The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee will hold its final concert this Sunday. For more than a century, the club has provided a performance outlet for local musicians and an opportunity for audiences to hear repertoire they might not otherwise have a chance to in a concert setting.
"We had the first all women's orchestra conducted by one of our members," says Carla Coonan, the organization’s president. "It was just amazing."
Membership of the MacDowell Club of Milwaukee has been dwindling, and the club finally decided to close its doors after 110 years. The club will present a final, free concert this Sunday at the Villa Terrace Museum on Milwaukee’s East Side.