**IMPORTANT CONCERT UPDATE**

 

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.


Designed for grades 3 through 8, the acclaimed MSO Youth Series uses orchestral masterworks to inspire students, promote active listening, and encourage critical thinking. These concerts align with state and national standards for music education, as well as connect to multiple subjects and disciplines.


The Composer is Dead: A Slightly Spooky Musical Mystery

Digital Performance, to be released on November 9th*

*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

Ken-David Masur, conductor

Marvin Hannah, inspector & narrator

 

Mussorgsky (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov): Night on Bald Mountain (excerpt)

Jessie Montgomery: Starburst

Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A major, Movement 2. Scherzo: Vivace (excerpt)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Movement 1. Andante sostenuto (excerpt)

Bernstein: "Mambo" from Overture to West Side Story

Nathaniel Stookey: The Composer is Dead

 

Can you solve this musical murder mystery? Students will be introduced to each section of the orchestra – from the sneaky strings to the tricky trombones – until at last the inspector can figure out who snuffed out the composer. The fun, family-friendly mystery The Composer is Dead features music by Nathaniel Stookey and text by Lemony Snicket.

 

teacher resource guide & Spotify playlist

 

 

Make the most of your The Composer is Dead concert 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.

 

COVID-19 POLICY

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.

 

Recycling Rhapsody: Composers Reuse and Recycle, too!

February 22, 23, + 24, 2022 

10:30 am & 12:00 pm | Bradley Symphony Center

Digital Option Available!*

*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

 

Repertoire to include:

              Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody

              Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Movement 1

              Price: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Movement 3

              Stravinsky: Firebird Suite, Finale

Did you know that composers often reuse and recycle music? It’s true! This fascinating concert explores the ways that a composer can recycle a musical idea into something new and different. Students will learn about themes, motives, variations and more by listening to famous examples such as Copland's Variations on a Shaker Melody and the Finale from Stravinksy's Firebird Suite. Recycling Rhapsody also celebrates the reuse of the nearly-abandoned Warner Grand Theater as the new Bradley Symphony Center!

 

Make the most of your Recycling Rhapsody concert experience. Add a Milwaukee Art Museum tour to complement this concert. Virtual tours will be available. If conditions allow, in person tours may also be offered. Separate fees apply and include a free museum pass for participants. Call 414.224.3842, visit the MAM School Tours page, or email grouptours@mam.org for information and to book your tour.

 

COVID-19 POLICY

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.

 

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.