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September 2018

WSO Member Auditions

September 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E
Wayzata, MN 55391 United States
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Would you like to be a Member of the WSO? Save the date! Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 12-3.  For more information - visit our auditions page.   

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February 2019

Dine In Give Back at Bacio Eat + Drink

February 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacio Eat + Drink, 1571 Plymouth Road
Plymouth, MN 55305 United States
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Join us on February 24, 2019 after the WSO performance at Bacio Eat + Drink for a Dine In Give Back event! Meet and greet cocktail hour with Anthony Ross (Principal Cello, MN Orch) from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Dinner at 7:00 pm - be sure to make a reservation and mention the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra! For dinner reservations call 952-544-7000. 10% of sales will be donated to the WSO that evening (if you mention the WSO)! Contact Dagne Gustafson…

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March 2019

Dona Nobis Pacem at Orchestra Hall

March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Program: Weinberg: Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra, Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem. Music Director: Marlene Pauley Guest Artists: Anthony Ross, Cello, Tracey Engleman, Soprano, Gerard Sundberg, Baritone, Edina Chorale, Two Rivers Chorale. Join the WSO, the Edina Chorale, and the Two Rivers Chorale for their third performance at Orchestra Hall! Free, no ticket required. Join us for a reception following the concert to meet the musicians. Marlene Pauley, WSO Music Director John Hoffacker, Edina Chorale Music Director Timothy Sawyer, Two Rivers…

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Dine In Give Back at Monello (The Ivy Hotel)

March 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Monello, 1115 2nd Ave South
Minneapolis, 55403 United States
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Join us on March 3, 2019 after the WSO Orchestra Hall performance at Monello (The Ivy Hotel) for a Dine In Give Back event! Meet and greet cocktail hour with Anthony Ross (Principal Cello, MN Orch) from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Constantine Portrait Gallery Optional cocktail and appetizer:$20* Dinner reservations available beginning 5:00 pm 3-course dinner: $39* 4-course dinner: $45 (includes dessert)* *Be sure to make a reservation and mention the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra! For cocktail/appetizer or dinner reservations…

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St. Patrick’s Day at Wayzata Community Church

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E
Wayzata, MN 55391 United States
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Program: Please join the WSO at the WCC Church Service on Sunday, March 17, 2019 For information and church service times please visit: https://wayzatacommunitychurch.org

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October 2019

Gershwin and the Roaring Twenty-Somethings

October 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E
Wayzata, MN 55391 United States
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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 of radio. In addition, many of the most famous artists of the time were in their 20s: George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Aaron…

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November 2019

Nachito Herrera at Wayzata Community Church

November 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E
Wayzata, MN 55391 United States
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Minnesota's adopted son, Nachito Herrera, is one of the world's greatest Cuban pianists. Combining Western classical music with traditional Cuban rhythms, Herrera is in high demand in the US and abroad. We are so proud to have him as a featured guest artist this season! Program:  Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73 "Emperor" Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2 Piazzolla/arr. Pauley: Adios Nonino Lecuona/arr. Herrera: Tribute to Lecuona Bach/arr. Herrera: Prelude in C minor Guest Artist: Nachito…

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Nachito Herrera at St. Andrews

November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115 United States
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Minnesota's adopted son, Nachito Herrera, is one of the world's greatest Cuban pianists. Combining Western classical music with traditional Cuban rhythms, Herrera is in high demand in the US and abroad. We are so proud to have him as a featured guest artist this season! Program:  Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73 "Emperor" Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2 Piazzolla/arr. Pauley: Adios Nonino Lecuona/arr. Herrera: Tribute to Lecuona Bach/arr. Herrera: Prelude in C minor Guest Artist: Nachito…

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March 2020

Clowning Around

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E
Wayzata, MN 55391 United States
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Most people don’t think of the bassoon as a solo instrument but Chuck Ullery, former principal bassoonist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, will prove it is an instrument worthy of the moniker. In addition to performing, Ullery will deliver his informative, and at times hilarious, preamble, “Bassoon 101". Program: Edvard Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 Carl Maria von Weber: Concerto for Bassoon in F major, Op. 75 Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)…

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April 2020

CANCELED: Mahler – Musician’s Choice

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd E
Wayzata, MN 55391 United States
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We sadly report that this concert is canceled due to COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you all again next fall for our 2020-21 season! Why an entire concert of Mahler? For the listeners, Mahler is like looking into a mirror, asking questions about our lives and trying to find answers. Mahler's music encompasses the vast spectrum of human emotion. For the WSO musicians, Mahler is always an event. Every player and every section has a chance to shine! Mahler's…

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