Previous Events

Villa Terace September 22, 2019, 5 p.m. - Villa Terrace, 2220 N. Terace Ave., Milwaukee.
  • Pianists: Mary Ellen Burrescia, Suzanne Pajunen, and Patricia Witt
  • Piano Duo: Theresa Chardos Camilli & Carla Coonan
  • Vocalists: Nancy Jo Baratti, Cecilia Davis, Donna Shriner
  • Clarinetist: Jeffrey Olson
  • Ensemble: Sally Lane Schwarz, Voice, Piano: Suzanne Pajunen, Flute: Suzanne Freshly
  • Flute & Guitar Duo: Robert Estlund & Irina Yanovskaya
Composers Include: Barber, Bonds (Spiritual arr.), Canteloube, Chopin, Copland, Gershwin, Ives, Koelling, Kovacs, Liszt, & MacDowell, & Machado

A cash bar will be available and a short intermission will be held during this concert.


Thallis DrakeMay 5, 2019, 3 p.m. - House Concert. Home of Thallis Hoyt Drake. See Member Directory for information. Kay Augustine, Chair.


Tudor OaksApril 28, 3 p.m. - Outreach Concert, Tudor Oaks, W12929 McShane Dr., Muskego. Jeffrey Olson, Chair.


Alverno College


March 31, 2019, 3 p.m. - Dynamic Duos. Alverno College, Lampe Recital Hall, 3441 S. 39th St., Milwaukee. Performing works of Arlen, Arensky, Fibich, Leucona, Milhaud, Purcell and Rocherolle, will be Theresa Camilli, Carla Coonan, Elizabeth Green, Nancy Winston, Anna Kojovic-Fodl, Lynn Orlando, Jack Forbes Willson and Patricia Witt. Carla Coonan, Chair. Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church November 11, 2018, 3 p.m. - Vocal Music Plus. Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church, 13200 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield.
Singers and instrumentalists performing include: Pianists: Carla Coonan and Suzanne Pajunen, Vocalists: Donna Shriner, Sally Schwarz, Flautists: Robert Estlund, Suzanne Freshley, Harpists: Mary Radspinner, Clarinetist: Jeffrey Olson, Organist: Sheri Masiakowski. Composers include: Beethoven, Bolling, Canteloube, Mathews, Paisiello, Piazzola, Hymn Tunes arranged by Barnwell. Suzanne Pajunen, Sally Schwartz - Co-Chairs.


October 28, 2018, 3 p.m. - House Concert, Home of Shanti Daya. See Memeber Directory for information. Donna Shriner, Chair.

Wisconsin Country Club September 16, 2018, 4 p.m. - Dinner and Program Meeting. The Wisconsin Club, Country Club, 6200 W. Good Hope Rd., Milwaukee. Robert Estlund, Chair.

Villa Terrace Sunday, May 6, 2018, 5 p.m. - Musical Spring. Villa Terrace, 2220 North Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee.

Singers and instrumentalists performing include: Bob Estlund, Flute, Irina Yanovskaya, Guitar; Cornelia Beilke, Alto, Galina Gerakosov, Piano; Jonathan Bostrom, Piano; Sally Schwarz, Soprano, Suzanne Pajunen, Piano, Suzanne Freshley, Flute; Jeffrey Olson, Clarinet, Carla Coonan, Piano; Donna Shriner, Mezzo Soprano, Suzanne Pajunen, Piano; Theresa Camilli, Piano, Carla Coonan, Piano; Cecilia Davis, Soprano, Carla Coonan, Piano.
Composers include: Mozart, Beethoven, R. Schumann, F. Mendelssohn, Baron, Brahms, Hoffman, Canteloube, S. Barber, and Rodrigo. Sally Schwarz, Donna Shriner and Suzanne Pajunen, Co-Chairs.


Ed Coster Sunday, April 15, 2018 3 p.m. - House Concert for Members only, at home of Ed Coster. See Yearbook for information.
Ed Coster; Chair.

St. Francis of Assisi Church Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - Outreach Concert. Tudor Oaks Retirement Community, S77 W12929 McShane Dr., Muskego.
Carla Coonan and Jeffrey Olson, Chairs.

St. Francis of Assisi Church Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3 p.m. - Dynamic Duos. Alvemo College, Lampe Recital Hall, 39th Street and Morgan Avenue, Milwaukee.
Rustic Pictures, Op. 190 Cornelius Gurlitt (1820-1901): The Start, Arrival in the Country, O'er Hill and Dale, Evening at the Inn in the Wood, Playing Games on Horseback, The Chase, Under the Village Lime Tree, Return to the Town.
Theresa Camilli, Elizabeth Green, Carla Coonan, Nancy Winston
Carla Coonan, Chair.

St. Francis of Assisi Church Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3 p.m. - Fall Favorites. St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1927 North 4th Street (4th and Brown), Milwaukee. Program.
Sally Schwarz, Sue Pajunen, Donna Shriner; Co-Chairs.

Sheri Masiakowski Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3 p.m. - House Concert for Members only, at home of Sheri Masiakowski. See Yearbook for information. RSVP by October 17 to Sue Pajunen.
Sheri Masiakowski and Suzanne Pajunen, Co-Chairs.


Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Recital, Dinner and 108th Annual Meeting at Women's Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourrn Ave., Milwaukee. Reservation Information. Bob Estlund, 414-475-1864. Program.


Sheri Masiakowski Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3 p.m. - House Concert - Sheri Masiakowski's home (For Members only. See Club Membership Directory for address), Greendale.
Jonathan Bostrom, piano, will perform Franz Schubert's Impromptu Op. 142 No. 3. Cecilia Davis will sing Canto Negro by Xavier Montsalvatge. Kirstin Roble will be performing Leonard Bernstein's There Is a Garden. Sheri Masiaskowski will have numerous short pieces from the Baroque era presented on an 1890's William Schuelke (Milwaukee organ builder) 1-manual/4 rank tracker organ.
Sheri Masiakowski and Sue Pajuen, Co-Chairs.


Apostle Church Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. - Guitars and Friends - Apostle Presbyterian Church, 1509 S. 76th St., West Allis.

Dennis Derby, Julio Soto, John Fusco, Robin Wohlfeil, Eva Christensen, William Berens, Irina Yanovskaya, Robert Estlund, with the special guest appearance of world renown guitarist Rene Izquierdo. Our April concert invites you to experience the beauty of classical guitar repertoire. This concert will feature works by F. Tarrega, H. Villa-Lobos, J.S. Bach, K. Holliday, A. Lauro, Welsh, Celso Machado, J. Morel, J. Cardoso, and L. Mozart. Irina Yanovskaya and Bob Estlund, Co-Chairs.




Kenwood Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. - One Plus Two Plus Three Plus Four - University of Wisconsin, Peck School of The Arts Recital Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.

Donna Shriner, Mezzo Soprano; Jeffrey Olson, Clarinet; Robert Estlund, Flute; Irina Yanovskaya, Guitar; Ed Coster, Viola; Theresa Camilli, Carla Coonan, Shanti Daya, Suzanne Pajunen, Jack Forbes Wilson, Nancy Winston and Patricia Witt, Pianists.

Our March concert is a favorite among many members and guests alike! Featuring several of our group's pianists, this concert will include many piano ensemble works. Some of the composers featured include Shostakovich, Schumann, Milhaud, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Piazzolla. Mixing standard chamber repertoire with lesser known works, this afternoon promises to be one to remember! Carla Coonan, Chair.




Tudor Oaks Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. - Outreach Concert - Tudor Oaks, S77 W12929 McShane Dr., Muskego. Jeffrey Olson and Ali Frana, Clarinet; Robert Estlund, Flute; Ed Coster, Viola; Elizabeth Green and Suzanne Pajunen, Pianist. Featured composers include Mozart, Mendelssohn, Crusell and Bruch. Jeffrey Olson, Chair.


Organ Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. - Organ Plus Ensemble Concert - St. John's Lutheran Church, 20275 Davidson Rd., Brookfield. Works by Mendelssohn, Rossini, Tournier, Dvorak and more. Amelia Spierer, Sally Lane Schwarz, Soprani; Donna Shriner, Mezzo-Soprano; Wallace Cheatham, Michael Batcho, Sheri Masiakowski, organ; Mary Radspinner, harp; Aaron Zauner, cello; Suzanne Pajunen, Pianist. Sheri Masiakowski, Chair.



Leaves Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. - Sing and Play - Harwood Place, 8220 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa. Kirstin Roble, Linda Ehlers and Donna Shriner, Mezzo Soprani, Sally Lane Schwarz, Soprano, Tatiana Pearson, Flutist; Carla Coonan, Suzanne Pajunen, Ruth Carver and Geraldine Stone, Pianists. The concert will feature a variety of solo and ensemble pieces including vocal, organ, and piano solos and duets. The composers featured include W.A. Mozart, Gounod, Ravel, Gossec, Moore, Peeters, Vaughan Williams/Walters and Strauss II. Sally Schwartz and Sue Pajuen, Co-Chairs.


Saint John's Lake Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 3 p.m. - Fall Festival - St. John's On The Lake, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. MacDowell Club Performing Members and Guests: Ana de la Cuesta, Valerie Pogue, Emily Tyler, Johnathan Carpenter, Mary Ellen Burrescia, Donna Shriner, Suzanne Pajunen, Aaron Zauner, and Stephanie Jacob. The concert will feature a variety of solo and ensemble pieces including vocal, organ, and piano solos and duets. The composers featured include W.A. Mozart, S. Rachmaninoff, C. Debussy, M. Ravel, F. Schubert, E. Bloch, M. d Falla, and many more! This event is the first public concert of our 2016-17 season and features many familiar and new faces to our organization! We hope that you will join us for this exciting event! Donna Shriner, Chair.


Gib Petzke Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3 p.m. - House Concert - Gib Petzke's home. The concert will feature a variety of solo and ensemble pieces including vocal, organ, and piano solos and duets. MacDowell Club Performing Members: Sally Schwarz, Sheri Masiakowski, Jon Bostrom, Suzanne Pajunen, Carla Coonan, Theresa Camilli. (For Members only. See Club Membership Directory for address), Milwaukee. Sue Pajuen andr Sally Schwarz, Co-Chairs.


St. Francis Brewery Sunday, September 11 at 4:30 p.m. - MacDowell Club Annual Meeting - St. Francis Brewery, 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis. More Info, Dinner Choices, Directions.

Robert Estlund, Chair.

Jill Ponasik

We are pleased to announce that Jill Anna Ponasik, Artistic Director of Milwaukee Opera Theatre, will be joining us as our featured speaker for the evening! In addition to Ponasik's work with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, she has stage and music directed productions with several Milwaukee-area companies and theaters which include Skylight Music Theatre, Renaissance Theatreworks, and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.


Kenwood United Methodist Church Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3 p.m. - Family Concert. Kenwood United Methodist Church, 2319 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. Performing Members: Mary Ellen Burrescia, Ruth Carver, Carla Coonan, Cecilia Davis, Thallis Drake, Mark Jacobs, Sheri Masiakowski, Sue Pajunen, Tatiana Pearson, Kirstin Roble and Sally Schwarz Features the music of: Frederic Chopin, Ian Clarke, Tillman Dehnhard, Gabriel Faure, Phyllis Fergus, Victor Herbert, Franz Liszt, Richard Proulx, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Open to the public, suggested donation $5. Amelia Spierer and Cecilia Davis, Chairs.


Apostle Presbyterian Church April 17, 2016, 3 p.m. - Scandinavian Composers . Apostle Presbyterian Church, 1509 S. 76th St., West Allis. MacDowell Club Performing Members and Guests: Robert Estlund, Ali Frana, Dr. Jeffrey Olson, Suzanne Pajunen, Tatiana Pearson, Kirstin Roble, Julia Simpson, Julie Steinbach, and Adam Theune. The concert features the music of: Edward Grieg, Carl Nielson, Jean Sibelius, Joachim Andersen, and Bernhard Henrik Crusell. Open to the public, suggested donation $5. Robert Estlund, 414-475-1864, and Suzanne Pajunen, Chairs.


University of Wisconsin March 13, 2016, 3 p.m. - Dynamic Duos Two Piano Concert

University of Wisconsin, Peck Recital Hall Room MUS175, 2400 E. Kenwood, Milwaukee.

Free parking is available in the Union Parking Ramp. Open to public. All donations go towards our scholarship fund. Carla Coonan, Chair

  • "Ich ruf" zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ" by JS Bach (1685-1750) - Patricia Witt and Jack Forbes Wilson.
  • Sonata by Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) - Carla Coonan and Shanti Daya.
  • Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor" by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) - Carla Coonan and Russ Eisenberg.
  • Ma mere l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite) by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - Jonathan Bostrom and Jedidiah Wardecke.
  • La Muerte Del Angel by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) - Carla Coonan and Shanti Daya.

Kenwood United Methodist Church February 21, 2016, 3 p.m. - Let the Pipes Resound - Organ Concert at Kenwood United Methodist Church, 2319 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. Suggested donation: $5. Free parking is available on Sundays across the street in the Union Parking Ramp. Sheri Masiakowski, Chair, phone 414-403-1046.

Sheri Masiakowski Sheri Masiakowski, Organist
Fantasie and Fugue in c minor, Wq. 119/7, H. 75/5 C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)
Nedelni hudba (Sunday Music)
II. Fantasia II Petr Eben (1929-2007)
Sonata IV in Bb Major, Opus 65, MWV W59
I. Allegro con brio, II. Andante religioso, III. Allegretto
IV. Allegro maestoso e vivace Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Walllace CheathamWallace McClain Cheatham, Organist
Chromatic Study On The Name Of Bach Walter Piston (1894-1976)
Three Spirituals Ralph Simpson (b. 1933)
Jacob's Ladder
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Roll Jordan, Roll
Suite for Soprano Saxophone and Organ Wallace McClain Cheatham (b. 1945)
Proclamation, Lamentation, Jubilation

Jessica Ann Nellessen, Saxophonist
Passacaglia David Hurd (b. 1950)


A few of the Artists at Previous Programs:

Emily TylerEmily Tyler, violin

Nicolas Gutierrez and Emily CooleyNicolas Gutierrez, composer; and Emily Cooley, composer

Amelia Spierer, soprano and Valerie Pogue, pianoAmelia Spierer, soprano; Valerie Pogue, piano

Pin-hui Tsai, cello, and Elizabeth Green, pianoElizabeth Green, piano and Pin-hui Tsai, cello

Nathan Bredeson, guitarNathan Bredeson, guitar

Jedidiah Wardecke, pianoJedidiah Wardecke, piano

Timothy Rebers, baritone; Nicolas Guiterrez, composer; Jonathan Bostrom, pianoTimothy Rebers, baritone; Nicolas Guiterrez, composer; Jonathan Bostrom, piano

Samuel Hines, guitarSamuel Hines, guitar


Eastcastle Place December 10, 2015, 3 p.m. - Outreach Concert at Eastcastle Place, 2505 E. Bradford Ave., Milwaukee. Rusti Moffic, Chair.


St. John's on the Lake November 15, 2015, 3 p.m. - Opera Plus at St. John's On The Lake, Cultural Arts Center, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Works by Bellini, Gershwin, Giuliani, Handel, Humperdinck, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Strauss, and Verdi. Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale conducted by Enid Bootzin-Berkovits; Sally Lane Schwarz, Cecilia Davis, Kirstin Roble, Soprani; Donna Shriner, Julie Maurer, Mezzo Soprani; Irina Yanovskaya, Guitar; Robert Estlund, Flute; Henry Hammond, Bass-Baritone; and Carla Coonan and Suzanne Pajunen, Piano Accompanists. Enid Bootzin Berkovits, Chair


Women's Club October 16, 2015, 7 p.m., at the Womans' Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. Program and Flyer. Two World Premieres - Compositions of Emily Cooley and Nicolás Gutiérrez, winners of its 2014 Young Composer Competition, performed by Soprano Amelia Spierer and pianist Valerie Pogue; Baritone Timothy Rebers and pianist Jonathan Bostrom.
2015 Scholarship Winners - Nathan Bredeson, guitar; Samuel Hines, guitar; Pin-Hui Tsai, cello; Emily Tyler, violin; Jedidiah Wardecke, piano. Please applaud for our Scholarship and Composer winners. You will enjoy hearing their amazing musical talents. Contact Suzanne Pajunen, Chair.

Irina Yanovskaya and Molhail LitvinMolhail Litvin and Irina Yanovskaya

Ana de la Cuesta Gerlach and Valerie PogueValerie Pogue and Ana de la Cuesta Gerlach

Irina Yanovskaya and Robert EstlundRobert Estlund and Irina Yanovskaya

Trio Muzika performing Shostakovich Trio #1 Op. 8Trio Muzika performing Shostakovich Trio #1 Op. 8


Gib Petzke September 27, 2015, 3 p.m. - House Concert Program and Flyer. RSVP by September 25 to Rusti Moffic. Please refer to your Club Yearbook for the concert address at the home of Gib Petzke.


Saint Francis Brewing August 30, 2015, 4:30 p.m. - 106th Annual Meeting and Dinner at Saint Francis Brewing Co., 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis. Scott Emmons, guest speaker. Reservations and information, Robert Estlund, Chair


Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church May 3, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - From Russian With Love at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 2490 N. Cramer, Milwaukee.
Mary Ellen Burrescia, Robert Estlund, Anade la Cuesta Gerlach, Valerie Pogue, Mikhail Litvin, and Irina Yanovskaya performing music of: D. Kabalevsky, S. Rachmaninoff, A. Petrov, Alfred Cottin, P. I.Tchaikovsky, E. Poplyanova , Jan Freidlin, and Vdol Po Piterskoy (Loskutov). Irina Yanovskaya, 414-228-6517.

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Cardinal Stritch Kendall Theater April 18, 2015, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Scholarship Auditions at Cardinal Stritch University, Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts, Room CFA175, 6801 N. Yates Rd., Fox Point. The prizes are $1000, $750 and $500, plus two $125 Honorable Mentions. Open to applicants who are current high school seniors to age 26, residing or studying within a 90-mile radius of the Greater Milwaukee Area. Winners will be presented in concert during the MacDowell Club 2015-2016 season. Eligible categories are voice, piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass, harp, percussion and classical guitar. Scholarship Application. Robert Estlund, 414-475-1864.


April 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - Family Friendly Fantasia at Apostle Presbyterian Church, 1509 S. 76th Street, West Allis. MacDowell Club performers include Carla Coonan, piano; Cecilia Davis, soprano; Shanti Daya, piano; Robert Estlund, flute; Sally Schwarz, soprano; Nancy Winston, piano; Irina Yanovskaya, guitar; and guest Laura McLaughlin, clarinet. aWorks by Ernesto Becucci, Leonard Bernstein, Georges Bizet, Regino Sainz De La Maza, Ricky Lombardo, Jean Baptiste Lully, Eduardo Marlin, Louis Spohr will be performed. Robert Estlund, 414-475-1864.


UW-Milwaukee Recital Hall March 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - Dynamic Duos - A Two Piano Concert at UWM, Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. Free parking in Union Garage. MacDowell Club performing members Joyce Altman, Carla Coonan, Shanti Daya, Russ Eisenberg, Nancy Winston and guests, Stefanie Jacob, Clare Leslie, and Christian Martin will perform works by Beethoven, Benjamin, Milhaud, Mozart, Saint-Sean and von Gluck. Carla Coonan, 414-793-1404.


Kenwood United Methodist Church Cancelled because of snow storm

February 1, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - Let the Pipes Resound - Organ Concert at Kenwood United Methodist Church, 2319 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. Featured organists will be Michael Batcho (Cedarburg), Wallace Cheatam (Milwaukee), Sheri Masiakowski (Greendale). Instrumentals collaborating will be Mike Keegan, french horn, (Milwaukee) assisted by guest John Rose, trumpet. Works being performed on the program are by J. S. Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, Theophane Hytrek, Joseph Jongen, Walter Piston, Ralph Simpson, and Sr. Marion Verhaalen. Sheri Masiakowski, 414-403-1046.


Eastcastle Place December 7, 2014, 3:30 p.m. - Outreach Concert at Eastcastle Place, 2505 E. Bradford Ave., Milwaukee. Adagio from Piano Sonata Op 2, No. 1 (1795) by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Performed by Patricia Witt. Suite No. 1 in G Major for Solo Cello by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) The last movement of Irish Influences, Jig by Mike Keegan (1975-) and Caprice No. 7, Op 32 for Solo Horn by Jacques-Francois Gallay (1795-1864) Performed by Mike Keegan, horn. Sonata in D Major by Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783) Vivo, Lento, & Allegro from The Five Fingers by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Performed by Kay Augustine, piano. Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano Op. 83 No.1,2,6 by Max Bruch (1838-1920) Performed by Edward Coster, viola; Ali Frana, clarinet; Carla Coonan, piano. Sonata #24 in B Minor (Andante Cantabile) by Padre Antonia Soler (1729-1783) Performed by Shanti Daya, piano. Barcarolle by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) A Medley of Holiday Music! Performed by Ana de la Cuesta Gerlach. flute; Suzanne Pajunen. piano.

Suzanne Lent Marion Verhaalen Wallace Cheatham, Cecilia Davis, Carla Coonan Rusti Moffic
Aberaham Caceres Marion Verhaalen Hildegarde Fischer Carla Coonan, Cecilia Davis Marion Verhaalen
Daniel and Patricia Enjoying Wallace Cheatham The Trio The Duet
Performers Part of Audience Carla Coonan Performing


Steinway Gallery November 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - Vocal Contrasts at Steinway Piano Gallery, 11550 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa. Composers include Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Strauss, Herbert, Ives, Elgar and more. Sally Schwarz and Donna Shriner, Chairs. Performing on this concert will be:

  • SINGERS: Enid Bootzin-Berkovits, Mequon; Linda Ehlers, Milwaukee; Lillian Habeck, Shorewood; Kirstin Roble, Milwaukee; Sally Lane Schwarz, Menomonee Falls; Donna Shriner, Shorewood; Dana Vetter, Sussex
  • PIANISTS: Patricia Monroe & Daniel J. Petry, Duo, Milwaukee
  • COLLABORATORS: Carla Coonan, Bayside; Suzanne Pajunen, Wauwatosa;
  • CELLIST: Lea Matthys, Waukesha
  • CLARINETIST: Dr. Jeffrey Olson, Eagle
  • NARRATOR: Merzy Eisenberg



Italian Community Center October 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m. - Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. Works of Antonelli, Bellini, Carulli, Denza, Donaudy, Giuliani, Mozart, Respighi, Rossini, Scarlatti, Simonetti will be performed by:

  • Carla Coonan, pianist
  • Robert Estlund, flute
  • Kirstin Roble, soprano
  • Duo Serenata, guitar and mandolin
  • Irina Yanovskaya, guitar
  • Mikhail Litvin, mandolin.



Steinway Gallery October 19, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - Celebrating Music of the Club's Composers at Steinway Piano Gallery, 11550 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. Please come and enjoy an afternoon of music written by MacDowell Club Composers. Suzanne Pajunen, Chair, 414-771-5832.

Composers and Compositions

  • Abraham Caceres - Danza de Amor y Esperanza, piano solo; Fruit of the Spirit, (Choral SAB/SATB) sung by soprano and mezzo.
  • Wallace Cheatham - Spirituals - soprano and piano; Angel Done Changed My Name and Let God's Saints Come In.
  • Hildegarde Fischer - Shepherd's Prayer flute, voice, piano; Theme and variations for piano. Recording of Sonorities (winds, strings, piano, percussion).
  • Suzanne Lent - Neige Froide, piano; original hymn Faith Alone
  • Sr. Marion Verhaalen - Vocals Journey and Wade in the Water; Piano solo Phrygian Toccata; Five Songs from Brazil for piano duet; Kokopelli for flute and piano; Dansa Brasileira arr. for two pianos.



Eastcastle Place October 9, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - Outreach Concert free at Eastcastle Place, Lindsey Room 1st Floor, 2505 E. Bradford Ave., Milwaukee. Performing will be mezzo, Donna Shriner, collaborating with Suzanne Pajunen and flutist Robert Estlund; pianist Patricia Witt; flutist Ana de la Cuesta Gerlach, collaborating with Suzanne Pajunen; soprano Kirstin Roble, collaborating with Sheri Masiakowski; cellist Lea Matthys, collaborating with Suzanne Pajunen; soprano Meaghan Reider, collaborating with Sheri Masiakowski.


September 21, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - House Concert for Members Only at Home of Gib Petzke. Flyer. Rusti Moffic.


Audience September 7, 2014 September 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m. - 105th Annual Meeting and Dinner at Saint Francis Brewing Co., 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis. Annual Meeting Minutes. Invitation and Reservation. Robert Estlund, Chair.

Warren WiegratzWarren Wiegratz, Guest Speaker.


St. John's on the Lake May 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - Music From Spain at St. John's on the Lake, 1800 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Program.

A few of the Artists at the Program:

Michelle Carla Bob and Irina Merzy
Irina Bob Valerie Kirstin
Sue and Sally Jeff Ana Sally


Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church April 27, 2014, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Auditions for new Performing Members and Ensemble Members at Devine Word Pentacost Lutheran Church, 5505 W. Lloyd St., Milwaukee. Audition Information and Audition Flyer. Applications and information was available from Carla Coonan.


April 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - Concert at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 914 E. Knapp St., Milwaukee. Information was available from Sheri Masiakowski, Chair. 2013 Scholarship Winners.

  • Lydia Rose Eiche (1st Place - Muskego) - Handel, Gustaf Nordqvist, Schubert, Alec Wilder and Lee Hoiby
  • Naiza Delica (2nd Place - Shorewood) - Mozart, Handel, Puccini, Aaron Copland and Reynaldo Hahn
  • Dana Vetter (3rd Place - Sussex) - Mozart, Bellini, Arditi, Koechlin, R. Strauss, Romberg and Donizetti


UW-Milwaukee Recital Hall March 9, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - Dynamic Duos a Two Piano Concert at UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, Music Recital Hall, Room MUS 175, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. Works by CPE Bach, Johannes Brahms, William Gillock, Astor Piazzolla, Kevin Olson, Johann Mattheson, Cole Porter, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Jean Sibelius, Dmitri Shostakovich. Program. Performers: Joyce Altman, Carla Coonan, Shanti Daya, Russ Eisenburg, Stefanie Jacob, Clare Leslie, Christian Martin, Patricia Monroe, Sue Pajunen, Daniel Petry, Sr. Marion Verhaalen, Nancy Winston, Patricia Witt, Jack Forbes Wilson.


Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist February 9, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - Organs Plus at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee. This free concert will feature organists Michael Batcho, Thiensville; Wallace Cheatham, Milwaukee; Suzanne Pajunen, Wauwatosa; and Sheri Masiakowski, Greedale. They will perform works by composers such as G.F. Handel, J.S. Bach, Craig Phillips, Mary Beth Bennett, and Pergolesi.


Steinway Piano Gallery November 17, 2013, 3:00 p.m. - Vocal Chamber Music Plus at Steinway Piano Gallery, 11550 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. Program and Flyer


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church October 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 100 Years of Contemporary Music at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Program and Flyer


Shanti Daya September 4, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - MacDowell Club member Shanti Daya has been invited to be guest pianist for a Dedicatory Concert of the "new" 1896 Chickering piano at St. Joseph's Chapel, 1501 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, which is preceded by a 6:00 p.m. Taize Prayer Service. You are welcome to come for the prayer service and stay for the concert, or just come to enjoy the concert. There is no charge. Flier.


Francisco Lece-Chong September 15, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - Fall Dinner and 104th Annual Meeting at Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Rd., Elm Grove. Francesco Lecce-Chong, guest speaker, Associate Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be talking about the future of live performance and classical music. Invitation Form. Info Robert Estlund, 414-475-1864.


Polish Center May 19, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - Un cabaret classique, a French Cabaret, at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 South 68th Street, Franklin.


Saint Mary's Catholic Church March 10, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - Sacred and Spiritual at St. Mary's Catholic Church (Gathering Space), 9520 West Forest Home Avenue, Hales Corners.


Organ-za at St. Jude the Apostle Church February 17, 2013, 3:00 p.m. - Organ-za at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 734 Glenview Avenue, Wauwatosa. Flyer.


Steinway Piano November 11, 2012 - Vocal Variety Plus at Steinway Piano Gallery, 11550 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa.


Woman's Club of Wisconsin October 19, 2012 - Celebrations Concert at the Woman's Club of Wisconsin, 813 East Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee. Concert Repertoire and Concert Cover.


Tom Strini September 14, 2012 - Fall Luncheon & 103rd Annual Meeting with Tom Strini, Guest Speaker, at the Woman's Club of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Room, 813 East Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee.


May 20, 2012 - Music to Welcome Spring at St. John's at the Lake Chapel, 1800 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee.


April 29, 2012 - Young Musician Marathon.

Marathon Chairmen: Sue Pajunen, 414-771-5832, and Christine O'Meally, 414-218-0638. At Schwan Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa.
Spring Sale. Big Music $pring $ale to benefit the Scholarship Fund. Please donate your music, books, and other music-related items. Collection sites. Contact person: Patricia Witt, 414-963-6244. At Schwan Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa.


April 14, 2012 - Organ Concert.

  • Michael Batcho, (Cedarburg), Music Director at Milwaukee's Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
  • Sheri Masiakowski, (Greendale), Milwaukee area freelance organist and church musician.
  • Nancy Anne Davis, a soprano, holds a Master's degree from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor's degree from Simpson College.
A program featuring Gesu's magnificent new Schantz organ performing works of Hendrik Andriessen; I. S. Bach; Jeanne Demessieux; Gabriel Faure; S. Theophane Hytrek, OSF; Jean Langlais; W. A. Mozart; and Richard Proulx. At Gesu Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

March 18, 2012 - An Afternoon of Polish Music. Program, Guest Performer Bios, Poster at The Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin.
January 8, 2012 - Free Classical Music Concert, Solos and Ensembles at Cardinal Stritch University, Kendall Theater, 6801 North Yates Road, Fox Point.
January 7, 2012 - Performing Member Auditions at Cardinal Stritch University, Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road, Fox Point.
November 20, 2011 - Opera Arias & Aires at Steinway Piano Gallery, 11550 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa.
October 21, 2011 - Women Composer Concert at Woman's Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. Register by October 15 for the Soup & Sandwich Buffet following for $13.25, Suzanne Pajunen, 414-771-5832.
September 25, 2011 - Fall Luncheon and Annual Meeting. Elaine Schmidt, guest speaker. Cardinal Stritch University, Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road, Fox Point.
May 22, 2011 - Spring Concert Lightly Latin with flutist Ana de la Cuesta Gerlach, free at Cardinal Stritch University, Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Rd., Fox Point.
April 10, 2011 - Chamber Music at First Unitarian Church, 1346 N. Astor St. (at Ogden), Milwaukee.
March 20, 2011 - A Classical Celtic Concert at Irish Heritage & Cultural Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
January 9, 2011 - Solos and Ensembles in Concert - Mark Jacobs performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in lieu of Sally's trio.
November 14, 2010 - Arias in the Air. Program.
October 24, 2010 - New Members in Fall Concert: Cornelia Beilke, alto; Bryna Berezowska, soprano; Magaly Cordero, soprano; Elena Doubovitskaya, piano; Mark Jacobs, piano; Anna Kojovic-Frodl, piano; assisted by Geraldine Thien Stone, piano, and guest artists Galina Gerakosov, piano; Jamie Hofmann, viola; Darlene Rivesi, violin and Michele Venturella, cello in a program of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Gershwin, Lorca, Mozart, Puccini, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Strauss. Program.
September 12, 2010 - Rebecca Littman addressed Club.
May 23, 2010 - Gathering Rosebuds. Program.
March 14, 2010 - Bits of Blarney, a Celtic Concert. Program.
February 21, 2010 - Organist's Choice showcased works of Wisconsin composers for pipe organ, choir, and other instruments. Poster. Program
January 10, 2010 - Performer's Choice. Program.
November 15, 2009 - Operatic Options.
October 25, 2009 - Discoveries Concert presented new performing members and the world premieres of the prize winners of our Young Composer Competition! Program.
September 13, 2009 - Club's 100th Annual Meeting! Sharon Hansen and Roger Ruggeri were guest speakers.
May 19, 2009 - Centennial Anniversary Celebration Concert which included the world premiere of the song cycle the Club commissioned Michael Torke to write for the occasion.
April 19, 2009 - Centennial Concert included Frank Suetholz, flute and Mariann Landa, piano; Kathleen Matts, soprano and Wallace Cheatham, piano; Geraldine Thien-Stone, piano; Leslie Fitzwater, soprano and Paula Foley Tillen, piano.
March 8, 2009 - Performers included Milwaukee Jewish Community Choral directed by Enid-Ann Bootzin Berkovits; Mariann Landa, piano; Victoria Drake, harp; Kristine Kautzman, flute and Dolores Lenore, piano; Christine O'Meally, soprano with Wallace Cheatham, piano; Marie Sander, flute, Brek Renzelman, viola, and Victoria Drake, harp.
February 1, 2009 - Concert with organ.
January 25, 2009 - Fowler Family Focus
* Members only event. In addition, occasional informal tea recitals are held in private homes exclusively for MacDowell Club members and their guests.