Fall 2014 Concert Series

The Red Cedar Symphony will perform its Fall Concert Series, under the direction of

Kevin Peters, Guest Artistic Director and Conductor

November 15, 7:00pm, at the Shell Lake Arts Center
November 16, 4:00pm, at the UW Barron County Fine Arts Theater

" Stories to Tell "

Egmont Overture....Beethoven
Komm Susser Tod....Bach/Stokowski
A Night On Bald Mountain....Mussorgsky


An American In Paris Suite....Gershwin/arr. Whitney
Symphony No. 9, 1st Movement....Schubert

New! Special Student Group Concert Opportunity

The Red Cedar Symphony has instituted a new program in which any recognized student music group (all inclusive--strings, winds, school programs, music teacher and students, etc.) will be offered a package of admissions to Red Cedar Symphony concerts at a rate of $5.00 per student, one free adult admission for every four purchased student admissions, and $7.00 discounted admissions for additional adults. All adults must have a close association with the music group; student's family, teachers, and administrators. The music group must be pre-approved by Red Cedar Symphony at least five days prior to the concert, and must pre-buy the tickets, inform Red Cedar Symphony of the music group's attendees, by name, and submit payment for all the group's attendees at least two days prior to the concert.

See our Student Groups page and/or email us for details.

Join us at the concerts!

Coming Events...

Spring 2015 Concert Series, April, 2015:

Kevin Hoeschen, Guest Artistic Director and Conductor

A Concert of the traditional classics performed at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County, Rice Lake and at a second as yet undetermined venue.

Details on program, venues, dates, and performance times will be forth coming.

Fall 2014 Guest Artistic Director and Conductor

Kevin Peters

Kevin Peters recently graduated with his Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting at Ithaca College where he conducted nearly every major instrumental ensemble, including several performances as the orchestra director with the nationally recognized theater program at Ithaca College. As a graduate student, Kevin authored an article about choosing quality literature for school bands, which was published in May 2013 in the “Winds” magazine, a British wind band publication. Kevin currently works as an artist representative for Arts Management Associates and is the manager and exclusive agent for the Dallas Brass.

Kevin has served as Music Director of the Neenah Community Band and the Ithaca Concert Band. He has conducted many community theater productions, coordinated and directed a summer theater camp, spent six years as Director of Bands at Xavier High School in Appleton, Wisconsin and one year as a music teacher in Ithaca, NY. Kevin attended the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music earning bachelor of music education and trombone performance degrees. Kevin and his wife, a professional singer and choir teacher, now reside in northern Wisconsin with their son Miles, and a chocolate lab, Burt.

Spring 2015 Guest Artistic Director and Conductor

Kevin Hoeschen

Kevin Hoeschen has been a violist in the Duluth Superior Symphony since 1978, serving as Principal Viola since 1982. He has been a guest conductor for the Symphony on numerous occasions, including performances at Big Top Chautauqua, and he has directed the DSSO’s Youth Symphony since 1988.

Kevin received his degrees in Musicology and Music Education from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. While at the University, Kevin studied viola with Gaetano Molieri, John Tartaglia and Salvatore Venittelli. He also studied ethnomusicology under the guidance of Dr. Alan Kagan, and conducted fieldwork in Ghana, West Africa and in the Upper Midwest, specializing in Norwegian immigrant music. His study of Norwegian music led to a Fulbright grant to study at the University of Trondheim, Norway, where he also performed with the Trondheim Chamber Orchestra.

Kevin's career as a music educator in Northern Wisconsin has spanned more than four decades. He served as Orchestra Director in the Ashland Public Schools from 1978 to 1988 and in the Superior Public Schools from 1988 to 2008. Currently retired from public school teaching, Kevin continues to teach at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, where he teaches viola lessons, guest conducts the UWS Orchestra, and teaches courses in World Music, Music Appreciation and String Techniques.

Kevin lives in Duluth, Minnesota with his wife, Carol. They also enjoy their times at their cabin west of Minong, which is conveniently located halfway between Duluth and Rice Lake!

Orchestra Members/Staff

Check out the Orchestra/Staff page for latest information and news.

Concert in the Park, August 7, 2014

The Red Cedar Symphony performed in Veteran's Park on the shores of Rice Lake as apart of Rice Lake's Music in the Park series

Kevin Peters, Guest Artistic Director and Conductor

The Concert in the Park was a concert of light and familiar compositions:

Pomp and Circumstance March #4.....Elgar
The Carousel Waltz (from Carousel).....Richard Rodgers
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess).....George Gershwin
The Wizard of Oz.....Harold Arlen
March Militaire......Franz Schubert
Andrew Llyod Webber:Symphonic Reflections.....arr. Bruce Chase
Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel.....arr. Robert Lowden
Selections from "Oklahoma".....Rodgers/Hammerstein
Radetzky March.....Johann Strauss

The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra was greatly honored and much indebted to the Mayor of Rice Lake, Mr. Steve Harrington, for leading the orchestra in its final piece, the "Radetzky March" by Johann Strauss. Thank you Mr. Mayor!

Watch a video of the Concert in the Park courtesy of Rice Lake ETV click here

Enjoy a slideshow of the Red Cedar Symphony's performance  Photos by Earl Cook,Copyright © 2014, All rights reserved.

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Spring 2014 Concert Program and slide show available here