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

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
Francis Poulenc:Clarinet Sonata
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

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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
Francis Poulenc:Clarinet Sonata
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