Sunday, March 22, 2020

Upcoming concert: Kettle Moraine Symphony

The Kettle Moraine Symphony will be featuring the wind and percussion sections at their next concert on Sunday May 3.  Entitled Winds, Percussion, and Romance, local high school students will join the symphony musicians in the first half, while the KMS performs an evergreen favorite in the second half.

The concert begins by featuring high school music students playing side by side with symphony musicians in a work named Flight by Claude T. Smith.  The work is the official march of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and was commissioned by the US Air Force Band in 1984.  Listen for references to the Pachelbel Cannon in the opening strains.

The second half of the concert features one of the most favorite works of concertgoers, the Second Symphony of Rachmaninoff.  (Fans of popular music will recognize that the theme of the third movement was used in an Eric Carmen song from 1976.)  The symphony is just plain beautiful! 

For more information or to order advance tickets, see the Kettle Moraine Symphony website

Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update

As of this weekend, the concerts by the Concord Chamber Orchestra (this coming weekend) and the Menominee Falls Symphony (April 18) have both been cancelled due to the closing of the school systems for COVID-19. 

It is too early to see if other concerts scheduled for May will be cancelled or not.  I will post any updates that I get.

We will get through this. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Upcoming concert: Menominee Falls Symphony

Join the Menominee Falls Symphony Orchestra on Saturday April 18 at the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center.  The concert begins at 7:30 and will complete the season devoted to Fairy Tales and Fantasies.

The program includes music of fairy tales and fantasies including the stories of Billy the Kid (Copland) and Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck).  Included on the program is the Capriol Suite of Peter Warlock.

The concert will also feature the first and second place winners of the Young Artist competition.  Henry Allison, the first place winner, will perform the first movement of the Sebelius Violin Concerto and Heather Beckman (second place) will perform the first movement of the Barber Violin Concerto.

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, please see the MFSO web site.

And be sure to attend the Concord Chamber Orchestra's concert on March 21 at St. Sebastian's at 5400 Washington Boulevard.  See the CCO web site for all the details.