Sunday, January 28, 2018

Concert Preview: Milwaukee Festival Brass

The Milwaukee Festival Brass will present Formidable Brass on Sunday February 25 at 3 PM in the Performing Arts Center at Pius XI High School on North 76th Street.  The afternoon will showcase classic brass band repertoire along with recent compositions and popular items.

The program will include the Overture for Brass by the celebrated American composer Joseph Turrin.   Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s beautiful An Untold Story will be performed by principal Solo Horn Lonna Brooks.  For film buffs, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Superman movie, the MFB performs the love theme Can You Read My Mind from the John Williams score.

Finally, the MFB will be defending it's titles at the North American Brass Band Association Championships in March.  At the concert, they will perform the two pieces that they will play in competition at the championships.  You don't want to miss this one.

Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music and help the Milwaukee Festival Brass "tune up" for the big competition in March.  Doors open at 2:30 and tickets will be available at the door.  Adults admission is $12, Seniors and Students are $9.  For more information, please visit the MFB website.  

Sunday, January 21, 2018

A Valentine's Special

The Menomonee Falls Symphony has a great idea for you and your valentine:  a dinner concert featuring the MFSO and Mr. Tom Anthony.  It will be held on Saturday February 10 at the Silver Spring Country Club.  The doors open at 6 PM.  Dinner is served beginning at 6:30, with the concert beginning after dinner but before dessert. 

Tom Anthony and his band, along with the Menomonee Falls Symphony, will present a wide variety of musical styles.  A great treat for your valentine and you will support the MFSO as well.  I believe that is called a win-win proposition. 

For more information and to make reservations, please see the MFSO web site.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The first concert of the Spring Season

The first group to perform in 2018 is the Concord Chamber Orchestra with their annual concert of Chamber Music.  The concert will be at the North Shore Congregational Church on Santa Monica Boulevard at 2 PM on Sunday January 28th.  The concert is entitled People Power and is becoming an audience favorite.  The Orchestra will split into a number of chamber music ensembles.  Here's a great way to hear how small groups of people can make great music.

For more information or to order tickets, see the CCO web site.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A new concert season begins

Here's the list of concerts I have for the Spring Season.  Maybe some of them will work into your schedule.  Best to put them on the calendar now! 

  • Sun.  28  2:00 Concord Chamber Orchestra at the North Shore Congregational Church performing Chamber Music

  • Sat.  10   6:30 Menomonee Falls Symphony performing a Valentine’s dinner concert at the Silver Spring Country Club
  • Fri.   16   7:00  Greenfield Concert Band at the Greenfield High School Performing Arts Center
  • Sun.  25  3:00  Milwaukee Festival Brass at Pius XI High School Performing Arts Center

  • Sun.   4  2:00 Milwaukee Concert Band at Nicolet High School
  • Sun.   4  3:00  Kettle Moraine Symphony at the West Bend High Schools 
  • Sun.  11  3:00  Milwaukee Festival Brass at Brass on the Border, Milton High School
  • Sat.  24  7:00  Concord Chamber Orchestra at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church

  • Sat. 14  7:30 Menomonee Falls Symphony at the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center

  • Fri.     4  7:30  Waukesha Area Symphonic Band at Carroll University
  • Sun.   6  2:00  Menomonee Falls Symphony performing the Messiah Sing-Along at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church
  • Sun.   6  3:00  Kettle Moraine Symphony at the Basilica at Holy Hill 
  • Sun.   6  2:00  Milwaukee Concert Band at the Oak Creek Community Center
  • Sat.  12  7:00  Concord Chamber Orchestra at the Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church
  • Fri.  18   7:00  Greenfield Concert band at The Amp at Konkel Park
  • Sun. 20  3:00  Milwaukee Festival Brass at Pius XI High School Performing Arts Center