Dear Patrons, Friends, and Members of the Sheboygan Symphony Family,
We are embarking upon the 99th season of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. There is so much to celebrate!
Our Sheboygan Symphony Chorus, in their twenty-fourth year, will provide great choral and orchestral repertoire with another holiday concert, as well as presenting two first-rate works by Johannes Brahms.
Our entire season is filled with traditional music by W. A. Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Brahms, Humperdinck, Vaughan Williams, Weber, F. J. Haydn, Schumann, Debussy, Smetana, Rimsky-Korsakov and Mahler. One of the themes of the 99th season is symphonies that have words attached. We will present the “Linz,” “Ukrainian,” “From the New World,” “Surprise,” “Spring” and “Titan” symphonies.
Other musical fare includes favorites from The Nutcracker, John Rutter, Irving Berlin, Mel Torme, and Leroy Anderson. Expect some surprise encores through the season.
To the more recent side of musical composition, music of Wisconsin composer Scott Gendel, other American composers Hovhaness, Foss, and Theofanidis, as well as the US premiere of the 2015 Timpani Concerto of Norwegian composer Marcus Paus.
The featured guest artists include the SSO’s principal cellist Jichen Li, Southern Methodist University professor Chee-Yun Kim, Atlanta Symphony principal cellist Christopher Rex, National Symphony principal timpanist Jauvon Gilliam, and Juilliard flute professor Carol Wincenc.
We have two new concerts, one a family concert, the other designed for preschool to third graders, both concerts fun for all ages!!
What an amazing lineup of music, guest artists and concerts. Onward and upward we go, toward the 100th Anniversary.
Dr. Kevin McMahon
Music Director and Conductor