Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

  • Memorial Union
  • 800 Langdon St.
  • Madison, WI 53706

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, one of the finest orchestras in the nation, celebrates conductor Edo de Waart's last season. Now in his seventh season with the MSO, Maestro de Waart has led sold-out concerts, elicited critical acclaim, and conducted a celebrated performance at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2012. This concert, with Susan Babini on the cello, will be de Waart's final concert as MSO's conductor.

The program includes:

Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Bloch - Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody
Elgar - Symphony No. 1 in A-flat major, Op. 55

The MSO's full-time professional musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. Since its inception in 1959, the MSO 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. This initiative follows a 44-year nationally syndicated radio broadcast series, the longest consecutive-running series of any United States orchestra, which is heard annually by 3.8 million listeners on the 183 subscriber stations in 38 top markets.

The MSO's standard of excellence extends beyond the concert hall and into the community, reaching more than 40,000 children and their families through its Arts in Community Education (ACE) program, Youth and Teen concerts, Meet the Music pre-concert talks, and Friday Evening Post-Concert Talkbacks.

  • Times: 2:30 PM
  • Admission: General Public: $49.00, $45.00, $25.00; UW Student: $15.00; Union Member/Non UW Students: $44.00, $40.00, $25.00; Youth: $20.00; UW Faculty/Staff: $46.00, $42.00, $25.00