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Review: Chorus of voices helps Wichita Symphony Orchestra close out Classics series – Wichita Eagle

April 6th, 2014

Sunday, April 6 Guy Vollen Eagle Correspondent Review from The Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125,” has put me in mind of endings, for several reasons: not only was it Beethoven’s last (completed) symphony, the symphony itself has one of the most famous finales in all …

Wichita Eagle – 4 renowned singers to perform Beethoven’s Ninth with Wichita Symphony

March 31st, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014 Alice Mannette Eagle Correspondent Article from After 30 vocal performances of Beethoven’s Ninth, Peter Van de Graaff still gets excited about it. “I never get tired of the piece. It’s just so incredible,” said Van de Graaff. Van de Graaff, a bass who is fluent in several languages, has accompanied …

Wichita Eagle – The role of Beethoven’s final symphony in social change

March 21st, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014 Alice Mannette Eagle Correspondent Article from Beethoven’s colossal masterpiece has played an integral role in uprisings and social reforms from Tiananmen Square in China to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. The work has drowned out oppressors, revitalized protesters, and inspired musicians. The documentary “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps …

Review: Wichita Symphony Orchestra, pianist take on range of operatic moods – Wichita Eagle

March 17th, 2014

Sunday, March 16 Guy Vollen Eagle Correspondent Article from The Wichita Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Hege welcomed soloist William Wolfram on Saturday evening. After a surprise rendition of “Hail Wichita,” the Wichita State University fight song, the symphony tackled three 19-century masterpieces by Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt and Anton Bruckner. Wagner …

Wichita Eagle – Romantic works in the air for Wichita Symphony Orchestra

March 14th, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014 Alice Mannette Eagle Correspondent The Wichita Symphony Orchestra is getting “romantic.” Next weekend, the symphony will perform the works of three legendary 19th century composers – Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt and Anton Bruckner. Celebrated pianist William Wolfram will perform Franz Liszt’s Concerto No. 1. The “Romantic” concert will open with Richard …

Principal Trombone Tyler Vahldick plays Wagner at Espresso to Go Go

March 14th, 2014

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Review: Wichita Symphony, American Brass Quintet paint musical portrait of America – Wichita Eagle

February 17th, 2014

Sunday, February 16 Guy Vollen Eagle Correspondent Saturday night’s performance by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Daniel Hege gave the audience a vivid musical portrait of America, including the music of Native Americans, from several different perspectives. Guest performers included Native drummers and the American Brass Quintet. Following a drum circle …

Wichita Eagle: Renowned trombonist, quintet to join Wichita Symphony in culturally inspired performances

February 10th, 2014

Sunday, February 9 Alice Mannette Eagle Correspondent An internationally renowned trombonist is coming home to perform. Michael Powell, a graduate of Heights High School and Wichita State University, is a member of the revered American Brass Quintet, a chamber group that will perform with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra this week. The quintet, in addition to …

Review: Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Cirque de la Symphonie complement artistry at concert – Wichita Eagle

February 10th, 2014

Saturday, February 1 Guy Vollen Eagle Correspondent The atmosphere was casual Friday night, but the artistry on display was disciplined and impressive at the Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s annual Blue Jeans Concert under the direction of Maestro Daniel Hege (the first of three performances of this program). Guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie, a troupe of …

Wichita Eagle: Bodies act as instruments in Cirque de la Symphonie, coming to Wichita

February 10th, 2014

Sunday, January 26 Alice Mannette Eagle Correspondent While swinging from a long red aerial silk, Alexander Streltsov feels at ease. Since age 12, this award-winning Moscow native has performed around the world in a mix of theatrics and gymnastics. This week, Streltsov and other cirque performers will work alongside the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and present …