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.

April 2019

April 1   CONDUCTOR: Jun Märkl
SOLOIST:Evan Bagwell, boy soprano; Heidi Stober, soprano;
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor;
Morris Robinson, bass; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus,
Cheryl Frazes Hill, chorus director
Augusta Read THOMAS Radiant Circles (Ken-David Masur, conductor)
Joan TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125, “Choral”


March 2019

4              CONDUCTOR:Yaniv Dinur
SOLOIST:Drew Peterson
Emily COOLEY: Green Go to Me
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Opus 100

11           CONDUCTOR:Asher Fisch
SOLOIST:Bella Hristova, violin; Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano;
Stuart Skelton, tenor
FOSS:  Three American Pieces for Violin and Orchestra
BRITTEN:  “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a
MAHLER :Das Lied von der Erde

18           CONDUCTOR:Hans Graf
SOLOIST:Truls Mørk, cello
BARBER: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, Opus 23a
PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia concertante for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 125
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus  95, “From the New World”

25           CONDUCTOR:Ken-David Masur
SOLOIST:Todd Levy, clarinet; Robert Levine, viola;
Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Cheryl Frazes Hill, chorus director
COPLAND: Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra, with Harp and Piano
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Flos campi (“Flower of the Field”)
RAVEL : Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé
BRAHMS : Symphony No. 2 in D Major (from 2018-2019 Opening Night)


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