Water Currents: Prelude to Four Sea Interludes

Event Details

The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and the Milwaukee Symphony explore how seafaring and shipping have impacted the Great Lakes. This event, inspired by the seafaring themes of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes “Four Sea Interludes,” includes a live performance by MSO musicians. The performance will be accompanied by a fascinating talk about the many shipwrecks off the Wisconsin coast of Lake Michigan – now being considered for historic preservation status – given by Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society's Maritime Preservation and Archaeology program. An important corridor for shipping, those same vessels have imported invasive species that threaten the historic shipwreck sites. How do we preserve these sites and protect our Great Lakes?

This event is FREE, but registration is required. Click here to register with Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Part of our Water Currents series. 

Sponsored by Water Centric City: City of Milwaukee.

Start Time

6:00p on Tuesday, April 10

Musicians of the MSO

Yuka Kadota, violin
Andrea Wagoner, violin
Erin Pipal, viola
Peter Szczepanek, cello


Tamara Thomsen, maritime archaeologist with Wisconsin Historical Society's Maritime Preservation and Archaeology program