A special program that is “just right” for the MSO’s youngest listeners. Designed for students in grades K4 through 2, these 40 minute programs make connections with the following fields of study:

►Music   ►Social Studies    ►ELA

Musical opposites

May 7 & 21, 2024

10:00 am &  11:45 am* |  Bradley Symphony Center

*NEW concert time!


Concert Details

Ryan Tani, conductor

Danceworks, Inc.

TBD, narrator


Repertoire to include: 

Offenbach: “Can-Can" from Orpheus in the Underworld

Prokofiev: "Montagues and Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet

Beethoven: "Allegretto" from Symphony No. 7

Michael Djupstrom: The Seahorse and the Crab


With so many instruments and musicians in the Milwaukee Symphony, the orchestra can create an array of different sounds. Whether high or low, fast or slow, loud or quiet, contrasts in music rouse the imagination and pique the listeners' interest. Special guests from Danceworks, Inc. will help the audience visualize and internalize these concepts. To finish, hear how opposites help to tell Djupstrom's The Seahorse and the Crab, an underwater adaptation of The Tortoise and the Hare. 


teacher resource guide & Spotify playlist

The teacher resource guide and Spotify playlist for this concert series will be available approximately six weeks prior to the concert.


Make the most of your Musical Opposites concert experience. Add a Milwaukee Art Museum tour to complement this concert. Separate fees apply. Call 414.224.3842 or visit the MAM School Tours page for information and to book your tour.


lunch space availability

Please contact the MSO Education Department at 414.226.7886 or email at edu@mso.org for pricing information and further reservation details.