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2023-2024 Season

Music Director, Hannah Schendel
August 30, 2023

I am so excited and honored to be named the new Music Director of the Wayzata Symphony. Through weathering the pandemic and embarking on a yearlong search for its next conductor, the members of the WSO have blown me away with their dedication both to the organization and to creating music at a high level. Highlights this season include three symphonies, pieces by female composers on every concert, a variety of pieces composed by diverse living composers, and the much-anticipated return of Anthony Ross (Principal Cello – Minnesota Orchestra). There will be something for everyone to enjoy!

The first concert is centered around the theme of celebration; celebrating both a new chapter in the WSO legacy and the joy that we all feel in coming together to make something beautiful. The second concert is comprised entirely of 19th century French music which features Edouard Lalo’s emotional Cello Concerto in D Minor, bookended by two ballet suites. Our third concert is thought provoking, and will challenge us to consider the sometimes subtle nuances between fate and destiny. Just as painters carefully choose their color palette, so too will we explore dark and light shades of sound in our fourth and final concert of the season.

Each and every one of these concerts has something unique to offer. The WSO is a hidden gem, presenting exceptionally high-quality and meaningful performances. Please help us to expand the impact we seek to make both musically and in our community by supporting us financially with your tax-deductible donation.

I can’t wait to see you at our concerts this season!





Tag Archive for: Cello Concerto

Lalo Cello Concerto

Anthony Ross, Cello


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 with two French ballet suites. Chaminade was a famous female composer who enjoyed considerable success between 1880 and 1910, during which her Callirhoë Suite had over 200 performances in Europe. Delibes’ Sylvia Suite, which Tchaikovsky touted as, “The first ballet where the music constitutes not only the main, but the only interest,” rounds out the concert with an exciting finale. We’d love to see you in the audience for this inspiring performance!

Free, no ticket required.
Donations gratefully accepted.