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Present Music presents Hilarious

April 24, 2015 at the Turner Hall Ballroom. Concert at 7:30pm.

By - Mar 27th, 2015 06:02 am


(March 16, 2015 – Milwaukee, Wis.) Zoological coloratura! It’s not all just “mooo-d” music in our most animated concert yet! Present Music (quite seriously) presents Hilarious, April 24, 2015, 7:30pm at Turner Hall Ballroom. Come frolic on a mountainside in this vibrant event featuring Richard Ayres’ mini mountain melodrama, In the Alps. A young girl (played by soprano Jennifer Goltz who helped us premiere Judgment of Midas in 2013) who is raised by goats, a boy who only speaks through his bugle, monks, carpenters and cow herders, and a game-changing sigh by Zeus. With stage direction by Milwaukee Opera Theater’s Jill Anna Ponasik, lighting design by Jason Fassl, and the Delightfully Playful Present Music Toy Theater Company (DPPMTTC), we’ll put Garland Hirshi’s Cows out to pasture, and you’ll see Elvis Everywhere! (Program subject to change.)

In the Alps by Richard Ayres
Garland Hirshi’s Cows by Phillip Bimstein
Elvis Everywhere by Michael Daugherty
Road Movies by John Adams


Single tickets ($15, $25, and $35) are available at or at (414) 271-0711.
Students are always 50% off. This concert not suited to children under 8.

Turner Hall Ballroom is located at 1040 N. 4thSt. Milwaukee WI 53203

Present Music

Present Music is Milwaukee’s internationally acclaimed new music ensemble. Celebrating over 30 years of new music, Present Music commissions, performs, records, and tours the music of living composers. In the past quarter century, more than 55 new works, by composers from around the world, have come into existence because of Present Music. Founded by Kevin Stalheim, Present Music works closely with many of the world’s most exciting and significant composers while supporting the talents of emerging voices. It nurtures the next generation of composers through its education program, the Creation Project.

Present Music is a member of the United Performing Arts Fund, which provides major financial support. This season is supported by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by CAMPAC and by the generosity of foundations, corporations and individuals. PM has won the ASCAP/Chamber Music America’s Adventurous Programming Award an unprecedented six times and can be heard on nine compact disk recordings on the Argo, Albany, Aoede, Northeastern, Naxos and Innova labels.

Present Music engages artists and audiences in imaginative and provocative experiences with new music through ensemble performance, education and commissioning.

This concert is sponsored by UPAF, CAMPAC, and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Media support provided by WMSE.

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