2021/22 Season

“Frank Almond has a long track record of bringing to town first-rate players for this series….It’s always remarkable to me how, with only a couple of rehearsals, musicians come together to create a polished and even profound performance.”
– Rick Walters, Shepherd Express

“Both audience and musicians enjoy the ride.”
– Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Magazine

Back to Basics
7:00PM, Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

We're back in the hall! Cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki join Frank Almond, guest musicians from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, plus guest musicians from the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. Join us for Frankly Music's first in-person concert of 2021. It's been a long time coming. This Frankly Music season is in memory of Jeanne …

Frank Almond,violin
Marika Bournaki,harpsichord and piano
Julian Schwarz,cello
J.S. Bach:Prelude and Fugue in e minor, BWV 855, from Well-Tempered Klavier
J.S. Bach:"Brandenburg Concerto” #3 in g major, BWV 1048
W.A. Mozart:Divertimento #1 in d major, K. 136
Johannes Brahms:Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8
An evening with New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill
7:00PM, Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill's music advocacy efforts won him the 2020 Avery Fisher Prize. Spend an evening listening to his masterful artistry, and learning his compelling story surrounding diversity in classical music. This Frankly Music season is in memory of Jeanne Schmitz. Please note- this will be an approx. 90-min. concert, no intermission. All CDC …

Frank Almond,violin
Anthony McGill,clarinet
Jeannie Yu,piano
Carl Maria von Weber:Grand Duo Concertante, Op. 48
James Lee III:Ad Anah?
Adolphus Hailstork:Three Smiles for Tracey
Leonard Bernstein:Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Carl Maria von Weber:Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 34
From Bach to Paul Simon. Plus Something Brand New.
7:00PM, Saturday, December 11, 2021
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

English-American flute virtuoso and composer Emi Ferguson mixes it up with Frankly Music this December. Our Saturday evening program features intertwined selections from Paul Simon, Emi's own composition, various selections from J.S. Bach --- plus the local premiere of Air in Motion by composer Pierre Jalbert. A string quartet of Frank Almond and crew, plus …

Emi Ferguson,Baroque-pop Flute Virtuoso
Frank Almondviolin
Lijia Phang,violin
Samantha Rodriguez,viola
Adrien Zitoun,cello
Bach:Goldberg Variations, aria
Bach:chorale TBA
Bach:Goldberg Variation 13
Berio:Black is the Color
Trad. folk:Barbara Allen
Ferguson:Toutes Les Nuits
Bach:Goldberg Variations Quodlibet, var 30
Bach:Chorale TBA
Paul Simon/Bach:American Tune
Pierre Jalbert:Air in Motion (local premiere)
The Miró Quartet
POSTPONED: the rescheduled event date and time will be posted once confirmed.
7:00PM, Sunday, January 23, 2022
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

Warm up your January with a Frankly Music favorite Frankly Music kicks off 2022 with one of America’s most celebrated string quartets, The Miró Quartet. Based in Austin, TX, and thriving on the area’s storied music scene, the Miró takes pride in finding new ways to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds while cultivating the longstanding …

Daniel Ching,violin
William Fedkenheuer,violin
John Largess,viola
Joshua Gindele,cello
Haydn:Quartet in D major, Op. 64, No. 5, "The Lark"
Barber:Quartet in B minor, Op. 11
Maurice Ravel:String Quartet in F Major
Back to Basics 2!
7:00PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Frankly Music presents Back to Basics 2! Music of Debussy, Poulenc, Fauré, Foss, and Mozart. Featuring Frank Almond, Toby Appel, Victor Asuncion, Nicholas Mariscal and various musicians from the MSO. Please join us! This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the …

Victor Asuncion,piano
Frank Almond,violin
Yuka Kadota,violin
Toby Appelviola
Linda Numagami,viola
Nicholas Mariscal,cello
Sonora Slocum,flute
Debussy:Feux d'Artifice, L'isle Joyeuse
Poulenc:Sonata for Flute and piano
Fauré:selected pieces for violin and piano
Foss:Capriccio for cello and piano
Mozart:String Quintet in C, K. 515
Chamber Music with Joyce Yang
7:00PM, Monday, May 16, 2022
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Please join Frankly Music for an evening of chamber music featuring the phenomenal Joyce Yang on piano. Music of Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, and Fauré. This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Joyce Yang,piano
Frank Almond,violin
Brian Hong,viola
Sihao Hecello
Lauren Deckercontralto
Beethoven:Sonata in G major, Op. 30, No. 8 for violin and piano
Brahms:Two songs for an alto voice with viola and piano, Op. 91.
Robert Schumann:Carnaval, Op. 9.
Fauré:Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 15
Bach and Beyond
7:00PM, Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

Frankly Music opens its 19th season with Brooklyn-born pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Sonora Slocum, flute; Nicholas Mariscal, cello; Frank Almond, violin, and members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra complete the ensemble for an evening of Bach and more in an intimate setting at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Called “an artist of strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity” by The Washington Post, Simone Dinnerstein …

Simone Dinnerstein,piano
Frank Almond,violin
Sonora Slocum,flute
Nicholas Mariscal,cello
J.S. Bach:Prelude from E Major Partita for solo violin, BWV 1006
J.S. Bach:Three Bach Transcriptions for piano, (arr. Richard Danielpour):
J.S.Bach:Sonata in b minor for flute and Klavier, BWV 1030
Philip Glass:Pendulum for violin and piano (Milwaukee premiere)
Alexander Tcherepnin:Suite for Solo Cello Op. 76
J.S. Bach:“Brandenburg” Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050

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