Symphony makes Announcements
The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Association made several announcements earlier this month at the annual member event, FanFare.
Thank you to Symphony Supporters
We wish to thank our 2015-16 Association members, business partners, musicians and volunteers for a successful season. We couldn’t have done it without YOU!
Annual Award Winners
- Volunteer of the Year - Alicia Ouellette
- Musician of the Year - Sherry Krebs
- Encore Award for Distinguished Service - Dave and Pat Notter
2016 Young Musician Competition Winners
- 1st Place - Téa Renee Ning LaFleur (soprano vocal)
- 2nd Place - Olive Ryan (violin)
Nikolas Caoile Extends Contract to Conduct WVSO
We are pleased to announce that Music Director and Conductor Nikolas Caoile has extended his contract with the symphony through the 2020-21 season!
70th Anniversary Concert Season
Music Director and Conductor Nikolas Caoile announced the 2016-17 concert season, Celebrating Life Through Music.
- Concert I, Coming to America: October 1, 2016
The orchestra will perform Korngold’s Theme and Variations and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5. In addition, principle cellist Matthew Ryan-Kelzenberg will be featured on Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor.
- Concert II, Song and Dance: November 5, 2016
Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Gounod’s Faust: Ballet Music will be presented. Othello native Stephen Beus will be featured on Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto. Also on the program is 2016 Young Musician Competition winner Téa Renee Ning LaFleur singing Stizzoso, mio stizzoso from Pergolesi’s opera La serva padrona.
- The Nutcracker: December 9-11, 2016
The orchestra will once again join with Fabulous Feet Academy of Ballet to present Tchaikovsky’s beloved classic, The Nutcracker. The production will offer something for everyone, with live music from our local orchestra, sets, amazing costumes, precisely trained local dancers of all ages, lighting effects, and aerial performers. This incredibly magical performance is a true delight for the whole family to enjoy.
- Concert III, Fairy Tales: February 25, 2017
Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Stravinsky’s 1919 Firebird Suite are the featured works. Wenatchee native, harpist Ellen Heinicke Foster, will return to perform Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.
- Concert IV, Disney’s Magical Music from the Movies: April 22, 2017
The symphony will celebrate their 70th Anniversary with a full-length concert of Disney music, presented at Town Toyota Center. The musical program will explore many of Walt Disney’s stories and characters through memorable melodies. The production will feature music from Disney movies along with four Broadway caliber vocalists, high-resolution film clips from iconic Disney movies and a narrative presented by the singers and conductor.
Additional Ways to Support the Association
Music Stand Light Campaign
Thanks to nine thoughtful supporters, we are almost a third of the way to our goal of $1,500 needed to purchase music stand lights for the orchestra. Current and upcoming symphony projects necessitate the use of music stand lights. For a $20 contribution, you can purchase one music stand light for use by a symphony musician. Please consider supporting the symphony in this campaign by visiting this link.
Annual Rummage and Upscale Sale
It’s that time again – time to clean out your attic and donate your gently used items to our annual sale. Donations of furniture, artwork, collectibles and kitchenware can help the symphony and also provide you a tax benefit! Items of value that are not sold will be listed on online auction sites such as Craigslist or eBay. Please contact the Symphony at firstname.lastname@example.org or 667-2640 if you would like to donate to the July sale.
Instruments Needed for Mobile Instrument Zoo
We have received requests from local schools, asking us to provide a mobile Instrument Zoo for young students to experiment with a variety of musical instruments. Volunteer orchestra members would like to begin giving these special presentations designed to pique the interest of very young children in making music. If you have a good quality used instrument gathering dust, please consider donating it to our new mobile Instrument Zoo. Email email@example.com or call 509-667-2640 if you can help us with this project!