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The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and Madison Bach Musicians presents: An Evening of Lieder by Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert

Chelsea Morris, soprano and Trevor Stephenson, 18th Century fortepiano Saturday, September 27

By - Sep 9th, 2014 11:02 am

Milwaukee, WI – The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and Madison Bach Musicians are pleased to present acclaimed duo Chelsea Morris soprano and Trevor Stephenson fortepiano on Saturday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. They will perform an evening of songs and lieder by Mozart, Haydn & Schubert. Trevor Stephenson plays his 5-octave 18th century German fortepiano to accompany Ms. Morris. Stephenson will also play solo fortepiano works by Mozart and Beethoven and give a brief talk about the Classical style and discuss how the fortepiano creates a thrilling sense of theatrical immediacy in the music of the 18th-century masters.  Tickets are $20 / $15 Museum Members. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Ann Steinbach at or by phone at 414/278-8295 x5.

About Trevor Stephenson
Artistic director and founder of the Madison Bach Musicians (, received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Historical Performance of 18th-Century Music from Cornell University, where he studied fortepiano with Malcom Bilson. With his colleague, Norman Sheppard, he has made and refurbished a series of historical keyboard instruments ranging from Italian Renaissance harpsichords to Victorian pianos. He has released fifteen recordings on the Light and Shadow label and tours throughout the United States as performer and lecturer. Information and tour schedule at

About Chelsea Morris
Praised for “impressive power” (Chicago Classical Review) and “richly evocative” voice (Chicago Critic), soprano Chelsea Morris is a performer who “has the ability to command the stage with grace and poise” (Hyde Park Herald). A winner of numerous competition prizes, the Michigan native has been championed by the Schubert Club, National Opera Association, and Bel Canto Foundation of Chicago. For more information please visit

About Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Overlooking Lake Michigan, this Italian Renaissance-style villa was designed by architect David Adler in 1923. Originally the residence of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation and his family, the museum features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Milwaukee’s most important craftsman Cyril Colnik, a formal Renaissance garden, changing exhibitions by local, regional, and international artists, and community events including theater, literature, poetry, arts education, and special events. More information at


Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Avenue / Milwaukee / 53202
Open Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $7/Adults, $5/Students, Seniors, Veterans
Ann Steinbach
CAVT Events
414/278-8295 x5

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