Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
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The Milwaukee Symphony and Milwaukee Public Museum Team Up for Free Water-Themed Event

The Symphony and Public Museum are partnering on a series of unique events.

By - Jan 26th, 2018 02:20 pm
Milwaukee Public Museum. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Milwaukee Public Museum. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Public Museum are teaming up for a FREE water-themed event on Tuesday, February 6, at 6:00 p.m. in MPM’s third floor exhibits. Discover how our seas and oceans have connected cultures, inspired artistic expression and influenced history. This is a family-friendly event and registration is NOT required.

The evening, Water Currents: A Prelude to A Sea Symphony, is inspired by Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony and Walt Whitman’s “A Passage to India” from Leaves of Grass. Event attendees can stroll through the 3rd floor exhibits after hours, enjoy live music by MSO musicians and the Florentine Opera’s Baumgartner Studio Artists, and learn from local experts.

MSO performers include: Benjamin Adler, assistant principal clarinet; Hyewon Kim, violin; and Sonora Slocum, principal flute. Florentine Opera’s Baumgartner Studio Artists performers include: Rachel Blaustein, soprano; Ashley Puenner, mezzo-soprano; Edward Graves, tenor; Nathaniel Hill, baritone.

Local experts include: the education team from the Milwaukee Public Museum; Jodi R.B. Eastberg, Ph.D., associate professor of history, Alverno; Andrew Kincaid, Ph.D. associate professor of English, UWM; Enaya Othmann, Ph.D. assistant professor of Arabic, Marquette; Christopher Foley, Ph.D. professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering; Jame Schaefer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Theology, Marquette; Aims McGuinness, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History, UWM.

This event is part of the MSO’s Water Currents series. Four water-themed events that correspond to water-themed Milwaukee Symphony concerts have been programmed over the next several months. This series of educational events has been created to inspire environmental awareness and respect, particularly within the context of our Great Lakes and waterways. The MSO hopes that they will serve as an inspiration for our patrons and community to learn more about how water impacts our lives in Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond.

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