Minnesota’s Own

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane NorthPlymouth,

This program is a musical tribute to Minnesota. We will showcase the creations of two local composers, Libby Larsen and Stephen Paulus, and will also include some Minnesota college/university fight songs. Between each musical selection, internationally renowned storyteller, Kevin Kling, will share his literary genius. LIBBY LARSEN: Overture for the End of a Century ANTONIN […]

The WSO Celebrates Black History Month

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane NorthPlymouth,

Our soloist for this program will be Jazz vocalist and African American historian, Bruce Henry. With his help, we will provide a musical overview of the African American musical voice from 1750 – 2020, including symphonies, spirituals, gospel and leading composers of the Harlem Renaissance, Duke Ellington and William Grant Still. We finish with Umoja […]

Why Do Animals Sing? Bugs, Birds and Whales

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane NorthPlymouth,

David Rothenberg has written several books including Why Birds Sing, Bug Music, Thousand Mile Song, and Survival of the Beautiful. He has played his amplified clarinet underwater with whales, with nightingales in Berlin and traveled the world speaking on the subject of the musical connection between humans and animals. Between all pieces, he will share his […]