StalheimTime Finale


June 1, 2019
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Pabst Theater


Kevin Stalheim’s final concert as Artistic Director on June 1st, 2019 brings Present Music back to the Pabst Theater for a celebration involving many local collaborators – both new and old – to the Ensemble. StalheimTime is a thank you to the Community, Musicians, Audiences, Supporters, and Artistic Collaborators who contributed to each concert experience. We hope you will join us for this amazing milestone event which marks the proverbial passing of the baton for Present Music’s 2019-20 season down to our incoming co-artistic directors.

Experience the original Kevin Stalheim and Present Music outside-of-the-box style concert of New Music’s greatest hits, from John Adams to a multimedia extravaganza of musical and visual pandemonium!

A Cacophony of Collaborators:

  • A dance in collaboration with Danceworks, Johann Strauss – The Emperor Waltz (Kaiser Walzer) Op. 437
  • The Bucks Native American Singing & Drumming Group
  • A special community collaboration for John Cage – Apartment House 1776
  • John Adams – Son of Chamber Symphony
  • Hearing Voices Ensemble
  • The dynamic string duo of Fox & Branch
  • A past Present Music commission, Elena Kats-Chernin – The Village Idiot
  • Jewish Cantor Jerry Berkowitz of the Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue of Manitowoc
  • Drummer Jahmes Finlayson
  • A cacophony of sound & objects with Danceworks, Brooke Thiele, and Quasimondo, Donald Erb – Souvenir
  • the UW-M Flute Ensemble
  • Aperi Animam
  • Pre-show physical performances by Brooke Thiele and Quasimondo
  • Gospel Singer (& Symphony Bass player!) Laura Snyder
  • Special takehome ‘souvenirs’
  • And many more farewell surprises!

The After-Party:

All our favorite Milwaukee players are coming together to join in the farewell celebration! Stick around in the Pabst after the concert, grab a drink, share your happiest memories, and get your groove on for a killer after-party performance onstage with:


purchase tickets through the pabst box office



Online ticket sales are now being fulfilled through The Pabst Box Office. Present Music discounts will no longer be applied.

General Admission: $25

Preferred Seating: $55

Patrons requiring a wheelchair accessible seat should notify the box office in order to reserve an accessible space (and any accompanying guests) and avoid waiting to be seated upon arrival.

Present Music Box Office Phone hours are M-F from 10a-2p.

The Pabst Box Office will open beginning at 6:30pm on Saturday June 1st. 
The Pabst House will also be open beginning at 6:30pm.
Pre-concert entertainment, silent auction, and more occurring prior to the concert. Arrive early! We’ll be here all night!

Seating Map of the Lower Level:

The Pabst Theater Seating Chart

Please Note:

Seats on the main level of the Pabst are expected to sell out. In this case, the Box Office will assign floor levels to patrons starting in order of the date the tickets were first purchased. Both General Admission and Preferred Seats are available on the main level, with Preferred Seating beginning at Row K. Please see Ticket information below for a general seating map of the venue.

At this time, purchases may be held at Will Call or Printed at Home. All patrons who have purchased tickets in advance must check in before the concert at The Pabst will call window upon arrival. To ensure a smooth check-in, patrons should present their Present Music-issued tickets, Present Music (Vendini) Order Confirmation print outs/emails, or the photo ID of the patron on the ticket order to The Pabst staff to verify the order. Present Music volunteers will be on hand to work with The Pabst to resolve any ticket-related issues that may arise on the night of the concert. This being said, please allow extra time to arrive and check in before the concert.

This performance is not recommended for unattentive children under the age of ten or for any individual with spatial sensitivities such as a sensitivity to UV/blacklights and paper-light objects flying overhead, or a proneness to overstimulation.

The Pabst Theater cash bar will be serving drinks before the concert, during intermission, and for the duration of the after-party.

The Pabst Box Office will open at 6:30pm on Saturday June 1st. The celebration begins as soon as you walk through the doors, so please arrive early and relax with us before the concert!

The concert begins promptly at 7:30pm. Latecomers will be seated between works, during applause.

The concert run-time is approximately 2 hours including one intermission.

The after-party (in The Pabst Theater, Pabst Lobby, & Pabst Pub) will last approximately 1 hour directly following the concert.


There’s no way to fully describe what will happen on June 1st, but we can say that the StalheimTime Finale is a truly celebratory affair and black tie is DISCOURAGED! So many surprises are in store, from the Present Music Ensemble and a whole slew of collaborating performers. You’ll feel suspended in time during this night of intrigue, curiosity, whimsy, and – most of all – community.

Kevin Stalheim will continue living in Milwaukee after his retirement, and plans to continue supporting the future of Present Music as a consultant for our new co-artistic team. Kevin will serve Present Music as a member of its new Artistic Advisory Group – formed by community advocates who are enthusiastically supportive of the exciting new phase Present Music is about to enter. If you are interested in being more involved with Present Music and want to learn more about our Board of Directors and its committees, please reach out to one of our lovely board members at the concert! They’ll be wearing special nametags, so you can easily identify them!

Parking/Getting to the Pabst:

Street parking in Downtown Milwaukee is generally unregulated after 6:00pm, but we highly recommend allowing plenty of extra time to arrive as the Wells Street/Water Street area is extremely busy on weekend evenings.
If driving around in frustratingly expanding circles around the Pabst to find a free parking spot is not your thing, we’re right there with you!

Standard Parking

Discounted Parking through the Pabst!

Standard Parking Structure
330 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

* 1 block from The Pabst
(Click image for GoogleMaps)

The Pabst sells $5 discounted parking passes for the SP parking structure at the corner of Wells and Broadway Streets (about a block east of the theater). The entrance to the SP structure is on the east side of Broadway, just north of Wells. Buy a discounted parking pass from The Pabst box office when you arrive at the concert and present that as you leave the structure. Discounted parking passes are also available by calling the Pabst box office at (414) 286-3205 (phone hours are 9 AM – 9 PM seven days a week). The structure is automated so please keep both the ticket that you get upon entry and the one that you purchase from the Pabst. The discounted SP parking vouchers are valid starting at 5 PM everyday, 7 days a week.

For more parking information and driving directions, please visit the parking information page on The Pabst Theater’s website.


Arrive by HOP!

It’s FREE to ride the HOP and the City Hall (Southbound) stop is also just 1 block east of The Pabst.

The free TransLoc Rider app is available for iOS devices on iTunes here, or for Android devices via Google Play here. Upon launching the app, users should select “M-Line: Burns Commons to Intermodal Station” as the selected route. Vehicle location information can also be accessed via the web on either desktop or mobile platforms at

Visit The HOP MKE Website for more information.

From the Press:

“Kevin Stalheim Says Farewell to Present Music in Season Finale” – Dave Luhrssen, Shepherd Express, May 7, 2019


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