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Notable News
Music Director Nikolas Caoile Extends Contract
The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Association recently announced a contract extension with Music Director Nikolas Caoile. Caoile has further extended his commitment to the orchestra through the 2020-2021 season.
Board President Larry McCracken said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Nikolas’ extraordinary artistic leadership in place for the next five years.” Executive Director Teri Snyder commented, “We are delighted that Nik will be with us as we continue to build on the tremendous successes we have achieved since 2010. It’s a definite ‘win’ for our organization and our community.”
Nikolas Caoile said, "I feel privileged to continue with such a vibrant and energetic arts organization. WVSO is an ensemble that values community and excellence."
Nikolas Caoile is Director of Orchestras at Central Washington University and has conducted the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra since 2010.
2016-17 Season Concert Tickets
Tickets for the 2016-17 season of concerts will go on sale in three phases next month. In the first phase, season tickets will be offered to those who held them last year. In the second phase, new season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase. Lastly, individual ticket sales for all concerts will open. If you were a season ticket holder or Association member last year, watch your mailbox for an envelope from the symphony by mid-August. Ticket sales announcements will be made in upcoming newsletters and social media channels.
Orchestra to hold Open Auditions August 27
The volunteer-based orchestra will hold open auditions on Saturday, August 27 at Wenatchee Valley College. Musicians, who would like to be considered to fill vacant positions in the orchestra or play as substitutes when temporary vacancies occur, are welcome. Preference for open chairs will be given to qualified musicians who reside in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan and Grant Counties. The symphony currently has openings in the following sections: violin, viola, cello, bass, English horn, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone and harp. Musicians should prepare two excerpts, one fast (technical) and one slow (lyrical). An accompanist is not necessary. Section string players may audition in a group reading session. To schedule an audition, contact the symphony or 667.2640.
Annual Yard Sale on July 23 and 30
Our annual Yard Sale will take place on July 23 and 30 from 7am-2pm at C & O Nursery, 1700 North Wenatchee Avenue. Donations of furniture, artwork, collectibles and kitchenware can help the symphony and also provide you a tax benefit. Items of higher value that are not sold will be listed on online auction sites such as Craigslist or eBay. You may drop off donations at the C & O Nursery warehouse, Thursday, July 21 or Friday, July 22 between 11am and 2pm, or you may contact us at or 667-2640. We hope you will drop by the sale this Saturday and say hello to our hard working volunteers!
Additional Ways to Support the Association

  • Donate instruments to our mobile Instrument Zoo.
  • Invite your friends to sign up for the volunteer newsletter and attend concerts!
  • If you shop on Amazon, use this link to go to and the Symphony will receive up to 6% of your purchases as a kickback from Amazon, without any additional costs to you! The link is also on ourwebsite homepage.

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