This season continues Present Music's tradition of unique performances in creative places with a variety of exciting collaborations. This expanded season hosts seven concerts, and will renew friendships with Danceworks, Bucks Native American Singing and Drumming Group, Milwaukee Opera Theater and all of you!
All Present Music subscribers receive a FREE ticket
to our season opener, Inuksuit!
Single ticket are now on sale for all concerts.
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Inuksuit performance INUKSUIT
September 7, 2013 at 4pm
(rain date Sept. 8 at 3pm)

Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 West Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217


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$20 - Adults
$15 - Lynden members
$10 - Students 12+
Free - Under 12
Free - PM subscribers


Present Music's first duet with Lynden Sculpture Garden starts with a bang. Ninety-Nine percussionists descend on Milwaukee to perform John Luther Adams' Inuksuit in the amazing garden landscape of sculptures.


Present Music Pop-up Percussionist
Present Music Pop-up Percussionist
 "This work is haunted by the vision of the melting of the polar ice, the rising of the seas, and what may remain of humanity's presence after the waters recede," Luther Adams states.

Pieces to be performed:

Inuksuit by John Luther Adams
Performers: Present Music Ensemble and 99 guest percussionists





Third Coast Percussion
Third Coast Percussion credit Saverio Truglia

October 12, 2013 at 7:30pm
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Vogel Hall
929 N. Water St.

Milwaukee, WI 53202


Third Coast Percussion from Chicago joins Present Music for a program featuring Daniel Variations by Steve Reich.

Reich intended this piece, inspired by the horrific decapitation of journalist Daniel Pearl at the hands of terrorists, to stand as a "shimmering piece of music, an enduring work" that will reflect its inspiration in Pearl's work to connect people in dangerous corners of the world.  


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Caroline Shaw
Caroline Shaw - credit Piotr Redlinski

November 24, 2013 at 5pm
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
812 N. Jackson Street 
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The newly-formed Present Music Vocal Ensemble will be joined by Arrowhead High School and Pius XI High School to perform the amazing 40-voice masterpiece Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis alongside
David Lang's Tallis-inspired 40-voice I Never.  Present Music will perform Sarabande and Fly Away by Caroline Shaw, who, at 30, was the youngest person to ever win the Pulitzer Prize.




January 9, 10, and 11, 2014 at 7:30pm
Locations TBD 


Lots of Women! So little time...Present Music's recent 'In the Chamber' concerts were performed in interesting and intimate spaces and were such a hit that we're doing it again. We'll feature music by several of today's most exciting women composers.


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Temptations Snare


March 6, 7, and 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
March 9, 2014 at 2:30pm
Next Act Theatre 
255 S. Water St. 
Milwaukee, WI 53204


Danceworks joins Present Music for "new" new music inspired by "old" new music with an evening-length premiere featuring the music of Igor Stravinsky's timeless Soldier's Tale interspersed with new music by the hipster composers of Sleeping Giant composers' collective and brand new choreography by the brilliant Dani Kuepper.


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Iarla O Lionaird
Iarla O Lionaird credit Feargal Ward

April 11, 2014 at 7:30pm
Turner Hall Ballroom
1034 N 4th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Iarla � Lion�ird, Ireland's great Sean n�s

 singer, comes to Milwaukee to perform Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy's Gr� Agus B�s (love and death). Present Music will perform Life by Louis Andriessen accompanied by a film by Marijke van Warmerdam.


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June 21, 2014 at TBD
Location TBD


For this community-inspired event, Milwaukee Opera Theatre joins Present Music for an exploration of home and place. Home Place will feature music from Shelter by David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon with video by Bill Morrison, Passacaglia by Caroline Shaw, and Language from Invisible Cities by Christopher Cerrone with performances by Present Music's Creation Project students.


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