Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Since its inception in 1959, the “Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra” has consistently received critical acclaim for artistic excellence. Each January through March WPR is pleased to broadcast recordings from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra season.

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

2024 Schedule

Sunday, January 1

Conductor: Ken-David Masur
Soloist: Aaron Diehl, piano

  • Eric Nathan: Opening
  • James B. Wilson: Green Fuse
  • George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Arr. Ferde Grofe)
  • Duke Ellington: New World A-Comin’ (Arr. Henderson/Tyzik)
  • Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird

Sunday, January 8

Conductor: Ken-David Masur
Soloist: Chee-Yun, violin

  • Charbrier: Joyeuse Marche
  • Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
  • Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
  • Gabriela Lena Frank: Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra
  • De Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat

Sunday, January 15

Conductor: Andreas Delfs
Soloist: Olga Kern, piano

  • Wagner: “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from Götterdämmerung
  • Grieg: Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra
  • Sarah Kirkland Snider: Something for the Dark
  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, Orchestral Suite

Sunday, January 22

Conductor: William Eddins
Soloist: Karen Gomyo, violin

  • Nino Rota: Concerto Per Archi
  • Respighi: The Fountains of Rome
  • Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1

Sunday, January 29

Conductor: Ken-David Masur
Soloist: Augustin Hadelich, violin

  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Generations: Sinfonietta No. 2 for String Orchestra
  • Korngold: Suite from Captain Blood
  • Britten: Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra
  • Shostakovich: Suite from The Golden Age
  • Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony