Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – May 2016 e-Notes

On June, 25, 1910, Igor Stravinsky unveiled a ballet in Paris that was an instant success with both audience and critics and led him to composing additional operas, including Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, and Pulcinella.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform the 1919 revision of the Suite from The Firebird in the second half of our season-ending concert on May 21. The program will also include music by Bernstein, Dvorák, Strauss, and Saint-Saens.

No doubt about it, the MSO will be bringing a memorable season to a resounding close.

Fear not, we’ll be back September 17 with the Chrysalis Chamber Players to start our 2016-17 season. Also on tap next year is a brass group, a trio, a male a cappella ensemble and, of course, the stars of this Saturday’s concert, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. We are confident that you will enjoy these five concerts for the bargain price of $80 for the season. We again are offering early membership incentives.

In continuing another Brown County Civic Music tradition, we’re again offering a bonus concert for new members so it’s not too late to encourage your friends to join us next year or to give a friend or member of your family a membership. It’s a great present for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, Father’s Day — or any kind of celebration.

We look forward to seeing you at the Brown County Civic Music Association annual meeting on Monday, June 13.

We also remind you that we have numerous opportunities to volunteer and that your financial contributions help make these concerts a vital part of the Green Bay cultural scene.

You can also join fellow music lovers at a post-concert reception at Titletown Brewing Co. and for monthly dining at Perkins, Military and Shawano, Green Bay. So many opportunities, for fun and fellowship. Please tell your family, friends, neighbors — even strangers on the street about Brown County Civic Music Association.

Now, get ready for beautiful music by Wisconsin’s top musical treasure, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, including the program and player bios.