Keep an eye on Estonian conductor Anu Tali when she comes to Milwaukee this month.
With Music Director Edo de Waart’s departure scheduled for the end of the 2016-17 season, the folks at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra are likely paying close attention to visiting guest conductors. Among them, Anu Tali is sure to get her share of scrutiny.
The Estonian conductor is known for her musicianship, energy and ambition (in 1997, she and her twin sister founded what’s now the Nordic Symphony Orchestra). Here, she’ll conduct music from Scandinavian neighbors, including Sibelius (Finland), Grieg (Norway) and the flute concerto by Nielsen (Denmark), which will feature MSO’s superb flutist, Sonora Slocum. Feb. 20-21; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.