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.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra invites one and all to experience its historic 100th anniversary celebratory season. The October 6th concert is a memorable start to a monumental season for the oldest performing orchestra in the state. Kevin R. McMahon, Music Director and Conductor stated, “Being a part of the 100th Anniversary Season of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra is an honor.”
SHEBOYGAN - The Sheboygan Symphony, the oldest symphony orchestra in the state, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season.
The Sounds of Brahms & Mahler will fill the Weill Center in an unforgettable evening of classical favorites as the Sheboygan Symphony closes its 2017-2018 season with a program called “Romantic.” Two great composers, Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler will be featured.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kevin McMahon, presents the March Concert - named “Spring” with American Classics. The theme itself refers to Robert Schumann’s First Symphony, known as “Spring” as well as two works by American composers Alan Hovhaness and Lukas Foss. Orchestral musicians suggested two of the five works on the program.
Experience the talent of Sheboygan County’s young symphony musicians January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts. The program will provide musical adventures through the ages – from classical intrigue to music of foreign lands to blockbuster movie themes.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra launches its 2017-2018 Season at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts spotlighting beloved classical composers and our own principal cellist. Conductor and Music Director, Kevin McMahon, stated, “A delightful season opening concert is available, called ‘Mozart and Tchaikovsky.’ The program centers around two of the finest and well-loved, historical composers, as we share the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.”
From the moment Kevin McMahon, SSO Director & Conductor, raises his baton at the first concert on October 7, 2017, the 99th Season promises to be a year to remember. The Stefanie H. Weill Center will reverberate with thunderous fortissimos, echo classical trills and showcase the clear voices of the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus. An exhilarating mix of majestic music will move patrons as they enjoy many traditional classics as well as compositions new to orchestra and audience, including the US Premier of Paus’ Timpani Concerto.
Classical Mystery Tour will be returning to the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts for the first time in 12 years to play with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra on June 17.
Enjoy the season’s finale concert Saturday, May 13th as the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, along with vocal soloist Laquita Mitchell, celebrate the world’s greatest opera choruses. Dr. Kevin McMahon, Music Director and Conductor, stated.“The May concert of the SSO follows a long historical tradition of presenting full musicals and operas, as well as operatic excerpt programs. Due to the enthusiastic response to last Spring's season closing concert, we are offering another program of great operatic music.”
Talented young musicians & creativE repertoire FEATURED AT SAYS’ SPRINThe Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony (SAYS) will be performing on Sunday, April 23rd at 3:00 pm at Sheboygan Falls High School Auditorium.
Fourth graders from across Sheboygan County converged on the Weill Center on Wednesday for a special Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra concert just for them.
The March concert entitled “With a Little Help From My Friends” will include Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 performed by Li-shan Hung on piano and contemporary, Christian music performed by Pastor David Weber. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11th, at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for Performing Arts.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra invites its audience to relive the excitement of beloved movies as it performs Memorable Movie Music, the fourth concert of A Season of Rich Expression, led by Music Director Kevin McMahon. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Stephanie H. Weill Center for Performing Arts.
The votes are in for one of the most anticipated outcomes in recent memory.
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The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for Concertmaster, Section Viola, Assistant Principal Cello, Section Cello, Principal Oboe, Principal Keyboard, Principal Percussion and Principal Timpani beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 16th at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts, 826 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra announces its 98th consecutive year of performing with “A Season Of Rich Expression.” The upcoming season also marks the seventh year for Kevin McMahon, Music Director and Conductor.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony is pleased to announce the names of their new directors for the Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia. The SAYS Concert Orchestra will be directed by Michael Lund Ziegler and SAYS Sinfonia will be led by director Fabian Qamar.
The Sheboygan Symphony invites you to their 4th annual wine tasting fundraiser, ‘Sip with the SSO’ at the Sheboygan Yacht Club. On Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm the SSO will host a classic wine tasting event where guests will enjoy limited production, estate quality, artisan wines from specialty vintners throughout the world. Sample wine and mingle with members of the Orchestra family. All attendees receive a complementary souvenir Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra wine glass.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will add words, including some very familiar, to the music for its March concert.
At its February concert, the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring talents from Germany, Italy, England … and Plymouth.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra is seeking a Business Development & Marketing Manager who works to improve the organization’s market position and achieves financial growth. This person will help the organization achieve its long-term strategic goals by building key donor relationships, identifying new donor opportunities, maintaining extensive knowledge of current market conditions, organizing annual fundraising events and coordinating targeted marketing efforts.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony we welcome its new artistic director and conductor when it opens its 2015-2016 season Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts.Kevin McMahon, who is in his sixth season as music director and conductor of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the SAYS Concert Orchestra while a search continues for a replacement for previous director Debbie Williamson.
A Season of Surprises
After 96-plus seasons, it’s nice to know that the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra is still coming up with new experiences for the community.
As proud subscribers to the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra for more than 30 years, my husband Nick and I have come to learn that each season brings new delights. This year is no exception.