2018/19 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
Featuring the FM Chamber Orchestra
7:00PM, Monday, September 24, 2018
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Our fifteenth anniversary season begins with music of Bach and Vivaldi, including the Four Seasons.

Frank Almond,violin
Katie Young Steele,oboe
J.S Bach:Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060
Vivaldi:The Four Seasons
Miró Quartet
7:00PM, Monday, October 29, 2018
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

We’re happy to welcome back the fabulous Miró Quartet. Music of Schumann, Janáček, and Mendelssohn.

The Miró Quartet:
Daniel Ching,violin
William Fedkenheuer,violin
John Largess,viola
Joshua Gindele,cello
Schumann:Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Janáček:Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Mendelssohn:Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
The Voice of the Clarinet
7:00PM, Monday, November 12, 2018
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

An examination of chamber music for this specific combination of instruments, featuring the spectacular voice of Susanna Phillips. Music of Mahler, Schubert, Gershwin, and Bartok.

Frank Almond,violin
Todd Levy,clarinet
Susanna Phillips,soprano
Brian Zeger,piano
Robert and Clara
7:00PM, Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

A celebration of the 200th anniversary of Clara’s birth, including a few works by her husband as well, including the monumental Piano Quintet.

Frank Almond,violin
Ilana Setapen,violin
Toby Appel,viola
Orion Weiss,piano
C. Schumann: Select works TBASelect works TBA
R. Schumann:Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
The Art of the Cello
7:00PM, Monday, March 18, 2019
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Támas Varga, Principal Cello of the Vienna Philharmonic, returns to Frankly Music. The program includes new works for solo cello by Aaron Jay Kernis, Akira Nishimura, Gregory Vajda, and others, and chamber music of Brahms.

Frank Almond,violin
TBAviola
Tamás Varga,cello
Adam Golka,piano
Brooklyn Rider
7:00PM, Monday, April 8, 2019
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

We welcome back the ever fascinating string quartet Brooklyn Rider. The program is Healing Modes, exploring the healing properties of music, recognized since the ancient Greek civilizations. Music of Beethoven, and new works from composers Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and others. Don’t miss this unique project!

Brooklyn Rider:
Johnny Gandelsman,violin
Colin Jacobsen,violin
Nicholas Cords,viola
Michael Nicolas,cello
Season Finale
7:00PM, Monday, May 13, 2019
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Another string blowout with Schoenberg’s landmark Transfigured Night, and Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet. Featuring musicians from the Milwaukee Symphony and our special guest, the legendary cellist Lynn Harrell.

Frank Almond,violin
Helen Nightengale,violin
Lynn Harrell,cello
Members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Schoenberg:Transfigured Night
Mendelssohn:String Octet in E-flat major, Op. 2

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Robert and Clara
7:00PM, Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

A celebration of the 200th anniversary of Clara’s birth, including a few works by her husband as well, including the monumental Piano Quintet.

Frank Almond,violin
Ilana Setapen,violin
Toby Appel,viola
Orion Weiss,piano
C. Schumann: Select works TBASelect works TBA
R. Schumann:Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
The Art of the Cello
7:00PM, Monday, March 18, 2019
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Támas Varga, Principal Cello of the Vienna Philharmonic, returns to Frankly Music. The program includes new works for solo cello by Aaron Jay Kernis, Akira Nishimura, Gregory Vajda, and others, and chamber music of Brahms.

Frank Almond,violin
TBAviola
Tamás Varga,cello
Adam Golka,piano
Season Finale
7:00PM, Monday, May 13, 2019
Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Another string blowout with Schoenberg’s landmark Transfigured Night, and Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet. Featuring musicians from the Milwaukee Symphony and our special guest, the legendary cellist Lynn Harrell.

Frank Almond,violin
Helen Nightengale,violin
Lynn Harrell,cello
Members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Schoenberg:Transfigured Night
Mendelssohn:String Octet in E-flat major, Op. 2

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Season Opener
Featuring the FM Chamber Orchestra
7:00PM, Monday, September 24, 2018
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Our fifteenth anniversary season begins with music of Bach and Vivaldi, including the Four Seasons.

Frank Almond,violin
Katie Young Steele,oboe
J.S Bach:Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060
Vivaldi:The Four Seasons
Miró Quartet
7:00PM, Monday, October 29, 2018
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

We’re happy to welcome back the fabulous Miró Quartet. Music of Schumann, Janáček, and Mendelssohn.

The Miró Quartet:
Daniel Ching,violin
William Fedkenheuer,violin
John Largess,viola
Joshua Gindele,cello
Schumann:Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1
Janáček:Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Mendelssohn:Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
The Voice of the Clarinet
7:00PM, Monday, November 12, 2018
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

An examination of chamber music for this specific combination of instruments, featuring the spectacular voice of Susanna Phillips. Music of Mahler, Schubert, Gershwin, and Bartok.

Frank Almond,violin
Todd Levy,clarinet
Susanna Phillips,soprano
Brian Zeger,piano
Brooklyn Rider
7:00PM, Monday, April 8, 2019
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

We welcome back the ever fascinating string quartet Brooklyn Rider. The program is Healing Modes, exploring the healing properties of music, recognized since the ancient Greek civilizations. Music of Beethoven, and new works from composers Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and others. Don’t miss this unique project!

Brooklyn Rider:
Johnny Gandelsman,violin
Colin Jacobsen,violin
Nicholas Cords,viola
Michael Nicolas,cello