Performances

In the New Chamber (Present Music)

In the New Chamber (Present Music)

February 21st, 2019
Present Music

Present Music’s “In the New Chamber” concert features new (really new!) chamber music curated by Present Music ensemble member Eric Segnitz and performed in the new (really new!) Jan Serr Studio. The studio’s two-story window overlooking the busy streets of the East Side will serve as the backdrop to the 21st century, technology-rich program on February 21st and 22nd. This enjoyable and entertaining program will delight you with over a dozen works new to Milwaukee, written by composers from the Icelandic cool to the heat of the Australian outback!

The concert is, in part, a reaction to the lack of access that women composers face. A recent article reported that almost 95% of classical music concerts worldwide scheduled through 2019 did not include the performance of a single work composed by a woman. And when looked at piece-by-piece, women composers account for only 2.3% of all music performed. Present Music’s performance history significantly surpasses this lack of recognition: in 2018, women composed nearly half of the works performed.

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00pm
Intimate Reception & Concert

Enjoy a complete evening of entertainment with a dinner by Saz’s Catering suitable for nearly any diet! Drinks and the concert are included. Tickets are $100. A limited number remain available and tickets MUST be purchased in advance.

For any questions, please contact the Box Office at 414.271.0711×2 or by email at newmusic@presentmusic.org

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root

February 21st, 2019
Next Act Theatre

by Dominique Morisseau | Directed by Marti Gobel | January 31 – February 24, 2019

Louisiana: September, 2006 – An African American student sits under the school’s large oak tree, challenging its “whites only” status. The next morning, three nooses are discovered hanging from the tree; school administrators dismiss the incident as a prank. As racial tensions grow, six students wrestle with the causes and consequences of deeply-entrenched injustice. These young people speak openly about the prejudices and fears that stand in the way of their dreams, and find the courage to seek solutions for a better life for all.

Making/Unmaking

Making/Unmaking

February 21st, 2019 - February 24th, 2019
Wild Space

Art leaps from gallery walls in Making/Unmaking, Wild Space Dance Company’s site-specific performance at Milwaukee’s newest gallery, The Warehouse in the Menomonee Valley. Making/Unmaking performances are at 7:30 p.m., February 21-23, with a matinee at 2:30 pm on February 24 at The Warehouse on 1635 W. St. Paul Avenue.  There is limited seating, advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. Advance tickets are $22 for general admission, $16 for students and seniors, and are available by calling 800-838-3006 or online at www.wildspacedance.org. Tickets at the door are $25 for general admission, $18 for students and seniors.

Mark Twain's River of Song

Mark Twain's River of Song

February 21st, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

January 18 – March 17, 2019, By Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, Directed by Randal Myler. World Premiere Event. From the creators of The Rep’s hit production Back Home Again: On The Road With John Denver comes this exploration of the music and culture of America’s first superhighway, the Mississippi River. From the iron red water in Minnesota to the deep, dark Southern Delta, the river carries the stories and songs of the people. Come take a ride on the Mississippi— guided by the voices of the men and women who lived and worked on the river, tied together with the observations and insights of the Mississippi’s most famous traveler, Mark Twain. Performed by three world-class musicians, including David Lutken (Woody Sez, John Denver), it’s a journey through America’s Heartland and features traditional songs like “Dance Boatmen Dance,” “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” and “Deep River Blues.”

The Chinese Lady

The Chinese Lady

February 21st, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

February 13 – March 24, 2019, By Lloyd Suh, Directed by May Adrales. A new play by a leading voice in American drama. In 1834, Afong Moy was brought from Beijing to America and put on display as the “Chinese Lady.”Over the next several decades, she performed in a side show that both defined and challenged her own view of herself as she witnessed stunning transformation in the US. Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant, playwright Lloyd Suh unearths hidden history and questions the way we look at ourselves and others.

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