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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.
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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.
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.
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5
October 18, 2018
Karina Canellakis, winner of the 2016 Georg Solti Conducting Award, leads the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and a work by Nico Muhly. Also featured in this program: Michael Francis conducts the MSO and pianist Joyce Yang in a performance of Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No. 2, and Joshua Weilerstein conducts Bump by Christopher ...
De Waart Conducts Mozart
October 11, 2018
Edo de Waart conducts the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a program of Ives, Haydn and Mozart.
Bernstein, Clyne, Heggie, and Beethoven
October 4, 2018
Cristian Măcelaru leads the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a varied program featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and an orchestral suite of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick arranged by Măcelaru.
Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke sings Mahler
March 29, 2018
Edo de Waart conducts Sasha Cooke as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D Minor featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Chorus women’s voices and Milwaukee Children’s Choir. This is the final broadcast in this series.
Edo de Waart and Susan Babini
March 24, 2018
Edo de Waart conducts a program featuring cellist Susan Babini.
Edo de Waart and Ronald Brautigam
March 15, 2018
Edo de Waart conducts a program featuring pianist Ronald Brautigam.
Edo de Waart and Anu Tali
March 1, 2018
Edo de Waart and Anu Tali lead a program featuring pianist Behzod Abduraimov.
Edo de Waart and Anu Tali
March 1, 2018
This program features conductors Edo de Waart and Anu Tali, and pianistBehzod Abduraimov.
Debussy, Escher, and Holt
February 22, 2018
Edo de Waart conducts a program featuring the women’s voices of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Christoph König and Yulia Van Doren
February 15, 2018
Christoph König conducts a program featuring soprano Yulia Van Doren and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus.
Asher Fisch, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Joyce Yang
February 8, 2018
Asher Fisch and Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor a program featuring pianist Joyce Yang.
Carlos Kalmar conducts the MSO
February 1, 2018
Carlos Kalmar conducts a program featuring violinist Elina Vähälä.
JoAnn Falletta conducts the MSO
January 25, 2018
JoAnn Falletta conducts a program featuring cellist Zuill Bailey.
Christina & Michelle Naughton
January 18, 2018
Edo de Waart conducts a program featuring pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton.
David Danzmayr and Todd Levy
January 11, 2018
David Danzmayr conducts a program featuring clarinetist Todd Levy.
Strauss’s “Four Last Songs” with Rachel Willis-Sørensen
January 4, 2018
Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen sings Strauss’s famous Four Last Songs in a program that also features pianist Emanuel Ax playing Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Rachmaninoff, Barber, Shostakovich
July 27, 2017
Christopher Seaman conducts a program that includes Elgar’s In the South, Opus 50, “Alassio,” Dukas’s La Péri, poème dansé, Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision), and Sibelius’s Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 47 featuring violinist Karen Gomyo.