Press Release

WMSE Continues Partnership with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Broadcast of MSO 2018 Season begins Sunday, Sept. 23

By - Sep 19th, 2018 04:29 pm

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m., WMSE will broadcast the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 season. The 2018 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – On Stage radio series celebrates the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Highlights of the 2018 series include works by iconic American composers such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and George Gershwin as well as a focus on contemporary works by living composers such as Jake Heggie, Nico Muhly, John Adams, Augusta Read Thomas, Pierre Jalbert and Joan Tower.

“It is an honor to host this weekly series on WMSE’s airwaves. To hear the works of Leonard Bernstien along the side of modern day composer John Adams is truly inspiring,” praised WMSE Station Manager, Tom Crawford.

The series opens with a bang as Conductor Cristian Măcelaru directs Bernstein Overture to Candide, Anna Clyne Masquerade, Jake Heggie Suite from Moby Dick and Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92. Hosted by Modern Chamber DJ Jason Wietlispach, the MSO has become a staple of WMSE’s Sunday programming.

“Anti-established” in 1981, WMSE 91.7 FM – Frontier Radio has grown into Milwaukee’s truest and longest standing music radio institution. Owned and operated by Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), WMSE – with a 24 hour free-form format representing every musical genre in one form or another – has been primarily funded by listening supporters and community partners since 1997, genuinely earning the station the motto Community-Powered Independent Radio. Founded upon the principle of educating the listening community by providing a wide selection of musical programming not heard anywhere else in the market, WMSE has been Milwaukee’s clear leader in supporting the city’s diverse community of musicians and artists.

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