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Professional symphony orchestra! — For the tenth consecutive spring, we at Civic Music are proud to close our season with the brilliance and power of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, a Wisconsin cultural treasure. Under the musical direction of Maestro Edo de Waart, the 68 full-time professionals of the MSO bring the full measure of symphonic beauty to the Green Bay stage.
Please note change of date
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert, originally scheduled for May 6, 2017, has been rescheduled one week earlier, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Purchases of the 2017-18 season membership prior to (right up to showtime!) include extra tickets to the final concert of our 2016-17 season. Details here.
Pre-concert talk 6:30-7 p.m.
- with Yaniv Dinur, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra conductor
- in the Lars Thune Center (small auditorium/lecture space on the right, when in the lobby facing the auditorium doors)
Encore! Longtime subscribers might recall this group’s 2010 visit as one of the most dazzling demonstrations of musical virtuosity in series history. Founder and musical director Misha Rachlevsky returns at the helm of yet another all-star ensemble of exceptional young players, whose concerts and recordings have earned rave reviews from Russia to Western Europe to North America.
Live from New York! Double the size of a typical brass quintet, Solid Brass transports listeners on a journey through medieval ceremonial music, John Philip Sousa, Strauss, Bizet, Benny Goodman, the Beach Boys and more. Players are drawn from the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera orchestras, Broadway shows and major-label studio sessions.
Classically progressive! This polished, Grammy-nominated quintet features four woodwinds — flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon — and that most sublime of brass instruments, a French horn. Newly appointed as Ensemble in Residence at the University of Chicago, Imani is known for exuberant musicianship, artistic risk-taking and a rising national profile. Their name means “faith” in Swahili, reflecting African-American and Latin American roots.
Dynamic duo! Praised as “the gold standard,” these red-hot Juilliard alumni had their October 2016 recital at the National Gallery rated spectacular by the esteemed Washington Post: “(Greg) Anderson and (Elizabeth) Roe are the very model of complete 21st-century musicians. They fuse classical and pop music into a blend of high artistry and skillful entertainment… They are crack pianists…”
For the Anderson & Roe concert, we’ll sample an evening of music at the gleaming new Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center at 2391 S. Ridge Road, Ashwaubenon, WI.
Professional symphony orchestra! For more than a decade, Civic Music has proudly closed its season with the brilliance and power of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, a Wisconsin cultural treasure and one of this nation’s finest orchestras. Celebrating the traditional and contemporary in always-crowd-pleasing programs, the full-time professionals of the MSO bring the full measure of symphonic beauty to the Green Bay stage.