Gershwin and the Roaring Twenty-Somethings

Wayzata Community Church 125 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN, United States

This program will showcase the creative powers of our guest artists - all superstars of the Twin Cities' arts scene. They will write and enact a script to depict an important time of change in American culture and music during the period from 1919 to 1929. As jazz continued to expand, so did the importance […]

A Conversation with Dr. Nachito Herrera and Dr. Ramón Pastrano about Inclusion, Belonging and Cultural Competence

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane North, Plymouth

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Nachito Herrera and Dr. Ramón Pastrano about Inclusion, Belonging and Cultural Competence. Developing cultural competence often begins with each individual’s increased awareness of one’s own culture and the effect one’s worldview has on understanding other cultures and dimensions of diversity. Cultural competence is important for our world. We […]

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Nachito Herrera at Orchestra Hall

Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN, United States

IMPORTANT: RSVP required to reserve your free seat. Orchestra Hall requires all attendees at its venue to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. More information provided in the RSVP link: www.minnesotaorchestra.org/WSO Minnesota's adopted son, Steinway Piano Artist Nachito Herrera, is one of the world's greatest Cuban pianists. Combining Western classical music with traditional […]

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Accepting Applications for WSO Music Director

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane North, Plymouth

Wayzata Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the position of Music Director commencing with the 2023-24 season. The qualified candidate will have the demonstrated ability to plan concerts, rehearse the orchestra, conduct concert performances, and promote the orchestra's activities in the community. Interested candidates should contact Executive Director Katie Pargal at [email protected] for full details on […]

In Hope of a Better Tomorrow

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane North, Plymouth

Keehun Nam, Guest Conductor DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture, op. 92 IVES/arr. SCHUMAN: Variations on America STRAUSS: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) RAVEL: "The Fairy Garden" from The Mother Goose Suite After conducting across Europe and the United States, Keehun Nam has returned to Minnesota to grow and invest in musical communities in his home state. […]

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Rococo Variations

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane North, Plymouth

Dennis Friesen-Carper, Guest Conductor Ava Lambert, Cello NOTE! Pre-Concert Discussion at 2:00 Concert at 3:00 MOZART: Overture to Escape from the Seraglio TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations Ava Lambert, Cello ELGAR: Enigma Variations MIRANDA/arr. Brown, Friesen-Carper: “The Club” from In the Heights Dennis Friesen-Carper has performed and had his music performed across Europe, North America, and Asia. […]

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Scottish Fantasy

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane North, Plymouth

Richard Haglund, Guest Conductor Ariana Kim, Violin MENDELSSOHN: Fingal’s Cave Overture, Op. 26 (Hebrides) BARBER: Essay No. 1, Op. 12 (1937) BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 for Violin and Orchestra Ariana Kim, Violin ARNOLD: Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59 (1957) Richard Haglund is the founder and Music Director of the Erato Chamber Orchestra in Chicago. […]

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Impressions of America

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane North, Plymouth

Hannah Schendel, Guest Conductor MONTGOMERY: Starburst COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Overture to The Song of Hiawatha, Op. 30 DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World” Hannah Schendel is establishing herself as a brilliant and collaborative young conductor. She was awarded second place in the The American Prize Competition 2021 in the community […]

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Celebration

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane North, Plymouth

Nkeiru Okoye, Composer The WSO Presents: CELEBRATION Nkeiru Okoye: Voices Shouting Out Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso, op. 66 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Join us as we CELEBRATE our first concert of the season, and new beginnings with Music Director Hannah Schendel. Nkeiru Okoye is a female, African American composer who wrote this piece in response to […]

Lalo Cello Concerto

Wayzata Central Middle School 305 Vicksburg Lane North, Plymouth

Anthony Ross, Cello The WSO Presents: LALO CELLO CONCERTO Cécile Chaminade: Callirhoë Suite Edouard Lalo: Violoncello Concerto in D minor Anthony Ross, Cello Léo Delibes: Sylvia Suite The WSO is proud to welcome returning guest artist Tony Ross, Principal Cellist from the Minnesota Orchestra! His performance of Lalo's Violoncello Concerto in D minor is paired […]