Marguerite Helmers

Marguerite Helmers

Marguerite Helmers was Professor of English at UW Oshkosh before turning to freelance research, writing, and editing in 2017. At the university, she taught courses in English and Irish literature, incorporating a significant measure of music and visual arts with the literary works. She has served as an educational consultant in Colombia and Oman, and has been a fellow at several humanities institutes in the USA and abroad, including University College Dublin. A member of Milwaukee’s Music for Youth (now MYSO) in the 1970s, Helmers attended college with a scholarship for harp performance. She is pleased to be returning to her early roots in Milwaukee’s music scene by writing for Urban Milwaukee.

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Recent Articles

Classical: Home for the Holidays in Riverwest
Classical

Home for the Holidays in Riverwest

Florentine’s young artists perform holiday favorites in popular annual show.

Theater: Jesus Comes to Milwaukee
Theater

Jesus Comes to Milwaukee

Production of Langston Hughes’ gospel song play ‘Black Nativity’ set in city’s Park West neighborhood.

Classical: MSO Plays Bernstein’s Autobiographical Work
Classical

MSO Plays Bernstein’s Autobiographical Work

His second symphony paired with Brahms first, two very different but potent works.

Classical: Slavic Masterpieces
Classical

Slavic Masterpieces

Milwaukee Symphony performs Szymanowski, Tchaikovsky, and Bjork collaborator Nico Muhly.

Dance: Milwaukee Ballet Goes Bohemian
Dance

Milwaukee Ballet Goes Bohemian

‘La Boheme” turns an opera -- and Puccini’s gorgeous music -- into a unique ballet.

Classical: Paris When It Sizzles
Classical

Paris When It Sizzles

Florentine’s ‘The Merry Widow’ is filled with romantic intrigues and lovely melodies.

Jazz Comes to the Symphony

Jazz Comes to the Symphony

An evening of twentieth century music demonstrates the influence of dance on symphonic works

Classical: Symphony Celebrates Bernstein’s Legacy
Classical

Symphony Celebrates Bernstein’s Legacy

Season celebrates Lennie, opening concert offers big program of varied music.

Classical: Florentine a National Leader in Recordings
Classical

Florentine a National Leader in Recordings

Milwaukee company has produced acclaimed soundtracks of four contemporary operas.

Classical: 10 Best Symphony Concerts of Season
Classical

10 Best Symphony Concerts of Season

Which of coming concerts are the best bets? We pick the top 10.

Classical: Jie Chen Bridges Music From East to West
Classical

Jie Chen Bridges Music From East to West

Chinese music for piano takes center stage at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Classical: The Glorious Sound of the Cello
Classical

The Glorious Sound of the Cello

Fine Arts Quartet and guest take on three works with powerful cello music.

Classical: World Class Music Is Free
Classical

World Class Music Is Free

To celebrate its final year, Fine Arts Quartet’s summer concerts are free.

Music: Getting Wild at the Wherehouse
Music

Getting Wild at the Wherehouse

Present Music concert mixes classical, folk, jazz and hip-hop styles.