Milwaukee 
Symphony Orchestra

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

This spring, critically acclaimed pianist Stewart Goodyear joins the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ken-David Masur. Goodyear and the MSO will perform two piano works by Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1 and Totentanz (Death Dance), followed by Berlioz’s darkly beautiful and otherworldly Symphonie fantastique, at the Bradley Symphony Center. 

Concerts will be held 11:15am April 26; 7:30pm April 27 and 2:30pm April 28.  

Learn more about the classical works performed an hour before the concerts start during a Meet the Music talk. Also enjoy a food and beverage service including tasty treats, from Resonance Food Co. at many different bar locations at the Bradley Symphony Center. 

On Saturday, guests can experience culinary delights at Sound Bites, a chef’s table in the Bradley Center Atrium. Reservations can be added to symphony tickets at checkout. Visit mso.org for more information.  


Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), which celebrates 50 years in 2024, presents its Senior Exhibition, showcasing the innovation and creativity of more than 200 current students working in media including illustration and found objects, such as styrofoam, bottle caps, plastic bags, and more.   

The Senior Exhibition opens on Gallery Night MKE April 19, with a reception from 5-9pm, and will be displayed through May 11. The galleries are free and open to the public. Hours are 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday.

Two featured works of art are Cyprien Morin’s Pepe’s Kitchen and Jayden Ellsworth’s What’s left behind.

Pepe’s Kitchen, which includes three short comics and an animated preview, examines the impact preparing food has on a family while aiming to normalize queer families through recipes and storytelling.

Ellsworth has collected bottles, styrofoam, plastic bags, bottle caps, grass and more from Milwaukee locations to construct bowls and baskets for their capstone project. A book accompanies the exhibit. 

Visit miad.edu for more information.