Post-Concert Reception

You’re invited to meet and greet the performers and your concert-going friends at Titletown Brewing Company and nibble on complimentary snacks after the concert. A big thanks to the Titletown Brewing Company for providing the space and the snacks.

Location: Titletown Brewing Company, 200 Dousman St, Green Bay, WI

Classics by Request

Every Saturday from 10 am to 11 am on WPNE, 89.3, WPR Host Ruthanne Bessman plays listener’s classical requests on Classics by Request.

Listeners can submit their requests online at or call in toll free during the show at 800-442-7106. This is a great chance to get the word out about Brown County Civic Music Association and hear Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra perform something they will perform at our May 9 concert by requesting a movement from Brahms’ Second Symphony (MSO Classics). If you’d rather hear something from Mozart, request an MSO recording of a movement from his 38th or 39th symphonies. Both are on the MSO Classics label. Be sure to mention that Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Brown County Civic Music Association Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in Ralph Holter Auditorium at West High School, Green Bay.

Dine to Donate – Perkins

Mark your calendars! Perkins Restaurants will donate 10% of all sales between 5 and 8 pm to Brown County Civic Music Association on the following designated evenings throughout the summer:

Perkins on the corner of Military and Shawano – Third Wednesday of each month.

Perkins on South Oneida in Ashwaubenon – First & third Thursdays of each month.

Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to take a break and have dinner at Perkins. All diners (no need to be a CM member) are included in the donation! Your participation makes this an easy, delicious fundraiser for Brown County Civic Music!

Announcing the 2015-16 Season

The Brown County Civic Music Association is pleased to announce the 2015-16 concert season. Click here 2015-16 season brochure (pdf)

Date Concert
Sun., Oct. 18, 2015 St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Sat, Nov. 21, 2015 Accordion Virtuosi of Russia
Sat., March 19, 2016 Quartetto Gelato
Sat., April 23, 2016 Isthmus Brass Ensemble
Sat, May 21, 2016 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

All performances in the 2015-16 season:

  • are at Ralph Holter Auditorium,
  • Green Bay West High School
  • begin at 7:30 p.m. (auditorium doors open at 7 p.m.)
  • are general admission seating

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Program

Season Listing | Program | Biography | Pre-concert Talk

May 9, 2015

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor

Matthew Annin, horn



Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3


Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major for Horn and Orchestra, K. 447

  1. Allegro
  2. Romanza: Larghetto
  3. Allegro
    Matthew Annin

— Intermission —


Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Adagio non troppo
  3. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino)
  4. Allegro con spirito

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – Biography

Season Listing | Program | Biography | Pre-concert Talk

The Performers

Francesco Lecce-Chong, currently associate conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, has worked with orchestras around the world. Equally at ease in the opera house, Mr. Lecce-Chong has earned a growing reputation and critical acclaim for dynamic, forceful performances that have garnered national distinction.

In his role with the MSO, Mr. Lecce-Chong works closely with renowned Music Director Edo de Waart and is directly responsible for leading over forty concert performances annually. As a trained pianist and composer, Mr. Lecce-Chong embraces innovative programming, champions the work of new composers, supports arts education, and brings the excitement of new music embodying diverse program repertoire and the use of unconventional performances spaces. Mr. Lecce-Chong also provides artistic leadership for the MSO’s nationally lauded Arts in Community Education (ACE) and hosts Meet the Music, the MSO’s pre-concert lecture series.

Mr. Lecce-Chong began conducting at the age of sixteen. He is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music with honors in piano and orchestral conducting and also holds a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. He currently resides in Milwaukee. Follow his blog, Finding Exhilaration, at

Matthew Annin is Principal, Krause Family French Horn Chair, of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Matthew was previously a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, where he performed on several tours with the CSO, including tours to Japan and Carnegie Hall, in addition to performing on several orchestral recordings. Matthew has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra. He has also performed with many other orchestras. Matthew was a fellow at the New World Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center, and Music Academy of the West where he appeared as soloist with the Music Academy Festival Orchestra.
Matthew received a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An avid runner, Matthew attempts to run over 1,000 miles each year. Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, Christine, and spoiling their cat, Zoe.