Brendan Fox

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Classical: Milwaukee Symphony Opener Is Uneven
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Milwaukee Symphony Opener Is Uneven

New maestro Masur’s debut starts slowly, but ends in bang-up rendition of Der Rosenkavalier.

Classical: Present Music May Be Better Than Ever
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Present Music May Be Better Than Ever

New leadership, but the same sense of adventure. Ride along sometime.

Classical: Meet the Symphony’s New Maestro
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Meet the Symphony’s New Maestro

Ken-David Masur still shoots hoops and was a wizard at ping pong. He also conducts with great passion.

Classical: Milwaukee Symphony Closes With Crowd Pleasers
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Milwaukee Symphony Closes With Crowd Pleasers

Mendelssohn, Mahler and mostly fine music making say goodbye to season.

Classical: Milwaukee Symphony Rocks the House
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Milwaukee Symphony Rocks the House

Standing ovation for a John Adams work? And Carmina Burana scores again.

Classical: Symphony Scores with Varied Program
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Symphony Scores with Varied Program

Scriabin, Saint-Saëns, Debussy and more, in an evening of endlessly searching music.

Classical: The Sheer Power of Music
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The Sheer Power of Music

Present Music’s final concert under Kevin Stalheim was packed with significance and wonderful music.

Classical: A Triumph for Frankly Music
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A Triumph for Frankly Music

The performance of two great works with guest cellist Lynn Harrell was simply sublime.

Classical: Worshipping At the Altar of Mahler
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Worshipping At the Altar of Mahler

De Waart and the MSO take on Mahler’s 9th, leaving some players with tears in their eyes.

Classical: Prometheus Trio Plays “Hardest Program Ever”?
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Prometheus Trio Plays “Hardest Program Ever”?

Tough music handled with technical dispatch, but it needed a little more spirit and fun.

Classical: Brooklyn Rider Plays With Punch
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Brooklyn Rider Plays With Punch

Even Beethoven sounded contemporary when this New York-based string quartet played him.

Classical: Oh, Those Rhapsodic Russians
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Oh, Those Rhapsodic Russians

Milwaukee Symphony and guest pianist Simon Trpčeski soar in works by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev.

Classical: MSO Mondays Are Pretty Cool. And Free
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MSO Mondays Are Pretty Cool. And Free

Great chamber music coming to a Colectivo cafe near you

Classical: Symphony Kills It With Tchaikovsky
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Symphony Kills It With Tchaikovsky

MSO soars in Russian symphony but pianist Orli Shaham just okay in Bartók concerto.