Made for Milwaukee
Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee
For 35 years, Present Music has brought ground-breaking and wildly unique music to Milwaukee. Made for Milwaukee is a celebration of history-making commissions that were premiered to the world right here in our city by Milwaukee musicians. This concert will revisit old friends like Michael Torke, Kamran Ince, Jerome Kitzke and Sean Friar while ushering in the new with a world premiere by Ryan Carter. Present Music is just getting started. Hang on for this beautiful and mind-blowing ride.
Kamran Ince – Arches
Michael Torke – Four Proverbs
Ryan Carter – premiere
Sean Friar – Breaking Point
Jerome Kitzke- Haunted America
Angst, Horror & Fun
Friday, October 21, 2016
Part 1 6:30 pm – special exhibit and music in the galleries
Part 2 8 pm – Nosferatu
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee
Tread softly into the night and immerse yourself into a horrifically delightful experience with Present Music, Milwaukee’s devilishly dark and devious new music pioneers. Angst, Horror & Fun, in no particular order, will bring silent horror movies from a time gone by back to life right before your widening eyes. Walk the halls of MAM’s presentation of Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s….was that footsteps you just heard? Keep your wits about you and throw an occasional glance over your shoulder for Nosferatu lurking in the shadows.
Nosferatu, the film with music by Eric Segnitz and John Tanner
In the Chamber (four locations/dates – same program)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:00 am
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Marine Terminal Lofts in the home of Tim and Sue Frautschi
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3 pm
Present Music’s In the Chamber concerts take the audience deep into the heart of contemporary music. Building on the intimate intensity only experienced when a secret path becomes illuminated and the music leads you into the unknown. Expand your horizon and open yourself to the magnificently energetic works of Donnacha Dennehy, the ambitious Texu Kim and the introspective works of Hannah Lash. Listen with all your senses and welcome in a new way to feel music, to enjoy music and to be.
Time, Nature, Culture, Sound
Saturday April 29, 2017 at 7 pm
Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee
If these walls could talk, they would sing. Time, Nature, Culture, Sound at the Milwaukee Public Museum finds its life and music through stones and bones and, sorrowful yet triumphant song of whales, and the imaginative, ultra-delicate call of butterflies. Interpret the world through the eyes and ears of our ancient ancestors and listen for the simple beauty in a conch shell, in the history of the earth itself. All the residual sounds of Old Milwaukee still resonate within our city today.
John Cage – Litany for the Whale and Child of Tree
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6 pm and 9 pm
Wherehouse, 818 S. Water St., Milwaukee
How far is far enough and how will one ever know? Boundaries pushes Present Music to the limit on this bumpy and bountiful adventure known as contemporary music. Special guest musician and jazz superstar, Steve Lehman, will join pianist and composer, Corey Smythe for a premiere performance. Take one step further and cross the line into a bold, new world with Present Music as your guide.
Cory Smythe – premiere
Amazing Grace string quartet by Ben Johnston
Ornette Coleman quartet
String Quartet by Steve Lehman
Kaija Saariaho – Petals for Violoncello and Live Electronics