The Milwaukee Symphony will perform at Fond du Lac on Wednesday (06/29/2022)
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Buttermilk Festival in Fond du Lac on Wednesday, June 29. It will be the 22 of the OSMn/a free concert of the Festival since the beginning of the tradition in 1992.
The concert will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Wifler Performance Center in Buttermilk Creek Park on South Park Avenue, and will relocate to the County Fairgrounds EXPO Building in the event of inclement weather.
The concert will include overtures from Candide and West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, selections from Frozen and Star Wars Suite for Orchestra by John Williams. Music from south of the border will be represented with selections from Mexican composer Arturo Marques and Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Rounding out the program are patriotic favorites including America The Beautiful hosted by Carmen Dragon, Armed Forces Salute and marches from Alford and John Phillip Sousa.
The orchestra will be under the direction of associate conductor Yaniv Dinur. Born in Jerusalem in 1981, Dinur studied conducting in Israel and America and has performed with orchestras in Israel, Europe, the United States, Canada and Mexico. In addition to his duties in Milwaukee, he is also music director of the New Bedford Symphony in Massachusetts.
Since its inception in 1959, the Full-Time Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra has found innovative ways to welcome music to the region, develop appreciation and musical talent among local youth, and increase Milwaukee’s national reputation. MSO’s full-time professional musicians perform more than 135 classical, pop, family, educational and community concerts each season at venues across the state. MSO’s standard of excellence extends beyond the concert hall and into the community, reaching more than 40,000 children and their families through its Arts in Community Education (ACE) program, youth concerts and teens, family series and Meet the Music pre-concert talks. .
A food concession, serving sandwiches, snacks, sodas and desserts will be available from 6:00 p.m. hosted by the Fondy Jump Rope team. The show is funded by generous donations from sponsors and co-sponsors, contributions from Friends of the Festival and a voluntary offering that will be received during the concert.
Next on the summer music calendar is the 4th annual Fond du Lac Symphonic Band.e of July Americana Concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Park Pavilion next to the bandstand. The fireworks begin at dusk after the concert. On Wednesday, July 6, the Mayville Steel Drum All-Stars will take the stage at Buttermilk Creek Park at 7:15 p.m.