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“As good as it gets (to non-critical ears)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
1101 North Market Street, Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI
4142737121
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
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“As good as it gets (to non-critical ears)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Milwaukee Symphony is another under-rated American symphony, its quality and potential made apparent by the experienced, acclaimed directors it has been able to attract (primary example: Lucas Foss). Despite the tough times for "live" music of any stripe, there are outstanding musicians in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. Although I question the need for (and quality of) the symphonies in smaller towns--e.g. Racine, Kenosha, Waukegan--they afford opportunities for "2nd shelf" musicians to continue their passion. On the other hand, the Milwaukee Symphony, like the Chicago, is of such a high order that it is the patron as much as the musician who is rewarded!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
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“Support your local Symphony!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The MSO is a consistently excellent group that displays a willingness to be adventuresome with their programs - they frequently include pieces by recent/living composers on the program along with standard and popular repetoire. They provide performance opportunities for their own talented members as well as featuring well-known international performers. They contribute to making Milwaukee a more sophisticated and cosmopolitan location.

Visited April 2013
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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“Excellent and an asset to the community”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Kids concerts are perfect for younger audiences. The stories woven through the performances add so much.

Visited April 2013
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Sussex, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
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“Oh What a Night!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This concert had 3 Broadway singers perform with the symphony. There was a great variety of songs from the 50s & 60s. I never felt the need to check the time which goes to show that the performance kept my attention the whole time!

Visited April 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Memories of the 60's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The vocalists and the orchestra were wonderful. It was fun to hear Mack the Knife and Unchained Melody.

Visited April 2013
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