WYSO Honors Music Teachers at Steenbock Fall Concerts

WYSO will present its first concert series of the year, the Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts, on Saturday November 16 and Sunday November 17. More than 350 young musicians will display their great talents to the community during the three concerts, which are dedicated to local music teachers.

WYSO’s string orchestra, Sinfonietta, will kick off the concert series at 1:30pm on Saturday with Wood Splitter Fanfare by Balmages, America, the Beautiful by Ward/Wagner, Lincoln at Gettysburg by Dabczynski, Ashokan Farewell by Ungar/Custer, Labyrinth by Zuehlsdorff, Many Miles Away Across the Sea by Day, and Kentucky 1800 by Grundman/Longfield. Concert Orchestra will follow with selections from West Side Story by Bernstein and Russian Chorale and Overture by Tchaikovsky.

At 4:00pm on Saturday, the popular Percussion Ensemble will perform Sleepless by Dan Moore and Prelude to Paradise by Jacob Remington under the direction of Vicki Jenks, in her 32nd season at WYSO. Philharmonia Orchestra will then entertain the audience with Rákóczi March from La damnation de Faust, H.109 by Berlioz, Largo from Xerxes, HWV 40 by Handel, The Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev, and movements from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

At 1:00pm on Sunday, the Harp Ensemble will perform Mendelssohn’s Spinning Song, Nocturne, and On Wings of Song. Youth Orchestra will close out the concert series with Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, in G major, op. 88.

The Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts will be held in Mills Concert Hall in the UW Humanities Building, 455 N. Park Street, Madison. WYSO concerts are generally about an hour and a half in length, providing a great orchestral concert opportunity for families. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for youth18 and under.

This project is supported by Dane Arts with additional funds from the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of the The Capital Times. This project is also supported by the Alliant Energy Foundation and by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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