This week: Beethoven at the MSO, Robin Hood at First Stage, silent film with Theatre Gigante and Daniel Burkholder at Danceworks.

On the Horizon…


A nice mix of choices for those looking for everything from classic tales for the whole family, to deep-minded explorations of life and memory.

Daniel Burkholder
Photo by Marketa Ebert

UWM’s Daniel Burkholder is one of the most active and interesting “voices” on the dance scene, curating monthly performances through “Real Time” with Andrea Chastant Burkholder, and sending dancers and audiences on “performance hikes” in his quarterly event, “Scenic Route.” He collaborates with Danceworks Performance Company in Stories from a Life, a multi-media work about the life of his grandmother, Sophia Saren.


Theatre Gigante welcomes Detroit’s Little Bang Theory

Another of the city’s innovative performance companies hosts a guest this weekend. Detroit-based Little Bang Theory, a toy instrument trio, will accompany the Lon Chaney’s silent film Laugh, Clown, Laugh.


The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson trio

There’ll be nothing to laugh about at the Marcus Center, but plenty of powerful music as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra hosts on of the finest chamber ensembles in the world–pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo, and cellist Sharon Robinson. They’ll perform the rarely heard Triple Concerto by Beethoven. Edo de Waart is at the podium for a program that also includes Mendelssohn’s exuberant “Scottish” Symphony.

James Fletcher as Little John in First Stage’s “Robin Hood.”

Finally, don’t miss the chance to catch First Stage Milwaukee’s exuberant new variation on tales of the Sherwood Forest. Robin Hood, written by Joe Faust and John Maclay features plenty of banter, jousting and Merry Green Men—little and otherwise.



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