Present Music is staging a good old-fashioned masquerade, and the guest list is stacked. Musicians from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, including associate concertmaster Ilana Setapen will mingle among Present Music artists. Quasimondo Physical Theater will join to show off their theater/dance hybrid style. And the most special guest of all — Grammy-winning pianist Cory Smythe — will perform Robert Schumann’s Carnaval, along with his own original compositions and improvisations. A festival afterparty will follow, because a good carnival can’t stay contained for long.
At the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Tickets are $15, $25 and $35, with half-price tickets for students. Visit presentmusic.org to order.
8 p.m. Oct. 24