Rock the Stream – featuring Peter Thomas & benefitting Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Rock the Stream – featuring Peter Thomas & benefitting Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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Rock the Stream – featuring Peter Thomas & benefitting Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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July 16
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rock the Stream is a benefit for Milwaukee musicians and non-profits

Rock the Stream
featuring Music by Peter Thomas
with proceeds benefitting Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, July 16
7PM

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#RockTheStream #12 features 2012 Rock the Green Sustainability Festival alum, Peter J Thomas of I’m Not A Pilot, and nonprofit partner Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Please consider a donation to support Peter & MYSO. 100% of donations are split 50/50 between Peter & MYSO.
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About Peter Thomas
Peter J Thomas has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2008, and has performed around the world as a multi-genre soloist, clinician, educator, and chamber musician. He frequently performs with the Kabat-Thomas Cello Duo, Frankly Music, Present Music, and the 414 Quartet. Peter was also the electric cellist of the award-winning classical cross-over indie-rock band I’m Not A Pilot who performed at Rock the Green‘s 2012 Sustainability Festival.

As a songwriter, Peter’s original song “Only in Dreams,” featuring vocalist Amanda Huff, took home the 2019 WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) award for Song of the Year, as well as being recognized in the same category by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Prior to joining the MSO, Peter performed with the Dayton Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony Orchestra (GA), and the New World Symphony, where he appeared as a soloist on two separate occasions performing Richard Strauss’s “Don Quixote” and Elgar’s Cello Concerto as the 2008 Concerto Competition winner.

Peter has presented clinics and workshops across the country through his innovative use of the electric cello and has recorded, arranged, and edited music for numerous artists including 2CELLOS and The Piano Guys through Hal Leonard Music.

About Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
Since 1956, MYSO has been nurturing, challenging, and inspiring generations of students, profoundly changing lives and our community for the better. MYSO has grown from one orchestra and 30 students to become the largest after-school youth orchestra in the country, and one of the most respected. We serve 1,000 of the area’s young musicians who come from more than 200 schools, 60 communities, and as many as 14 counties throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. We also provide outreach programs to an additional 5,000 youth annually through the more than 80 concerts we perform.

The importance of MYSO as a catalyst for youth development and community change has not gone unnoticed.In our 2015-16 season, MYSO received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the country’s highest honor for after school youth arts and humanities programs, presented by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. MYSO is the only youth orchestra in the country ever to have received this recognition. MYSO is a proud founding member of the United Performing Arts Fund – UPAF.

DID YOU KNOW…
Nearly 50% of musicians represent populations of color.
Close to 40% receive financial aid.
35% of enrollment are members/graduates of our Community Partnership Programs.
Financial aid ranges from $330,000 to $350,000 per year, increasing by over 2,000% since 2003.
Nearly 20% of members live in City of Milwaukee low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.

#MusicWithAMission #InConcertWithTheCommunity #InConcertWithEachOther #MKE #MKEMyCity

Rock the Green is stoked to present our fans with #rockthestream, a weekly, socially-distanced-yet-socially-still-kinda-together concert series to share great music with great friends, to raise funds for great #milwaukee musicians and nonprofits. #inconcertwitheachother #rockthegreen #collaboration #dogoodthings #mkehome

 

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Rock the Green is stoked to present our fans with #rockthestream, a weekly, socially-distanced-yet-socially-still-kinda-together concert series to share great music with great friends, to raise funds for great #milwaukee musicians and nonprofits. #inconcertwitheachother #rockthegreen #collaboration #dogoodthings #mkehome