Archive for the ‘News Story’ Category

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 …

Review: Wichita Symphony Orchestra shows it’s got rhythm with diverse concert pieces – Wichita Eagle

October 27th, 2014

Guy Vollen - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Sunday, October 26, 2014 Article from Kansas.com Saturday’s Wichita Symphony Orchestra concert provided a sample of the diverse rhythms of North and South American music, along with a wide variety of string techniques and effects. Most notably, music director Daniel Hege and the WSO strings were joined by violinist Karen …

Wichita Eagle – Renowned violinist to play with Wichita Symphony Orchestra

October 27th, 2014

By Alice Mannette - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Sunday, October 19, 2014 Karen Gomyo knew from an early age that she wanted to be a concert violinist. Article from Kansas.com Most kids dream of being firefighters, teachers, doctors – even ballerinas. But celebrated violinist Karen Gomyo had other dreams – when she turned 5, she was certain …

F5 Paper – Symphony highlights hometown favorites

October 10th, 2014

THAT’S DR. CLEAN TO YOU: Wichita Symphony Orchestra principal bassist Dr. Mark Foley is also a professor of bass at WSU and plays in more bands every week than you can possibly imagine. Photo by Douglas Hahn. >HEAR IT What: Wichita Symphony Orchestra, “Hometown Favorites” When: Sat., Oct. 11 @ 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 12 @ 3 …

Wichita Eagle – Wichita Symphony Orchestra showcases hometown talent

October 6th, 2014

By Alice Mannette - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Sunday, October 5, 2014 Mark Foley has been principal double bassist with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for 30 years. PHOTO CREDIT: JUSTIN CARY Article from Kansas.com BUY TICKETS  The Wichita Symphony Orchestra decided to follow the old adage “There’s no place like home” for its first Classics concert. From …

Wichita Eagle – Wichita Symphony gets sparkling addition: 9,000 pounds of Chihuly glass

September 30th, 2014

By Alice Mannette - Wichita Eagle Correspondent Monday, September 29, 2014 Article from Kansas.com More than 9,000 pounds of hand-blown Chihuly glass is coming to Wichita in March. The Wichita Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that in addition to bringing in opera superstar Samuel Ramey to perform in “Bluebeard’s Castle” for its winter concert, it will also …

Wichita Eagle – Manor house in College Hill to be Symphony Showhouse in 2015

September 25th, 2014

By Annie Calovich - Wichita Eagle Wednesday, September 24, 2014 The next Symphony Showhouse was built in College Hill but looks like a manor house out of England. Article from Kansas.com After a four-year hiatus, the Women’s Association of the Wichita Symphony will be back with a Symphony Showhouse in 2015. The house at 320 N. …

Wichita Eagle – Michael Feinstein will help Wichita Symphony bring ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ back to life

September 25th, 2014

By Denise Neil - Wichita Eagle Sunday, September 21, 2014 Article from Kansas.com  Ol’ Blue Eyes was a heck of a singer, and his hits like “My Way” and “Fly Me to the Moon” are among the easiest of easy listening. But for musician Michael Feinstein, Frank Sinatra appreciation is much more complicated than that. It’s …

Wichita Eagle – Wichita innovators, including WSO Concertmaster John Harrison, meld art, technology, ideas

August 26th, 2014

By Roy Wenzl - Wichita Eagle Friday, August 22, 2014 Article from Kansas.com Few people talking about jobs and innovation in Wichita have heard of Tom McGuire and his wildly inventive friends. And his milling machine, made by hand. And his 3-D printers. And how some of his devotees have crashed homemade radio-controlled airplanes on the …