Sunday, January 13, 2019

The second half of the concert season begins

Below is the calendar of concerts that I have on my list to take us through May of 2019.  Attending one or more concerts will help the groups to continue and provide relaxation.  Sounds like a win-win situation to me! 

  • 27 at 2PM, Concord Chamber Orchestra at North Shore Congregational Church

  • 15 at 7PM, Greenfield Concert band at Greenfield Performing Arts Center
  • 16 at 6:30, Menominee Falls Symphony at the Silver Spring Country Club
  • 16 at TBA, Waukesha Area Symphonic Band at Carroll University
  • 24 at 3PM, Kettle Moraine Symphony at Stinger High School

  •  3 at 2PM, Milwaukee Concert Band at the Oak Creek Community Center
  • 17 at 2PM, Lakeshore Symphonic Band at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center
  • 23 at 7PM, Concord Chamber Orchestra at St. Sebastian Church
  • 24 at 3PM, Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at Wisconsin Lutheran College

  • 13 at 7:30, Menominee Falls Symphony at Hamilton Fine Arts Center


  • 3 at 7:30, Waukesha Area Symphonic Band at Carroll University
  • 5 at 2PM, Milwaukee Concert band at Oak Creek Community Center
  • 5 at 3PM, Kettle Moraine Symphony at Holy Hill
  • 11 at 7PM, Concord Chamber Orchestra at St. Sebastian Church
  • 11 at 7:30, Lakeshore Symphonic Band at Cedarburg Performing Arts Center
  • 17 at 7PM, Greenfield Concert Band at AMP at Konkel Park
  • 27 at 4PM, Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at Milwaukee County War Memorial

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The blog goes dark for a few weeks

Enjoy the season.  Enjoy the concerts and church services.  The Milwaukee Community Music page will be back in 2019. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Horns A Plenty Christmas 2018

A note to all of the French Horn Players:  Horns A  Plenty Christmas returns to the Fox Valley Lutheran High School on Saturday December 22.  All horn players of all abilities are welcome to join in and play Holiday music arranged for French Horn Choir.

If you have not heard a choir of French Horns, you are in for a treat.  The sound is rich and full making even the simplest of music sound glorious.

For all of you who want to play the concert, there is a quick rehearsal in the early afternoon beforehand.  If you need detailed information, please see the Horns A Plenty Christmas Facebook page to contact the director, Don Krause.  He will have all of the latest info.

Don't miss this special concert.  Take an hour away from the hustle and bustle of the preparations and enjoy the music of the season, as only a French Horn Choir can supply.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Waukesha Area Symphonic Band

The Waukesha Area Symphonic Band will perform their Holiday Concert on Sunday December 9 at 3 PM in Shattuck Auditorium on the Carroll University Campus.  The concert will benefit the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.  Admission to the concert is $5 or a non-perishable food donation

While I do not have the program at this time, WASB promises the concert will be filled with Holiday Favorites with a twist!  So, take time from your busy schedule and enjoy the music of the season with the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band.  See the WASB web site for more details. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Upcoming Concert: Menominee Falls Symphony

The Menominee Falls Symphony will present Christmas Across Cultures on Saturday December 8 in the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center.  The concert begins at 7:30 PM.

This year's series of concerts by the MFSO are featuring music from different cultures.  As the MFSO notes on its web page, Christmas music becomes sentimental due to its connection to our roots...the cultures our families represent.  The music featured in Christmas Across Cultures will include musical holiday treats from all over the world. 

Tickets are $15, seniors $12, and Students $6.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please see the MFSO web site.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Upcoming Concert: The Concord Chamber Orchestra

Join the Concord Chamber Orchestra on Saturday December 1 at 7 PM at the Basilica of St. Josephat for a concert of both Sacred and Secular Holiday music.  As their web site states:  Christmas in the modern day represents two faces – the deep religious event that inspires us to worship, and the joyful commercial celebration that inspires us to shop!  The concert will also feature a special guest choir to help welcome both both faces of the 2018 Holiday.

The program consists of:

  • Concerto Grosso - Steven Rosenhaus
  • Concerto Grosso (“Christmas Concerto”) - Arcangelo Corelli
  • Winter Wonderland - arr. by Calvin Custer
  • Let It Snow! - Jule Styne, arr. by Chuck Sayre
  • In the Bleak Midwinter - Gustav Holst, arr. by Robert McCashin
  • Trittico botticelliano - Ottorino Respighi
  • Featured Choral pieces to be determined
The concert is sponsored through the generosity of Affiliated Dermatologists.

Tickets are $25, Seniors $20, and Students $15.  For more information or to order tickets, please see the CCO web site.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Kettle Moraine Symphony to honor veterans

Join the Kettle Moraine Symphony on Veterans Day, Sunday November 11, for a stirring concert Honoring Veterans, which will be held at 3 PM in the Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School’s Performing Arts Center, 3399 Division Rd., Jackson. At 2:00 there will be a pre-concert talk presented by Dr. Peter Gibeau, UWM-WC music professor and KMS principal bassist.

KMS is excited to welcome two guest performers for this concert. Cellist Madeleine Kabat of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, written in the aftermath of World War I, and Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Gonring will narrate Aaron Copland’s stirring Lincoln Portrait.  Also included are Three Pieces from Schindler’s List from the movie score by John Williams, and Civil War Suite by Joseph Turrin.  Finally, the performance will include the presentation and retirement of colors courtesy of the American Legion Post 486 of Jackson.

A free bus will be available for senior citizens from the West Bend area. Please call Connie at 262-343-0007 for more information or to sign up to ride the bus.

Admission for all Veterans is free.  In keeping with the spirit of the performance, hats or other items of clothing that denote the branch of service are encouraged.  Ticket prices are:

  • Adults $18, 
  • Senior $15, 
  • Student $5 (w/valid ID) 
  • Family Packages: $30 (2) adults + children, $20 (1) adult + children
Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at The Kettle Moraine Symphony's web site, or by calling 262-334-3469 (please leave a message). Advance purchases can also be made at the following outlets: Horicon Bank in West Bend, and White House of Music in West Bend and Germantown.