Sunday, October 25, 2015

MMCCB Concert

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band will perform A Musical Tribute to the Season of Autumn on Saturday November 7 beginning at 3 PM.  The concert will be in Schwan Concert Hall on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College, 88th and Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee.

The MMCCB concerts are always fun, and are geared to include the younger kids.  These concerts are a great way to introduce young ones to the world of music, both classic and pops.  And admission is free!  Perfect for a family afternoon together.

See the MMCCB web site for more information.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Two concerts in one evening

I hate when this happens...two wonderful concerts on the same evening and I cannot attend both.

At 7:30 PM, the Menomonee Falls Symphony presents Rhythm:  The Heartbeat of Music in the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center.  This will be a wonderful concert for children who have not been exposed to classical music.  They can sit on stage with the orchestra...what fun!

At 7 PM, the Concord Chamber Orchestra presents Child's Play, featuring violinist Julian Rhee performing the second Bach violin concerto.  The concert will be at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, across from Wauwatosa East High School.

The only way that the evening could be less than wonderful is if you miss both concerts!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Concert reminder

Don't forget the Milwaukee Festival Brass concert this Saturday at 7:30 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Brookfield.  If you wish to enjoy the pre-concert dinner, it begins at 6:30.  Cost for both the concert and the dinner is $20.  Definitely a wonderful night out and a nice price!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A number of concerts coming up

The season seems to be starting earlier this year.

Don't forget the Milwaukee Festival Brass performance on Saturday October 17 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Brookfield.  The concert begins at 7:30 and features music of Gabrieli, Percy Fletcher, and Gustav Holst.  A pre-concert dinner is available beginning at 6:30.  Dinner and the concert is only $20.

A week later, the Menomonee Falls Symphony explores rhythm in music when it welcomes guest percussionist Cecilio Negron Jr., who will not only demonstrates a wide variety of percussion instruments, but will invite and include the audience throughout the concert with mesmerizing patterns of rhythm.

The concert will include light classical pieces and some Pops music.  And, if you ever wanted to see what it is like on stage, the MFSO performers will invite you to sit with them on stage for a very different concert experience.

The concert will be at the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center and will begin at 7:30.  See the MFSO web site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Finally, also on October 24, the Concord Chamber Orchestra performs with guest soloist Julian Rhee, the winner of the 2015 Walter A. and Dorothy J. Oestreich Concerto Competition.  He will perform the second violin concerto of J.S. Bach.  Also on the program are works by Handel, Charles Ives, and the Beethoven Seventh Symphony.  The concert is at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa.  See the CCO web site for more information and to purchase tickets.