Thursdays at 9:00 pm
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.
Foss Conducts Foss
Lukas Foss takes center stage, conducting music that he composed. The evening culminates with an MSO commission: With Music Strong.
Bridge to Classical
Ken-David Masur conducts this program of composers — including Mozart, Stamitz, and CPE Bach — who thrived in this transition between the Baroque and Classical eras.
Dvořák’s ‘Stabat Mater’
Zdeněk Mácal conducts Barbara Pearson, soprano; Janice Taylor, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Welch, tenor; Kurt Link, bass; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus in a performance of Dvořák’s seminal work.
Orchestras: Chamber, Wind, String
Ken-David Masur conducts this showcase of different orchestra configurations.
Bruckner’s 8th Symphony
Stanisław Skrowaczewski conducts a performance of Bruckner’s final completed symphony.
‘Hansel and Gretel’
Andreas Delfs conducts this performance of Humperdinck’s timeless, family-friendly opera.
Edo de Waart and the MSO welcome violinist Augustin Hadelich to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Quiet City, Serenade, Harmonielehre
Edo de Waart conducts this program of music by Copland, Bernstein, and John Adams.