An acclaimed symphony orchestra! For the ninth consecutive spring, we close our season with the brilliance and power of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, one of the nation’s leading orchestras and a Wisconsin cultural treasure. Under the direction of Maestro Edo de Waart, the 80 full-time professionals of the MSO are earning glowing reviews for this season’s concerts of varied styles ranging from Mozart and Schubert to Bernstein and Prokofiev, newly commissioned works to much-loved classics.
Beautiful music! — Emerging stars of South Florida’s vibrant concert scene, the Chrysalis Chamber Players sparkle with impeccable technique and energetic musicality. Co-founder Mary Bowden, an elite trumpeter and featured soloist with classical symphonies around the world, entered college at age 14 and earned a master’s at the Yale School of Music.
Brash and brassy! — From formal classical arrangements to swinging jazz standards, Boston Brass delights audiences with dazzling musicianship and an entertaining stage presence. Wrote one reviewer, “They played with brash abandon at times, then with feathery gentleness.” They have been featured with orchestras worldwide, on a series of successful albums, and on NPR and the CBS early show.
Pitch perfect! — After winning the collegiate a cappella competition for Milliken University, these standout vocalists turned professional and kept on winning: awards, acclaim and concert bookings far and wide. With a repertoire spanning classical to pop, serious to tongue-in-cheek, they’re perhaps most at home with the sacred Christian and holiday favorites they’ll spotlight for Civic Music.
Classical excellence! — With rave reviews from top critics, a busy recording schedule and regular dates at prestigious venues including Alice Tully Hall and the Ravinia Festival, MPT is among the most in-demand groups in classical music. They’re young Americans with a world of talent: Wayne Lee, violinist, is a native of San Francisco; cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir was born in Reykjavik; and Milana Strezeva, pianist, is originally from Moldova.
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.