion about the music is free for all patrons attending the performance.