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A Concert You Don’t Want to Miss

Marlene’s Musings
September, 2013

It has been a fabulous summer!

I have been to a few music festivals, conducted lots of repertoire, met fantastic musicians and learned a ton. But, I miss the WSO and really look forward to getting back on the podium in front of those great musicians who are also some of the greatest people on the planet.

TonyMarleneWebsiteOur first rehearsal is coming up on September 22, 2013. ALL DVORAK! Antonin and Tony – that’s our title for this concert. Tony Ross, principal cellist of MN Orchestra, will play Dvorak’s cello concerto – arguably the most famous of the genre. I can’t wait!

I’ve wanted to program The Noon Witch for a long time. The music tells the story of an unruly little boy whose mother scolds him and threatens that if he doesn’t cease and desist his annoying behavior, the noon witch will take him away. The boy’s behavior is portrayed by agitated and dissonant oboes, and 12 chimes signal the coming of the witch. I don’t want to reveal too much but even without the story the music is brilliant!

Dvorak’s 16 Slavonic Dances were the pieces that made him a household name. We will be doing #9 which opens with the sounds of a raucous party in the Bohemian countryside. The middle section, in the minor key, presents a reflective, mournful melody. Then we return to the fun of the folk music for which Dvorak was fiercely proud.

This is a concert you don’t want to miss.

Events

Dona Nobis Pacem at Orchestra Hall

Program:
Weinberg: Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra,
Vaughn Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem.

Music Director:
Marlene Pauley

Guest Artists:
Anthony Ross, Cello,
Tracey Engleman, Soprano,
Gerard Sundberg, Baritone,
Edina Chorale,
Two Rivers Chorale.

Join the WSO, the Edina Chorale, and the Two Rivers Chorale for their third performance at Orchestra Hall! Free, no ticket required. Join us for a reception following the concert to meet the musicians.

Marlene Pauley, WSO Music Director
John Hoffacker, Edina Chorale Music Director
Timothy Sawyer, Two Rivers Chorale Music Director

The 2018-19 WSO concert season is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Dona Nobis Pacem

Program:
Weinberg: Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra,
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem.

Music Director:
Marlene Pauley

Guest Artists:
Tony Ross, Cello,
Tracey Engleman, Soprano,
Gerard Sundberg, Baritone,
Edina Chorale,
Two Rivers Chorale.

Join the WSO, the Edina Chorale, and the Two Rivers Chorale for an encore performance at Wayzata Community Church. Free, no ticket required. Join us for a reception following the concert to meet the musicians.

Marlene Pauley, WSO Music Director
John Hoffacker, Edina Chorale Music Director
Timothy Sawyer, Two Rivers Chorale Music Director

The 2018-19 WSO concert season is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.