Music director Ken-David Masur welcomes the Aaron Diehl Trio for Mary-Lou Williams’s Zodiac Suite before conducting the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Milwuakee Symphony Women’s Chorus in Holst’s seminal The Planets.
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.
The 2010s were a tumultuous decade, replete with astounding artistic highlights, superlative new voices, and watershed moments of reckoning. WFMT hosts and staff reflect on what the past decade brought for classical music, and what the new decade may have in store.
For Ken-David Masur, artistry is just one aspect of a successful career in classical music; community engagement and outreach are of equal importance in building both a thriving artist and a flourishing orchestra.