• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived performances
Aug 16 Sunday, August 16
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

 

Tontine Ensemble was founded in the spring of 2014 with the mission to perform improvisational works and to champion the compositions of Milwaukee composers. Its four current members first played together for a Blank Radio recording session and immediately began rehearsing regularly. Allen Russell, Molly Lieberman, Pat Reinholz, and Barry Paul Clark are all classically trained musicians who teach and regularly perform in a variety of styles around the Milwaukee area and beyond. Tontine Ensemble has appeared as guest artists at Mike Neumeyer and Friends, Danceworks, Inc., the Milwaukee Follies, Formations Series for New and Improvised Music, and Seed Sounds. Their recital for August 16th will feature Tontine Ensemble in various duo, trio, and full quartet arrangements, performing music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as premiering new works for the ensemble repertoire from composers in the current creative music communities in Milwaukee.

 

Allen Russell - violin

Molly Lieberman - viola

Pat Reinholz - cello

Barry Paul Clark - double bass