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January 31, 2019

Sheboygan Symphony's February 9th Concert Celebrates Old World, New World

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.” 

Kevin BrochureThe program opens with the Greeting Prelude of Stravinsky.  Though the roots of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra are well before 1918, this work celebrates the first concert of the Sheboygan Symphony’s continuous history.  Next up is the Dvorak Symphony Number Eight, a returning audience favorite. 

McMahon continued, “After intermission, the program will continue with a lively and cleverly composed work by Thomas Massella, called Smooth Ride for Fast Orchestra.  This work connects to the next, since the compositional material is similar.  A treat for the audience, this selection is from music originally composed for movies, Stravinsky’s Four Norwegian Moods.”Thomas Massella

The concert concludes with popular music from one of, if not the greatest American folk opera, George Gershwin’s Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess.  This long version was created for conductor Fritz Reiner and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 

McMahon added, “We invite everyone to join our musical journey during the February 9th concert as we celebrate the orchestra’s 100th Birthday.”

Tickets are available for the February 9th concert. Ticket prices are $44, $40, $35 and $20 for students. Please call the Weill Center Office at (920) 208-3243. Tickets are also available in the box office two hours prior to concert.

 The Interludes Pre-Concert talk begins at 6:30 pm. It is a free event for concert ticket holders. Space is limited, and an R.S.V.P is required. For more information contact us at business@sheboygansymphony.org or call 920-452-1985.

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