2022-2023 Season

More Classic Broadway

September 29, 2022
7:30 PM
Oconomowoc Arts Center

Guest Narrator: John Cramer

The Wisconsin Philharmonic/Waukesha Symphony Orchestra brings the American Musical Theater catalogue to life, conveyed by the lush sounds of a full symphony orchestra.  Featuring timeless tunes from the Broadway stage!

Program to include:
Richard Rodgers/Robert Russell Bennett: Oklahoma
Marvin Hamlisch/Bob Lowden: A Chorus Line
Andrew Lloyd Webber/Bob Lowden: "Memory", from CATS
Lerner and Loewe/Bennett: My Fair Lady
Kander and Ebb/Ted Ricketts: Chicago
Stephen Schwartz/Ricketts: Wicked
Stephen Sondheim/Lowden: "Send in the Clowns", from A Little Night Music
Alan Menken/Calvin Custer: Beauty and the Beast

A Symphonic Hallowe'en

October 16, 2022
2:30 PM
Oconomowoc Arts Center

Guest Artist: Andrew Russo, Piano

The Wisconsin Philharmonic/Waukesha Symphony Orchestra presents a spooky evening of delightfully dark compositions.  Featuring scary renditions of Halloween classics and "A Hallowe'en Symphony" compiled by Alexander Platt

Program to include:
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
John Williams: Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Schubert, arr. Franz List: "Wanderer" Fantasy, for Piano and Orchestra
Sergi Rachmaninov: "A Hallowe'en Symphony", as complied by Alexander Platt
Prelude in C-sharp Minor (Orch. Leopold Stokowski)
Scherzo in D Minor (Orch. Pavel Lamm)
The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
Finale from the Syphone No.1, Op. 13 (reconstructed after the composer's death)

It's A Wonderful Life: An American Christmas

December 1, 2022
7:30 PM
Oconomowoc Arts Center

Guest Artists: The choirs of Brookfield Central, Germantown, Oconomowoc and Waukesha North High School and Jason Gillette, Saxophone

The Wisconsin Philharmonic/Waukesha Symphony Orchestra celebrates the holidays with a festive collection of music and special guests.

Program to include:
Dimitri Tiomkin: Suite from It's a Wonderful Life
Hershy Kay: Deck the Halls, A Merrie Fugue
Samuel Barber: Prelude on Silent Night
Lucas Richman: Hanukkah Festival Overture
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Duke Ellington after Peter Tchaikovsky, orch. Jeff Tyzik: The Nutcracker Suite
John Finnegan: A Christmas Sing-Along
Handel: "And the Glory of the Lord" from MESSIAH
Randall Thompson: Music from FROSTIANA
John Rutter: Jesus Child
Handel: "Hallelujah" Chorus from MESSIAH

Carnival Of The Animals

Please note: Date Change

January 29, 2023 January 22, 2023
2:00 PM
St. Lukes Lutheran Church

Annual Janboree Concert for Families

Guest Artist: John Schindler, Piano

Program to include:
Rachmaninov: Finale from the Piano Sonata No.2
Camille Saint-Saens, arr. Malcom Binney: The Carnival of the Animals, in English and Spanish

The Glory Of Spring

May 11, 2022
7:30 PM
Oconomowoc Arts Center

Guest Artist: Joshua Roman, cello, Opus 3 Artists, Women's Choirs of Brookfield Central and Brookfield East High Schools, and a selection of area high school brass musicians.

The Wisconsin Philharmonic/Waukesha Symphony Orchestra welcomes the warm weather back to Wisconsin, with a glorious collection of music and special guests.

Program to include:
Claude Debussy: Printemps ("Spring")
Camille Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No.1
Ottorino Respighi: The Foundation of Rome, The Pines of Rome

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