Welcome to Milwaukee Musaik
A Consortium of Musicians Dedicated to an Imaginative Concert Experience
November 15 | January 23 | April 14
The 2023-2024 Concert Season is a milestone as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the our original organization (Chamber Music Society of Milwaukee). Milwaukee Musaik will present orchestral concerts at the Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church on November 15, a Gala Evening chamber music concert with superstar pianist Joyce Yang on January 23 at the Wisconsin Lutheran College Schwan Hall , and a spectacular Golden Celebration Chamber Orchestra performance on April 14, 2024 again at the Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church. Distinguished for its unusual programming and stellar musician roster, Milwaukee Musaik juxtaposes timeless classics with the new and unfamiliar.
Our Golden Anniversary season ALL IN THE FAMILY concert opens in the autumnal spirit of the abundance of the harvest and gratitude, as we come together again with our audience and continue to bring you even closer to the music. An orchestra is like a large family, and perhaps no other family of musicians influenced the musical world as much as the J.S. Bach family did. We present to you a variety of works representative of their talents and styles. Of note are C.P.E. Bach’s virtuosic Cello Concerto in A major (performed by cellist Scott Tisdel); and his avant-garde Harp Sonata in G major, (rendered by harpist, Kelsey Molinari). Patriarch J.S. Bach is represented by his renowned Oboe and Violin Concerto, (with oboist Margaret Butler and violinist Jeanyi Kim as soloists). The program concludes with an impressive sinfonia by W.F. Bach.
A special MUSAIK GALA EVENING WITH JOYCE YANG! is the center piece of the season. A familiar MSO guest soloist to Milwaukee audiences, grammy nominee superstar pianist Joyce Yang will join Milwaukee Musaik artists for an unforgettable not-to-be-missed chamber music gala evening. “Her attention to detail and clarity is as impressive as her agility, balance and velocity”. -Washington Post
(We invite Gala ticket holders for a meet-and-greet following the performance)
GOLDEN CELEBRATION! In 1973, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Principal Oboist, Stephen Colburn, planted a musical seed; the seed germinated and grew to become the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. After restructuring in 2015, it became a consortium and was rebranded as Milwaukee Musaik. On this day, we celebrate our Golden Anniversary with a unique concert led by its founding conductor (Stephen Colburn) and successors (Richard Hynson and Alexander Mandl); and will premiere a special commissioned work by Wisconsin-based composer Christian Ellenwood. Cheers!
Thank you for your continued support of Milwaukee Musaik as we continue to bring you closer to the music. Please check our website for season updates.
The Milwaukee Musaik Artistic Board