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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: Hannah Schendel

Impressions of America

Hannah Schendel, Guest Conductor


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 orchestra division and was a finalist in the university orchestra division. Currently, Schendel is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) under the mentorship of Mark Gibson. She holds a Master‘s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Minnesota

Free, no ticket required.
Donations gratefully accepted.