Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra- On Stage

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Since its founding in 1959, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has continued to be one of the country’s most artistically vibrant and innovative orchestras. This tradition has been enjoyed by millions nationwide since 1971 with the MSO’s radio series – the country’s longest-running national classical radio series. The MSO’s full-time, professional, virtuosic musicians excite listeners with over 140 live concerts across Wisconsin each season. A selection of these are featured on the orchestra’s broadcasts, which feature exclusive behind the scenes and backstage musician commentary.

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The 2020 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – On Stage radio series features performances led by music director Ken-David Masur, music director laureate Edo de Waart as well as guest conductors from around the globe. Soloists on the series include Nicolas Namoradze (piano), Augustin Hadelich (violin), Jorge Federico Osorio (piano), Anthony Marwood (violin), Simone Lamsma (violin), Timothy McAllister (saxophone), Orion Weiss (piano), Sergei Babayan (piano), Joyce Yang (piano) and Johannes Moser (cello) as well as MSO musicians Todd Levy (clarinet) and Sonora Slocum (flute).

The MSO is a pioneer among American orchestras. The orchestra has performed world and American premieres of works by John Adams, Roberto Sierra, Phillip Glass, Geoffrey Gordon, Marc Neikrug, and Matthias Pintscher. In 2005, the MSO gained national recognition as the first American orchestra to offer live recordings on iTunes, and continues to offer over forty albums available for download.

A cornerstone of Milwaukee’s art community, and as Wisconsin’s largest cultural organization, the MSO provides enrichment and education activities for audiences of every age, economic status, and background. The MSO’s education and outreach programs are among the most highly regarded of any American symphony and locally reach over 40,000 children and their families through initiatives such as Youth & Teen Concerts, Meet the Music pre-concert talks, Friday Evening Post-Concert Talkbacks, and MSO Stars of Tomorrow. The Orchestra’s signature, nationally-acclaimed Arts in Community Education (ACE) program is the most comprehensive education initiative ever undertaken by an American orchestra and for over a quarter of a century has been the model program for countless U.S. orchestras.
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One the finale program of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On-Stage series, we hear music director Ken-David Masur lead the orchestra in works by B...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2021
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This week on Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage, we hear Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition', Brahms' Second Symphony, and Mendelssohn's 'I...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2021
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This week on Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage, we hear Copland's 'Quiet City', and Edo de Waart also leads the orchestra in works by Bernstein...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week on Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage, Augustin Hadelich is the soloist in Beethoven's Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, O...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week on Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage, principal viola Robert Levine introduces us to former Music Director, Andreas Delfs, in a tende...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week on Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage, we hear Ken-David Masur lead the orchestra in Haydn's 85th and 86th symphony, as well as the Ov...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
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  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
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This week on Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra On Stage, music director Ken-David Masur brings us into Tōru Takemitsu's sound world, Charles Gounod's '...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
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  • Added: Oct 09, 2021
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This week with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra-On Stage, principal viola Robert Levine talks about former music director, Lukas Foss, who directs ...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
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Conductor Kenneth Schermerhorn was the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's second music director from 1968-1980 and he was an important part of putting ...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
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Music Director Ken-David Masur brings ‘Bach fever’ to the opening program of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, including works by Mozart, J.S. Bach...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
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For this Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra season finale Peter Oundijian joins the orchestra to conduct Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie and Bernstein's Son...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
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Cellist Johannes Moser joins the orchestra for a performance of Shostakovich's Concerto No.1 in E-flat major in this concert broadcast from the Mil...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2020
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  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
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This broadcast from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra features Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Sergei Babayan as the soloist.

  • Added: Nov 22, 2020
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This broadcast from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra features pianist Orion Weiss playing Beethoven's 2nd Piano Concerto. Works by Mendelssohn, Gab...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Edo de Waart leads the orchestra in Carl Nielsen's Symphony No.5, and works by John Adams in this broadcast from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This broadcast from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is all about the Californians, and will feature works by Darius Milhaud, Gershwin, and Rachman...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:30