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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

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the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on their home stage

Bonus concert for the 2011-12 Season! New members for the  2011-2012 season receive this Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert as a bonus—a six-concert package for a five-concert price. Call the Civic Music office for details.

A Civic Music tradition, back once again by popular demand, the MSO closes our season with an up-close, surround-sound evening with one of the nation’s premier professional orchestras. From delicate passages by virtuoso soloists to crashing crescendos and the exhilarating power of 88 world-class musicians playing as one, the orchestra transports listeners to new heights. Newly arrived music director Edo de Waart, internationally renowned, has brought added sparkle to Wisconsin’s musical crown jewel.

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Imani Winds

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

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Imani Winds

This polished, Grammy-nominated quintet features four woodwinds — flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon — and that most subtle of brass instruments, a French horn.  Their music spans classics by Ravel and Hindemith to transcriptions of Mozart, Beethoven, and Poulenc to newly commissioned works. The name Imani means “faith” in Swahili, and subtly reflects the African-American and Latin American roots of this New York-based ensemble.

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Seraphic Fire

Friday, January 21st, 2011

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Seraphic Fire group

Seraphic Fire group

Their March 2009 appearance here was sensational — Press-Gazette reviewer Warren Gerds called the music “sumptuous” and hailed their precision — but a snowstorm kept many concertgoers home. This time, we hope this nationally emerging, Miami-based chamber choir brings better weather north. Seraphic Fire earns raves for  “putting a fresh, hip face on classical music,” for spirited renditions of Latin and gospel favorites, and for impeccable interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque classics.

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The Tamburitzans

Saturday, November 6th, 2010
Tamburitzans men dancing with men on their shoulders

Tamburitzans men dancing

Tamburtizans men and women dancing

The Duquesne University Tamburitzans have graced the Civic Music stage several times over the years, most recently in 2004. In every show, audiences enjoy an unforgettable experience. Spectacular dance, brilliant costuming and youthful exuberance light up the stage as this high-energy troupe interprets the irresistible folk music of Eastern Europe. They take their name from the tamburitza – the family of traditional stringed instruments that gives this music its distinctive sound.

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Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

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Photo: Kremlin Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Photo of Conductor Misha Rachlevsky

Conductor Misha Rachlevsky

We open with one of Russia’s most heralded chamber ensembles. Music director Misha Rachlevsky emigrated from Moscow as a rising young violinist in the 1970s. With the fall of communism he returned in 1991 to found a chamber orchestra comprising some of Russia’s finest young string players. Whether through widely sold CDs or mesmerizing concerts, the orchestra wins praise for bringing passion, flawless ensemble and majestic artistry to every performance.

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Chamber Orchestra Kremlin’s recordings are available at this concert.