Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Thursdays at 10:00 pm
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

From the Chicago Cultural Center, hear weekly live concerts.

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. Internationally-acclaimed conductor Edo de Waart served as MSO’s sixth music director through the 2016-17 season. 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.

American Masters — Copland, Bernstein, and John Adams

October 25, 2018

Edo de Waart conducts the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a broadcast of celebrated American composers.

American Classics

November 1, 2018

Teddy Abrams conducts the MSO and guest Susanna Phillips, soprano, in a program of American works, featuring Bernstein’s Divertimento and Copland’s Symphony No. 3.

Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

November 8, 2018

Fabien Gabel leads the MSO and pianist Louis Schwizgebel in an evening of varied music by Beethoven, Bernstein, Schmitt, and Ravel.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Ligeti’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

November 15, 2018

Stefan Asbury conducts the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. Plus, violinist Augustin Hadelich appears to perform Ligeti’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.

Andreas Delfs Returns

November 22, 2018

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s conductor laureate, Andreas Delfs, returns to lead a program featuring music by Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, and living American composer Pierre Jalbert.

Prokofiev Triumphant

November 29, 2018

Hear a performance led by Yaniv Dinur with guest pianist Drew Peterson, featuring Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. This program also includes the MSO premiere of a work by Emily Cooley, a Milwaukeean composer.