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Wichita Symphony campaign wins big at WAMA MAX Awards

July 1st, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2015   The Wichita Chapter of the American Marketing Association hosted the WAMA MAX Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 19. Wichita Ad Agency Apples & Arrows was the recipient of three awards for their work on the Wichita Symphony’s “Are You Prepared” campaign from fall of 2013. All campaigns submitted for the …

Culture Map Houston: Daniel Hege conducts scandalous masterpiece at Texas Music Festival

June 26th, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014 Joel Luks Article from Culture Map Houston I’m always in the mood for Chinese. Who isn’t? My friends howled at my expense. I was humiliated. But looking back at my misguided assertion, I can’t help but laugh at myself for this innocent comment that revealed my unfamiliarity with a scandalous classical …

Wichita Eagle – ‘Beatlemania’ veteran Tony Kishman to perform with Wichita Symphony Orchestra

April 28th, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014 Alice Mannette Eagle Correspondent Article from Kansas.com He looks like Paul McCartney. He sounds like Paul McCartney. And he performs like Paul McCartney – but he’s not the pop star giant. On Saturday, Tony Kishman, who toured for six years as the legendary Beatle in the Broadway hit “Beatlemania,” will perform …

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 Kansas.com 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 Kansas.com 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 Kansas.com 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 Kansas.com 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 …