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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra- On Stage

Series produced by The WFMT Radio Network

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Since its founding in 1959, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has been community treasure that presents outstanding performances. This tradition has moved and engaged millions nationwide since 1971 with the Milwaukee Symphony’s radio series – the country’s longest-running national classical radio series. Under the baton of its sixth music director, the internationally-acclaimed Edo de Waart, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras’s full-time, professional, virtuosic musicians connect with listeners at 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 commentary from the conductors, soloists, and musicians themselves.

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This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for one broadcast through September 26, 2017.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact:
Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112
Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114

In the event that a station secures sponsorship of one or more broadcasts from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – On Stage, please note the following: a station-secured sponsor may not be from an organization or individual deemed to be in competition with the sponsor of the Series, as arranged by the Symphony; be a purveyor of tobacco; or, be or represent a political figure or party.

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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. Under the baton of its sixth music director, the internationally-acclaimed Edo de Waart, 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.

The 2017 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – On Stage radio series celebrates the Orchestra’s final season under the direction of Edo de Waart. Beginning in the fall of 2017, Maestro de Waart will assume the post of conductor laureate with the MSO. Highlights of the 2017 series include de Waart and the MSO performing signature works of Beethoven, Holst, Elgar, Strauss, Bruckner and Mahler as well as appearances by renowned soloists such as Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Ronald Brautigam and Sasha Cooke.

When not home in Wisconsin, Edo de Waart also serves the music director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the conductor laureate of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his current positions, de Waart has held posts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally he has regular relationships with the Chicago and NHK orchestras as well as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

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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Please login to PRX.org to preview program audio.This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for one broadcast through September 26, 2017.If you have any questions or require more information, please contact: Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114 In the event that a station secures sponsorship of one or more broadcasts from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – On Stage, please note the following: a station-secured sponsor may not be from an organization or individual deemed to be in competition with the sponsor of the Series, as arranged by the Symphony; be a purveyor of tobacco; or, be or represent a political figure or party.Organizations deemed to be in competition with travelwisconsin.com are... Show full description


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This week we hear W.A. Mozart's Overture to the Magic Flute along with Mendelssohns' third symphony and two pieces by Rachmaninoff.

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Christopher König conducts Respighi's Belfagore, Poulenc's Gloria, and more! With help from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
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  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
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Conductor David Danzmayr teams up with Clarinetist Todd Levy and the Milwaukee Symhony Orchestra for Finzi's Concerto for Clarinet and Strings.

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
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  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
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