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Welcome to Milwaukee Musaik
A Consortium of Musicians Dedicated to an Imaginative Concert Experience
November 17 - February 7 - April 4
For its 22-23 Concert Season, Milwaukee Musaik returns to the Woman's Club of Wisconsin on November 17, the Conservatory of Music on February 7, and a spectacular Chamber Orchestra performance at the Wisconsin Lutheran College, on April 4, 2023. Distinguished for its unusual programming and stellar musician roster, Milwaukee Musaik juxtaposes timeless classics with the new and unfamiliar.
We open Milwaukee Musaik’s season with FRESH IMPRESSIONS. During the season of Thanksgiving, join us in our exploration of two works by Black composers: an early Classical period violin concerto by Joseph Bologne "Chevalier de Saint-Georges" performed by our vey own concertmaster Jeanyi Kim, a contemporary work Maombi Asante (a joyful prayer of Thanksgiving) by flutist and Imani Winds founder Valerie Coleman. Contrasting, are two impressionistic works: "Danse sacrée et danse profane" by Claude Debussy performed by our very own harpist Kelsey Molinari, and a hidden gem by composer Florent Schmitt. To round off our set of impressions, we will close the program with an exciting String Symphony by the prodigious Felix Mendelssohn.
In IT'S ABOUT TIME!, Musaik artists will perform an unforgettable smorgasbord of quirky time-inspired works From Scott Joplin's distinctive Ragtime music to John Cage's iconic work 4’33” where the sounds of the room become the music, it’s sure to be a fun and invigorating concert. Rounding out the program is Haydn’s “Clock” Symphony, a delightful collection of fiddle tunes in Mark O’Connor’s “Old Time” string quartet, and Robert Paterson’s Wind Quintet "KLEZMESHUGEH" which draws inspiration from the Salvador Dali painting the "Persistence of Memory."
Don't miss our SPRINGTACULAR Chamber Orchestra season closer concert! Led by conductor, Alexander Mandl, we conclude our season with an effervescent mix of chamber orchestra works ranging from Darius Milhaud’s witty Chamber Symphony No. 1 celebrating the arrival of spring to Béla Bartók’s lively Romanian Folk Dances to Igor Stravinsky’s bubbly and comical Pulcinella Suite. Cleveland Orchestra bassoonist Barrick Stees joins our very own clarinetist William Helmers in a performance of Richard Strauss’ unique Duet Concertino. Dance, fantasy, and allegory will shine in dazzling virtuosity bouquet for all performers and audience alike.
Thank you for your continued support of Milwaukee Musaik. Please check our website for season updates. We wish you all the health and safety during these challenging times.
The Milwaukee Musaik Artistic Board