featuring Trevor Stewart, clarinet
We are so excited to be partnering with Wichita Heights High School and USD 259 for this special encore performance!
If you couldn't make it out to see Old Cowtown Suite: A World Premiere Event at Century II on Saturday, October 9th, you can catch this encore performance of the concert, in partnership with Wichita Heights High School on Sunday, October 10 at 2:00pm.
We're circling the wagons, and transporting the entire Symphony to Wichita Heights High School, home of the Falcons. Join us in the Heights auditorium for the same great programing from Saturday's concert at Century II.
On this concert, you'll hear Old Cowtown Suite, written by film composer George S. Clinton, and inspired by ICT's own Old Cowtown Museum. A visit to Cowtown in 2019 sparked Clinton's creativity, and what followed was a brand new piece in six movements, exploring the Chisholm Trail, Cowtown's historic church and jail-house, a run-down nickelodeon, the sounds of the printshop and blacksmith, a visit with Rosie the cow, and prairie life in the late 1800s. Also on the concert - WSO principal clarinetist Trevor Stewart performs Copland's Clarinet Concerto, and the Symphony performs a French-inspired work by a twenty-five year old American composer: Quinn Mason's Petite Symphonie.
Ticket sales proceeds (net of taxes and fees) for this concert will be split between the Wichita Symphony and the Wichita Heights High School Fine Arts Department. Please join us for this unique opportunity to see the Symphony and support public school arts education. We're ready to be BETTER TOGETHER, ONCE AGAIN.
This performance is presented in coordination with Heights High School's Alumni Weekend! We invite all Heights Alumni to join us for this concert. More information for attendees of Heights Alumni Weekend can be found HERE.
QUINN MASON Petite Symphonie de Chambre Contemporaine (après Milhaud)
AARON COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
GEORGE S. CLINTON Old Cowtown Suite
Seating for this concert will be general admission, with multiple price sections available. Student tickets are good for any section.
Students - any section: $5
Adults - Upper Section: $10
Adults - Lower Sides: $20
Adults - Lower Center: $30
Concert length is approximately one hour, and will be presented without intermission.
In order to keep students, parents, and teachers as well as Symphony staff and musicians safe, the Wichita Symphony will be requiring all concertgoers to mask while indoors for this concert. Full details of the Wichita Symphony’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols can be found at WichitaSymphony.org/public-updates.
About Clarinetist Trevor Stewart
Trevor Stewart serves as principal clarinetist of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, with whom he was featured as a soloist in 2013. He has performed with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Missouri Symphony, the Fort Smith Symphony, the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and the Interlochen Philharmonic.
As a member of the UMKC Graduate Fellowship Quintet, Trevor was a national finalist in the 2015 MTNA Young Artist Chamber Competition in Las Vegas, NV. The same year, the quintet was chosen as the winner of the St. Louis Artist Presentation Society competition. Stewart was the winner of the Arkansas state round of the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition, and served as principal clarinetist of the Arkansas All-State and Intercollegiate Bands for five years.