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updated April 5, 2017

Recordings of the April 2, 2017Bethany performance are here.

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2017 Spring Concerts:

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:00pm, Augustana Lutheran Church
5:00 PM sound check call

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 4:00pm, Bethany Lutheran Church
3:00 PM sound check call


  • "Allegro" from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik -- Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • "Nimrod" from Enigma Variations, Op. 36 -- Sir Edward Elgar
  • "Prelude" from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1 -- Georges Bizet
  • Pirates of the Caribbean -- Klaus Badelt, arr. Ted Ricketts

  • Intermission

  • Symphony No.5 in C minor -- Ludwig Van Beethoven
    I. Allegro Con Brio
    II. Andante con moto
    III. Scherzo. Allegro
    IV. Allegro

From the Artistic Director:

Dear Orchestra,

Congratulations on a wonderful weekend! We performed for over 300 people this weekend and some of the audience comments I heard were "wow, that was the best I've heard that orchestra sound", "such a musical performance", "this orchestra is something special." You ALL should be very, very proud!

As always, I can't thank you enough for the time, energy and dedication you give this orchestra. I believe that we have achieved a new level of performance with this concert. The Bizet and Elgar in particular might have had some of the best sounds this orchestra has ever produced. The intensity and passion in the Beethoven was amazing and what a thrill it was to perform that entire symphony! Robert Fossum told me that he was out walking their dog at intermission and a guy came out of a house down the block asking what was going on in the church "is that live music?" he asked. He heard us performing Pirates of the Caribbean while sitting in his house watching TV and had to come out to see what it was! This is just one of many stories and wonderful comments received after the concert.

I hope everyone was able to take some time this weekend to appreciate what we are a part of. This orchestra really is special. Not just because of you, the performers, but because of what we provide for this region. I also hope that being a part of the orchestragives each of you something special as well. The more we invest in this wonderful organization, the more success and enjoyment we will find in the future.

I look forward to seeing everyone in the summer for our concert in the park. Rehearsal schedule is online and as I decide the repertoire, I'll add that online as well. Continue to keep in touch via Facebook and the website. We will let you know when the performance recordings have been posted online.

Thanks again and I can't wait to begin our next adventure!

Kevin Peters

Recordings of Bethany Performance April 2, 2017:

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2017 Spring Orchestra:

Violin I
Michael Elling (not 2/26, 3/5)
Robin Fossum
Don Weibel (not 3/26)
Michelle Hestekin
Erin Smetko
Lily Forsman
Kelsey Thompson
*Isabelle Schmelzer
*Maryn Meier
*Catriona Stroede

Violin II
Linda Cook
Carol McDowall
Emily Kormann
Miriam Michealson
Ann Hansen
Karen Fowler
John Pisa
Tara Tylewski
*Grace Kormann
*Evie Schloneger

Kurt Hoesly
Laura Kormann
Dayle Quigley (not 2/19)
Helen Watkins (tentative) (not 2/19)

Peter Neal
Susan Halderman (will be at 2/19, 3/19, 3/26 only)
Kimberly Schulze
Susan Wagner
Nora Moss (Mozart only)
*Matthew Kormann
*Bridget Stroede

Alex King
Bruce Qualey (3/26 and concerts only)
*Silas Kormann

Rebecca Burmesch (not 3/5)
Lainie Tomesh
Alana Laufman,
Nora Moss
Melissa Nehm (not 2/26, 3/19, 3/26)

Patty Smith (not 2/26)
Monika Audette

Nancy Keeler
Vicky West (not 3/19)

French Horn
Gail Waldron
Linda Carpenter
Kim Stoeberl

Kevin Masters
Tom Kutrieb
Mike Lenbom

Todd Pickett
Dave Bucher
Mark Rutherford

Robb Held

Jim Hurst

Colleen Masters

* Northwoods Strings Student, Mozart Only

2017 Concert in the Park:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Rice Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park


Location -- Bethany Lutheran Church

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017, 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017, 2:00pm-5:00pm

2017 Fall Concerts:

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:00 PM, Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek
5:00 PM sound check call

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:00 PM, Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake
3:00 PM sound check call


Location -- Bethany Lutheran Church
Time -- 2:00pm-5:00pm

  • Sunday, October 1, 2017
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017

2018 Chamber Music with RCS:

Sunday February 11, 2018, 4:00 PM, Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake

Featuring Robin Fossum, Peter Neal, and Alana Laufmann
performing Beethoven Piano Trio in Bb Major, op. 97 “Archduke”

2018 Spring Concerts:

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:00 PM, Augustana Lutheran Church, Cumberland
5:00 PM sound check call

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 4:00 PM, Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake
3:00 PM sound check call


Location -- Bethany Lutheran Church
Time -- 2:00pm-5:00pm

  • Sunday, February 11, 2018
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018

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