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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!


In Hope of a Better Tomorrow

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. Nam currently is the Artistic Director of Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras where he conducts its top orchestra and oversees a program serving nearly 200 students in 5 ensembles. While at Vanderbilt University, Nam founded and was the music director for the Commodore Orchestra – a performing ensemble for non-music major students. Nam has served as a guest conductor across the country for collegiate, community and professional orchestras.

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



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