Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Press Release

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Present Annual Neighborhood Residency in Wauwatosa and Washington Heights

The week will include two free full-orchestra performances for the community.

By - May 2nd, 2019 07:24 am

Milwaukee, Wis. 05/2/2019 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the We Energies Foundation, the City of Wauwatosa, and the Washington Heights Neighborhood Association, presents “Symphony in the Neighborhood” from June 7-16, 2019. “Symphony in the Neighborhood” is a week-long residency project that brings the music out of the concert hall and into the community where people live, work, and play. The MSO will perform free events at unique venues including bars, markets, schools, and churches.

The week will include two free full-orchestra performances for the community – a performance at the Washington Park Bandshell on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:00 PM and a performance at Wauwatosa East High School on Sunday, June 16, at 2:00 PM.

The neighborhood residency will also feature two Secret Symphony performances. The first will be at Birch in Wauwatosa on Thursday, June 13, and the second at Dandy on Vliet Street on Saturday, June 15. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling the MSO ticket office at 414.291.7605.

Following is a list of events and “pop-up” performances that will occur during the week:

Free, Full-Orchestra Community Performances

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM: Washington Park Bandshell (full-orchestra, free community performance)
  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 @ 2:00 PM: Wauwatosa East High School

Secret Symphonies – $5 tickets

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 PM: Birch (Secret Symphony #1)*
  • Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 6:00 PM: Dandy (Secret Symphony #2)*

Pop-Up Performances

  • Friday, June 7, 2019
    @ 7:00 PM: Vennture Brewing (Kick-Off Party!)
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019
    @ 10:00 AM: Wauwatosa Public Library
    @ 4:00 PM: Tosa Yoga*
    @ 6:00 PM: #Indulgence Chocolatiers#
    @7:45 PM: Ruby Tap
  • Sunday, June 9, 2019
    @ 8:30 AM: Cranky Al’s
    @ 10:00 AM: McBob’s Pub & Grill
  • Monday, June 10, 2019
    @ 8:30 AM: Colectivo Coffee on 68th and Wells
    @ 6:00 PM: West End Conservatory*
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    @ 6:00 PM: Cloud9 Workshop*
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    @ 11:45 AM: St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Thursday, June, 13, 2019
    @ 9:30 AM: Spirit of Peace Church
  • Saturday, June 15, 2019
    @ 10:00 AM: Wauwatosa Farmer’s Market – Little Red Store
    @ 1:00 PM: Washington Park Library

*Tickets or registration are required for this event

Symphony in the Neighborhood is sponsored by the We Energies Foundation.

About the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural institution in Wisconsin. 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. The MSO’s 70 full-time professional musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. A pioneer among American orchestras, the MSO has performed world and American premieres of works by John Adams, Roberto Sierra, Phillip Glass, Geoffrey Gordon, Marc Neikrug, and Matthias Pintscher, as well as garnered national recognition as the first American orchestra to offer live recordings on iTunes. Now in its 46th season, the orchestra’s nationally syndicated radio broadcast series, the longest consecutive-running series of any U.S. orchestra, is heard annually by more than two million listeners.The MSO’s standard of excellence extends beyond the concert hall and into the community, reaching more than 40,000 children and their families through its Arts in Community Education (ACE) program, Youth and Teen concerts, and Family Series.

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