Marlene’s Musings November 1, 2017 Years ago when I was conducting family concerts for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, I had the idea to ask Arctic Explorer, Ann Bancroft, to […]
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Marlene’s Musings August 20, 2017 The Wayzata Symphony Orchestra is a unique orchestra. None of its members get paid to play. Their dedication to the orchestra, their disciplined personal preparation, […]
Marlene’s Musings April 11, 2017 Holst, The Planets – astrological and astronomical I have been wishing for the opportunity to conduct The Planets by Gustav Holst ever since a friend […]
Marlene’s Musings July 25, 2016 During the summer when the WSO is off, I do other fun stuff. For the past 7 years, I have been very fortunate to […]
Marlene’s Musings January 9, 2016 Music is for the people. For all of us, the dumb, the deaf, the dog & jays, handclappers, dancing moon watchers, brainy puzzlers, abstracted whistlers, […]
Marlene’s Musings October 26, 2015 It is a humbling thing to hold a score in my hands for the first time. I know it sounds a little crazy but it […]
Marlene’s Musings September 1, 2015 On October 11, the WSO will be performing Orbit: A Symphonic Fantasy by Karim Elmahmoudi. I found out about Karim and this piece from the cover […]
Marlene’s Musings July 5, 2015 The WSO has so much in store for the 2015 – 16 season: A world premiere, a composer in residence, well-known soloists and as always, […]
Marlene’s Musings January, 2015 This is my fifth season as Music Director of the wonderful Wayzata Symphony Orchestra. I’m thrilled that a hallmark of the season will be our performance […]
Marlene’s Musings November, 2014 Never say Never When I was interviewed for this job, I was asked what repertoire I thought the orchestra could perform. I said, “We won’t be […]