Urban Spelunking: Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Though one of Milwaukee’s most recognizable and historic Prospect Avenue mansions was erected as a home for a wealthy industrialist, it wasn’t long before sweet melodies filled the air in the sprawling building … and continue to do so a century later. Built by Charles L. McIntosh, to plans drawn …

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Brahms, Beethoven and Beauty

Although there was no Bach on the Philomusica String Quartet’s program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music on Monday evening, there were still three B’s: Beethoven, Brahms, and Beauty. Violinists Jeanyi Kim and Alexander Mandl, violist Nathan Hackett, cellist Adrien Zitoun, and guest pianist May Phang expended prodigious physical and mental energy in a program showcasing two …

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Philomusica quartet takes Beethoven, Brahms to symphony level

Sometimes, the whole really can be greater than the sum of the parts. Take Monday evening’s Philomusica String Quartet concert at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, featuring performances of Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130, and, with pianist May Phang, Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 — both of which …

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