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It's almost "StalheimTime," Milwaukee

Published May 27, 2019

The Present Music ensemble - along with Bucks Native American Singing & Drumming Group, African American percussionist Jahmes Finlayson, Quasimondo Physical Theatre, Sigmund Snopek, Mrs. Fun and more - will honor the retiring Kevin Stalheim in a unique and extraordinary music event.


Milwaukee Talks: Present Music's Kevin Stalheim

Published May 22, 2019

After 37 years, music visionary and creative activist Kevin Stalheim will step down as artistic director from the barrier-breaking, world-renowned Present Music to focus on other things. Like family. And friends. And something called marathon canoe-ing.


Present Music names two new artistic directors

Published Feb. 11, 2019

Present Music announced the appointment of local musician Eric Segnitz and nationally recognized conductor David Bloom as its future co-artistic directors. Founder Kevin Stalheim is retiring in June.


Present Music moves to the Nut Factory

Published Nov. 23, 2018

After nine years in its current location, Present Music will move to The Nut Factory in Riverwest. Check it out at its upcoming holiday party / open house.


Present Music ends its season with a musical mystery

Published June 3, 2015

On Friday, June 5, Present Music will bring its current season to a close with two performances of "Present Music Nation," a program of ... something. We know that the concerts will be hosted at the Hot Water Wherehouse. And we know there will be seven contemporary classical pieces performed, in addition to a presentation of a ComposeMilwaukee work and a "spontaneous audience creation piece." But what are those pieces? A mystery.