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September 11, 2019

Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra Announces 2019-20 Season

Several exciting debuts are in store as the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra prepares for its 2019-20 season, the 101st in the ensemble’s history.

The season opener on October 5 will feature the debut of the Bemis Steinway & Sons Model C Grand Piano, a magnificent gift that will enhance the concert experience for both the musicians and the audience.

At the March 14 concert, Cycropia Aerial Dance will join the SSO on stage. Based in Madison, Wis., Cycropia was formed in 1989 and is one of the oldest continuously-operating aerial dance troupes within the United States. The performance is sure to delight the audience and offer an unforgettable experience that showcases the breathtaking grace, elegance and athleticism of aerial dance choreographed to the glorious sounds of the SSO.

Other season highlights include:

  • A rousing tribute to our veterans in November with an evening of patriotic music.
  • A return of Handel’s “Messiah” for the annual December concert, which has become a Sheboygan Holiday tradition.
  • A performance of Welsh composer Karl Jenkins’ 1999 work “The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace,” which is dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis, to close the season in May.

“The season ahead will surprise, stir and inspire you with new literature and old favorites that will make you smile, offer relaxation and bring hope and joy,” said SSO Music Director and Conductor Kevin McMahon, who is entering his 10th season in Sheboygan.

Tickets are available as a full series or mini-series. Season tickets may be purchased by downloading the ticket order form here or by calling 920-208-3243.

Single concert tickets may be purchased in person at the Weill Center ticket office at 826 N. 8th St. or phone at 920-208-3243 or online at weillcenter.com. Ticket office hours are noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays. The ticket office will also be open two hours prior to the start of each concert.

Season at a glance
All performances at 7:30 p.m. at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Sheboygan:

Oct. 5, 2019
Guest Artists: Diana Shapiro, pianoStanislava Varshavski, piano
Repertoire
Corigliano | Promenade Overture
Poulenc | Concerto for Two Pianos
Stravinsky | Petrushka

Nov. 9, 2019
Guest Artist: William TeWinkle, narrator
The SSO will be joined by the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus.
Repertoire
Copland | The Red Pony
Arranged Lowden | Armed Forces Salute
Rodgers/Bennett | Victory at Sea
Sousa | The Liberty Bell March
Gould | American Salute
Williams | Hymn to the Fallen (from Saving Private Ryan)
Steffe/Ringwald | Battle Hymn of the Republic
...and a few surprises

Dec. 14, 2019
The SSO and Chorus present another treasured holiday performance of Händel’s Messiah.

Feb. 8, 2020
Guest Artists: David Kim, violinLaurence Albert, narrator
Repertoire
Beethoven | Egmont Overture
Schwantner | New Morning for the World (Daybreak for Freedom)
Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto

March 14, 2020
For the first time in a subscription concert, the symphony will team up with Cycropia Aerial Dance for a performance that promises to be a sensory feast. 

May 9, 2020
Guest Artist: Alina Vazquez, violoncello
The SSO will be joined by the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus.
Repertoire
Saint-Saens | Cello Concerto No. 1
Jenkins | The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace

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