Joe Loehnis, CEO
In 2020, under the direction of Maestro Andrew Sewell (Music Director for 20 years) the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO) is excited to announce an expansion to the Brookfield/Waukesha County area through an engagement with the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. By doing so, the orchestra deepens its mission of providing programs of the highest artistic quality that entertain, inform, and enrich the quality of life for audiences across the state of Wisconsin.
“The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra is excited to announce our expansion to Brookfield. It is through strong collaborative partnerships that we have been able to impact communities through music in the state of Wisconsin for 60 years. We are thrilled to be performing at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts this season.” – Joe Loehnis, CEO of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Founded in 1960, the WCO has been dedicated to advancing Wisconsin communities through the transformative power of music. The WCO is nationally known for their summer series called Concerts on the Square®, which annually draws more than 200,000 people to the Capitol to listen to 6 public summer concerts.
The WCO will perform twice at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in spring of 2020 with several additional outreach events in the community, including educational programs in partnership with the Elmbrook School District.
Sunday March 29th@3pm
Family Series Concert ‘Beethoven Lives Next Door’
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven Lives Next Door, an original production that is a part of their acclaimed Family Series Concerts. Beethoven Lives Next Door follows the story of the famous classical composer, Beethoven, who is struggling with his loss of hearing, love of music, and acceptance of his fate. While Beethoven is working on his next masterpiece, he is haunted by Fate’s incessant knocking on his door. Excerpts from the symphony highlight the strong emotions Beethoven is feeling while he composes music. This event is free and open to the public, perfect for families with children ages 4-10. Availability is limited, and advance registration is strongly recommended online at www.wilson-center.com or by calling 262-781-9520.
Saturday May 9th@7:30pm
Masterworks V Concert featuring Beethoven’s 6th Symphony
Under the direction of Maestro Andrew Sewell, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra launches their first MASTERWORKS series concert at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. This performance features trumpeter Andrew Balio as well as Beethoven’s 6th Symphony. Tickets are $40-$50 and may be purchased through the Wilson Center Box Office by calling 262-781-9520 or online at www.wilson-center.com.
The WCO will also be performing at the Waukesha Business Alliance, Elmbrook School District, and several private house events in the Waukesha County area.