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Experience The Milwaukee Symphony In A New Broadcast Series

WPR's Lori Skelton Hosts The Symphony's National Broadcast Season

Milwuakee Symphony Orchestra
Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

WPR’s Lori Skelton hosts this national series of broadcast concerts by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The series will air Sundays Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. on the NPR News and Classical Music Network, and on the Classical HD Network.

Since its founding in 1959, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has continued to be one of the country’s most artistically vibrant and innovative orchestras. This tradition has been enjoyed by millions nationwide since 1971 with the orchestra’s radio series – the country’s longest-running national classical radio series. Led by its sixth music director, Edo de Waart, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra perform over 140 live concerts across Wisconsin each season. A selection of these are featured on the orchestra’s broadcasts, which include exclusive interviews and commentary.

Jan. 8

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CONDUCTOR: Edo de Waart

SOLOIST: Todd Levy, clarinet

ADAMS: The Chairman Dances, Foxtrot for Orchestra

SCHUMAN: Symphony No. 6

COPLAND: Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra, with Harp and Piano

Jan. 15

CONDUCTORS: Edo de Waart; Francesco Lecce-Chong

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 in E minor

BARBER: Essay No. 1

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1 in F minor

Jan. 22

CONDUCTOR: Lawrence Renes

SOLOIST: Jon Kimura Parker, piano

GRIEG: Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 7 in B minor, “Unfinished”

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7 in C major

Jan. 29

CONDUCTOR: Christopher Seaman

SOLOIST: Karen Gomyo, violin

ELGAR: In the South, “Alassio”

SIBELIUS: Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra

DUKAS: La Péri, poème dansé

STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision)

Feb. 5

CONDUCTOR: Carlos Kalmar

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 6 in E minor

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, “Eroica”

Feb. 12


SOLOIST: Orli Shaham, piano

LUTOSLAWSKI: Musigue funèbre

BARTÓK: Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “Pathétique”

Feb. 19

CONDUCTOR: Edo de Waart

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D major

Feb. 26

CONDUCTOR: Edo de Waart

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F major

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E minor

March 5

CONDUCTOR: Asher Fisch

SOLOISTS: Amber Wagner, soprano; Stefanie Iranyi, alto; Garrett Sorenson, tenor; Morris Robinson, bass; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus

VERDI: Requiem

March 12

CONDUCTOR: JoshuaWeilerstein

SOLOIST: Frank Almond, violin

BRAHMS: Variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn

CORIGLIANO: The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra

DVORÁK: Symphony No. 7 in D minor

March 19

CONDUCTOR: Edo de Waart

SOLOIST: Marcus Trunchinski, narrator

HAYDN: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, “Drumroll”

WALTON: “Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario”

March 26


SOLOIST: Ingrid Fliter, piano

RAVEL: Suite from Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain for Piano and Orchestra

MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides Overture


April 2

CONDUCTOR: Edo de Waart

SOLOIST: Augustin Hadelich, violin

NIELSEN: Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN: Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra

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