Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Summer Tradition continues

Chill On The Hill returns to Humboldt Park this summer.  And with it comes the continuation of a summer tradition:  a concert by the Milwaukee American Legion Band.

The Legion Band will perform on Tuesday July 2 with a concert of patriotic tunes and music from Broadway and the movies.  They have been playing at Humboldt Park as long as I can remember.  The concert is always fun and worth attending.

And the week before, the Milwaukee Symphony performs at the Chalet stage.  This is a great way to catch the MSO in a nice setting, and a wonderful way to introduce the younger ones to symphonic music.  Mark these dates on your calendar.

And here is the schedule for all of the concerts at Chill On The Hill for 2019 courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Just a reminder

The Concord Chamber Orchestra presents North South at St. Sebastian's Church on Washington Boulevard on Saturday May 11 at 7 PM.  See the CCO web site for all the details.  This is one of the last concerts of the spring season, and it should be a good one.  See you there! 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Special Free Concert - The US Air Force Airmen of Note

The Marcus Center announced that the Airmen of Note (US Air Force jazz ensemble) will be performing in Uihlein Hall on Wednesday May 1 beginning at 7:30.  Special thanks to Waterstone Bank for sponsoring the concert. 

Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., the Airmen of Note is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty Airmen musicians including one vocalist.
 
Through the years, the Airmen of Note has presented its own brand of big band jazz as well as more contemporary forms of jazz to audiences via annual tours across the United States, deployments around the world and local performances throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. For smaller, more intimate venues, the Airmen of Note Combo and various individual musicians perform apart from the full band to support military and civilian ceremonial and diplomatic events.


A General Admission ticket is required and is available in person at the Marcus Center’s Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee or by calling 414-273-7206.  For more information, please see the Marcus Center web site.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Upcoming concert: Concord Chamber Orchestra

Join the Concord Chamber Orchestra for the final concert in their year-long review of the Yin and the Yang:  North and South.  The concert begins at 7 PM on Saturday evening May 11 at St. Sebastian Church, 5400 W. Washington Boulevard.  

Feel the chilly climes of Norway and Finland against the heat of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Spanish vacation. Plus we'll give a warm Mozartian welcome back to our 2016 Concerto Competition winner, pianist Gregory Hartmann.

The program:



  • Karelia Overture - Jean Sibelius
  • Piano Concerto No. 21 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, featuring Gregory Hartmann, piano soloist
  • Capriccio Espagnol - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Selections from One Hundred Folk Songs from Hardanger - Geir Tveitt
For more information or to order tickets, see the CCO web site.  

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Upcoming concert - Waukesha Area Symphonic Band

The Waukesha Area Symphonic Band's next concert, Dance Card, is Friday May 3 at 7:30 PM at Shattuck Auditorium on the campus of Carroll University.  WASB will perform the challenging Symphonic Dances by Clifton Williams. 

The concert will also feature the winner of the WASB concerto competition, Annaliese Heim.  She will perform the third movement of the Concerto for Marimba by Paul Creston.  Annaliese is currently a Senior at Menominee Falls High School.  She will be studying Spanish and Music Education in her upcoming college career - no school has been chosen as of yet. 

The concert will benefit the Adaptive Community Approach Program of Waukesha.  For more information on the concert, or to order tickets, please see the WASB web site.
This concert will benefit Adaptive Community
Approach Program (ACAP) (www. acap-waukes h a. org.) Admission for the concert,
“DANCE CARD is $10. Tickets are available by calling WASB at 262-333-8012 or
Adaptive Community Approach Program (ACAP) at 262-521-1120 and will also be
available in the Shattuck Auditorium lobby on the evening of the concert.
This concert will benefit Adaptive Community
Approach Program (ACAP) (www. acap-waukes h a. org.) Admission for the concert,
“DANCE CARD is $10. Tickets are available by calling WASB at 262-333-8012 or
Adaptive Community Approach Program (ACAP) at 262-521-1120 and will also be
available in the Shattuck Auditorium lobby on the evening of the concert.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Upcoming concert: Menominee Falls Symphony

The Menominee Falls Symphony Orchestra will present their Spring Classical concert featuring Finland's Finest.  The concert is Saturday April 13 beginning at 7:30 PM in the Sussex-Hamilton Fine Arts Center. 

The concert features the Sixth Symphony of Jean Sibelius, containing some of the finest music written for strings.  The concert was also going to feature the winner of the MFSO Concerto Competition.  However, problems have arisen and the soloist will be featured at another concert in the future. 

Tickets for the concert are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors, and $6 for Students.  For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, please see the MFSO web site

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Upcoming concert: Concord Chamber Orchestra

The Concord Chamber Orchestra will present Hard and Soft, the next in the 2018-19 series of concerts looking at musical contrasts.  The concert begins at 7 PM on March 23 at St. Sebastian's Church, 5400 W. Washington Boulevard. 

The March concert for CCO always features the winner of their student concerto competition.  This year the CCO chose two winners:  violinist Daniella Brusubardis and pianist Neil Krzesk.  Both performed so well that the judges could not choose just one.  And so both will perform at the March 23rd concert.

Here is the concert program:

  • "The Montagues & the Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet - Sergei Prokofiev
  • Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin featuring Neil Krzesk
  • Violin Concerto No. 3 - Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns featuring Daniella Brusubardis
  • Variations on a Theme by Haydn - Johannes Brahms
Doors open at 6:30.  For more information or to order tickets, please see the CCO web site.