2009 Spring Concert

The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the final concert of our 25th season,

"...the Silver Season Continues...Celebrating with Passion and Polish"

to be held on Sunday, March 29th, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County Fine Arts Theatre. We are honored to welcome our new Artistic Director/Conductor, Josh Aerie.

Josh Aerie is an experienced conductor, educator, chamber musician, and performing and recording artist. He received his Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Colorado, and completed his undergraduate work at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Oberlin College, where he received both a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Anthropology.

Mr. Aerie currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota, and is on the music faculty at both the College of St. Scholastica and Mesabi Range Community and Technical College. In 2007 he was appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Mesabi Community Orchestra, currently in its 30th season. Mr. Aerie also conducts the Duluth Community Orchestra and in the summer of 2007, founded the Woodland Chamber Music Workshop.

Mr. Aerie has performed numerous public cello recitals in the Northland, collaborated with the area's foremost musicians in chamber music, and is a founding member of the Gichigami Piano Trio. Additionally, he serves as Principal Cellist of both the Duluth Festival Opera and Lyric Opera of the North.

Before moving to Duluth in 2006, Mr. Aerie lived in the Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles areas. He has performed with numerous orchestras and for various dignitaries, including Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Anthony Principi, foreign ambassadors, and members of congress. He has played at the Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tanglewood, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian museums, and has appeared on numerous recordings, film soundtracks, and nationally syndicated television programs.

Tickets are available in advance by calling Mary Updike at 715-434-5281 or can be purchased at the door the day of the concert. Prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students and 12 and under are free.


Andante Festivo (1924) Composer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

"The Little Fugue" in G Minor, Composer: J S Bach (1685-1750) (Arr. L. Caillet)

Carmen Suites Composer: Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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