Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Thursdays at 9:00 pm

Maestro Ken-David Masur, Music Director and Polly and Bill Van Dyke Music Director Chair for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Photo: Adam DeTour)

Hear the country’s longest-running national classical radio series.

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. Millions nationwide have experienced the MSO since 1971 through its radio series – the country’s longest-running national classical radio series. Led by Ken-David Masur, who was appointed music director in 2018, the MSO’s virtuosic musicians excite listeners with over 140 live concerts across Wisconsin each season. A selection of concerts is featured in the broadcast series along with exclusive, behind-the-scenes conversations with musicians.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra programs are part of the WFMT Orchestra Series

Season Premiere: Marsalis, Strauss, Gershwin

October 5, 2023, 9:00 pm

The series premiere conducted by Ken-David Masur.

James Ehnes Plays Prokofiev

October 12, 2023, 9:00 pm

Violinist James Ehnes takes center stage in a performance of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto. Music by Jessie Montgomery, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky rounds out the performance.

Every Tree Speaks: Habbi, Brahms, & Schumann

October 19, 2023, 9:00 pm

In an ode to the wonder of our natural world, this program ponders fate, resolve, and reverence.