"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." Hamlet

Since 1975, the Concord Chamber Orchestra has been performing classical music for the enjoyment of Milwaukee-area audiences and offering performWill-only.jpgance opportunities for talented volunteer and student musicians. For 44 years, we have existed as the result of collaboration and contributions of hundreds of musicians, directors, volunteers, and donors. That is who we are – and we are proud and honored to continue making classical music accessible.

However, as we plan each season we “know not what we may be.” We put together a repertoire that we hope will speak to our audiences and help us – and you – transform your understanding of music in new ways. This season, we take our inspiration from the words, poetry, and themes of William Shakespeare. Much like classical music, Shakespeare’s plays continue to have impact centuries after they were written. We are excited to discover and present pieces you may not have heard before but that resonate with timeless concepts.

Join us as we explore music inspired by the plays of The Bard – tragedies, comedies, and histories. And don’t miss the other ways that you can transform yourself from simply an audience member to a participant in making music.

  • Purchase your season subscription and get an additional two free tickets to share with friends.
  • Connect with orchestra members and soloists during free receptions after our October, March, and May concerts.
  • Take that connection a step further and sponsor a musician.
  • Support young artists with a donation to our Walter A. and Dorothy J. Oestreich Concerto Competition.
  • Volunteer your time and talents.
  • Give a planned gift and become a member of Concord’s Encore Society.

Whatever your interaction with the CCO, you are essential to helping us continue to discover who we may be. And those interactions may even help you continue to discover who you may be.


Season Ticket prices

Adult: $65
Student: $40
Senior: $45

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A special thank you to the following organizations that support the Concord Chamber Orchestra through their generous grants:

The CCO 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. The Concord Chamber Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Twelfth Night

Saturday, December 7, 2019
7:00 pm

"If music be the food of love, play on."

Featuring Christmas music from Shakespeare’s time, our concert will close with the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Choir reprising the beloved Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Repertoire

  • Lunatics and Lovers: Overture and Bacchanalia by Linda Robbins Coleman
  • Overture to Twelfth Night, Op. 73 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
  • Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti

Sponsor

Venue

Basilica of St. Josaphat
333 S. 6th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Ticket Prices

Adult: $25
Student: $15
Senior: $20


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The Verses

Sunday, January 26, 2020
2:00 pm

"I would not wish any companion in the world but you.

Just as Shakespeare’s iconic plays are made up of beautiful individual verses, the Concord Chamber Orchestra is made up of talented individual musicians. Our annual “sampler” concert is a unique opportunity to hear a number of chamber music ensembles, each featuring musicians who provide the poetry that is the CCO.

Venue

North Shore Congregational Church
7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Fox Point, WI 53217

Ticket Prices

Adult: $10
Student: $5
Senior: $10


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The Histories

Saturday, March 21, 2020
7:00 pm

“Your name from hence immortal life shall have.”

William Shakespeare was a keen reader of history, always looking for the dramatic impact of historical characters and events. His interpretation of those events and figures has shaped the way we think of them today. In this concert, we also welcome the winner of our annual Walter A. and Dorothy J. Oestreich Concerto Competition, who we hope will also go on to make musical history.

Repertoire

  • Richard III by Bedrich Smetana
  • Suite from Henry V by William Walton
  • Three Dances from Henry VIII by Edward German
  • Concerto to be determined by the winner of the Walter A. and Dorothy J. Oestreich Concerto Competition

Sponsor


Venue

St. Sebastian’s Parish
5400 W. Washington Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Ticket Prices

Adult: $20
Student: $12
Senior: $15


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The Tragedies

Saturday, May 9, 2020
7:00 pm

"When sorrows come, the come not single spies, but in battalions."

Our final concert of the season will focus on Shakespeare’s gut-wrenching tragic masterpieces, featuring heroes cursed by fate
and possessed of a tragic flaw, where even the good guys don’t necessarily win.

Repertoire

  • Suite from Othello by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
  • MacBeth by Giuseppe Verdi
  • I Capuletti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini
  • Hamlet by Niels Gade
  • Symphony No. 2 (“Romantic”) by Howard Hanson

Venue

St. Sebastian’s Parish
5400 W. Washington Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Ticket Prices

Adult: $20
Student: $12
Senior: $15

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Information

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.
All tickets are nonrefundable.
Questions?
Call us at 414-750-4404 or email to concordmanager@gmail.com

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