October 28, 2019 Fall Concert First Rehearsal 8/27/19
Water Songs - April 13, 2019
Fare Well Come V - December 31, 2018
Dancing is Universal - October 26 and 27, 2018
Traveling Through the Centuries - April 21, 2018
Eric Graf is a performer and teacher based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He is the cellist of Lux String Quartet, and is a section cellist with the Duluth Symphony. He has also held positions as assistant principal cellist with the Wheeling Symphony, section cellist in the Lexington Philharmonic, and principal cellist of the Mansfield Symphony. As a founding member of the Aceso Quartet, he traveled to Denmark for a chamber music residency at the Hvide Sande Masterclass. Eric has performed as soloist with the Long Prarie Chamber Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony, and Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra, among others. Eric loves solo, chamber, and orchestral playing equally, but has a soft spot for chamber music.
Having completed his long-term Suzuki teacher training, Eric has a deep understanding of the Suzuki method as well as more traditional methods. An avid teacher of all levels, he teaches around the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Eric holds a Master’s degree in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with renowned Suzuki pedagogue Dr. Melissa Kraut. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, having studied with Ms. Tanya Remenikova.
Eric grew up playing piano, alto saxophone, and cello. His childhood years playing alto saxophone in jazz band constantly remind him that classical music should be just as fun, free, and expressive.
FareWellCome IV - December 31, 2017
Traveling through the Centuries - October 28, 2017
Earth Tones April 22, 2017
Hannah Allen, soprano, is from Bemidji, Minnesota. She is currently a junior at Concordia College with a major in vocal performance and a minor in German. Allen has participated in Concordia’s choral program for the past three years. She is also in her third year of participation in the chorus of the Fargo-Moorhead Opera. In the spring of 2016, Allen sang the small role of Suor Osmina in the Fargo-Moorhead Opera’s production of Suor Angelica by Puccini. In Concordia’s opera scenes program, she has played the roles of Susanna in 2015 and the Countess in 2016, both scenes from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Allen has recently been awarded with a scholarship from the Federation of German-American Clubs to study in Germany for the academic year of 2017-2018. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school.
Soprano Berit Johnson is a junior at Concordia College, majoring in Vocal Performance with a minor in Theatre Art. She originally hails from Minneapolis and sings in the Concordia Choir. Performing with Concordia Theatre, some of her credits include Proof, Company, Les Misérables, and The Metal Children. She is co-captain of the on-campus improv team, sings with the student chamber group Tactus, and is a chorus member of the Fargo/Moorhead Opera. This summer, she will be partaking in an internship at the Jungle Theatre and has plans to be vocal coach of the Southwest Summer Theatre program, both in Minneapolis. Post-Concordia, Berit would love to perform professionally and teach voice and theatre at the university level. Besides performing, Berit loves old Hollywood, pigs, and traveling.
Emily Neer is a soprano from Seattle, Washington, in her third year at Concordia College studying vocal performance with minors in French and church music. She sings in Dr. Rene Clausen’s Concordia Choir and a student-led Vocal Jazz ensemble. Last November, she performed Le nozze di Figaro Second Act Finale with her peers, and in January, she presented her junior recital. She also sings in the Fargo-Moorhead Opera chorus. She enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling. Last May, she travelled to Italy to study culture, language, and music. After Concordia, she hopes to attend graduate school for performance and vocal pedagogy.
Andrew Swartchick, tenor, is a Junior from Crystal, Minnesota. Andrew is earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education, and after graduation wants to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan to begin his teaching and pursue a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan. On Concordia’s campus, Andrew sings in the Concordia Concert Choir as well as a ten-voice chamber ensemble, Tactus. Andrew has been involved in the Orientation Team at Concordia for two years now, and he is a lifeguard at the Concordia Pool.
Sam Gaines, baritone, is a Junior Vocal Music Education Major from Minneapolis, MN. His past performances include La fille du régiment, Madama Butterfly, the second priest in Die Zauberflöte and as Chorusmaster in Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company. He has also performed with the Minnesota Opera in La bohème and has played the role of Figaro and Dr. Bartolo in Concordia College Opera Scenes. He sings with the Concordia Concert Choir. Outside of music, Sam is an avid hiker, camper, and board gamer. Post graduation, he plans on moving back to the Twin Cities area to work in the Minneapolis Public Schools.
Baritone Nathan Thelen is a Senior Music Education major at Concordia. Originally from Andover, Minnesota, he has sung in the Concordia Choir for the last two years and has also been a soloist. Last semester he student taught at Hawley High School, and is currently applying for teaching positions in Minnesota. Last summer, Nathan was a part of the Brancaleoni International music festival in Piobbico, Italy. He was featured in four of the scenes from Così fan tutte, La traviata, Candide, and West Side Story, and performed chamber music. He has also been in the chorus at the Fargo-Moorhead opera where he is currently a in The Pirates of Penzance. Along with being a part of the Fargo-Moorhead opera production, he is preparing a senior recital with works by Bach, Mercardante, Fauré, Mahler, and Britten.
FareWellCome III (New Year's Eve)
December 31, 2016 Long Prairie HS Auditorium
Celebrating. Nostalgia. Reminiscing. Parties, Stories, Games, Entertainment. The music at the 3rd annual FareWellCome concert will give voice to these and other New Year's Eve themes. We say FareWell to the previous year and WellCome to the new one. What better way to do this than with marches and waltzes and polkas – good 'ole party music performed by live musicians who study, live, work, and retire in Long Prairie and surrounding communities?! We will perform the Danube Waves Waltz by Ivanovici, Tritsch Tratsch Polka by Strauss, and Schubert's March Militaire. We will also have some fun with Mrs. Madison's Minuet by Reinagle, and Leroy Andersons setting of Blue Tango. While the general theme of New Year's Eve is that of party-time, we will also reflectively look at the year behind with selections such as Ashokan's Farewell. And what end-of-year party is complete without Auld Lang Syne! We are excited to be able to continue the world-wide New Year's Eve concert tradition in Long Prairie. It had previously been a challenge to find a suitable date on which to perform our winter concert. Two years ago we experimented by having a concert on New Year's Eve. We wish to build on the success we have seen by adding a major fundraising component to this concert while keeping the main focus of the evening on saying farewell to 2016 and welcome to 2017!
Pre-Concert Social Hour & Fundraising event from 5 to 6:15 pm featuring
Local musicians Hors d'oeuvres Silent Auction
Concert at 6:30 pm
Tickets (Social hour and concert):
Adult $20 Children 12 & under $10
Tickets (Concert only):
$6 Adults $4 Student/Senior $15 Family, Free for Children 12 & under
Tickets available @ Hats Off Coffee, Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce or LPCO board members- Linda Dinkel, Chris Hebert, Sue Roe, Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
The Rohr of the Clarinet & Flight of the Flute
October 29, 2016 in Long Prairie at the LPGE High School Auditorium
Celebrating Childhood (Music in the Park)
August 4, 2016 in Long Prairie at the LPGE High School Auditorium
Childhood! Giggles, games, sounds, growing pains, crying, laughter, tension, jubilation, learning, volume, celebration. Can you hear it? Can you imagine all the commotion?! With the culmination of our 40th anniversary season, we are celebrating childhood. The driving force and energy of youth carry on the good traditions and create new ones.
At this free concert in Long Prairie as part of the Long Prairie Tourism Commission’s Concerts in the Park series, we will play music of very young composers. Oftentimes current child prodigies are compared to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Let us start there, with his first symphony for orchestra which was composed when he was 8 years old. The youthfulness, spirit, and sense of humor is already present in the young composer. For a real-live modern-day child prodigy, find 11-year old composer, pianist, and violinist Alma Deutcher on youtube. You will be amazed.
We will also play some compositions aimed directly at children – Colonel Bogey March, March of the Toys from Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland and the Prayer from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.
We will continue the evening post-concert at the Long Drive-In Theater. This is a collaboration which began in with August 2015. The Long Drive-In will show old-fashioned Saturday morning cartoon reels, tying in with our Celebrating Childhood theme.
Please join us for Celebrating Childhood, the final concert of our celebratory 40th anniversary season on August 4th in Long Prairie.
Spring Concert 2016
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm Long Prairie HS Auditorium
Violinist Andrew Sords will be the featured soloist on the April 23, 2016 performance the Long Prairie – Grey Eagle High School Auditorium. Mr. Sords, who was last with the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra during the summer of 2014, maintains a busy performance schedule across North America in recital and with orchestras, in locations including Atlanta, Toronto, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and New York City. We are thrilled to welcome him back playing a relatively unknown work by the German composer and conductor Max Bruch. His Violin Concerto in d-minor was written in 1878 and first performed in the same year by the great Spanish violinist, Pablo de Sarasate, to whom Bruch dedicated the piece. In a new collaboration, the Long Prairie – Grey Eagle High School Concert Choir will join us to perform two selections from Mozart's Requiem.
In the second half of the program, Andrew Sords and the LPGE Concert Choir will join forces to perform the lovely Meditation from Massenet's Thaïs. We will perform selections from Bizet's Carmen, including the overture with the famous Escamillo theme, and the Entr'acte to Act III, featuring LPCO flautist Lisa Winter. Continuing the Spanish influence, to close the program we will welcome back Mr. Sords to perform Pablo de Sarasate's arrangement of the sensual "Habañera" from Bizet's Carmen.
There are many aspects of Past – Present – Future which will be noticeable on this performance. The return of Mr. Sords, the new collaboration with the high school concert choir, the tradition of virtuosic writing for solo instruments, and the continued celebration of our 40th anniversary season, as we remember those who toiled to make the organization a reality, and look forward to those who will carry the tradition forward.
Fare Well Come II
Summer at the Movies
The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra & music director Mark C. Graf would like you to join us for “Summer at the Movies”. Celebrating the music of John Williams, along with selections from other movies and musicals which have been turned into movies; we will feature soprano Kayla Noble, a recent graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm, Sauk Centre Bandshell
Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm, Long Prairie - Grey Eagle High School Auditorium
After the concert IN LONG PRAIRIE ONLY, we would like to invite you to a special showing of the Wizard of Oz at the at the Long Prairie Drive-in. The concert in the Park series is FREE and IF you present your Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra program (which will be handed out at the Sauk & LP concerts only) at the Drive-in, you will get a discount on the movie.
The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra will present its annual Fall concert on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Long Prairie Grey Eagle High School Auditorium. With the title, "A Fall Spook-tacular," the concert will consist of a potpourri of pieces that have developed an association with Halloween or been made famous by scary cinema. Some of the pieces to be performed will be Modeste Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain," "Danse macabre" by Saint-Saens, and Paul Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."
The LPCO board learned from the Spring 2014 concert that a children's theme had the ability to draw up to 40 more young people that might otherwise have not attended. As an outreach, the LPCO let children under 12 in for free when they would usually be considered a student. More than monetary goals, this falls in line with the orchestra's goal to make classical music more enticing and engaging to a younger audience. Some discussion with the board will also include the development of an orchestra outreach activity called "Musical Trick or Treating" prior to the concert.
The orchestra will play as an ensemble, and will also feature concert mistress Jessica Bash in "Danse macabre", and the entire string section in music from the 1960 thriller "Psycho". Even without the imagery of movies in our minds, much of the music on the Fall Spook-tacular is truly scary and even a bit disturbed. Be prepared! Audience members of all ages are encouraged to attend the concert in costume, and while you're here, you are invited to help us with sound effects when we play the theme from the Addams Family.
Our director Adam Tervola Hultberg gave his last concert for the LPCO on August 7th, 2014. He directed the orchestra for 2 years. On behalf of the board and the orchestra members, we would like to thank him for all of the time and effort that he put into directing in Long Prairie. The concerts were outstanding, high brow and entertaining. He will be missed. We wish him the best with teaching and being a good father to his two children.
Summer Concerts 2014
"Mostly Mozart” is scheduled for August 6 & 7, 2014 at the historic Sauk Centre Band Shell and the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School Auditorium in Long Prairie, MN. The concert will begin with a time-honored concert opener entitled "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik." The twenty-minute work for strings can possibly be considered Mozart's most readily recognizable sets of melodies. This piece sets the tone for an evening of music, complete with a full compliment of musical moods. Next, the LPCO will perform a wind serenade, by the rest of the orchestra's musicians. Most wind serenades by Mozart include 3-4 movements, so it is likely that the first half of the concert will have a full length.The second half of the concert will highlight the whole Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra teaming up with Violin Soloist Andrew Sords. Mr. Sords will return by popular demand after appearing with LPCO in August 2012. After conversations for two years, the timing has worked out for Mr. Sords to fit the LPCO into his already busy performance schedule. We will perform the entirety of "Concerto in A Major for Violin and Orchestra" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Context will be prepared and delivered with a pre-concert lecture entitled, "Mozart: the man and his music." Explanation and insight will be presented as to why Mozart has long been and will continue to be one of the largest GIANTS of Western Music.
Russian Reflections - May 2014
Long Prairie will soon experience its own Russian invasion…of a musical nature. On April 5th at 7:30 in the High School Auditorium, the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra proudly presents “Russian Reflections”, an evening of Russian folk and classical music. Director Adam Tervola Hultberg has put together a unique musical potpourri for the first half of the concert. “We will be performing some very recognizable Russian folk melodies as well as a couple classic symphonic works that have become cornerstones of classical music repertory the world over. Each piece presents a different perspective of some of Russia's most powerful composers and exemplify the Russian nationalistic compositional style using tuneful melodies supported by dark, sonorous harmony.”
The second half of the program will feature the programmatic classic "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev with guest narrator Bill Satre. Each character in this tale becomes synonymous with a solo instrument from the orchestra. The boy named Peter is represented by the violins; the bird by the flute; the cat by the clarinet; the angry grandfather by the bassoon. And it takes three french horns in dramatic harmonies to represent the fierce wolf. The art form is called “programmatic music” because all of the parts work together to tell a story. “This children's classic is especially effective in teaching musical principles to young people. In fact, we hope to see a lot of children in the audience, and to that end, we’ve decided to admit all children under the age of 12 for free,” said Hultberg. Adults/$5; Students & Seniors/$3; Families/$12; Children under 12 free.
Program Pieces: Reinhold Gliere: "Russian Sailors Dance" from Red Poppy Suite Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance of the Tumblers Sergei Prokofiev: March from The Love of Three Oranges Igor Stravinsky: "Berceuse and Finale" from the Firebird Suite Sergei Prokofiev: "Peter and the Wolf"
Vivaldi's Gloria - December 2013
For this coming Christmas season, the Staples Area Men's Chorus (SAMC) is heading up a central Minnesota musical collaboration featuring the Staples Area Men’s and Women’s Choruses, the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra, the Staples Motley High School Chamber Orchestra and four high school choirs from Staples Motley, Pillager, Long Prairie and Wadena-Deer Creek.
“The project is lofty to say the least,” remarked Hoemberg. “Bringing eight groups together on one stage is not just a musical challenge, but a logistical challenge. Yet, we feel an obligation to our central Minnesota communities to think outside the box and facilitate unique and enriching musical opportunities, and this is definitely going to be that.”
“We take the old adage ‘with great gifts come great responsibilities’ very seriously,” he continued. “Our group is well organized and very dedicated, and because of that we feel obligated to provide enriching musical experiences to the people of our area. Not to mention, of course, that we think 200 singers and 50 orchestra players is gonna be an awesome thrill for our audiences.” The collaborative Christmas concerts will be performed four times, once in each community, over the weekend of Dec. 14 and 15. The first half of each concert will feature each adult group as well as the respective high school ensembles of each individual community. The second half of the concert will feature a collaborative performance of the major choral/orchestral work “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi.
Come hear the sounds of Italian composer and non-Italian composer's interpretations of a land that has inspired some of the world's most beloved Classical Music
Sat, October 26, 2013 - 7:30pm at the LPGE High School Auditorium
Summer Concert 2013
"A Little Night Music"
Selections to be performed include: Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Copland's Down a Country Lane, Highlight from Fiddler on the Roof, Highlights from Phantom of the Opera, and Harlem Nocturne featuring a guest soloist on Alto Saxophone.
Wed, August 14th, 2013 - 7:30pm at the Sauk Centre band shell in the park Sat, August 17th, 2013 - 7:00 pm at the American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie
Nordic Voices, a concert featuring music from Nordic composers Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius, will be presented by the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 pm at the LPGE High School auditorium in Long Prairie.
The evening begins with the singing of the national anthems of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland by the orchestra and audience members with piano accompaniment. The LPCO will then present a varied Nordic program including Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and Sibelius’ Karelian Suite, Valse Triste, and Finlandia and will feature virtuosic soprano soloist Eeva Savolainen, a native of Finland and a highly sought soloist throughout the Midwest and Twin Cities. She and her husband, Kari, were educated at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Now residing in the Twin Cities area, Kari is a trombonist with the Minnesota Orchestra, while Eeva is a freelance soloist, composer and General Manager for the professional choir “The Singers”. Eeva and Kari will produce an arrangement of “Satumaa” especially for the LPCO to perform.
While Long Prairie residents often trace their heritage to Germany and Central Europe, pockets of Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes and Icelanders also call Central and Northwest Minnesota home. Regardless of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, all audiences will be entertained by these uniquely Nordic sounds. The distinctive blend of light/heavy resonance with contrasts of humor and seriousness will be a musically challenging and fulfilling concert for orchestra and audience alike.
LONG PRAIRIE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI!
Mark your calendar for this year’s Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra concert: A Christmas Potpourri! On Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 pm in the LPGE high school auditorium, the LPCO will present a wide range of musical pieces of the season for audiences to enjoy.
Breaking with tradition is not always easy, but sometimes circumstances necessitate a change. “For many years the LPCO and local choral singers have focused on Handel’s Messiah for our Christmas concert, and with good reason. It’s a masterpiece of choral and orchestral repertoire and deserves to be performed well. This year, we were unable to find a chorusmaster with adequate time for rehearsal and there was minimal choir response,” said new director Adam Tervola Hultberg. “The LPCO board felt it was an opportune time to do a smaller set of Messiah selections for this year’s Christmas concert. We invite many audience members with choral singing experience to take a Messiah vocal score into the auditorium with them and sit in an assigned spot for the Halleluia Chorus.” Soloists Mary Larson and Sarah Carlstrom will also perform select pieces from the Messiah with the orchestra.
In addition, the LPCO will play four movements from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Ballet”, along with several shorter holiday works, a Christmas Sing-Along, and Leroy Anderson’s popular piece, “Sleigh Ride.”
Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra performs three substantial works with new conductor on October 27, 2012
“Symphonic Connections” Program Notes
Title: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 Composer and Dates: Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Nationality: German Year Composed: 1841 What was going on at this time? Post French Revolution, there was a clash between Liberalism and Nationalism in Germany at this time. America was also in a period of transition at this time because William Henry Harrison was elected President in 1840, but had died from pneumonia one month after taking office. Why it was composed? Both Robert and his wife, Clara were trained concert pianists. Robert was often overshadowed by Clara’s advanced skills and artistry as a performer that some sources note that at this point in his career, Robert decided to try his hand at the symphony. Robert was more prolific in composing piano pieces and vocal songs; therefore his orchestra output does not stack up the same as many of his contemporaries.
Title: Symphony No. 92 in G Major “Oxford Symphony” Composer and Dates: Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Nationality: Austrian Year Composed: 1789 What was going on at this time? This piece was composed toward the end of the reign of Austrian Emperor Charles VI. Tension between the American Colonies and England was developing at this time. Why it was composed? Symphony No. 92 was one of a set of three symphonies that Haydn had been commissioned by the French Count d'Ogny to compose. The symphony was originally performed in Paris shortly after it was completed. It has become unofficially titled the “Oxford Symphony” because it was the piece chosen by Haydn for the ceremony at which he would receive an honorary Doctorate from Oxford University in England. He had begun composing a collection of 12 works called the “London Symphonies,” but they were not yet complete at the time of his trip.
"Celebrating the Classics" Saturday, May 5 2012 Wadena Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 pm. This concert is part of the Wadena Area Concert Association subscription series. Sunday, May 6 2012 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school auditorium at 3pm.
Concert Program includes: Overture to La Gazza Ladra by Rossini Ancient Aires and Dances by Respighi Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor by Mozart Slavonic Dance No. 2 and No. 8 by Dvorak
Piano soloist is Russian native, Natalia Heikes. Born in Russia, Natalia moved to the United States in 2000. She received her initial classical piano training at the Volzhsky School of Music in Russia. During this period of study, Natalia performed in a number of regional musical competitions and received numerous awards. Finishing the School of Music as an Honor Student, Natalia continued her study with a professor from the Volgograd Conservatory. Her teachers from that period included Natalia Smirnova and Dr. Alla Aganesian. Keeping her love and passion for music through the years, Natalia had a private studio and participated in a church bell choir while residing in Fort Morgan, Colorado, from 2000 to 2006. She moved to Wadena, Minnesota, in 2006 and resumed her studies, receiving her BM in Piano Performance with a secondary emphasis in organ at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Her professors here included Dr. Terry Manno (piano) and Dr. Rod Rothlisberger (organ). In the fall of 2011, Natalia resumed her studies at North Dakota State University, where she pursues a Master's in Piano Performance under Dr. Froelich while working as a teaching assistant in the department. Natalia also teaches in the Music Academy for children affiliated with North Dakota State University.
In 2010, Natalia joined the St.Cecilia Trio, performing with cellist Peter Kirchner and flutist Lisa Winter in area communities. Currently, the Trio is performing to promote contemporary American and Minnesota composers as well as playing a more traditional repertoire.
The 'Carmen' Opera was very successful. If you attended the concert you will know the excitement in the air from the powerful sounds created between the orchestra and the soloists.
It is time to pull the spoon out and eat some ice cream at our 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social. Live music will be played by small ensembles from the area along with exhibits and brochures about our exciting upcoming season.
Orchestra musicians, board members and the music director will be available for questions you may have or to just chat. If you have never come an orchestra concert before, this is a great opportunity to see what we have to offer.
We just finished our Spring Concert last weekend and were quite pleased with the turn out and the responsive energy from the audience. Now that the concert is over, we have next season concerts dates posted with our guest soloists' bios to view. Go ahead and mark your calendars ahead of time (and invite your friends).
Keep in mind, we have another concert tour in June and an ice cream social in August. Go to the Events and Concerts to see what it is all about. This is the time of the year where we need your financial support the most. Next season will be one to remember, but we need financial support to cover the cost of the hall, soloists, equipment and director's stipend. Please consider helping us continue to offer the community great music through your financial contribution.
Our Spring Concert is approaching fast. The orchestra is excited about this upcoming concert and are working hard to make this a great concert.
Here's our challenge to you: Bring a friend, family or someone who has never seen an orchestra performance. All ages are welcome to the concert. Matter of fact, if you have youngsters who listen to "Little Einsteins", they may recognize the piece the Firebird Suite.
We are very proud of what we are offering to the community. We hope you come and hear why.
The rehearsals for the Spring Concert will be starting soon. We have a delightful "Tour of the Eras" program waiting to tantalize your mind. You can check it out by clicking the "Concerts and Events" and "Rehearsal Calendar" links.
If you play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, please contact us about the opportunities to play and also to be placed on our call listing. Like with most orchestras, you can never have enough violin, viola, cello or string bass. If you play one of these instruments, please consider being a part of the orchestra.
We are always looking for volunteers who are interested helping out with posters, ushering, stage setup, making calls, baking cookies (I couldn't resist), etc. If you are interested in helping out with the orchestra's needs, please click on the "Contact Us" link.
The Handel's Messiah concert is just around the corner. Come join us for a wonderful concert with Orchestra, Chorus and four vocal soloists. At the end of the concert, we will have a short sing-a-long with the orchestra and chorus. Afterwards, come visit with us while enjoying refreshments and something hot to drink. For more information about the concert, Click here.
The rehearsals for the Winter Concert, "Handel's Messiah" have started. If you are a singer/vocalist and wish to join the chorus, come on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm for rehearsal at the Sauk Centre High School Choir Room. The concert will be held Saturday, December 8, 2007.
Our Fall Concert is just around the corner featuring our great soloist, Dr Dale White. Please join us on October 28th for a great and exciting concert. For more information, click on Concerts and Events.
We kicked off our season with the Ice Cream Social enjoying delicious ice cream, great music and wonderful company!
Displays were setup which included pictures of previous members and current members along with a DVD screening of last year's concerts.