The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra invites music lovers to its wonderful classical events

20 Mar 2024

On March 1-2, 2024, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra delighted classic music lovers with a wonderful classical event, which took place at Bradley Symphony Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, led by Ken-David Masur, is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural institution in Wisconsin.

Ken-David Masur, Music Director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, is hailed as “fearless, bold, and a life-force” (San Diego Union-Tribune) and “a brilliant and commanding conductor with unmistakable charisma” (Leipzig Volkszeitung).

The evocative program of the Concert opens with pastoral nostalgi. Composer Dobrinka Tabakova describes her Thrace as “inspired by the landscapes of Thrace and the vivid contrast between the lowlands and the mountains.”

The highlight of the Concert is Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony. The “Pathétique” Symphony is rightly considered as one of the most popular symphonies ever written. The symphony deeply reveals the universal and profound themes of life and death, the mystery of battle, tragedy and passion in human life. Tchaikovsky said about his symphony, “I am proud of it more than of any other work of mine.”

Artistic Partner Dashon Burton, bass-baritone, due to illness, has withdrawn from his performances of Brahms’s “Four Preludes and Serious Songs” from that weekend’s concerts.

Later, he joins Music Director Ken-David Masur on stage for Brahms’s “Serious Songs” – a somber valediction, penned less than a year before the composer’s death. Detlev Glanert’s arrangement of the final music Brahms ever wrote for the voice allows the full orchestra to sing.


By Alex Arlander | ENC News


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