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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

1101 North Market Street, Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI
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Ranked #11 of 92 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Performances
Most recent review
- Oct 22, 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I'm not very familiar with classical music but I enjoyed the concert. We went to the pre-concert lecture which helped me understand what I was listening to :-) Knowing one of the members of the orchestra added to the enjoyment of the concert.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've seen the MSO perform several times. At certain performances, I've noticed that my breathing slows down and once in a while I've even closed my eyes. While you could never fall asleep because you wouldn't want to miss a moment of the performance, it is soooooooooooooooo relaxing to just sit there and absorb the music.

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Racine, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony is truly world class! Always excellent performances with great guest performers. The acoustics and comfort of the venue are perfect. It's one of our favorites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have been to countless concerts over the years and they are always above average to fantastic. Mark has really gotten the city back on track with supporting its symphony. My only 'beef' is with the concert goers who almost always give a standing ovation. Standing ovations are for the best performances possible, not an everyday event!

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You bet it is. We went to the holiday pops concert this past December. Prices were about as expected, but the seats were wide and comfortable and the performance was outstanding. We are planning a return trip with all the family we can get to come along.

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Oak Park, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I've got a "bucket list" of classical music, and MSO did Beethoven's 9th. We've gone to MSO before before and their performances are always well above average. We travel from Chicago area, and its just about as convenient as going to Chicago Symphony. Easy parking; less hassle getting around Marcus center area. Dinner and the symphony are much easier to... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were so fortunate to be invited by friends to this performance. We'd never listened to all four movements, even on a recording - so it was a real treat. The choir was amazing and the entire performance was perfection. We've attended events since the PAC opened back in the day, and this was easily the musical highlight.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Marvelous seats--twelfth row from the orchestra, center third. Appreciative crowd. Tremendous, original, emerging virtuosity exhibited by the young (26 year-old) Finnish conductor, who seemed rather to undulate, rather than conduct. Was admitted "back-stage" after the concert to personally congratulate Rouvali for his tremendously perceptive interpretation of Sibelius (stood, informally, with the rest of the orchestra awaiting the conductor, next to... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The orchestra is wolrd class and the Marcus Theater is a wonderful venue. My only criticism would be that they do not perfrom often enough and rarely outside the Maruc Theater. Wish there were more performances, but truly magnificnet.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Excellant orchestra with grat sound and technique. They can play a wide range of music with precision and feeling.

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