Three Great Solo Artists
Saxophonist Colin Stetson, dancer Morgan Thorson and spoken word artist Jeanine Durning each perform in Alverno festival.
Colin Stetson doesn’t just have his finger on the pulse of contemporary music. He seems to have all kinds of fingers playing a vast variety of genres. Stetson is best-known as a saxophonist but he also performs on the clarinet, bass clarinet, french horn, flute and cornet. He has performed with Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Tom Waits, performance artist Laurie Anderson and jazz-influenced composer Anthony Braxton.
And his style has wowed critics. “Stetson commands his saxophones using circular breathing, key tapping, overblowing and vocalizations… incredible that he records in single takes,” marvels the publication All About Jazz. And Pitchfork declared that Stetson creates a sound “that could come only from one person on earth.”
April 14-19 at varying venues. Tickets are $20-$25, available online.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Romeo and Juliet April 18-19 at the Marcus Center 8 p.m. Tickets range from $$22-$102, available online or call (414) 291-7605.
Turner Hall Ballroom: Zucchero Tuesday, April 15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $18, available online or call (414) 286-3663.
Turner Hall Ballroom: Wake Owl Friday April 18. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12, available online or call (414) 286-3663.
The Pabst Theater: Willy Porter Band on Saturday April 19. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20, available online or call (414) 286-3663.
UWM Peck School of the Arts: Music from Almost Yesterday Thursday April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Recital Hall (MUS 175). Admission is free.
Italian Community Center: Cure for Cabin Fever Series presents Jim Liban’s Third Coast Blues Collective with Joel Patterson on Tuesday April 15 at 6:30 p.m. and Larry Lynne Band on Thursday April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free for guests.
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music: Orquesta Tumbao Concert Saturday April 19 at the Helen Bader Recital Hall at 7 p.m.
Uprooted Theatre: My Red Hand, My Black Hand Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, available online or call (414) 278-0765.
Turner Hall Ballroom: Milwaukee Day on Monday, April 14 featuring performances by Decibully, Juniper Tar and Whips. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10, available online or call (414) 286-3663.
Tory Folliard Gallery: “The Figure in Clay” and “Concerning Nature,” through April 19
Soulstice Theatre: Still Life, through April 19
Fireside Dinner Theatre : Mary Poppins, through April 20
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre: Lend Me a Tenor, through April 27
Next Act Theatre: Three Views of the Same Object , through April 27
Renaissance Theaterworks: Skin Tight, through April 27
Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre: Bottle 99, through April 27
Milwaukee Repertory Theater: The History of Invulnerability, through May 4
Milwaukee Art Museum: Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art, through May 4
Inova Gallery: Lisa Selby: Must Come Down and Benjamin DeMott: Teeter Jam, through May 18
Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Ain’t Misbehavin’, through May 18
Museum of Wisconsin Art: Handmade for Hard Times, through June 15
Charles Allis Art Museum: FORWARD: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, through June 29