Adult Education


Join us one hour before Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Classics performances for Meet the Music, an interactive pre-concert discussion about the works you'll experience live in concert. MSO musicians and local music experts will discuss what makes the repertoire compelling, pertinent and fascinating. Meet the Music lectures are free for all ticketholders.* 


Following Friday evening Classics concerts, join the guest soloists and conductors for a special Talkback Q&A session in Anello Atrium. Friday Talkbacks are free for all ticketholders.* 

* Meet the Music and Friday Talkbacks are not held for Specials, unless otherwise specified.

MSO + Me

A side-by-side performance opportunity for community musicians. Spend an afternoon rehearsing and mingling with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra members. Then, perform alongside the MSO in a concert for friends and family. Must be 21 or older. Applications are now being accepted for the event on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.


Sponsored by the UWM Friends of the MSO, along with the Peck School of the Arts, UWM Alumni Association, Friends of the Golda Meir Library, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, this lecture series consists of four free community programs presented in the UWM Fine Arts Recital Hall from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Contact Rebecca Whitney at 414.226.7886 or at for more information.

Upcoming 2016.17 Season Lectures:

  • October 19, 2016: Steve Basson, Retired MSO Bassoonist, will be speaking on the Songs of Brahms.

            PLEASE NOTE:  The October lecture ONLY will take place at the Helene Zelazo Center (2nd Floor). 

  • November 9, 2016: MSO Clarinet William Helmers will focus on the Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments.
  • March 1, 2017: MSO Violin Margot Schwartz will discuss the Beethoven Triple Concerto.
  • April 26, 2017: MSO Assistant Conductor Yaniv Dinur will speak on the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 and the Elgar Symphony No. 1.


Contact the MSO Education Department:

Rebecca Whitney: 414.226.7886