Performing Arts

Arts & Culture
3:44 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

LISTEN: David Mamet's 'Race' Takes No Prisoners with Legal Drama

"Race" by David Mamet performed by Next Act Theatre. (l-r) Tiffany Renee Johnson, Jonathan Smoots, David Cecsarini, and Lee Palmer.
Credit Timothy Moder

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Next Theatre's David Cecsarini, Tiffany Renee Johnson, Lee Palmer, and Jonathan Smoots.

Of all the “isms” that are out there, racism is one of the most enduring, and in this supposedly post-racial age, the most pernicious.

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Arts & Culture
2:32 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Report: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Needs $5 Million to Avoid Shutdown

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs several million dollars in order to stay open.
Credit Marcus Center

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Mark Niehaus, the president and CEO of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra needs an immediate $5 million to avoid a shutdown, according to reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Arts & Culture
4:18 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

This Young Violinist Learned to Love Music While Going Pro

Heather Braun, former Barcel Suzuki String Academy student, will be performing at the 20th anniversary celebratory concert on Saturday November 16th.
Credit Liz Linder, Arneis Quartet

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews violinist Heather Braun.

We’ve all seen the videos of tiny kids playing violins so beautifully it belies their age.  Many learn through the Suzuki Method, which treats learning music like learning a language.

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Arts & Culture
5:30 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Milwaukee Concert to Feature One Piano But Four Hands

Four hand music requires two pianists playing on one piano.
Credit Miguel M. Almeida/Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews pianists Pavlina Dokovska and Francesco Lecce-Chong, who is also the associate conductor for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The average piano concert usually features one piano, two hands and 88 keys. But an upcoming concert in Milwaukee will add another pair of hands to the equation.

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Arts & Culture
5:09 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Conservatory of Music CEO Finds Harmony in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is the oldest and largest nonprofit music school in the state.
Credit Dave Reid, flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the head of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Gregory Ruffer.

It's only been about six months since Gregory Ruffer took the helm at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, but he's already composing some big plans.

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