2015 Season

Philharmonia Racine 2015

Please contact Steven Ayers immediately if you are interested in participating this season, and for an update.

A committee of Steven Ayers, Keith MacGaffey and Jamin Hoffman is working on a schedule for the Milwaukee Summer Philharmonia.

If there is a good showing of entusiasm, then the Milwaukee Summer Philharmonia 2016 Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, from June XX to August xx, 2016, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., at the Brass Bell Music Store, 210 West Silver Spring Drive, Glendale, WI.


July xx, 2016, free concert at Nicolet Community Center, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd., Glendale.

August xx, 2016, free concert at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 W. Chapel Hill Rd., Mequon.

Joe DonahueJoe Donahue, Director.


Ralph Lane Ralph Lane, Founder and Director of these groups, passed away February 6, 2014. Obituary.


If you are a MSP or PR Musician, please e-mail your photo and a musical biography.

Cellist
Sue Janke Sue Janke, plays cello since 1963, taught music in the public schools, plays in the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Summer Philharmonia, Philharmonia Racine, Al's Happy Notes, and Kettle Moraine Symphony. Bachelor of Music Degree. Milwaukee.

Cellist
Carol Gottschlich Carol Gottschlich, also plays Cello in the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra and Kettle Moraine Symphony. Milwaukee.

Bassoonist
Keith MacGaffey Keith MacGaffey, plays bassoon with the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra and other groups; and is a retired Doctor. Menomonee Falls.

Piano Soloist
Steven Ayers
Steven Ayers teaches piano students in association with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and has studied piano at Indiana University, from which he holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees, and at UW-Madison.

Violin Soloist
Alex Ayers
Alex Ayers was the Grand Prize winner of the 2006 Milwaukee Symphony Stars of Tomorrow competition, resulting in performances with the Milwaukee Symphony in May, 2006, and February, 2007. He performed the Dvorak violin concerto with the Milwaukee Summer Philharmonia in 2005, and was the featured soloist on a Waukesha Symphony subscription concert in November, 2007. His violin studies began at the age of 3-1/2 with his mother, who plays in our orchestra, and his further studies have been with Darcy Drexler and Mimi Zweig. He will enter Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music this fall as a freshman, at the age of 16.

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