News Release – Wichita Symphony announces solo recital with world-class pianist Stephen Hough

December 9th, 2014

Media Inquiries Arleigh Aldrich Marketing and Public Relations Manager aaldrich@wso.org 316.267.5259 For Immediate Release Date: December 9, 2014 (Wichita, KS) The Wichita Symphony Orchestra announces a solo recital with one of the world’s top concert pianists, Stephen Hough, to benefit the Wichita Symphony. The recital takes place Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. at The Wichita …

KMUW Wichita Public Radio – Wichita Youth Symphony Wraps Up Season

December 5th, 2014

By Deborah Shaar Monday, December 1, 2014   A Chamber Players rehearsal. Photo Credit: Douglas Hahn The Wichita Symphony’s youth orchestra program recently wrapped up the fall semester with a concert in downtown Wichita. More than 200 student musicians from South Central Kansas, ranging in from ages 10 to 18, make up the three orchestras …

Bravo! – Young People’s Concerts

November 10th, 2014

  Story by Arleigh Aldrich November 11, 2014 8:30 AM CT BRAVO!  Volume 1, Issue 1 ^Click the orange play button on the photo above to listen Do you hear that? It’s a familiar sound for many people who grew up in Wichita. It’s the sound of over 2,000 kids pouring into the concert hall …

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 …