If you’re a Milwaukee-area resident AND a music appreciator, it’s a darn shame if you haven’t yet found yourself in the halls of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (located on Prospect Avenue on Milwaukee’s East Side). Consider making this Sunday visit number one. The historic building that has played host to instructors and students, alike, will be opening its doors even more widely for an afternoon of free-to-the-public performances (they like to call it a ‘Performathon‘), starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m.
The Conservatory works with over ninety instructors in different disciplines, including brass, piano, voice and strings (even the harp!). Instructors will be on hand as well as staff to answer questions about lessons. Students will be on hand to demonstrate their mad skills picked up from those lessons. From the youngest harpist to the most-sage flamenco guitarist, take in an afternoon of music on multiple stages and peruse music books from the Conservatory’s vast music library.WMSE is proud to be an in-kind sponsor of this great event.
Keep an additional Conservatory event after this weekend in mind, too — the Philomusica String Quartet will be performing on Monday, November 21st (7:30 p.m.)with Matheiu Dufour, principal flautist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, taking the lead, performing works by Beethoven, Mozart and Foote. Dufour will be joined by the PSQ: Jeanyi Kim (violin), Alexander ‘Sascha’ Mandl (violin), Nathan Hackett (viola) and Adrien Zitoun (cello).
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s Prospect location can be found at: 1584 N. Prospect Avenue. Call 414.276.5760 for more info.