Ken-David Masur leads the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at Bradley Symphony Center, October 2021. Photo: Jonathan Kirn

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 season will “reflect on humanity’s relationship with the natural world and the environment,” writes Jim Higgins in Friday’s (3/18) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The season will feature “Richard Strauss’ massive ‘Eine Alpensinfonie’ … and … Iman Habibi’s ‘Jeder Baum spricht,’ [and] a Water Festival, three weekends of concerts with aqueous themes [to include] Tan Dun’s Water Concerto…. The MSO [will perform] Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (‘Eroica’), Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (‘Jupiter’) and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2… A second theme in the coming season will be an increase in singing onstage…. [Music Director Ken-David] Masur is looking forward to unmasked singing from the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, conditions permitting.… The chorus’ to-do list will include Mendelssohn’s big oratorio ‘Elijah,’ [with] bass-baritone Dashon Burton. Next season closes with Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (‘Resurrection’).… Masur is re-arranging Brahms’ ‘Academic Festival’ Overture to have the chorus sing the songs that Brahms drew from instrumentally for that composition.… Pianist and artistic partner Aaron Diehl will return for two different programs, including … the orchestral arrangement of jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams’ ‘Zodiac Suite.’ … Next season will begin with a co-commissioned Fanfare composed by jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.”