May 2020 Program Notes: Piano Power

May 2020 Program Notes: Piano Power

On May 1, 2, and 3, 2020, we had planned to present our final program of our 19-20 season. Piano Power was set to begin with Weber’s fine Overture to “Euryanthe”—an enduringly popular overture to a failed opera. The next work was a showcase for the members of the...
The Final Forte and Spring Young People’s Concert

The Final Forte and Spring Young People’s Concert

By Kathryn Schwarzmann, Director of Education and Community Engagement “How can they be so good!?” This is the question we hear from the very first day until well after the end of the Bolz Young Artist Competition every year. During the preliminary round of the...
Symphony Moments: Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?

Symphony Moments: Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?

Our January 19, 2020 “Beyond the Score®: Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5: Pure Propaganda?” concert starred American Players Theatre actors, along with visual projections and live musical examples! — including actors James Ridge, Colleen Madden, Marcus...
PRESS RELEASE: Wed. Feb 26, Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte, live concert and competition

PRESS RELEASE: Wed. Feb 26, Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte, live concert and competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 9, 2019 (updated February 19, 2020) Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final ForteBolz Young Artist Competition finalists perform and compete on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — at a live broadcast concert event — free and open to the...