Several exciting debuts are in store as the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra prepares for its 2019-20 season, the 101st in the ensemble’s history.
As the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra begins its second century, the organization welcomes two new staff members to lead future growth.
Wilhelmina Nelmes Vogtle, a veteran conductor, singer and educator, has been named the Director of the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus.
The Sheboygan Symphony is adding two new positions to our family!
When Michael Torke returns to Wisconsin this May for the world premiere of his “Music at Night” by the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, it’ll bring him back to the state where the popular composer’s long, accomplished music career got started.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony (SAYS) will be performing on April 14th at 3:00 pm at the Howards Grove Center for the Arts. The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony features the Sinfonia and Concert Orchestras. The SAYS Concert Orchestra is directed by Jeremiah Eis and SAYS Sinfonia is led by director Fabian Qamar.
The Sheboygan Symphony’s March concert is a celebration of ‘Favorites from the SSO’s Recent Past’ that spotlights five works of music. All selections, except one, are highlighted repertory from the last two music directors’ tenures. The single selection that is new to the concerts is a suite of music from the movie A River Runs Through It.
“Teddy Bears and Tunes, our concert specially prepared for pre-school age to third graders focuses on music related to Valentine’s Day and music that tells stories,” stated Kevin McMahon, SSO Music Director & Conductor. The program is a shorter concert, about thirty minutes of music with five to ten minutes of storytelling and images projected to make the concert experience come alive for the children.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra's midwinter concert promises to be a ‘musical smorgasbord.’ Music Director and Conductor Kevin McMahon explained, “Our February concert is themed “Old World, New World. The Old World music includes works by Stravinsky and Dvorak, while the New World menu includes selections by Gershwin and Thomas Massella.”
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present a program featuring a dozen works of popular holiday music. Most pieces are shorter in length than typical traditional symphonic pieces.