I’m behind. The crush of events this fall, driven especially by UWM jam-packed year of the arts, left us scrambling to keep up with events. So I’ll try to get caught up during this very slight holiday hiatus.
1. Sharon Hansen intends to retire from the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee after this season and disband the Milwaukee Choral Artists, the extraordinary women’s choir she founded in 1998. The MCA simply could not go on without her; her rare blend of zeal, acute musicality, superb conducting technique and personal drive is unique. I’ll explore this further in an interview at the next opportunity, but I wanted to say here what I was pleased to say at a fund-raiser honoring Sharon on Sept. 28: She is one of the finest conductors of any kind I’ve ever seen.
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