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.* 

* Meet the Music is not held for Specials, unless otherwise specified.


MSO + Me

We look forward to the return of this side-by-side performance opportunity for community musicians when we are in our new hall in the 2020-2021 season! Please contact with any questions.



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 Karli Larsen at 414.226.7848 for more information.

Upcoming 2018.19 Season Lectures:

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Meaghan Heinrich will focus on the MSO concert to be performed on September 21 & 22, under the baton of Karina Canellakis and featuring pianist Sunwook Kim: Lili Boulanger, D’un soir triste; Dvorak, Piano Concerto; and Stravinsky, Rite of Spring.

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018: Yaniv Dinur, MSO Associate Conductor, will speak on the program to be performed by the MSO on November 9 & 10, under the baton of Johannes Debus, with pianist Louis Lortie: Wagner, Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg; Mozart, Piano Concerto #27; Saint-Saens, Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony.”

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019: Tim Benson, Associate Director MSO Chorus, will speak on the program to be performed by the MSO on January 11-13, under the baton of Edo de Waart, with the MSO Chorus, directed by Cheryl Frazes Hill: Wagner, The Flying Dutchman.

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019: William Helmers, MSO Bass Clarinet, will speak on the program to be performed by the MSO on April 26 & 27, under the baton of Edo de Waart: Mahler, Symphony No. 9.

Dessert and de-caf coffee will be served at the end of each program. Attendees will be able to purchase discounted tickets to the featured concert. These Wednesday programs are free and open to the public. We encourage you to bring friends.


Contact the MSO Education Department:

Phone: 414.226.7812