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Saturday, May 15th, 2010

the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on their home stage

This concert was narrated by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Lori Skelton.

A Civic Music tradition, back once again by popular demand, the MSO presents an up-close and in-person evening with one of the nation’s premier professional orchestras. Navigating both delicate passages and bold fortissimo movements with equal facility, the acclaimed, in-demand ensemble of 85 world-class musicians continues to reach new heights.

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the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on their home stage

Press Gazette: Brown County Civic Music Association mixes familiar, new for 84th season

Monday, May 10th, 2010

By Warren Gerds • May 9, 2010

“Brown County Civic Music Association is looking forward to its 84th season of bringing to Green Bay an array of artistic talent from around the world. But first, it will close its 83rd season Saturday with a performance by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The concert will be narrated by Lori Skelton, a classical music announcer for Wisconsin Public Radio. Civic Music and the network have cross-promoted each other a lot lately, and Skelton’s appearance is another example. Stuart Chafetz will return to lead the Milwaukee Symphony, with which he is resident conductor. He also heads the Maui Pops Orchestra.

Saturday’s program will be classical: “Overture to ‘Don Giovanni'” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Symphony No. 4 (‘Italian’)” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Overture to ‘The Barber of Seville'” by Gioacchino Rossini, “Espana, Rhapsody for Orchestra” by Emmanuel Chabrier, “Excerpts from ‘Carmen’ Suite No. 1” by Georges Bizet and “Capriccio Espagnole, Opus 34″ by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov.”

Full story available here:

May E-Notes…A Season Finale you don’t want to miss:

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra with special guest Lori Skelton of Wisconsin Public Radio narrating the program. Sat., May 15th, 7:30 pm.
An outstanding program:

  • MOZART–Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
  • MENDELSSOHN–Symphony No. 4 in A major, Opus 90, “Italian”
  • ROSSINI–Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville]
  • CHABRIER–España
  • BIZET–Selections from Suite No. 1 from Carmen
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV–Capriccio espagnol, Opus 34

Reception at Titletown Brewing Company following the concert–y’all come!

New members–this is your bonus concert. Your MSO tickets will be held at the table in the lobby. Doors open at 7 pm.

Renew at the concert–Put your check & membership form in an envelope and drop it in the box on the table. Obviously the price of membership cannot cover the cost of five world-class concerts. Your donation of any amount helps to continue our 83-year tradition of bringing outstanding classical music to Northeast Wisconsin!

Mothers Day Gift–the gift of music. The gift that “gives” 5 times (6, if she’s not presently a member). The MSO on May 15th is a free bonus concert for new members joining for next season. That’s 6 concerts for $80, including two MSO concerts! Call or email the Civic Music office now!

Guests? Tickets for the MSO can be purchased in the lobby–$35 for adults and $10 for students.

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Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, June 23rd–All Civic Music members are invited to attend & participate. Your input & involvement are key to CM’s continuing success. Items on the agenda include the election of board members. 6:30 pm at the First United Presbyterian Church, corner of Webster Ave. & George St. in De Pere.

See you May 15th as we bring down the curtain on another spectacular season !

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Bio MSO & Chafetz [.docx]
Lori Skelton 2010
Program notes-2010