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CARTER SIMMONS TO TAKE ON ADDITIONAL ROLE AS NEW FESTIVAL CITY SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR


Posted on January 4, 2017 by MYSO

Milwaukee (January 4, 2017) — Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony Orchestra has announced that Carter Simmons has been hired to replace retiring Monte Perkins as Music Director and Conductor for the organization’s Symphony Sunday concerts at the Pabst Theater. Simmons will remain the Artistic Director and one of the Music Directors of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), where he has served the community for nearly 25 years. He will take over his new position with the Festival City Symphony Orchestra following its season finale Sunday concert on May 7, 2017. Monte Perkins will retire from the Music Director position on…


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MORE THAN $82 MILLION AWARDED FOR ARTS PROJECTS NATIONWIDE; INCLUDES $12,000 AWARDED TO MILWAUKEE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Milwaukee, WI - National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $12,000 to Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) for its Progressions program. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields. "The arts are all around us, enhancing our lives in…


May 13, 2016

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First Lady and President’s Committee to Recognize Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra at the White House

At a ceremony at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama will present representatives from the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award—the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs. Only 12 awards are given each year out of a field of 350 nominations and 50 finalists, and only 2 programs from Wisconsin have received the award since 1998. The award is given to programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. “These outstanding programs are expanding horizons, changing lives, and helping young people fulfill…


November 29, 2015