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198th Street and Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
(262) 781-9470
www.wilson-center.com/
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Upcoming events

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

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 (HBO)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: $49-$71 Buy today at 262-781-9520 or www.wilson-center.com

March 25, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Interlocking Rhythms: TAIKOPROJECT + Ryutaro Kaneko

The dynamic and powerful TAIKOPROJECT has dazzled audiences for 15 years with its unique contemporary blend of taiko, music, storytelling, and choreography. The first American company to win Tokyo's International Taiko Contest, the company unites ancient Japanese tradition with 21st-century innovation. Blending TAIKOPROJECT's groundbreaking aesthetic and youthful energy with the nuanced virtuosity of Ryutaro Kaneko, the former Artistic Director for the world-famous Kodo drummers, "Interlocking Rhythms" is a musical journey like no other taiko show in the world. Besides the raw, primal power of the taiko - an ancient Japanese drumming style, with origins dating back to the sixth-century AD - the artists present a number of new collaborative works, featuring the koto (Japanese harp/zither), yokobue (Japanese bamboo flutes), chappa (Japanese hand cymbals), marimba, and udu (clay pot drum). Tickets are $49-$71. Call 262-781-9520 or go to www.wilson-center.com.

April 4, 2017
Bohemian Rhapsody

Wisconsin Philharmonic presents "Bohemian Rhapsody" Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:30pm Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Featuring: Joshua Roman, cello Sponsors: Don & Carol Taylor Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor Janacek: Sinfonietta Czech out the final concert of the season, a tribute to the great Bohemian composers! Following the whimsical Bartered Bride Overture, Joshua Roman, considered the best of the new generation of cellists, performs the lyrical Dvorak concerto. The season ends with one of the most powerful works ever written for orchestra, the Janecek Sinfonietta.



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