News Release: Wichita Symphony Announces Full Classics Season, Subscriptions for Sale

April 15th, 2014

Contact: Arleigh Aldrich Marketing and Public Relations Manager aaldrich@wso.org 316.267.5259 April 15, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Wichita, KS) The Wichita Symphony Orchestra announces its eight-concert, 2014-2015 Classics subscription series. Full eight- and half four-concert subscriptions are available for sale by calling the Symphony box office at (316) 267-7658. Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are conducted …

News Release: Wichita Symphony Announces Appointment of New Chorus Director

April 7th, 2014

Contact: Anne Marie Brown Operations Manager ambrown@wso.org 316.267.5259 April 7, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Wichita, KS) The Wichita Symphony Society announces that Michael Hanawalt has been appointed Director of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus. He will succeed Cecil J. Riney who retires from the position after twenty-one years of service following the April 5 and …

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 …

News Release – Park University Cellist Wins 2014 Naftzger Young Artist Auditions

April 3rd, 2014

Contact: Anne Marie Brown Operations Manager ambrown@wso.org 316.267.5259 March 24, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cellist Mansur Kadirov, an undergraduate student at Park University and student of Daniel Veis, has won the overall first prize of $5,000 in the 2014 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions held March 21 and 22, on the campus of Wichita State University, …

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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News Release: Tallgrass Film Association and Wichita Symphony Orchestra collaborate to screen “Following the Ninth.”

February 19th, 2014

  Contact: Arleigh Aldrich Marketing and Public Relations Manager aaldrich@wso.org 316.267.5259February 19, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Thrilling. Smartly assembled and gracefully paced.” – The New York Times “Rarest of films; A documentary as ineffable and transformative in its reach as it sets out to be.” – Village Voice (Wichita, KS) The Tallgrass Film Association and …