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 …

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 …