2015 Spring Concert!
Hoeschen, Guest Artistic Director and Conductor
March 28, 7:00pm, at the Ladysmith High School
March 29, 4:00pm, at the UW Barron County Fine Arts Theater
Recordings of the 2015 Spring Concert performance
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Public Radio Interviews about Spring 2015 Concerts
Interview with Kevin Hoeschen on Wisconsin Public Radio,
Spectrum West with Al Ross, March 26, 2015
Interview with Ann Hansen on WOJB National Public Radio Affiliate, Eric Schubring show, March 27, 2015
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!