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.

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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...

Concert in the Park, Rice Lake, Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 700 PM.

Join us in evening of orchestral music in Veterans Memorial Park. Program and details will be forth coming.

U-Fest, University of Wisconsin-Barron County, Rice Lake, Saturday, August 15, 2015

U-Fest: A Festival of the Arts at 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.

Music & Entertainment Stage Hours: 11AM-10PM. Other details will be posted when they become available.

Fall 2015 Concert Series

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

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