ANA Milosavljevic. Photo by Michael Benabib Serbian-born Ana Milosavljevic was pretty certain she'd be pursuing a musical career after enrolling in the School for Musically Gifted Children in her homeland at the age of 11.
Area residents are invited to listen in as some of the Lakeshore’s most talented youth musicians compete 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 10, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 824 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan.
Immerse yourself in the sounds of the holidays at “Christmas Treasures,” a special musical concert by the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus in combination with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, 826 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan.
On Saturday, Nov. 15 the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will be joined by master musician Jing Wang on the erhu performing the “Crouching Tiger Concerto,” a concert work based on the Oscar-winning score for the film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” “The erhu is fascinating for the sound, the view from far away that the hands are moving in air, and for the fact that a non-Western or world music is represented by this instrument,” said Kevin McMahon, SSO music director. This is the first time in the SSO’s 96 years that the group is performing in collaboration with an erhu musician.
Jing erhu studio 2 An instrument most indicative of China is the erhu. Described by some as a two-stringed fiddle, the sounds are sophisticated and mesmerizing. Credited with introducing the erhu into Western contemporary music is Jing Wang, known worldwide for her erhu mastery and compositions.
Kudos to the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kevin McMahon, soloist Alan Morrison, and the supporting staff for an outstanding concert in the beautiful Stefanie Weill Center. The orchestra’s solid performance of familiar excerpts from Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” Bizet’s “Carmen” and Jongen’s powerful “Symphonie Concertante“ made for a delightful musical evening.
“Music needs to be shared and enjoyed by all people. For me, it matters not whether I play in a concert hall or small church. Audiences in both places benefit the same from experiencing music,” said one of America’s premier organists, Alan Morrison.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia will hold auditions for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
The 2014-15 Symphony Orchestra season, titled “A Season of Excitement,” will feature an eclectic mix of guest solo artists — most of whom have never performed...