Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops Presents Do You Hear the People Sing

March 6-8, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

By - Feb 24th, 2015 03:34 pm

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 02/24/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Do You Hear the People Sing on March 6-8, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Conducted by Dale Rieling, the performance celebrates the work of prolific musical theater writers Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and includes music from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, and much more. Featured artists are the MSO Chorus, directed by Lee Erickson, and vocalists Eric Kunze, Terrence Mann, Jennifer Paz, Kathy Voytko, and Marie Zamora.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Dale Rieling recently conducted the national tour of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. He was the musical supervisor/director for the Broadway production of Les Misérables (1997-2003) and supervised or music directed the first and third national and the international tours of Les Misérables. Also on Broadway, he music directed Miss Saigon and was the associate conductor for Mary Poppins. Other productions include Chicago, The Producers, La Cage Aux Folles, Into the Woods, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, She Loves Me, The Secret Garden, Gypsy, My One and Only, Sweet Charity, The Merry Widow, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and Hello, Dolly. Mr. Rieling has conducted the Kansas City Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Syracuse Symphony. He has previously conducted Boublil and Schönberg’s Do You Hear the People Sing – The Dream Concertin Mazatlan, Mexico with the Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes and with the Colorado Symphony. He received his Master of Music degree in conducting from Northwestern University, where he met his wife, Victoria Bussert.

Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, directed by Lee Erickson, has become one of the finest symphony choruses in the country. Founded in 1976 by Margaret Hawkins at the request of the MSO’s second music director, Kenneth Schermerhorn, the 150 volunteer members are dedicated to artistic excellence and performances of the highest caliber. The Chorus performs with the MSO throughout each season and also performs regularly at Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the chorus is featured on many of the MSO’s recordings, including the current MSO Classics digital series. The 2014.15 season includes performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Brahms’s German Requiem, and Orff’s Carmina burana. Chamber groups from the chorus also perform Handel’s Messiah in December. The 2013.14 season included performances of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Schubert’s Mass No. 6, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.


ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Do You Hear the People Sing
Dale Rieling, conductor
Eric Kunze, vocalist
Terrence Mann, vocalist
Jennifer Paz, vocalist
Kathy Voytko, vocalist
Marie Zamora, vocalist
MSO Chorus, Lee Erickson, director

Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, March 6 | 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 | 8:00 p.m.
Sunday March 8 | 2:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $25 to $105. For more information, please call 414.291.7605 or visit mso.org. Tickets may also be purchased through the Marcus Center Box Office at 414.273.7206.


ABOUT THE MSO

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Edo de Waart, is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural institution in Wisconsin. Now in his sixth season with the MSO, Maestro de Waart has led sold-out concerts, elicited critical acclaim, and conducted a celebrated performance at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2012. The MSO’s full-time professional musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. Since its inception in 1959, the MSO has found innovative ways to give music a home in the region, develop music appreciation and talent among area youth, and raise the national reputation of Milwaukee.

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