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2016-2017 Season: A Note from Alexander

2016-17 Season of the Wisconsin Philharmonic

Alexander Platt

Alexander Platt

Welcome to our 2016-17 season at the Wisconsin Philharmonic. I hope you’ll agree that our wonderful orchestra is sounding better than ever, in an ever-more diverse range of programming from the classics to contemporary, with enthusiastic full houses attesting to our success.

2016-17 will offer you a season no less impressive in its depth and range. We’re very pleased to welcome back the distinguished British pianist Simon Mulligan, in one of the great concerto showpieces by the immortal Sergei Rachmaninov — and it will be followed by the first in our three-year cycle of the equally immortal later symphonies of Tchaikovsky. At the opposite end of the season, the amazing young American cellist Joshua Roman will be making his Philharmonic debut, in another of the great blockbuster concertos, that of Antonin Dvorak — and we’ll follow that with the first WPO performance of one the landmark orchestral works of the earlier 20th century, Leos Janacek’s truly thrilling Sinfonietta, showcasing most justly our glorious brass section whose talents have been blossoming over the years.

In between, we’ll be offering another sumptuous Holiday concert, another visit my our distinguished friend, the Milwaukee Symphony’s Concertmaster Frank Almond, and a fabulous journey into the world of some of the great movie scores…….so you’re buying your season tickets now, right?

See you at the concerts, and thank you for your support!

Faithfully yours,

Alexander Platt
Music Director, Wisconsin Philharmonic