E-Notes: Fantastic Finale on Sunday, May 1st

True to tradition, Brown County Civic Music will close the season with the magnificent Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Stuart Chafetz, who has warmly endeared himself to CM audiences. An evening of music by an all-Russian lineup of composers can be nothing less than sensational!

Ralph Holter Auditorium at Green Bay West High
7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00
Tickets at door, $35, adults; $10 students
Reception following concert at Titletown Brewing Company. Y’all come!

Free bonus concert for new members who join for next season.
Invite family, friends & colleagues to experience live, classical music by professionals from around the world. 6 concerts for a 5-concert price, includes 2 MSO performances!! It will be an especially exciting season for young musicians.

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May 1—Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Program

Program | Program Notes | Season Listing

Dmitri Shostakovich

Festive Overture, Opus 96

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Opus 70


—-Intermission —-

Mikhail Glinka

Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla

Sergei Prokofiev

March and Scherzo from Love for Three Oranges, Opus 33bis

Reinhold Gliere

“Russian Sailor’s Dance” from The Red Poppy

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Waltz from the Suite from The Sleeping Beauty

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Capriccio italien, Opus 45

May 1—Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Program Notes

Program | Program Notes | Season Listing

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Festive Overture, Opus 96

Following a period from 1948 to 1953 when Shostakovich was almost exclusively involved with the creation of film scores and chamber music, he suddenly returned to orchestral composition with Symphony No. 10 and, in 1954, his brilliant Festive Overture. Allegedly written under great pressure of time, the overture was given its first performance on November 7, 1954 at a Moscow concert commemorating the thirty-seventh anniversary of the October Revolution (Soviet celebrations often went on for a long time). Read More