The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra has billed its 2015-16 concerts as “A Season of Surprises.” And while sixth-year SSO Music Director and Conductor Kevin McMahon is providing a little insight on the fun, patrons will need to head to the Weill Center for the Performing Arts to see everything planned for this year.
The fifth, and final concert of the 96th season of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will include world renowned opera singers, special appearances by the Lakeshore Youth Chorale and Sheboygan Symphony Chorus, as well as a narration by William Te Winkle. “Portrait of Americana” will take place 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, 826 N. Eighth St, Sheboygan.
Debbie Williamson will conduct her final concert with the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Plymouth High School auditorium.
Serbian-born Ana Milosavljevic was pretty certain she'd be pursuing a musical career after enrolling in the School for Musically Gifted Children in her homeland at the age of 11.
Area residents are invited to listen in as some of the Lakeshore’s most talented youth musicians compete 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 10, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 824 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan.
Immerse yourself in the sounds of the holidays at “Christmas Treasures,” a special musical concert by the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus in combination with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, 826 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan.
On Saturday, Nov. 15 the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will be joined by master musician Jing Wang on the erhu performing the “Crouching Tiger Concerto,” a concert work based on the Oscar-winning score for the film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” “The erhu is fascinating for the sound, the view from far away that the hands are moving in air, and for the fact that a non-Western or world music is represented by this instrument,” said Kevin McMahon, SSO music director. This is the first time in the SSO’s 96 years that the group is performing in collaboration with an erhu musician.
An instrument most indicative of China is the erhu. Described by some as a two-stringed fiddle, the sounds are sophisticated and mesmerizing. Credited with introducing the erhu into Western contemporary music is Jing Wang, known worldwide for her erhu mastery and compositions.
Kudos to the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kevin McMahon, soloist Alan Morrison, and the supporting staff for an outstanding concert in the beautiful Stefanie Weill Center. The orchestra’s solid performance of familiar excerpts from Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” Bizet’s “Carmen” and Jongen’s powerful “Symphonie Concertante“ made for a delightful musical evening.