Since 1995, MYSO and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra have sponsored a wonderfully exciting sightreading session, open to members of MYSO's Senior Symphony. Students read a few very challenging works, under the leadership of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Resident Conductor Stuart Chafetz and MYSO Resident Conductor Carter Simmons, from the great orchestral repertoire, with MSO members playing side-by-side with MYSO Senior Symphony players. This is made possible through a generous endowment bequest from the late Erika Richman.
WORKSHOP MISSION AND GOALS:
• To expose students to music which will make a lasting impression about contrasting styles and periods in Western literature.
• To work with professional symphony musicians who are role models for our students.
• To investigate music which MYSO will most likely never program due to instrumentation, length, difficulty etc..
• Ideally, the ensemble would rehearse the piece with coaching from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians and the conductors and then play the full selection again.
We always look forward to what is truly a unique effort to expose bright young students to some of the most challenging and intriguing music ever written.