Red Cedar Symphony Summer Performances

Music in the Park, August 4, 2015, 7:00pm
Veterans Memorial Park

Bring a lawn chair and join us and your neighbors for an evening of orchestral music in Veterans Memorial Park on the shores of Rice Lake.

Visit "Music in the Park" website.

Listen to the 2015 "Concert in the Park" performance and watch a slide show!
Click Here

U-Fest, August 15, 2015 1:00pm
University of Wisconsin-Barron County

A Festival of the Arts at U-Fest UW-Barron County is a celebration of the art, music, literature, foods, and beverages of northwestern Wisconsin. This outdoor event will be held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Barron County. U-Fest is a fundraiser in support of UW-Barron County Foundation.

Visit "U-Fest" website.


  • Over the Rainbow -- Harold Arlen
  • America The Beautiful -- Samuel A. Ward
  • Blue Tango -- Leroy Anderson
  • Pizzicato Polka -- Johann Strauss
  • City Nights -- Bob Cerulli
  • Rhosymedre -- Vaughn William
  • Italian Folk Festival -- Jack Bullock
  • Bellingrath Gardens -- Ralph Ford
  • March Militaire Francaise (from Suite Algerienne, Op. 60) -- Saint Saens

Red Cedar Symphony is looking for an Executive Director

The RCS is a volunteer regional orchestra based in Rice Lake, WI. The Executive Director is a part-time position that reports to the Board of Directors at monthly board meetings. The ED works with the Artistic Director/Conductor and the Director of Personnel in planning concerts. Requirements and responsibilities include:

  • A passion for the arts
  • Administrative/office and computer skills
  • Donor relations and fund-raising
  • Grant writing, letters, and newsletter
  • Concert preparations - programs
  • Coordinating volunteers and events
Non-profit experience is a plus. Should be familiar with the Rice Lake community.

Please forward your resume to:

Robin Fossum, RCS Secretary
630 28th St, Chetek WI 54728

Red Cedar Symphony names Kevin Peters Artistic Director/Conductor

The board of directors of the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra (RCSO) has selected Kevin Peters to be Artistic Director and Conductor after a year-long search process.

“I welcome Kevin to the RCSO! With his many talents he will surely lead our orchestra to new heights of classical music performance and continue to develop RCSO as Northwest Wisconsin’s premier regional orchestra,” said RCSO board president Earl Cook.

Mr. Peters served as guest conductor for the RCSO’s “Concert in the Park” last August, and for the symphony’s fall concert series in November, 2014. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting, where he conducted nearly every major instrumental ensemble, including several performances as orchestra director with the college’s nationally recognized theater program. Locally he has conducted shows for the Eau Claire Children’s Theater, Chippewa Valley Theater Guild, and Menomonie Theater Guild. In November 2015 he will serve as a guest conductor with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. In addition to his conducting engagements, Mr. Peters works as an artist representative for Arts Management Associates, and is the manager and exclusive agent for the Dallas Brass.

“I am honored to be a part of the Red Cedar Symphony,” said Peters. “It is a hidden treasure in Northwest Wisconsin that more people need to know about! I look forward to working with the musicians and to meeting members of the community at our upcoming concerts.”

In upcoming months the RCSO will perform on Tuesday, August 4th in the Veterans Memorial Park in Rice Lake as part of the city’s “Music in the Park” series, and at UW-Barron’s “U-Fest” on Saturday, August 15. Fall concert performances will take place at the end of November, with dates and venues to be announced.

Established in 1983 and housed at the University of Wisconsin-Barron Fine Arts Center, the RCSO draws musicians from throughout northwestern Wisconsin, including Cumberland, Ladysmith, Spooner, Exeland, Prairie Farm, Chetek, Trego, Springbrook, Bruce, Hayward, Cable, Winter, Bloomer, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and Osseo.

New! Special Youth Concert Opportunity

The Red Cedar Symphony has instituted a new program in which any youth under the age of 21 may attend our concerts at no admission charge.

Email us for further details.

Join us at the concerts!

Spring 2015 Concerts were a Great Success!

Click here for a summary of the concerts including the program, newsletter, and recordings of the Sunday performance at UW-BC Fine Arts Theatre.

Coming Events...

Fall 2015 Concert Series

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:00pm, Chetek Lutheran Church
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 4:00pm, University of Wisconsin-Barron County Fine Arts Theatre

Orchestra Members/Staff

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