Keep an eye out for our events this season, featuring Anthony McGill, Joyce Yang, the Miró Quartet and more!

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Rick Walters, Shepherd Express

Upcoming Events

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

The Stradivarius Affair” – Vanity Fair, November 2014

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even logical.

Read the complete feature in the November 2014 edition of Vanity Fair by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger.

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A Violin’s Life Vol. 2: Music for The ‘Lipiński’ Stradivari

The saga of the Lipiński Stradivarius of 1715 continues in this sequel to the critically acclaimed A Violin’s Life. Again we include compositions that have a connection to this storied violin’s history and pedigree. After a close brush with tragedy when the violin was stolen in 2014 and recovered after a valiant police pursuit, the violin’s story begins another chapter.