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Starry Nights - Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy a preview of the musical program that will be performed by the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra as part of their 2017 Argentina – Uruguay Tour! The program will include Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Opus 96, a high-energy, majestic, and celebratory composition; Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Opus 77, movement III, featuring MYSO's award-winning violin soloist, Julian Rhee, who resides in Brookfield; and Porgy and Bess:  A Symphonic Picture, orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett, and based on George Gershwin’s opera, Porgy and Bess. The concert will conclude with three Latin-flavored compositions in a tribute to their tour's host cities: West Side Story Medley by Leonard Bernstein; Danzόn No. 2, by Arturo Márquez; and Capriccio Espagnole, Opus 34, by Rimsky-Korsakov. 

MYSO is one of the most successful and respected youth orchestra programs in the nation, regularly recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for its artistic excellence.

Starry Nights is a series of free outdoor concerts performed at the Gerlach/Haack Outdoor Theater on Friday evenings in the summer. Gather your family and friends, pack your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and find your perfect spot in the Wilson Center’s beautiful backyard!

The Gerlach/Haack Outdoor Theater offers lawn seating only. Guests who would like chairs are required to bring their own. To ensure good sightlines for all audience members, pop-up tents are not allowed. Please call our Box Office at 262-781-9520 with any questions.


Thank you to our 2017 Starry Nights Sponsors!

Starry Nights Sponsors

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 FOOD VENDORS: 
BELAIR CANTINA / BREW CITY SNOWBALLS / PAPA'S SWEET CORN / STREET-ZA PIZZA / TREAT STREET / TWISTED BISTRO

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