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Wichita Eagle Review: Haydn’s influence felt in Wichita Symphony’s inspired performance – 2/23/2015

February 23rd, 2015

By Guy Vollen - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Monday, February 23, 2015 Stephen Hough performed Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the Wichita Symphony at Century II Concert Hall. Photo Credit: Douglas Hahn Review from The Wichita Eagle Although nothing by Franz Joseph Haydn was performed at Saturday night’s Wichita Symphony Orchestra concert, the composer’s …

Wichita Eagle: Pianist Stephen Hough Takes on Beethoven – 2/15/15

February 19th, 2015

By Alice Mannette - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Sunday, February 15, 2015 Stephen Hough recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Later this spring, he’ll be at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.ANDREW CROWLEY MOB: 07973254493 COURTESY PHOTO Article from Kansas.com In the world of classical musicians, Stephen Hough is a rock star. The English-born, Juilliard-educated …

Wichita Eagle: Wichita Symphony goes to the movies for Valentine’s Day – 2/8/15

February 16th, 2015

By Alice Mannette - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Sunday, February 8, 2015 Article from Kansas.com When Don Reinhold, executive director of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, realized Valentine’s Day fell on a Saturday this year, he knew he had to do something special for his audience. He thought of a pops concert, movies and a light-hearted approach. He …

Wichita Eagle Review: Time for Three’s technique on display with diverse program – 1/31/2015

February 2nd, 2015

By Guy Vollen - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Saturday, January 31, 2015   Photo Credit: June Trieb Review from Kansas.com The Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Daniel Hege presented its Blue Jeans concert with guest artists Time for Three on Friday night. This was the third time the string trio has performed with the WSO, and …

KMUW: Time for Three, Trio for Beyond the End of Time – 1/29/15

January 29th, 2015

By Jedd Beaudoin Thursday, January 29, 2015 Click to listen to the full story at KMUW.org Time For Three is not an act for musical purists. The group’s repertoire includes explorations of folk, Americana, bluegrass and classical music. The bandmate’s co-founder Ranaan Meyer says that he and his bandmates Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall, both …

Wichita Eagle: Time for Three mixes genres, styles – 1/25/15

January 29th, 2015

By Alice Mannette - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Sunday, January 25, 2015 Time for Three will perform three concerts with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Article from Kansas.com The schematic of two violins and a double bass is unusual. But, the trio Time for Three thrives on originality. This dynamic, nationally recognized trio will once again play with …

Wichita Eagle – Wichita Symphony Orchestra to welcome renowned conductor

January 14th, 2015

By Alice Mannette - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Sunday, January 11, 2015 Conductor JoAnn Falletta CHERYL GORSKI COURTESY PHOTO Article from Kansas.com Name a famous city and JoAnn Falletta has probably conducted there. Falletta, a New York City native, won two Grammy Awards and has been nominated for 10. With 85 recordings under her belt, Falletta loves classical music …

KMUW Wichita Public Radio – Wichita Youth Symphony Wraps Up Season

December 5th, 2014

By Deborah Shaar Monday, December 1, 2014   A Chamber Players rehearsal. Photo Credit: Douglas Hahn The Wichita Symphony’s youth orchestra program recently wrapped up the fall semester with a concert in downtown Wichita. More than 200 student musicians from South Central Kansas, ranging in from ages 10 to 18, make up the three orchestras …

Wichita Eagle – Mystery surrounding Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ still fascinates

November 10th, 2014

By Alice Mannette - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Sunday, November 9, 2014 Lianne Coble, soprano Article from Kansas.com As Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart laid on his deathbed, he composed his final work, thinking the piece would be performed at his funeral. An unnamed stranger had commissioned the work. As Mozart’s illness progressed, he came to view the stranger …

Wichita Eagle – Wichita Symphony Orchestra presents a show geared toward families

November 3rd, 2014

By Alice Mannette - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Sunday, November 2, 2014 Theater troupe Classical Kids Live! performs classical music concerts for kids with symphony orchestras across the nation. Article from Kansas.com Getting children to sit through a classical music concert might be difficult. But when you add in two actors and a storyline, it can get …