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2022-23 Season is Almost Here!

WSO News
August 4, 2022

It’s hard to believe it’s already August, and WSO rehearsal start in September! It’s been a busy summer for us as we line up our four guest conductors, and begin promoting our upcoming season.

We are honored to have Keehun Nam, Dennis Friesen-Carper, Richard Haglund and Hannah Schendel leading our concerts from the podium this season. Each of them brings a unique and diverse approach to musical direction. You can check out their bios at this link. At the end of our season, the WSO Membership will vote in a new permanent music director. We hope you plan to attend every concert, and welcome you to be a part of this experience alongside us.

The process of searching for a new, permanent music director has been both challenging and invigorating for the organization. It’s given us the opportunity to look at who we are, and why we choose to serve the greater Twin Cities community. If you are reading this, you are already a part of our community. We never discount the importance and the value of having musicians coming together to perform free concerts that bring a little extra joy to someone’s life. In a hectic, complicated world, sometimes it’s the simple things that matter the most.

Please mark your calendars:

October 9, 2022 (Keehun Nam)
November 20, 2022 (Dennis Friesen-Carper) (also featuring WSO Concerto Winner Ava Lambert, Cello)
March 5, 2023 (Richard Haglund)
May 7, 2023 (Hannah Schendel)

Click on the links above for full concert details.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we look forward to seeing you this fall!

 

Tag Archive for: Ava Lambert

Rococo Variations

Dennis Freisen-Carper, Guest Conductor

Ava Lambert, Cello

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. Former Music Director for the Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra and Indiana Opera North, his recent conducting appearances include the Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra, the St. Olaf College Philharmonia, and Shanghai University Symphony. In July, National Public Radio’s Performance Today featured his performance with pipa virtuoso/composer Gao Hong and the Kenwood Orchestra at St Paul’s Ordway Theatre. In December of 2022 he will conduct a concert of new works for symphony orchestra with ancient Chinese ceremonial carillon in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Free, no ticket required. Donations gratefully accepted.
Join us for a reception to meet the musicians following the concert.