Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Mondays 8-10pm

Since its founding in 1959, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has continued to be one of the country’s most artistically vibrant and innovative orchestras. This tradition has been enjoyed by millions nationwide since 1971 with the MSO’s radio series – the country’s longest-running national classical radio series. The MSO’s full-time, professional, virtuosic musicians excite listeners with over 140 live concerts across Wisconsin each season. A selection of these are featured on the orchestra’s broadcasts, which feature exclusive behind the scenes and backstage musician commentary.

February 2019

4             CONDUCTOR:  Teddy Abrams
SOLOIST:  Susanna Phillips, soprano
BERNSTEIN  Divertimento for Orchestra
PERRY  A Short Piece for Orchestra
BARBER  Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24
COPLAND  Symphony No. 3

11           CONDUCTOR:  Fabien Gabel
SOLOIST:  Louis Schwizgebel
BEETHOVEN  Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 73, “Emperor”
SCHMITT  Rêves, Opus 65, No. 1
RAVEL  La Valse

18           CONDUCTOR: Stefan Asbury
SOLOIST: Augustin Hadelich, violin
KODALY Dances of Galánta
LIGETI Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36

25           CONDUCTOR: Andreas Delfs
SOLOIST: Frank Almond, violin; Wendy Bryn Harmer, soprano; Edward Nelson, baritone; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Cheryl Frazes Hill, chorus director
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture, Opus 21; A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nocturne, Opus 61; A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo, Opus 61
Pierre JALBERT Concerto for Violin & Orchestra
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A Sea Symphony (Symphony No. 1)


January 2019

Jan. 7    CONDUCTOR:  Cristian Măcelaru
BERNSTEIN:  Overture to Candide
Anna CLYNE :  Masquerade
Jake HEGGIE:  Suite from Moby Dick
BEETHOVEN :  Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92

Jan. 14   CONDUCTOR: Edo de Waart
SOLOIST: Katherine Young Steele, oboe; Catherine Chen, bassoon; Ilana Setapen, violin; Susan Babini, cello    
IVES:  The Unanswered Question
HAYDN:  Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major, H. I:105
MOZART:  Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543

Jan. 21  CONDUCTOR: Karina Canellakis/Michael Francis
SOLOIST: Joyce Yang, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64
Nico MUHLY: Mixed Messages
BERNSTEIN:  The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No. 2

Jan. 28  CONDUCTOR: Edo de Waart
SOLOIST: Margaret Butler, English horn; Matthew Ernst, trumpet; Philippe Quint, violin
COPLAND:  Quiet City
BERNSTEIN:  Serenade
John ADAMS:  Harmonielehre