Chamber Intern Celia and I went to WVSO’s 65th Anniversary celebration, and found they had quite a few exciting announcemnts. Sounds like they have a great year ahead! Check out the pictures of the event on FaceBook.
Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Nikolas Caoile announced that the Symphony will present their 65th Anniversary Season concerts at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee.
The Symphony’s 2011-12 season will add a fifth full orchestra concert featuring Pops music to their schedule as well as four special events. Concert dates and themes for the season are October 15, “Venerable Variation, ” December 17 & 18, “Columbia Chorale Collaboration,” March 3, “Piano Pieces,” April 14, “POPS,” and May 19, “Around the World.” All concerts will be held at the PAC at 7:00 pm with the exception of the December 18 concert which will begin at 4:00 pm. All patrons are invited to attend freem educational Concert Preludes hosted by Nikolas Caoile in the PAC Lobby one hour prior to each concert.
The Symphony and the Columbia Chorale will join in December for their holiday concerts. In addition to a Saturday evening performance, this collaboration will add a Sunday afternoon concert to the Symphony’s schedule.
The WVSO has planned a season of great repertoire including Copland’s Appalachian
Spring, Ravel’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8.
This season, the Symphony will perform World Premieres of pieces by two local composers. A composition by Juel Iwaasa of the Wenatchee Valley College music department will be presented as well as a premiere of Earth from symphony violist Aaron Davis’ master’s composition The Elements.
Three soloists are scheduled for the Symphony’s 65th season. Oboeist Brent Hages, a popular Northwest performer, will be a featured guest artist in Mozart’s Concerto
for Oboe and Orchestra. Symphony English hornist John Dimond will perform
Sibelius’ The Swan of Tuonela and WVSO Young Artist Competition winner Maggie Whiteman will be featured in Reineke’s Ballade.
The Symphony is partnering with the PAC for two events in their 2011-12 seasons. Together, they will present a Youth Education Concert on January 12, 2012, and the Symphony will also provide an orchestra for the PAC event Arrival: The Music of ABBA on January 25, 2012.
The Symphony will offer four Special Events this season. On September 24 at 7:00 pm, the Symphony will hold a “Kick Off the 65th Season” Celebration at the Wenatchee
Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Two Chamber Soiree’s have also been added, both at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. On October 29, 2011, Apple Umpkin” Chamber Soiree will be held, and a “Sweetheart” Chamber Soiree will be offered on February 11, 2012. The Symphony’s annual Gala “In the Mood to Dance”, featuring the Wenatchee Big Band, will be held on March 24, 2012 at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club.
The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra has formed corporate partnerships this season with several local businesses. Gold partners for their 2011-12 season will be the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, New York Life, the Wenatchee World and LarsonAllen Accounting. Blind Renaissance Design will be a Silver Partner and Plaza Super Jet, a Bronze Partner.
In June, 2010, the Symphony appointed Nikolas Caoile, director of orchestral activities at Central Washington University, as their Music Director and Conductor. At
CWU, Nikolas has grown the orchestra program into one of the preeminent collegiate programs of the Northwest. A passionate believer in music education for all ages, Caoile has conducted numerous educational and community engagement concerts and is a popular guest conductor and clinician with youth orchestras, collegiate ensembles, and high school honor orchestras. Also an accomplished pianist, Caoile is a frequent recitalist, performing throughout Washington State and the Northwest.
The PAC will be the WVSO’s exclusive ticketing source for 2011-12 season tickets and special events. The Symphony is offering discounts for their All-Inclusive 65th Anniversary Packages if purchased prior to September 1. Their full season brochure will be mailed in August, with season ticket sales opening on August 15. Current season ticket holders may make their purchases and reserve their seats beginning Friday, July 15 through the PAC.
President, Wenatchee Valley Symphony Association