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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: Richard Haglund

Scottish Fantasy

Richard Haglund, Guest Conductor

Ariana Kim, Violin

MENDELSSOHN: Fingal’s Cave Overture, Op. 26 (Hebrides)

BARBER: Essay No. 1, Op. 12 (1937)

BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 for Violin and Orchestra
Ariana Kim, Violin

ARNOLD: Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59 (1957)

Richard Haglund is the founder and Music Director of the Erato Chamber Orchestra in Chicago. As a guest conductor, Haglund has led professional ensembles across the country and around the globe. These include the Camerata Chamber Orchestra in Cluj, Romania, the St. Petersburg Hermitage Orchestra in Russia, the Varna Philharmonic and Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra in Bulgaria, Capella Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia and the National Symphony of Moldova in Chişinău.

A native of Minnesota, Haglund holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Bard College Conservatory of Music. He is often in demand as a guest conductor, performer and clinician.

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