2019/20 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

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Season Opener
7:00PM, Monday, September 23, 2019
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

A new season begins with Mozart's exuberant Flute Quartet and Schoenberg's rich arrangement of Johann Strauss' Emperor Waltz. Special guests include clarinetist Todd Levy, flutist Sonora Slocum, and colleagues from the Milwaukee Symphony. The evening culminates in Tchaikovsky's buoyant Souvenir de Florence for strings.

Frank Almondviolin
Todd Levyclarinet
Sonora Slocumflute
Ilana Setapenviolin
Samantha Rodriguezviola
Alejandro Duqueviola
Madeleine Kabatcello
Peter Thomascello
Megumi Kandatrombone
Dietrich Hemannhorn
Matthew Ernsttrumpet
David Cohentrumpet
Elena Abendpiano
Giovanni Gabrieli/Giovanni Palestrina:Selected Canzones
W.A. Mozart:Flute quartet in D, K. 285
Johann Strauss:Emperor Waltz, arr. Arnold Schoenberg
Tchaikovsky:Souvenir de Florence
A Violin’s Life, Vol. 3
7:00PM, Monday, November 11, 2019
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Another musical deep dive into the fascinating legacy of a storied community treasure! Returning audience favorites Adam Neiman, piano, and Nicholas Canellakis, cello, join Frank Almond in celebration of the Lipiński Stradivarius.

Frank Almondviolin
Adam Neimanpiano
Nicholas Canellakiscello
Edvard Grieg:Andante con moto in C minor,  EG 116
Amanda Maier-Röntgen:Piano Trio
Edvard Grieg:Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45
Harp Spotlight
7:00PM, Monday, January 27, 2020
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Kelsey Molinari, harp, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano, make their FM debuts, joined by versatile returning cellist Alexander Hersh. Saint-Säens' delicate Fantaisie for Violin and Harp paired with an exquisite violin-harp arrangement of Vaughan Williams' poetic The Lark Ascending, plus Robert Schumann's lush Piano Trio No. 1.

Frank Almondviolin
Kelsey Molinariharp
Marta Aznavoorianpiano
Alexander Hershcello
Carlos Salzedo:Chanson dans la Nuit
Camille Saint-Säens:Fantaisie for violin and harp, Op. 124
Ralph Vaughan Williams:The Lark Ascending, arr. violin and harp
Robert Schumann:Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 63
Symphony Showcase
7:00PM, Monday, March 16, 2020
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

A finale showcasing the stellar musicians of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The evocative program includes Milhaud's La cheminée du roi René, and Turina's The Prayer of the Bullfighter, alongside Mozart's playful Horn Quintet and Spohr's captivating Nonet.

Frank Almondviolin
Featuringmusicians of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Darius Milhaud:La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205
Joaquin Turina:La oración del torero (The Prayer of the Bullfighter), Op. 34
W.A. Mozart:Quintet for horn and strings, K. 407
Louis Spohr:Nonet in F, Op. 31

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Harp Spotlight
7:00PM, Monday, January 27, 2020
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Kelsey Molinari, harp, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano, make their FM debuts, joined by versatile returning cellist Alexander Hersh. Saint-Säens' delicate Fantaisie for Violin and Harp paired with an exquisite violin-harp arrangement of Vaughan Williams' poetic The Lark Ascending, plus Robert Schumann's lush Piano Trio No. 1.

Frank Almondviolin
Kelsey Molinariharp
Marta Aznavoorianpiano
Alexander Hershcello
Carlos Salzedo:Chanson dans la Nuit
Camille Saint-Säens:Fantaisie for violin and harp, Op. 124
Ralph Vaughan Williams:The Lark Ascending, arr. violin and harp
Robert Schumann:Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 63
Symphony Showcase
7:00PM, Monday, March 16, 2020
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

A finale showcasing the stellar musicians of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The evocative program includes Milhaud's La cheminée du roi René, and Turina's The Prayer of the Bullfighter, alongside Mozart's playful Horn Quintet and Spohr's captivating Nonet.

Frank Almondviolin
Featuringmusicians of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Darius Milhaud:La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205
Joaquin Turina:La oración del torero (The Prayer of the Bullfighter), Op. 34
W.A. Mozart:Quintet for horn and strings, K. 407
Louis Spohr:Nonet in F, Op. 31

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Season Opener
7:00PM, Monday, September 23, 2019
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

A new season begins with Mozart's exuberant Flute Quartet and Schoenberg's rich arrangement of Johann Strauss' Emperor Waltz. Special guests include clarinetist Todd Levy, flutist Sonora Slocum, and colleagues from the Milwaukee Symphony. The evening culminates in Tchaikovsky's buoyant Souvenir de Florence for strings.

Frank Almondviolin
Todd Levyclarinet
Sonora Slocumflute
Ilana Setapenviolin
Samantha Rodriguezviola
Alejandro Duqueviola
Madeleine Kabatcello
Peter Thomascello
Megumi Kandatrombone
Dietrich Hemannhorn
Matthew Ernsttrumpet
David Cohentrumpet
Elena Abendpiano
Giovanni Gabrieli/Giovanni Palestrina:Selected Canzones
W.A. Mozart:Flute quartet in D, K. 285
Johann Strauss:Emperor Waltz, arr. Arnold Schoenberg
Tchaikovsky:Souvenir de Florence
A Violin’s Life, Vol. 3
7:00PM, Monday, November 11, 2019
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Another musical deep dive into the fascinating legacy of a storied community treasure! Returning audience favorites Adam Neiman, piano, and Nicholas Canellakis, cello, join Frank Almond in celebration of the Lipiński Stradivarius.

Frank Almondviolin
Adam Neimanpiano
Nicholas Canellakiscello
Edvard Grieg:Andante con moto in C minor,  EG 116
Amanda Maier-Röntgen:Piano Trio
Edvard Grieg:Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45