Marlene’s Musings July 2021 After 17 months of unwelcome hiatus, we are thrilled to be back, stronger than ever, presenting a season of exciting programs. There is mounting pressure to […]
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Marlene’s Musings November 16, 2020 What an incredible challenge we musicians face in this year of Covid-19! Who would have predicted that a time would come when live music performances […]
Marlene’s Musings April 26, 2020 Hello WSO Family! Today would have been our Mahler #1 performance – this season’s Musicians’ Choice concert. Of all the pieces we have performed over […]
Marlene’s Musings February 16, 2020 Stravinsky is my favorite composer. We will be performing the music from Petrushka, one of three ballets he wrote for Serge Diaghilev and the Russian […]
Marlene’s Musings October 7, 2019 What do all these pieces have in common? Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Kurt Weill/Bertold Brecht: Threepenny Opera Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein: Showboat Copland: Symphony No. 1 […]
Marlene’s Musings February 22, 2019 I have known about Tony Ross for years. When I played clarinet in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, he substituted in the cello section a […]
Marlene’s Musings January 31, 2019 On Feb. 24 (at Wayzata Community Church) and March 3 (at Orchestra Hall) we will be performing Ralph (pronounced “Rafe”) Vaughan Williams masterpiece, Dona Nobis […]
Marlene’s Musings September 12, 2018 I am studying like a fiend, preparing for the first concert of our 10th Anniversary Season. When I thought about repertoire to celebrate 10 years, […]
Marlene’s Musings April 3, 2018 Shostakovich 1906-1975 Shostakovich was recognized from an early age as one of Russia’s great composers. He completed his first symphony at 19 and by 26, […]
Marlene’s Musings January 1, 2018 I adore our audience! Late last year, Simon Sperl (our fabulous new executive director) and I met a few members of our loyal audience at […]