Dear Patrons, Friends, and Members of the Sheboygan Symphony Family,
Momentous, once in a lifetime, wow, amazing, and celebratory are words and phrases that come to mind now that the orchestra’s 100th Anniversary is here!!
The Sheboygan Symphony Chorus, celebrating their 25th year, will present holiday favorites and well as joining the orchestra for Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony and a world premiere work of Michael Torke.
As always the traditional composers are well-represented with music by Handel, Berlioz, Brahms, Respighi, Menotti, F. J. Haydn, Prokofiev, Gershwin, Janacek, Chabrier, Delius, Richard Strauss, Glazunov, Finzi, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Mahler.
Other highlights include music for Veterans Day, music from movies Polar Express, Elf, and A River Runs Through It, and other memorable seasonal pops music.
Newest music includes Thomas Massella’s composition, as well as the world premiere presentation of Michael Torke’s work written for the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Our featured guest artists include Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond, SSO principal trumpet Dan Cross, soprano Mary Wilson and mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore.
The two orchestras of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony Program will enter their 36th season in 2018-2019.
100th Anniversary…the oldest continuously active orchestra in the state of Wisconsin…so much to celebrate! And if I could choose only one word to describe what is ahead, that word is…EXCITEMENT!!
Yours in community,
Dr. Kevin McMahon
Music Director and Conductor