Performing Arts

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

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

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

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

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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Arts & Culture
5:34 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Actor Adds a Little Wisconsin to 'Jersey Boys'

Barry Anderson (far right) plays producer and songwriter Bob Crewe in the national tour of the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys," now playing in Milwaukee.
Credit Joan Marcus

Did you know that producer behind many of The Four Seasons' biggest hits also wrote “Lady Marmalade” and “Afternoon Delight?”

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Arts & Culture
1:57 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Young Musicians, Old Music Take Center Stage at Baroque Festival

Pictured: Some of the young musicians who won for their performances at the 2012 Greater Milwaukee Baroque Festival
Credit Greater Milwaukee Baroque Festival

It's a good weekend for fans of the early musical style known as Baroque.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Theater Company Embeds Itself in Wauwatosa Nursing Home

Professional actors worked with Luther Manor residents with dementia to prepare the play "Finding Penelope." A documentary captured the collaborative process.
Credit 371 Productions

For a year, members of a theater company embedded themselves at Luther Manor nursing home in Wauwatosa.

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