Water Currents: Prelude to Become Ocean

The Sound of Water

Event Details

In partnership with the Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park, and inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning John Luther Adams piece Become Ocean, this family-friendly event focuses on what you can find in the Milwaukee watershed and how plants and water affect music. Live performances by MSO musicians will take place throughout the building, each partnered with a UEC expert. How does botany relate to reeds? How does condensation occur in a brass instrument? How has water been used to create unique percussion sounds? Explore the close tie that music and art have to nature, ecology, and protecting our environment.

There is a fee for this event: $5 UEC Members / $10 Non-Members.  All proceeds go to the Urban Ecology Center’s education programs. Click here to register with Urban Ecology Center.

Part of our Water Currents series.

Sponsored by Water Centric City: City of Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. 

Start Time

7:00p on Wednesday, March 21

Musicians of the MSO

Tim Klabunde, violin
Margaret Butler, english horn
Josh Phillips, french horn
Rob Klieger, percussion

senior ecologist

Don Quintenz

The education team from the Urban Ecology Center