Due to multiple factors surrounding COVID-19, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has made the decision to transition from in-person to digital performances for The Composer is Dead: A Slightly Spooky Musical Mystery and Forte Forecast: A Wet and Windy Musical Adventure. We hope to resume in-person concerts in February 2022.

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   ► Science  ►ELA

Forte Forecast: A Wet and Windy Musical Adventure

Digital Performance, to be released on November 16th*

*Once released Digital Performances will be available for approximately 30 days. Registered teachers will be sent a link to the concert when it becomes available. Stream the concert at your convenience. You may show the concert as many times as you like to as many students as you like during the streaming window.


Concert Details

Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Jamie Mercado, weather reporter

Ellen Zhou, violin (2021 Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow Competition Winner)


Grieg: “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Movement 1. Allegro moderato (excerpt) *features Ellen Zhou

Debussy: Nocturnes, Movement 1. Nuages (excerpt)

Rossini: “Storm” from William Tell Overture

Jessie Montgomery: Starburst

Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez: Frozen Medley, arr. Krogstad


Meet Wendy Weather, your local musical meteorologist at station WMSO. Wendy’s playful forecast introduces students to the ways music can sound like a peaceful morning, a sudden storm, softly falling snow and more, using dynamics such as piano (quiet) and FORTE (loud). Expect thunder and lightning, but leave the umbrella at home!


teacher resource guide & Spotify playlist



Make the most of your Forte Forecasconcert experience. Add a virtual Milwaukee Art Museum tour to complement this concert. Separate fees apply and include a free museum pass for participants. Call 414.224.3842 or visit the MAM School Tours page for information and to book your virtual tour.



The safety of our audiences, musicians and staff will always be our first priority. Safety measures such as masking and social distancing will be put in place based on CDC and state and local health department guidelines. Policies and procedures will be clearly communicated on our website and in pre-concert preparation materials. Concert capacity may also be affected.