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03/27/17

Conductor Edo de Waart’s Last Madison Performance with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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Contact: Esty Dinur, edinur@wisc.edu(608) 262-3907

Conductor Edo de Waart’s Last Madison Performance with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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The Wisconsin Union Theater is proud to announce that the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform in Shannon Hall on Sunday, May 21st, 2017, at 2:30 pm. There will be a free pre-concert lecture by Randal Swiggum at 1:30 pm in the Memorial Union’s Festival Room.  Pricing for the MSO concert is as follows: UW-Madison students are $15, Union Members and Non-UW Students are $44, $40, and $25, UW Faculty and Staff are $46, $42, and $25, and the general public are $49, $45, and $25 (Youth up to 18 years are $20). Tickets can be purchased on our website, at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 608-265-ARTS.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra celebrates Edo de Waart’s seventh and final season with the orchestra. Maestro de Waart, a Middleton resident, is internationally renowned for excellent sold-out concerts, including a performance in Carnegie Hall. This concert will feature Susan Babini on the cello, and will be de Waart’s final Madison performance with MSO. 

The program for the concert is as follows:

Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Bloch - Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody
Elgar - Symphony No. 1 in A-flat major, Op. 55

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is one of the finest in the nation. Its full-time professionals hold over 135 concert each season throughout the state of Wisconsin. In its almost sixty-year history, the MSO has performed premieres of works by Phillip Glass, Geoffrey Gordon, John Adams, and Matthias Pintscher. In 2005, it became the first American orchestra to make live recordings available on iTunes.

This performance is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts Committee and was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. WORT89.9 FM and WSUM are the media sponsors.