Clas­si­cal Mu­sic & dance

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Ar­ti­facts Septem­ber 14-16 · Goat Palace, River­west Cre­ative Arts District De­bra Loewen opens Wild Space Dance Com­pany’s 31st sea­son with "Ar­ti­facts," a col­lab­o­ra­tion with vis­ual artists to cre­ate six “living dio­ra­mas” of Mil­wau­kee neigh­bor- hoods. The per­for­mance takes place at the Goat Palace, a River­west com­mu­nity cen­ter.

Beethoven’s Sev­enth Sym­phony Septem­ber 15-17 · Mar­cus Cen­ter Fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Edo de Waart, the Mil­wau­kee Sym­phony Or­ches­tra be­gins its 2017-18 sea­son with­out a mu­sic di­rec­tor. For­tu­nately, ac­com­plished guest con­duc­tor Cris­tian Mâce­laru deftly leads a Beethoven sym­phony, and – later – the "Moby Dick Suite," a sub­stan­tial work by Jake Heg­gie, based on his 2010 opera.

Present Mu­sic Septem­ber 29 · Mil­wau­kee In­sti­tute of Art and De­sign Guest con­duc­tor David Bloom joins the group to per­form "Stay On It," an ebul­lient 1973 piece by com­poser Julius East­man. Singer Lucy Dhe­grae also joins the group for a per­for­mance of Christo­pher Tra­pani’s "Water­lines," which evokes the tragic 1927 flood of the lower Mis­sis­sippi River.

Fine Arts Quar­tet Oc­to­ber 8 · Ze­lazo Cen­ter The quar­tet be­gins its 55th and fi­nal sea­son as UW-Mil­wau­kee's res­i­dent en­sem­ble with a trio of crowd pleasers by Beet- hoven, Haydn and Sa­muel Bar­ber.

The Merry Widow Oc­to­ber 20 and 22 · Mar­cus Cen­ter Mil­wau­kee has seen so­prano Alyson Cam­bridge as Madame But­ter­fly and La Bo­hème’s Mimi. This sea­son, she re­turns to the Floren­tine Opera as the ir­re­press­ible Hanna in Franz Le­har’s The Merry Widow.

Ser­e­nade and Swan Songs Oc­to­ber 23 · Sch­wan Con­cert Hall The Philo­mu­sica String Quar­tet, res­i­dent at Wis­con­sin Lutheran Col­lege, kicks off its 10th sea­son with mu­sic by Haydn and Men­delssohn, as well as Gabriel Fauré’s "String Quar­tet in E Mi­nor, Op. 121."

La Bo­hème Novem­ber 2-5 · Mar­cus Cen­ter The Mil­wau­kee Bal­let Com­pany starts its sea­son with Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Michael Pink’s word­less in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Puc­cini’s La Bo­hème set to live mu­sic played by an in­house or­ches­tra. The com­pany pre­miered Pink’s ver­sion of the iconic opera in 2012.

Dance­works Per­for­mance Com­pany Novem­ber 11-12, 16-18 · Dance­works Stu­dio The ever-play­ful dance troupe show­cases its sense of hu­mor in "Mad Li(m)bs," a con­cert fea­tur­ing im­pro­vised move­ment and word­play, cour­tesy of com­pany mem­bers and spe­cial guests – co­me­di­ans Ja­son Pow­ell and An­drea Moser.

Prometheus Trio De­cem­ber 4 and 5 · Wis­con­sin Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic MSO clar­inetist Ben­jamin Adler joins the trio – now in its 17th sea­son – to per­form 20th-cen­tury com­poser and or­gan­ist Olivier Mes­si­aen’s haunt­ing "Quar­tet for the End of Time." The trio opens the con­cert with the mu­sic of Beethoven.

Al­ter­nat­ing Cur­rents Live De­cem­ber 10 · Wood­land Pat­tern Book Cen­ter Some call it jazz, some call it clas­si­cal. What­ever the genre, Ni­cole Mitchell is one of the world’s pre­miere con­tem­po­rary flutists. She brings her quar­tet to Wood­land Pat­tern for one of the year's must-see con­certs.

The Mil­wau­kee Bal­let's Barry Molina

Mad Li(m)bs

The Merry Widow

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