Classical 91.5

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Seasonal, 8 to 10pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, WITH-FM/HD 90.1-2 and online at

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the baton of music director, Maestro Edo de Waart, presents 13 star-studded, two-hour concerts. Among the finest orchestras in the country, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is the largest cultural organization in Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1959, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has consistently received critical acclaim for artistic excellence.

Todd Levy, principal clarinet for the MSO takes the solo spotlight performing music by Claude Debussy and Leonard Bernstein in the February 10th broadcast.

Music director Ken-David Masur welcomes pianist Sergei Babayan to the stage to perform Prokofiev’s third concerto on the January 20th broadcast. Also featured is music by Shostakovich, Schnittke, and Mussorgsky.

Join the Milwaukee Symphony on December 9th for an all-Beethoven concert in his 250th birth anniversary year.

On the December 24th broadcast, we'll hear composer Matthias Pintscher's new work, "towards Osiris." Click here to hear Pintscher talk about this new work.

11/16    Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (in Italian)
Figaro                 Douglas Williams
Susanna             Joélle Harvey
Count                 Gordon Bintner
Countess Almaviva         Rachel Willis-Sorensen
Cherubino             Maren Favela
Marcellina            Susanne Mentzer
Bartolo                 Peixin Chen
Don Basilio and Don Curzio     William Ferguson
Barbarina             Alisa Suzanne Jordheim
Antonio             Thomas Hammons

Which came first...the painting or the music by Bela Bartok? Hear the music on the 11/5 broadcast.

Menachem Wiesenberg, composer, arranger, pianist and educator is one of Israel's most varied and acclaimed musicians. We'll hear his composition Jerusalem on the October 22nd broadcast.

Milwaukee Symphony wraps its season with a program that includes Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman. Read this article where this "uncommon woman" Joan Tower reflects on six decades in classical music.