WFMT Orchestra Series

Saturdays at 7pm
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Maestro Ken-David Masur, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Credit: Adam DeTour

Starting in September, we are delighted to announce the next orchestra partner in the newly-launched WFMT Orchestra Series! This new series began with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Summer), and continues with the acclaimed Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Fall). Later this season, there will be a new to-be-announced orchestra for the Winter quarter, and the San Francisco Symphony will join the WFMT Orchestra Series in Spring 2023.

September 24, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Ken-David Masur
SOLOIST: Aaron Diehl, piano*

Eric Nathan Opening
James B. Wilson Green Fuse
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (Arr. Ferde Grofe)*
Duke Ellington New World A-Comin’ (Arr. Henderson/Tyzik)*
Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird

October 1, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Ken-David Masur
SOLOIST: Chee-Yun, violin*

Charbrier Joyeuse Marche
Lalo Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21*
Ravel Rapsodie espagnole
Gabriela Lena Frank Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra
De Falla Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat (Three Dances)

October 8, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Andreas Delfs
SOLOIST: Olga Kern, piano*

Wagner: “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from Götterdämmerung
Grieg: Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16*
Sarah Kirkland Snider: Something for the Dark
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, Orchestral Suite

October 15, 2022

CONDUCTOR: William Eddins
SOLOIST: Karen Gomyo, violin*

Nino Rota: Concerto Per Archi
Respighi: Le fontane di Roma [The Fountains of Rome]
Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 99*

October 22, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Ken-David Masur
SOLOIST: Augustin Hadelich, violin*

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Generations: Sinfonietta No. 2 for String Orchestra
Korngold: Suite from Captain Blood
Britten: Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 15*
Shostakovich: Suite from The Golden Age, Op. 22
Hindemith: Mathis der Maler, Symphony

October 29, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Ken-David Masur
SOLOIST: Aaron Diehl, piano*

Ives: Three Places in New England
Price: Piano Concerto in One Movement*
Barber: First Symphony (in One Movement), Op. 9
Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra*

November 5, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Edo De Waart
SOLOIST: Susan Babini, cello*

Delius: In a Summer Garden
Elgar: Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85*
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastoral”

November 12, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Ken-David Masur
SOLOIST: Jorge Federico Osorio, piano*

Mozart: Concerto No. 23 in A major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 488*
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major (1883)

November 19, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Various (see below)
SOLOIST: Various (see below)

Mozart: Concerto No. 23 in A major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 488*
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major (1883)

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings
Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Harris: Symphony No. 3, in One Movement
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Schulhoff: Jazz Concerto (Hot Sonata) for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Ensemble
Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Timothy McAllister, saxophone

Bolcom: Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor; Ilana Setapen, violin

Hanson: Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, “Romantic”
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

November 26, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Ken-David Masur
SOLOIST: John Brancy, baritone, Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus; Cheryl Frazes Hill, director*

Takemitsu: Requiem for Strings
Ken-David Masur, conductor

Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne, 2nd series
Chants d’Auvergne, 3rd series
Chants d’Auvergne, 1st series*

Ibert: Concertino da camera for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Timothy McAllister, saxophone

Mochizuki: Musubi II
Ken-David Masur, conductor

Durufle: Requiem, Op. 9
Ken-David Masur, conductor; John Brancy, baritone; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

December 3, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Ruth Reinhardt
SOLOIST: Alessio Bax, piano*

Wennakoski: Flounce
Dvořák: Symphony No. 5 in F major, Op. 76 (old No. 3)
Brahms: Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 83*

December 10, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Ken-David Masur
SOLOIST: Awadgin Pratt, piano*

Strauss: Metamorphosen, TrV 290
Montgomery: Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra*
Mendelssohn: Overture to Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde, Op. 89 (Son & Stranger)
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (1841 version)

December 17, 2022

CONDUCTOR: Ken-David Masur
SOLOIST: Aizuri Quartet*
Felicia Moore, soprano; Deborah Nansteel, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Haji, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass-baritone; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus; Cheryl Frazes Hill, director**

Adams: Absolute Jest for String Quartet and Orchestra*
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”**