Kevin Peters, Artistic Director

Celebrating classical music in Northwest Wisconsin since 1983

Orchestra and Staff

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2018-2019 Concert Season Information

Concert in the Park

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 4:00 PM

Rice Lake Veteran's Memorial Park

Concert Attire

Orchestra T-shirts

Program:

  • Summertime (Bsn. Solo) – Gershwin
  • National Anthem
  • This is Me (Greatest Showman) w/Vocalist
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love w/Vocalist
  • Star Wars Selections – Williams
  • English Folk Song Suite – Vaughan Williams
  • Take 5 – Desmond
  • Cowboy Fantasy – Holcombe
  • Stars and Stripes Forever ‐ Sousa
  • Best of Jim Brickman

Rehearsals:
Bethany Lutheran Church

  • Sunday, July 29, 2:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 1, 6:00-8:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 5, 2:00-5:00 pm

Orchestra:

Violin 1
Michael Elling - Ladysmith
Robin Fossum - Chetek
Michelle Hestekin ­ Eau Claire
Don Weibel - Chippewa Falls
Lily Forsman - Rice Lake
Linda Cook - Springbrook

Violin 2
Carol McDowall - Spooner
Erin Smetko - Rice Lake
Ann Hansen - Bloomer
Miriam Michealson - Trego
Claire Geisler - Bruce
Promise Svendsen - Rice Lake
Lydia Svendsen - Rice Lake

Viola
Beth Good – Gordon
Diane Stone - Cumberland
Eric Stone - Cumberland

Cello
Kim Schulze - Bloomer
Joe Gardner - Chippewa Falls
Beth Thompson - Ridgeland
Luke Vayder - Rice Lake

Bass
Tracy Pachan - Winter
Gene Prigge - Rice Lake

Flute
Nora Moss - Spooner
Ruth Aaseng - Rice Lake

Oboe
Rebecca Burmesch - Osseo

Clarinet
Patty Smith - Rice Lake
Monika Audette – Rice Lake

Bassoon
Nancy Keeler - Cumberland
Vicky West - Turtle Lake

French Horn
Gail Waldron - Birchwood
Linda Carpenter – New Auburn
Kim Stoeberl - Rice Lake

Trumpet
Kevin Masters - Chetek
Tom Kutrieb - Chetek
John Maruska - Rice Lake

Trombone
India Carpentier - Cameron
Dave Bucher - Rice Lake
Mark Rutherford - Rice Lake

Tuba
Robb Held - Cumberland

Timpani
Jim Hurst - Rice Lake

Percussion
Shawn Muench - Cumberland
Colleen Masters - Chetek
Mary Updike - Rice Lake
Kris Knutson = Rice Lake

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2018 Fall Concerts

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7:00 PM

Chetek Lutheran Church, 1419 Second Street, Chetek WI

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 4:00 PM

Bethany Lutheran Church, 35 W. Messenger Street, Rice Lake WI

Program:

  • Hansel and Gretel: Prelude -- Humperdinck
  • Peter and the Wolf -- Prokofiev
  • Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet -- Prokofiev
  • Symphony 45 "Farewell" -- Haydn

Rehearsals:
2:00-5:00 pm, Bethany Lutheran Church

  • September 23
  • September 30
  • October 7
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • October 28; Dress Rehearsal in the sanctuary

YouTube recordings of 2018 Fall Concert selections:
Use a quality headset for optimal listening enjoyment.

Also, watch the video--in its entirety--of the 4th movement of Haydn's "Farewell" Symphony.

Home Grown Concert

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4:00 PM

Bethany Lutheran Church, 35 W. Messenger Street, Rice Lake WI

Featuring:

  • Red Cedar String Quartet
  • Red Cedar Symphony Woodwind Quintet
  • Sub-Zero Brass Quintet.

2019 Spring Concerts

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:00 PM

Augustana Lutheran Church, 1025 2nd Avenue, Cumberland WI

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 4:00 PM

Bethany Lutheran Church, 35 W. Messenger Street, Rice Lake WI

Program:

  • Arnold – Four Scottish Dances (10’)
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  • Bartok – Rumanian Folk Dances (7’)
    Strings only
  • Borodin - Polovetsian Dance (12’)
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  • Intermission
  • Gliere- Russian Sailors Dance (4’)
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  • Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances suite 1 (16’)
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  • Marquez – Danzon No. 2 (10’)
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Rehearsals:
2:00-5:00 pm, Bethany Lutheran Church

  • February 17
  • February 24
  • March 3
  • March 10
  • March 17
  • March 24, Dress Rehearsal in the sanctuary

Videos & Recordings:

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Important Notes:

From the Artistic Director:

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From the Executive Director:

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From the Personnel Director:

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From the Board President:

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