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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Season Listing | Program | Biography

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Edo de Waart Music Director

It’s tradition! For the seventh consecutive season, we close with the majestic power and superb musicianship of one of America’s preeminent orchestras. From delicate solo passages to bold sweeping crescendos, the 83 full-time professional musicians of the MSO demonstrate anew there’s nothing quite like an evening of live classical music. Maestro Edo de Waart and the MSO are earning strong reviews;  critics and industry professionals raved about last year’s Carnegie Hall festival appearance.

Pre-Concert Talk

Francesco Lecce-ChongA pre-concert talk by Francesco Lecce-Chong will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Lars Thune Center (adjacent to the auditorium lobby) at West High School.  He will discuss the compositions to be played during the concert which will enhance the enjoyment of the concert. The talk will conclude by 7:00 p.m. when the auditorium doors open for seating. All audience members are invited to attend.

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2014 Annual Meeting

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Brown County Civic Music Association will be held on Thursday, June 19 at 7:15 pm in the Family Life Center of the First United Presbyterian Church on the corner of Webster and George Streets in DePere. Refreshments will be available. All Brown County Civic Music Association members are welcome! Significant agenda items include election of Board of Directors, Executive Committee and officers.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Time: 7:15 pm

Location:
First United Presbyterian Church
605 N Webster Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115

 

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Biography

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Season Listing | Program | Biography

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Edo de Waart, has embarked upon a new era of artistic excellence and critical acclaim. Now in his fifth year with the MSO, Maestro de Waart has led sold-out concerts, elicited rave reviews, and conducted an acclaimed performance at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2012, in the Spring for Music festival.

Since its inception in 1959, the MSO has become one of the finest orchestras in the nation. The MSO’s 83 full-time professional musicians perform over 130 classics, pops, family, and education concerts each season in venues throughout the state. A cornerstone of Milwaukee’s arts community, the MSO provides enrichment and education activities for audiences of every age, economic status, and background.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Program

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Season Listing | Program | Biography

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM; Green Bay, WI

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
Margot Schwartz, violin
Wei-ting Kuo, viola

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K.364 [320d]
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante
III. Presto, Margot Schwartz, Wei-ting Kuo

20:00    Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92
I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto
IV. Allegro con brio