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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
to Present Concert at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Oct. 3, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform a program of Berlioz, Mozart and Tchaikovsky at its concert Thursday, Oct. 11, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Artists Series concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.

conductor Stuart Chafetz
Stuart Chafetz

The MSO will be conducted by resident conductor Stuart Chafetz, known for his innovative and exciting classical, pops and family concerts. Featured as a 2004 and 2005 Emerging Artist in Symphony Magazine, Chafetz is the guest conductor of choice by musicians and audiences nationwide.

The program includes the extrovert and brilliant overture, "The Roman Carnival," Op. 9, by Hector Berlioz; Mozart's famous final symphony, Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551; and Tchaikovsky's penultimate work, Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64.

Founded in 1959, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is the largest professional arts organization in Wisconsin. With its 88 professional musicians, each a gifted virtuoso, the MSO is ranked among America's major world-class orchestras. Under Music Director Andreas Delfs, the MSO performs over 120 classics, pops, family, and school concerts each year — at home and on tour. In 2005 the MSO launched an e-label, MSO Classics, becoming the first American orchestra offering live recordings through online music stores like iTunes. The MSO has toured Europe, Japan and Cuba and is heard by millions across the country through syndicated radio broadcasts.

Tickets are $15 for the public, $13 for those 62 and older and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty and staff, and $5 for those 17 and younger and UW System or CVTC students.

Patrons may also charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call 715-836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free 800-949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.

The Artists Series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Wisconsin Public Radio and Community Television have contributed generous promotional support. Best Western Trail Lodge Hotel & Suites (715-838-9989) at 3340 Mondovi Road is the exclusive accommodations partner for the Artists Series.

Funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the Artists Series is administered by the Activities and Programs office.

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JS/KH

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