Violinist Frank Almond
Almond talks and plays Mendelssohn, in a video with Tom Strini. Almond is the soloist in the MSO season opener.
The Milwaukee Symphony will open its 2012-13 season with an all-Mendelssohn program at 11:15 a.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14-16, at Marcus Center Uihlein Hall. Guest conductor Gilbert Varga will lead the MSO The Hebrides Overture, Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”), the Nocturne from Four Pieces from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and the Violin Concerto in E-minor. Visit the MSO website for subscriptions and single tickets, or call the orchestra’s ticket line, 414 291-7605. On concert days, call the Marcus Center box office, 414 273-7206.
The MSO’s official debut is Friday, but Tuesday, Sept. 11, they’ll be performing a free, commemorative 9/11 concert at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion. Assistant conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong will lead the orchestra in a performance of Barber’s Adagio for Strings and a number of patriotic songs.
Don’t miss anything! Keep track of the MSO and all of Milwaukee’s performing arts. Bookmark Matthew Reddin’s comprehensive TCD Guide to the 2012-13 Season. Sponsored by the Florentine Opera.