September 11, 2012
One of the few good things about summer coming to an end is it means the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for the season. Concertmaster Frank Almond starts the year with an evening of Mendelssohn, alongside guest conductor Gilbert Varga. Varga will lead the orchestra in the overture to “Fingal’s Cave,” the Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony, with Almond rounding out the evening with his Violin Concerto in E Minor, Mendelssohn’s last large orchestral. Concerts are Friday at 11:15 a.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m; tickets range from $25 to $102. To order, visit the MSO’s website or call (414)291-7605.
The MSO will also perform a free concert tonight (Tuesday) to mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11, at Peck Pavilion, outdoors at Kilbourn and Water streets. The concert will include Barber’s Adagio for Strings and a number of patriotic tunes, and begins at 6 p.m.
UWM hosts guest composer Daniel Asia on Saturday for Breath in a Ram’s Horn – The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music, part of the Chamber Music Milwaukee series. Asia’s program, also part of the Peck School’s Year of the Arts, will be half concert, half interactive discussion. It features tenor Robert Swensen, a noted interpreter of Asia’s works, and a number of faculty artists. The concert begins 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and is free to the public.
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