Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Thursdays at 10:00 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.

Vadim Gluzman plays Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

October 17, 2019

Under the baton of Yaniv Dinur, violinist Vadim Gluzman performs Tchaikovksy's Violin Concerto. Also featured in this program are works by living Israeli composer Menachem Wiesenberg and a Shostakovich symphony.

Johannes Debus conducts music by Wagner, Mozart, and Saint-Saëns

October 24, 2019

Pianist Louis Lortie and guest conductor Johannes Debus join the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for a program of works by Wagner, Mozart, and Saint-Saëns.

Carlos Kalmar leads works of Strauss, Bartók, and Dvořák

October 31, 2019

Carlos Kalmar, artistic director and principal conductor of the Grant Park Music Festival leads the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and concertmaster Frank Almond in a program of works by Strauss, Bartók, and Dvořák.