2020 Spring Performances Cancelled (COVID-19)

Response to COVID-19 Outbreak March 20, 2020 Dear Friends, We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation, and have made the decision to postpone the Powerhouse Pianist Series recital with Cory Smythe scheduled for April 4th for the safety of our audience and the performer. Additionally at this time we are cancelling our Spaghetti Western […]

New Chamber Music in New Milwaukee Venue

Present Music announces its next concert of new chamber music by women and non-binary composers In a concert devoted to performing a diverse and provocative sample of this century’s musical works created by women and non-binary composers, Milwaukee’s Present Music ensemble is once again calling attention to composers who are creating extraordinary new music that […]

Present Music Announces 2019-20 Season

Following founding Artistic Director Kevin Stalheim’s retirement in June of this year, Present Music returns to the stage to offer engaging and provocative experiences with new music in comfortable and inviting spaces.

Say Farewell to Kevin at the StalheimTime Finale

Saturday June 1st is StalheimTime. Named for his childhood home movies, this Finale concert is the Present Music Ensemble and Milwaukee’s Farewell to Present Music’s  founder, artistic director, creative curator, and sound-collage composer, Kevin Stalheim. As the host of the iconic Artist Series at the Pabst, a classical chamber-music series that ran for many years, […]

Present Music’s New Co-Artistic Directors

Present Music recently announced the appointment of local musician Eric Segnitz and nationally recognized conductor David Bloom as its future Co-Artistic Directors. The combination of Segnitz and Bloom brings dynamic experience as musicians, leaders, and educators to the highly regarded New Music nonprofit.   Supported by Present Music’s newly established Artistic Advisory Group, the Board of Directors […]

Present Music’s Annual Musical Meditation on Gratitude

Present Music’s annual THANKSGIVING concert melds tradition with the best of what’s new and inspiring. Submerse yourself in the sound of nearly one hundred voices echoing throughout the beautiful Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Be present for the world premiere of Kamran Ince’s Meditation and Gratitude, written for the Hearing Voices vocal ensemble and Present Music. Relive the musical tradition of the Bucks Native American Singing and Drumming Group, join hands in the Friendship Dance, and continue your journey with Present Music.

Artistic Director Kevin Stalheim’s Last Season Opener

In Kevin’s Last Season Opener, Kevin Stalheim and David Bloom will face off and turn out a concert featuring Present Music’s past hits and music new to Milwaukee’s ears. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Tai Renfrow, Production/Ops, 414-271-0711×3 C: 214-444-9526 Kevin’s Last Season OpenerA concert by collaboration, looking back and forward Saturday September 8, 7:30 pm […]

Present Music Announces 37th Season and Final Season for Artistic Director Kevin Stalheim

The 2018-19 Season will be Present Music’s final season with founder and artistic director, Kevin Stalheim at the wheel. Read the press release and prepare for an exciting season that will relive the past, reflect in the present, and reinvent the future of Present Music! 2018-19 Season Press Release

GCaP concert at John Shannon/Jan Serr residence

Friday, February 23 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Address: 3017 N Marietta Ave, Milwaukee WI 53217 You may have heard of John and Jan. You may have attended a PM concert at their historic mansion on Milwaukee’s Eastside. We’re back in their beautiful home, as they graciously hosts Give Chance a Piece, a concert presented […]

Give Chance a Piece – songs about war

A Boy and a Makeshift Toy from the series Children of Conflict (2015) Inspired by the work of American Pulitzer-nominated war photographer Chris Hondros, who captured images of children in wars around the world, the Children of Conflict series is a collection of sonic portraits based off of Hondros’ intimately revealing photography with hopes to […]

Concert Review: Finale + Party

Elaine Schmidt reviews Present Music’s Finale + Party on Friday, June 3

Conductor David Bloom to get by with a little help from his friends

Conductor David Bloom to get by with a little help from his friends May 27, 2016 By Elaine Schmidt, Special to the Journal Sentinel The final concert of the Present Music season June 3 may be a collection of five pieces Milwaukee audiences have never heard, but for guest conductor David Bloom the concert, and […]