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Praise for pianists; possibility for ‘19

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Chris Sampson, board president, reports he heard from a number of very impressed members after the Anderson & Roe concert that Civic Music should bring back the piano duo as soon as possible. (If you missed it, see Warren Gerds’ glowing review.) While there’s no stand-alone piano recital on next year’s series, Civic Music is negotiating for a featured pianist to join the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for a big May 2019 closer at the Weidner.

Yes, a post-concert reception

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Even after a mid-week concert, we’ll still gather at the Tap Room, Titletown Brewing Co., 200 Dousman St., following the Tuesday, April 24, Seraph Brass concert at West High. It’s a good possibility this time the performers will join us.

Blockbuster: June 10 at Garden

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Did we mention that there’s even more reason to bring your friends and family to Civic Music’s June 10 “Opera at the Garden” extravaganza? Our hosts at the Green Bay Botanical Garden have a one-of-a-kind touring exhibit in residence this summer. Called “Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks,” by artist Sean Kenney, the exhibit features 16 oversize sculptures crafted from more than a half-million Lego blocks. Come early for the flowers, and the LEGOs. Learn more at https://gbbg.org/natureconnects/.

Remember: MSO is ‘bonus’ for new signups

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

The membership sales drive for the 2018-19 season series is well under way. If you know of a music lover who’s a potential candidate to join our subscriber list, don’t forget to sell them on the traditional six-concerts-for-the-price-of-five discount: All new members get free admission to this year’s final performance, the May 5 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert at West High School, in exchange for signing up early.

Yes, you can order online

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Most members should have already received their season-ticket brochure in the mail. You can also renew or enter a new order online. The site is up and running at  www.bccivicmusic.org/tickets.