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MORE THAN A GRAND OPENING THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

When Maestro Ken-David Masur strikes the first downbeat of the 2020.21 season, a thrilling new soundtrack

EXPLORE THE SEASON

will reverberate in an historic, Art Deco movie palace. And for the first time in its 50+ year history, the Milwaukee

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Symphony Orchestra will play in a home of its own. The transformation of the Warner Grand Theater into the

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Bradley Symphony Center is a singular tour de force. It is the only concert hall of its kind dedicated to symphonic music opening in 2020. On behalf of all who have contributed vision, funding, artistry, talent, and labor, we are truly

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privileged to share this momentous occasion with you. Reserve your seats for this once-in-a-lifetime season.

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There is only one word to describe the exhilaration you will experience from the beginning. Grand.

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SEATING CHARTS

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“ Throughout the season our talented musicians will be playing works specifically

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curated to reveal the glorious acoustics

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of our new concert hall. We can’t wait to

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debut our new sound for you!”

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........................................... ............................................... Interior rendering of the Bradley Symphony Center’s inviting ground level with sweeping staircase.

RESONANCE FOOD CO.

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– Ken-David Masur, Music Director

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CLASSICS

An exterior rendering showing the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and 2nd Street.

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CLASSICS DE WAART & BRAUTIGAM F R I NOV 20, 2020 11:15 AM SAT NOV 21, 2020 8:00 PM SUN NOV 22, 2020 2:30 PM _______________________

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn SCHREKER Kammersinfonie BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major

6M | 18 | 9B | 7B | 7M

Inaugural Season Opener

THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

EDGAR MOREAU

EDO DE WAART conductor RONALD BRAUTIGAM piano

Music Director Laureate Edo de Waart invites piano legend Ronald Brautigam to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, widely considered to be one of Mozart’s greatest masterpieces in the concerto genre. Variations plays upon a theme which Brahms believed — erroneously, it turns out — to have been written by Haydn.

’30s Festival / Part One

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

SCHEHERAZADE

FRENCH MASTERS

FRI OCT 23, 2020 8:00 PM | SAT OCT 24, 2020 8:00 PM SUN OCT 25, 2020 2:30 PM ________________________________________________

FRI OCT 30, 2020 11:15 AM | SAT OCT 31, 2020 8:00 PM ___________________________________________________

FRI NOV 13, 2020 8:00 PM | SAT NOV 14, 2020 8:00 PM ___________________________________________________

6M | 18 | 9B | 7B

6B | 18 | 9A

6A | 18 | 9B

KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor EDGAR MOREAU cello

ANDREAS DELFS conductor UTE LEMPER vocalist (pictured above)

SOMEI SATOH Saga From Me Flows What You Call Time TAKEMITSU RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC NEUBURGER Aube Cello Concerto in D minor LALO FRANCK Symphony in D minor

In Eastern folklore, Scheherazade told the cruel Sultan 1,001 stories in order to save her own life. Rimsky-Korsakov borrows Scheherazade’s tales of princesses, festivals, sea voyages, and more in his richly orchestrated and Far Eastern-flavored fantasy. Grammy®-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion takes the stage for Toru Takemitsu’s visually captivating From Me Flows What You Call Time, which calls for unusual bells suspended from the ceiling and played using long, colorful ribbons.

Franck’s most endearing work is his symphony, though its legacy took some time — the French found it “too German,” critics found it too modern (including the “unthinkable” use of English horn). Lucky for us, audiences soon warmed to its genius. Edgar Moreau brings “angelic purity of tuning and impeccable fast finger-work” (The Telegraph ) to the impassioned cello concerto by Édouard Lalo, rounding out this delightful French program.

PACKAGE OPTIONS: 6A | 18 | 9A | 7A | 7M

KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor AIZURI QUARTET MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY CHORUS CHERYL FRAZES HILL director ERIC NATHAN New Commission JOHN ADAMS Absolute Jest BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

The MSO’s season opens with Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony in celebration of the composer’s landmark 250th birthday. Responding directly to Beethoven is Absolute Jest, in which the composer feeds fragments of the Ninth, Beethoven’s late string quartets, and more “through a John Adams machine.”

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STAGE TO SCREEN RONALD BRAUTIGAM

PEER GYNT F R I JAN 22, 2021 8:00 PM SAT JAN 23, 2021 8:00 PM SUN JAN 24, 2021 2:30 PM ______________________ 6B | 18 | 9A | 7A | 7M KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor BILL BARCLAY stage director CONCERT THEATRE WORKS CAMILLA TILLING soprano MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY CHORUS CHERYL FRAZES HILL director GRIEG Peer Gynt

This is no Peer Gynt you’ve ever experienced before! In this semi-staged adaptation, conductor Ken-David Masur and director Bill Barclay reunite Grieg’s unforgettable music (including the immediately recognizable “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and “Morning Mood”) with a fun and modern take on Ibsen’s drama. This creative team has assembled eight costumed actors, a playful puppet and props, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, and more to create an expansive staged spectacle — all to tell the outlandish tale of Peer Gynt, a hopeless yarn-spinner who lies and sneaks his way through many misadventures and ultimately learns his lesson.

F R I JAN 29, 2021 8:00 PM | SAT JAN 30, 2021 8:00 PM ___________________________________________________

WEILL PROKOFIEV WEILL KORNGOLD

Threepenny Opera Suite (1928) Lieutenant Kijé (1934) Songs (1920s, 30s, 40s) Suite from Captain Blood (1935)

Celebrate the 1930s in a 3-program exploration of the decade’s best music. These concerts, lead by former Music Director Andreas Delfs, feature a sweeping Oscar® -nominated cinematic score by Hollywood’s Korngold, as well as works by Weill: a collection of his popular songs and a suite from his musical theater gem Threepenny Opera (listen for “Mack the Knife”). Prokofiev sought a wider audience with his music for proven to be one of the composer’s most-performed works.

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NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor

GERSHWIN’S SECOND RHAPSODY

Suite from Naïs Concerto Grosso, Op. 3 No. 2 Concerto for Strings Incidental Music from Abdelazer Music for the Royal Fireworks

Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan, a renowned expert in 18th-century music, leads a sampling of the period’s finest works, culminating in the brilliant Music for the Royal Fireworks that Handel composed for King George II.

FRI FEB 5, 2021 8:00 PM | SAT FEB 6, 2021 8:00 PM SUN FEB 7, 2021 2:30 PM ________________________________________________

RUTH REINHARDT

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN

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Three Places in New England (1911) Piano Concerto (1932) Symphony No. 1 in One Movement (1935) Out of the Silence (1939) Second Rhapsody (1931)

These concerts are part of a 3-program celebration of the 1930s, the decade in which Warner Grand Theater was built. The program culminates in Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, which began as a film score and is rife with the noises of New York.

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FRENCH OFFERINGS

FRI MAR 5, 2021 11:15 AM | SAT MAR 6, 2021 8:00 PM ___________________________________________________

FRI MAR 19, 2021 8:00 PM | SAT MAR 20, 2021 8:00 PM SUN MAR 21, 2021 2:30 PM ___________________________________________________

FRI MAR 26, 2021 8:00 PM | SAT MAR 27, 2021 8:00 PM ___________________________________________________

RUTH REINHARDT conductor JAMES EHNES violin

BRUCKNER’S SYMPHONY NO. 4

STEPHEN HOUGH

F R I FEB 26, 2021 8:00 PM SAT FEB 27, 2021 8:00 PM SUN FEB 28, 2021 2:30 PM _______________________

MENDELSSOHN Overture to Ruy Blas MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4

6A | 18 | 9A | 7A

Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony puts the horn section to work during its “Hunting of the Hare” movement, some of the best-loved of Bruckner’s music. The Times (London) named guest artist Stephen Hough “the living advocate” of Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto.

KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor STEPHEN HOUGH piano

KELLEY O’CONNOR

BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

6A | 18 | 9A | 7A | 7M

KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor AARON DIEHL piano (pictured above) IVES PRICE BARBER STILL GERSHWIN

BAIBA SKRIDE

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

6M | 18 | 9B | 7B

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RAMEAU HANDEL VIVALDI PURCELL HANDEL

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F R I FEB 19, 2021 8:00 PM SAT FEB 20, 2021 8:00 PM _______________________

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HANDEL’S ROYAL FIREWORKS

6B | 18 | 9B | 7B

’30s Festival / Part Two

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JANÁCEK Jealousy DVORÁK Violin Concerto SMETANA The Moldau KODÁLY Suite from Háry János

Dvorák is known for infusing his music with his native Bohemian folk melodies. His Violin Concerto, a hallmark of violin repertoire, is a prime example of that classic Dvorák style, especially in its dance-filled finale. Ruth Reinhardt, “a conductor with strong ideas of her own” (The Seattle Times ), also leads Smetana’s beloved Moldau, as well as a suite from Kodály’s comic opera Háry János ; Kodály’s Háry is a boastful veteran soldier who “sits at the tavern spinning yarns about his heroic exploits.”

KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor BAIBA SKRIDE violin Night Ride and Sunrise SIBELIUS SEBASTIAN CURRIER Aether, for violin and orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Happy birthday, Beethoven! The MSO joins the world in celebrating the 250th birthday of this legendary composer. Ken-David Masur conducts Beethoven’s Seventh, a rousing symphony originally performed as a benefit for wounded soldiers. Currier composed Aether expressly for violinist Baiba Skride; “aether” refers to fresh air, or in Currier’s words, “the air the gods breathe.”

6B | 18 | 9B | 7B KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor KELLEY O’CONNOR mezzo-soprano JOHN BRANCY baritone MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY CHORUS CHERYL FRAZES HILL director L. BOULANGER D’un matin de printemps Les offrandes oubliées MESSIAEN CANTELOUBE Chants d’Auvergne DURUFLÉ Requiem Mais oui, this program delights in the work of French composers, beginning with Lili Boulanger’s effervescent “Of a Spring Morning.” Canteloube arranges French folk songs for soprano and orchestra in his Chants (Songs). Messiaen and Duruflé set the sacred to music: Messiaen’s “The Forgotten Offerings” is a work of deep personal devotion, while Duruflé adds his touch to the traditional Latin Requiem. 414.291.7605 MSO.ORG | 7


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ALPINE SYMPHONY

AUGUSTIN HADELICH

MARKUS STENZ

KEN-DAVID MASUR

ENIGMA VARIATIONS

AUGUSTIN HADELICH RETURNS

COURTLY FAVORS

FRI APR 16, 2021 11:15 AM | SAT APR 17, 2021 8:00 PM ________________________________________________

FRI MAY 14, 2021 8:00 PM | SAT MAY 15, 2021 8:00 PM SUN MAY 16, 2021 2:30 PM ___________________________________________________

FRI MAY 21, 2021 11:15 AM | SAT MAY 22, 2021 8:00 PM ___________________________________________________

6M | 18 | 9A MARKUS STENZ conductor LARS VOGT piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Enigma Variations ELGAR

Who is W.M.B.? Or C.A.E.? They are two of the fourteen dear friends that Elgar sketches in his riddle-filled Enigma Variations , each movement a playful deviation from a common theme. (The solemn “Nimrod” variation may sound familiar; it is often borrowed for movies and ceremonies.) Pianist Lars Vogt opens the program with Brahms’s urgent First Piano Concerto.

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F R I MAY 28, 2021 8:00 PM SAT MAY 29, 2021 8:00 PM SUN MAY 30, 2021 2:30 PM _______________________

R. STRAUSS Serenade in E-flat major R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen R. STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie

6B | 18 | 9B

Strauss climbs a mountain made of music in his massive Alpine Symphony, a colorful tone poem depicting, hour by hour, the scenes along an adventurous hike through the Alps — listen for sunrise, flowering meadows, a sudden storm, and more. Music Director Laureate Edo de Waart also leads Strauss’s Metamorphosen, which he conducted to great acclaim in his inaugural concerts as Music Director in 2008.

EDO DE WAART conductor

MAHLER’S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY EDO DE WAART

6M | 18 | 9A | 7A

6A | 18 | 9B | 7B | 7M

DVORÁK Carnival Overture PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Swan Lake

Grammy® Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich is “in touch with the sunny side of a violin” (Washington Post ), a quality that suits him well in Prokofiev’s warm and lyrical (though demanding) Second Violin Concerto. An evil sorcerer has turned Princess Odette into a bird in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ; here the MSO plays a collection of the cherished ballet’s most popular scenes.

SUSATO BACH STRAVINSKY GABRIELI BRAHMS

Renaissance Dances Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks” Canzon septimi toni Serenade No. 2

Experience a more intimate side of the MSO in this eclectic collection of music written for chamber orchestra, ranging from 1597 with a suite of Susato’s Renaissance Dances to the mid-1800s with Brahms’s Second Serenade and to 1937 with Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks” chamber concerto. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, ever an audience favorite, is one of the crown jewels of Baroque repertoire.

FRI JUN 18, 2021 8:00 PM | SAT JUN 19, 2021 8:00 PM SUN JUN 20, 2021 2:30 PM ___________________________________________________ 6A | 18 | 9B | 7B | 7M

KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor JADER BIGNAMINI conductor AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin

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THE DHARMA AT BIG SUR F R I JUN 11, 2021 11:15 AM SAT JUN 12, 2021 8:00 PM __________________________

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 4 WALKER Lyric for Strings JOHN ADAMS The Dharma at Big Sur

6M | 18 | 9A | 7A YANIV DINUR conductor TRACY SILVERMAN electric violin ADAM LARSEN visual artist

In The Dharma at Big Sur, composer John Adams invokes the majesty of his adopted Pacific Coast and the way “the current pounds and smashes... in a slow, lazy rhythm of terrifying power.” He wrote his Dharma specifically for “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin” (BBC Radio), Tracy Silverman, who performs here against a backdrop of evocative projected visuals by cinematographer Adam Larsen.

KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY CHORUS CHERYL FRAZES HILL director MAHLER Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”

“Rise again, yes, rise again!” The MSO season closes with Ken-David Masur conducting Mahler’s immense “Resurrection” Symphony, in which the composer contemplates the enormity of life itself. This masterwork begins with an anguished search for meaning and builds in hope toward a triumphant, joyous promise of life restored. The Milwaukee Symphony Chorus lends its voice to Mahler’s optimistic text — “With wings which I have won for myself… I shall soar upwards toward the light!”

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POPS and MORE SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN FILM WITH ORCHESTRA SAT OCT 17, 2020 7:30 PM SUN OCT 18, 2020 2:30 PM _______________________ YANIV DINUR conductor

JOHN WILLIAMS

JOHN WILLIAMS CONCERT SPECIAL

Singin’ in the Rain, named the Greatest Movie Musical of all time by the American Film Institute, comes to life with spectacular accompaniment by the MSO. Experience award-winning performances by Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds in this lighthearted story of silent film actors making the transition to “talkies.” This charming film features song-and-dance numbers such as “Make ’Em Laugh,” “All I Do is Dream of You,” “Good Morning,” the iconic title track, and more.

GHOSTBUSTERS FILM WITH ORCHESTRA

HOLIDAY POPS

SAT OCT 10, 2020 8:00 PM ________________________________________________

FRI NOV 27, 2020 7:30 PM | SAT NOV 28, 2020 7:30 PM SUN NOV 29, 2020 2:30 PM ________________________________________________

FRI DEC 11, 2020 8:00 PM | SAT DEC 12, 2020 8:00 PM SUN DEC 13, 2020 2:30 PM | SUN DEC 13, 2020 7:30 PM ___________________________________________________

JOHN WILLIAMS conductor KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor

YANIV DINUR conductor

Renowned composer John Williams returns to conduct the MSO in a special performance of his music from the silver screen. Ken-David Masur leads the first half of an exciting program that includes music from such Williams favorites as E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and more.

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ: A CELEBRATION OF IRVING BERLIN POPS F R I NOV 6, 2020 8:00 PM SAT NOV 7, 2020 8:00 PM SUN NOV 8, 2020 2:30 PM _______________________ YANIV DINUR conductor MICHAEL FEINSTEIN piano

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MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

To open this landmark Pops season, the MSO is filling the Warner Grand Theater with the unforgettable music of the era when this historic gem was erected in 1930. Michael Feinstein, celebrated pianist and passionate ambassador of the Great American Songbook, is the ideal interpreter for the music of Irving Berlin and other popular entertainers of the 30s. Enjoy timeless standards such as “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better),” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

“Who you gonna call?” Put on your proton pack and join us for the 1984 film Ghostbusters, with the Oscar®-winning score performed live by the MSO. This supernatural, comic caper (rated PG) features Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver as the team who ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost. Ghostbusters © 1984 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved

JEFF TYZIK conductor SHAYNA STEELE vocalist MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY CHORUS CHERYL FRAZES HILL director

Bring the whole family to Milwaukee’s musical holiday tradition! Shayna Steele, a powerhouse vocalist with “enough voltage to light up the West End” (London Jazz News ), joins the MSO for a musical jubilee of your favorite carols, classics, and sing-alongs. Don’t miss out on this beloved holiday experience!

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’30s Festival / Part Three

PROHIBITION POPS F R I FEB 12, 2021 11:15 AM F R I FEB 12, 2021 8:00 PM SAT FEB 13, 2021 8:00 PM SUN FEB 14, 2021 2:30 PM _______________________

THE PRINCESS BRIDE FILM WITH ORCHESTRA SAT JAN 2, 2021 7:30 PM | SUN JAN 3, 2021 2:30 PM ________________________________________________

KEN-DAVID MASUR conductor MYRA MAUD vocalist MADISON CLAIRE PARKS vocalist BRONSON NORRIS MURPHY vocalist

The Milwaukee Symphony whisks you away to the dimly-lit cabarets and secret speakeasies of the 1930s in Prohibition, a musical journey through the top hits of the era. Vintage imagery and sultry vocalists will remind you of a time when gangsters ran loose and intrigue waited around every corner. Prohibition brings you decadent music from Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Kurt Weill, and more of your 30s favorites. *Prohibition contans imagery and themes of an adult nature.

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

MADISON CLAIRE PARKS

THE STREISAND SONGBOOK POPS

TOTALLY ’80S POPS

FRI APR 9, 2021 11:15 AM | FRI APR 9, 2021 8:00 PM SAT APR 10, 2021 8:00 PM | SUN APR 11, 2021 2:30 PM ___________________________________________________

FRI APR 30, 2021 8:00 PM | SAT MAY 1, 2021 8:00 PM SUN MAY 2, 2021 2:30 PM ___________________________________________________

YANIV DINUR conductor ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY vocalist

Between the sword fights, the harrowing rescues, the R.O.U.S.es (Rodents of Unusual Size), and the power of true love, is there anything that The Princess Bride doesn’t have? Relive all of the magic, the monsters, and the miracles as the Milwaukee Symphony performs the music of The Princess Bride while the classic PG-rated film plays above the stage.

PIAZZOLLA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION POPS F R I MAR 12, 2021 8:00 PM SAT MAR 13, 2021 8:00 PM SUN MAR 14, 2021 2:30 PM _______________________

© The Princess Bride Limited. All Rights Reserved.

HECTOR DEL CURTO bandoneón

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HECTOR DEL CURTO

Move over, Vivaldi: Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, whose 100th birthday we celebrate in 2021, brings his signature “nuevo tango” style to his Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Del Curto joins the MSO to play the bandoneón, a small accordion-like instrument central to the tango. Just try to resist Piazzolla’s electric rhythms — we bet you’ll be dancing in the aisles!

MICHAEL LYNCHE

Between her two Academy Awards®, ten Grammys®, five Emmys®, nine Golden Globes® and more, the inimitable vocalist Barbra Streisand needs no introduction. Guest artist Ann Hampton Callaway is not only an accomplished singer and actress in her own right, but a songsmith as well; in fact, Callaway has written many songs for Barbra Streisand, including “At the Same Time” and “I’ve Dreamed of You.” In this powerful concert experience, Callaway plumbs the depths of Streisand’s songbook, performing hits such as “People,” “The Way We Were,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” and more.

STUART CHAFETZ conductor NICOLE PARKER vocalist AARON FINLEY vocalist

Dig out your scrunchies, your Swatch watches, and your leg warmers — we’re totally throwing it back to the 1980s! In our bodacious Totally ’80s concerts, experience a blast from the musical past with tunes from Huey Lewis & The News, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Cher, Kool & The Gang, Phil Collins, and more.

DANCING IN THE STREET:

THE MUSIC OF MOTOWN POPS FRI JUN 4, 2021 11:15 AM | FRI JUN 4, 2021 8:00 PM SAT JUN 5, 2021 8:00 PM | SUN JUN 6, 2021 2:30 PM ___________________________________________________ SHAYNA STEELE vocalist CHESTER GREGORY vocalist MICHAEL LYNCHE vocalist

Marvin Gaye. The Four Tops. Diana Ross. The Temptations. Stevie Wonder. Relive the classic Motown hits from these legendary artists and many more, backed by the power of the MSO and three dynamic guest vocalists. Songs such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “My Girl,” and “Superstition” will leave you dancing in the street!

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THE ORCHESTRA HAS THE NIGHT OFF, BUT THE MUSIC PLAYS ON

JOYCE DIDONATO

YO-YO MA

CANADIAN BRASS

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

JOYCE DIDONATO: SONGPLAY

YO-YO MA & KATHRYN STOTT

TUE DEC 8, 2020 7:30 PM ________________________________________________

SAT DEC 19, 2020 7:30 PM ___________________________________________________

THU FEB 18, 2021 7:30 PM ___________________________________________________

MAR, 2021 TBD ___________________________________________________

Canadian Brass, “one of the most popular brass ensembles in the world” (Washington Post ), performs your favorite Christmas tunes in their entertaining and spontaneous style. Celebrate the holidays — and Canadian Brass’ 50th anniversary! — in this one-night-only event.

Experience holiday music as you’ve never heard it before: through the angelic voices of one of the best known boys choirs in the world. The Vienna Boys Choir performs an uplifting holiday concert full of Austrian folk songs, Christmas hymns, carols, and more; bring the family for an evening of music they’ll never forget.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s unparalleled voice is “nothing less than 24-carat gold” (The Times ) and an absolute treat to experience. In this operatic recital of epic proportions, hear for yourself why DiDonato has earned multiple Grammy Awards® for Best Solo Vocal Album, the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, three Gramophone Classical Music Awards, and countless others. DiDonato will be performing music from her 2020 Grammy®-winning album Songplay, an inventive fusion of opera, jazz, and tango.

YO-YO MA cello KATHY STOTT piano

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THE ATRIUM

........................... Rendering of the light-filled Atrium on the second floor. The space graciously accommodates before-concert dining, as well as corporate events and weddings (shown).

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma — recipient of eighteen Grammy® Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Arts and many more — takes the stage for a sure-to-sell out evening with longtime collaborator and pianist Kathryn Stott. Enjoy the rare chance to hear a live performance by this world-class musical duo.

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CLASSICS PRICE LEVELS

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PRELUDE

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH SCHEHERAZADE

6A OCT 23

OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 JAN 22 JAN 29

GERSHWIN’S SECOND RHAPSODY HANDEL’S ROYAL FIREWORKS

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

FEB 19 FEB 26

MAR 19

COURTLY FAVORS

APR 16

MAHLER’S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY

FEB 6

MAY 14

MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18

*CONCERTS NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGES. THEY CAN BE PURCHASED AS SINGLE TICKES.

JUN 19

OCT 31

NOV 21 JAN 23

FEB 6

NOV 22

FEB 6

FEB 27

FEB 7

MAR 6 MAR 20 MAR 27

MAY 22

MAY 15

JUN 12 JUN 19

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NOV 6

NOV 7

NOV 8

DEC 11

DEC 12

DEC 13

FEB 12

FEB 13

FEB 14

MAR 12

MAR 13

MAR 14

APR 9

APR 10

APR 11

APR 30

MAY 1

MAY 2

JUN 4

JUN 5

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PROHIBITION

FEB 12

PIAZZOLLA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

$ 634.77 $ 545.44 $ 467.52

THE STREISAND SONGBOOK

18 9 7 6

$ $ $ $

APR 9

TOTALLY ’80S THE MUSIC OF MOTOWN

JUN 4

927.36 463.68 397.60 340.80

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

FILM

POPS DEC 13

OCT 10

GHOSTBUSTERS

NOV 27

CANADIAN BRASS

7:30P

OCT 17

OCT 18

NOV 28

NOV 29

JAN 2

JAN 3

POPS PRICE LEVELS

NO. OF CONCERTS

PRICE

BOX SEATS

7 3 (PRELUDE)

$ 663.74 $ 284.46

LEVEL 1

7 3 (PRELUDE)

$ 530.67 $ 227.43

LEVEL 2

7 3 (PRELUDE)

$ 382.83 $ 164.07

LEVEL 3

7 3 (PRELUDE)

$ 271.95 $ 116.65

LEVEL 4

7 3 (PRELUDE)

$ 220.22 $ 94.38

LEVEL 5

7 3 (PRELUDE)

$ 161.07 $ 69.03

PRICES INCLUDE HISTORIC PRESERVATION FEE & SALES TAX.

DEC 8

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

DEC 19

LEVEL 4

18 9 7 6

$ $ $ $

490.14 245.07 212.80 182.40

SINGLE TICKETS BOX SEATS

$111

$88

$115

$91

$171

$136

$115

$91

18 9 7 6

$ $ $ $

357.12 178.56 153.65 131.70

LEVEL 1

$85

$67

$91

$72

$116

$92

$91

$72

LEVEL 2

$61

$48

$65

$51

$91

$72

$65

$51

LEVEL 3

$45

$35

$45

$35

$71

$56

$45

$35

LEVEL 4

$31

$24

$35

$27

$46

$36

$35

$27

LEVEL 5

$21

$16

$25

$19

$36

$26

$25

$19

LEVEL 5 JUN 20

11:15A

LEVEL 3

MAY 30*

JUN 19

7:30P

699.30 349.65 294.14 252.12

MAY 16

JUN 12

7:30P

SUN

HOLIDAY POPS

$ 1269.54

MAY 22 MAY 29

SAT

$ $ $ $

MAR 27

MAY 15

FRI

18 9 7 6

MAR 21

APR 17

THU

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

FEB 28* MAR 6

TUE

PUTIN’ ON THE RITZ

18 9 7 6

FEB 20 FEB 27

MAR 20

$1649.70 $ 824.85 $ 700.70 $ 600.60

POPS & MORE

JOHN WILLIAMS CONDUCTS

JAN 24 LEVEL 2

FEB 20

18 9 7 6

OCT 25

JAN 30

MAY 29 JUN 12

7M

LEVEL 1

JAN 23

MAR 27

MAY 22

7B

OCT 24

NOV 21

MAY 15

MAY 21

7A

NOV 14

FEB 20

APR 17

ALPINE SYMPHONY THE DHARMA AT BIG SUR

JAN 23

MAR 20 MAR 26

AUGUSTIN HADELICH RETURNS

NOV 14

9B

OCT 31

MAR 6

FRENCH OFFERINGS ENIGMA VARIATIONS

OCT 24

FEB 27

MAR 5

BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH

OCT 24

JAN 30 FEB 5

BRUCKNER’S SYMPHONY NO. 4

9A

NOV 21

PEER GYNT STAGE TO SCREEN

18

OCT 31

FRENCH MASTERS DE WAART + BRAUTIGAM

6B

PRICE

NO. OF CONCERTS

PRICES INCLUDE HISTORIC PRESERVATION FEE AND SALES TAX.

20% discount

JOYCE DIDONATO

FEB 18

YO-YO MA & KATHRYN STOTT

MAR TBD

CLASSICS

POPS

JOHN WILLIAMS | YO-YO MA

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN | GHOSTBUSTERS | CANADIAN BRASS | VIENNA BOYS CHOIR THE PRINCESS BRIDE | JOYCE DIDONATO

20% OFF WITH SUBSCRIPTION

20% OFF WITH SUBSCRIPTION

20% OFF WITH SUBSCRIPTION

20% OFF WITH SUBSCRIPTION

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE HISTORIC PRESERVATION FEE, PROCESSING FEE (WAIVED IN PACKAGES), OR SALES TAX.


INAUGURAL SEASON GUIDE | CLASSICS & POPS 2020 / 2021

INTRODUCING RESONANCE FOOD CO.

BRADLEY SYMPHONY CENTER

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DELECTABLY IN TUNE WITH YOUR TASTE BUDS

PARKING

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FAVORITE DINING PLACE.

ABUNDANT, AND STEPS AWAY

The Milwaukee Symphony and its hospitality partners have raised the scale for concert-going cuisine, delivered by the Bradley Symphony Center’s own Resonance Food Co. It’s a harmonious blend of culinary art and warm hospitality that you will only find here. Resonance Food Co. will offer you a medley of chef-crafted experiences, whether you’re attending a performance or a special event. Expect signature dishes and bespoke drinks, accented by fresh ingredients, local flavors and favorite traditions, as well as original concert-themed menus. The second floor Atrium and the ground level Gallery will feature full bars with comfortable lounge seating, while five mobile bar carts will serve every level of the Symphony Center. Patrons will be welcome to bring their beverages into the concert hall.

DISCOUNT PARKING The Avenue parking garage is the Bradley Symphony Center’s parking partner. Located just half a block from the Center, The Avenue garage has 1,700 parking spots and four exits for quick departure. MSO patrons will be offered $10 discounted, pre-paid parking passes starting in the fall. VALET PARKING The Bradley Symphony Center will offer curbside valet parking for $20. Additional information on valet parking will be available when you receive your subscription tickets. OTHER PARKING OPTIONS There are many parking garages within walking distance of the Bradley Symphony Center. Visit parkmilwaukee.com for additional information.

Come for the music, but get ready to be amazed by the dining! We also invite you to plan your next special event with us. Both the Atrium and the Gallery are available for weddings, parties and corporate gatherings.

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INAUGURAL SEASON GUIDE | CLASSICS & POPS 2020 / 2021

BRADLEY SYMPHONY CENTER

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GENEROUS BENEFITS, INCLUDED

SUBSCRIBE AND ENJOY EXCLUSIVE VIP PRIVILEGES SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

ELECTRONIC TICKETING

MEET AND GREET

ENJOY MORE CONCERTS

20% DISCOUNT & ADVANCE NOTICE ON ADDITIONAL MSO CONCERTS Subscribers move to the head of the line when new concerts are announced and save 20% on special performances and additional tickets.

The MSO is pleased to launch e-ticketing in the new Bradley Symphony Center. E-tickets are sent via email and can be printed at home or displayed on a mobile device at the concert hall. Mailed tickets and Will Call pick up is also available.

In addition to premium savings and service, subscribers have priority access to meet MSO musicians and guest artists at special receptions and post-concert events.

JOAN STEELE STEIN FAMILY SERIES Introduce the children in your life to the power of music with our Family Series. Created especially for children ages 3-10 and their families, these one-hour concerts will delight the senses and trigger the imaginations of all ages.

PERSONALIZED SERVICE We know you may have questions. Our ticketing team is ready to help you, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. For service, call 414.291.7605 or 800.291.7605. EASY EXCHANGES & LOST TICKET REPLACEMENTS Life can be hectic. Let us help. You can exchange tickets up to 24 hours before a performance by calling our ticket office or logging into your account at mso.org. EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS & DISCOUNTS VIPs get access to free streaming, additional savings on select concerts, and special offers from our partners around town. PARKING PERKS Purchase discounted, pre-paid parking for $10 per park at The Avenue.

BOX OFFICE * Purchase tickets online at mso.org, by phone at 414.291.7605 or in person at the current MSO Ticket Office at 1101 N. Market Street 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. *Box office will move to the Bradley Symphony Center in Fall of 2020.

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BEFORE THE CONCERT

The four-concert series takes place on Sundays at 2:30 pm and will be on sale to the public in April 2020.

Join us one hour before classics concerts for Meet the Music. Led by MSO musicians and local music experts, this engaging and informative discussion about the music is free for all patrons attending the performance.

SUN NOV 1, 2020 2:30 PM SUN DEC 20, 2020 2:30 PM SUN JAN 31, 2021 2:30 PM SUN MAR 28, 2021 2:30 PM

AFTER THE CONCERT Meet your friends in the lobby after the concert. Drinks and small plates are available to purchase in the 1st floor lobby following most performances.

BACKSTAGE PASS Be first to know about our concerts, special sales, and MSO news—sign up for our e-newsletter at mso.org.

DIGITAL PROGRAM NOTES Read before you go! Visit mso.org/program to access program notes.

GET SOCIAL Whether you want to ask a question, give us your feedback, read the latest news and reviews, or simply chat about the world of classical music and the performing arts, we love hearing from you. Find & follow us!

BRADLEY SYMPHONY CENTER AMENITIES FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICES Have a tasty app or two prior to the performance, or have a sit-down dinner. Resonance Food Co. will offers a variety of choices, prepared on-site by our full-time chefs. RESTROOMS Plentiful, convenient restrooms with mobility considerations are located on all levels of the Bradley Symphony Center. In addition, there are three all-gender, single occupancy restrooms. WHEELCHAIR SEATING Bradley Symphony Center has ADA seating available on the main floor and in the box seats. ASSISTIVE LISTENING The concert hall inside the Bradley Symphony Center is equipped with a T-coil loop system. Patrons with compatible hearing aids need no additional equipment. If you do not have a compatible device, loop receivers are available for loan. 414.291.7605 MSO.ORG | 23


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