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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 …

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 …