2014 Program Season

Milwaukee Summer Philharmonia rehearsals are Tuesdays, June 10 to August 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Brass Bell Music Store, 210 West Silver Spring Drive, Glendale, WI.

August 26, 7 p.m. free concert at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 W. Chapel Hill Rd., Mequon.

Joe DonahueJoe Donahue, Director.


Serenade Lyrique, WoO, Edward Elgar
Salut d'Amour, Op 12, Edward Elgar,
Miniature Suite, Eric Coates
Concertino in E flat major, Op 26, Carl Maria von Weber, with Amanda Ruppenthal, clarinet
Symphony #94 "Surprise", Joseph Haydn

July 8, 7 p.m. free concert at Nicolet Community Center, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd., Glendale.

Joe DonahueJoe Donahue, Director.


HaydnHaydn - Symphony #103 Drumroll

Mozart Mozart - Horn Concerto #4, Wes Hatch, soloist

BeethovenBeethoven - Symphony #1

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

A committee of Steven Ayers, Keith MacGaffey and Jamin Hoffman is working to continue the Milwaukee Summer Philharmonia.

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

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.

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

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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