This will be my birthday celebration, but I can’t tell you how many I have already celebrated – just that this one will be great!!!

The Well-Tempered Ear

By Jacob Stockinger

If you are looking for a relaxing break from holiday shopping and holiday parties, you are in luck.

The Middleton Community Orchestra (below) will present its holiday concert on this Wednesday night, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the very attractive and comfortable Middleton Performing Arts Center, attached to Middleton High School, at 2100 Bristol Street in Middleton.

Middleton Community Orchestra by William Ballhorn

The concert will feature guest soloist soprano Emily Birsan (below), who studied at the University of Wisconsin School of Music and who is completing the second of a three-year apprenticeship with the prestigious Lyric Opera in Chicago.

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The MCO will play a selection of classical ethnic and well-known dances and accompany Birsan in some well-known opera arias.

Tickets are free to students. Tickets are available at Willy St. Coop West and at the door on the night of the show.  General admission is $10. Call 212-8690 for more information…

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