Kevin’s Last Season Opener


September 8, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts


Join Kevin Stalheim in a collaboration with Guest Conductor David Bloom (of Contemporaneous fame) and the Present Music Ensemble for our Season Opener concert featuring a mix Present Music’s past hits and music new to Milwaukee’s ears. The concert will take the audience on a scintillating spin from Sinatra to Stravinsky, America’s Deep South to Africa, and to the waters of Turkey and Ireland.

Come hear what Kevin & David are cooking up for Present Music’s 2018-19 Season Opener!

Program Repertoire:

◊ Petroushskates by Joan Tower – Tower is turning 80 just two days before our concert!

◊  Sinatra Shag by Michael Daugherty

◊ Endless Colored Ways by Michael Lanci

Waiting for Billy Floyd by Eve Beglarian

Waves of Talya, by this season’s composer-in-residence, Kamran Ince

Endless Deeps by Emma O’Halloran – Check out her interview with WildRumpus!

◊ Alla L’aa Ke, by Alhaji Bai Konte and arranged by guest conductor, David Bloom

From the Press:

September 04, 2018 “Present Music Faces the Future Without its Founder“, David Luhrssen, Shepherd Express.

September 06, 2018 Audio Interview with Kevin Stalheim on Lake Effect, Bonnie North, Milwaukee Public Radio.


September 10, 2018 “Present Music’s Outstanding, Innovative Performance“, Rick Walters, Shepherd Express.

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