It is with pleasure that we present the inaugural season of the Milwaukee Musaik (formerly the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra). We look forward to three exciting programs that are true to our name: a musical mosaic (ger. musik+mosaik) of diverse versatile musicians and premier ensembles from the Milwaukee music scene and beyond.
After our exciting debut with the virtuoso string orchestra concert The Sound of Musaik, led by conductor Alexander Mandl, we now take you on a tour of mesmerizing sound sceneries. Join us for our:
March 1, 2016 at 7:30pm | Mount Mary University | Helfaer Hall
- Carl Nielsen: Serenata in Vano
- Charles Wood: Septet in c minor
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20
In 1914, Carl Nielsen was commissioned on short notice to write a piece of chamber music to pair with the monumental Beethoven Septet on a tour of the Danish provinces. The result was the charming and witty Serenata in Vano (Serenade in Vain). The Milwaukee Musaik will recreate this tour, adding the elegant late romantic Septet by Irish composer Charles Wood.
Performers include: Jeanyi Kim, violin; Nathan Hackett, viola; Adrien Zitoun, cello; Dan Armstrong, bass; William Helmers, clarinet; Rudi Heinrich, bassoon; and Dietrich Hemann, French horn.