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198th Street and Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
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Feb. 17, 2017 - Feb. 17, 2017
Venice Baroque Orchestra

The Wilson Center is excited to welcome one of the very finest period instrument ensembles for its first Milwaukee-area performance in more than five years. Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces. Under Mr. Marcon’s leadership, VBO has given the modern-day premieres of Francesco Cavalli’s L’Orione; Vivaldi’s Atenaide, Andromeda liberate; Benedetto Marcello’s La morte d’Adone and Il trionfo della poesia e della musica; and Boccherini’s La Clementina. Highly unusual for a Baroque ensemble, in its 2013-2014 season, VBO premiered a major contemporary work in the U.S., Philip Glass’s violin concerto, The American Four Seasons—which included a Wilson Center performance! The program for VBO’s premiere performance at the Wilson Center will include Corelli’s Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. VI, No. 4; Galuppi’s Concerto a Quattro No. 2 in G Major; Avison’s Concerto Grosso No. 8 in E Minor; Geminiani’s Concerto Grosso for Strings in D Minor; and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Tickets On Sale! Premium Orchestra: $71 Regular Orchestra: $62 Balcony: $49 Box Office Phone Number: 262-781-9520

Feb. 17, 2017
Venice Baroque Orchestra

The Wilson Center is excited to welcome one of the very finest period instrument ensembles for its first Milwaukee-area performance in more than five years. Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces. The program for VBO’s premiere performance at the Wilson Center will include Corelli’s "Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. VI, No. 4;" Galuppi’s "Concerto a Quattro No. 2 in G Major;" Avison’s "Concerto Grosso No. 8 in E Minor;" Geminiani’s "Concerto Grosso for Strings in D Minor;" and Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons."

Feb. 19, 2017
Back to Bach

Wisconsin Philharmonic presents "Back to Bach" Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:00pm Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Featuring: Frank Almond, violin Sponsors: Wilson Family Foundation J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto # 1 J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto # 2 in E Vivaldi: Violin Concerto J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite #3 It’s Bach to basics with a concert dedicated to the works of two great 18th century composers. Acclaimed violinist Frank Almond with his Lipinski Stradivarius is featured in two masterworks. The glory of Bach is revealed in the first Brandenburg Concerto and the third Orchestral Suite. Go for Baroque!

Feb. 24, 2017 - Feb. 24, 2017
Nate Currin with Band

Southern songwriter and troubadour Nate Currin is chasing after the genuine human connection, one fan and one song at a time. Originally from Georgia, Nate has enough of the South in his voice and writing that it shines through, but not without the influence of various experiences and places that only come from living the life of a rambling man. Having traveled to more than 20 countries; performed with notable acts like Blues Traveler, Butch Walker, Jars of Clay, and Neon Trees; and been featured on MTV, Currin retains his enigmatic drive to fly under the radar from time to time. After being nominated for an Independent Music Award, multiple International Music Awards, and several Georgia music awards in the past two years, he just released his fourth studio album, The Madman and the Poet, in the summer of 2016, for which he won two International Music & Entertainment Association Awards, including Songwriter of the Year for a second time. Tickets On Sale! $30 all seats Box Office Phone Number: 262-781-9520

March 10, 2017 - March 10, 2017
Rise Up and Sing! Ruthie Foster & the Heritage Blues Orchestra Quintet

From blues to soul, gospel and folk, The Heritage Blues Orchestra Quintet and Ruthie Foster expertly intermingle the richness of the American music experience. Performing separate sets and collaborating for the first time on stage, these celebrated artists promise a concert experience of unforgettable depth and power. HBO’s acclaimed 2013 debut, And Still I Rise, garnered their first Grammy nomination and a Living Blues Critics Award for best debut. Blues-folk legend Taj Mahal deemed HBO “elegant, fabulous and refreshing,” and NPR commented that HBO performs “up to the minute music that draws upon the glorious past of African American genres.” Of the supremely talented Ms. Foster, Rolling Stone raved “overwhelmingly pure and powerful... Ruthie Foster was magic to watch and hear.” Ruthie’s list of achievements include three consecutive Grammy nominations including for her current album, Promise Of A Brand New Day; Best Female Vocalist wins in 2007, 2008, and 2013 from the Austin Music Awards; the 2010 and 2013 Living Blues Critic’s Poll winner for Female Blues Artist of the Year; and recent Blues Music Award wins for Best Contemporary AND Best Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year. Tickets On Sale! Premium Orchestra: $71 Regular Orchestra: $62 Balcony Seats: $49 Box Office Phone Number: 262-781-9520



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