The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra launches its 2017-2018 Season at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts spotlighting beloved classical composers and our own principal cellist. Conductor and Music Director, Kevin McMahon, stated, “A delightful season opening concert is available, called ‘Mozart and Tchaikovsky.’ The program centers around two of the finest and well-loved, historical composers, as we share the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.”
Kevin Brochure1 From the moment Kevin McMahon, SSO Director & Conductor, raises his baton at the first concert on October 7, 2017, the 99th Season promises to be a year to remember. The Stefanie H. Weill Center will reverberate with thunderous fortissimos, echo classical trills and showcase the clear voices of the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus. An exhilarating mix of majestic music will move patrons as they enjoy many traditional classics as well as compositions new to orchestra and audience, including the US Premier of Paus’ Timpani Concerto.
Classical Mystery Tour will be returning to the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts for the first time in 12 years to play with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra on June 17.
Enjoy the season’s finale concert Saturday, May 13th as the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, along with vocal soloist Laquita Mitchell, celebrate the world’s greatest opera choruses. Dr. Kevin McMahon, Music Director and Conductor, stated.“The May concert of the SSO follows a long historical tradition of presenting full musicals and operas, as well as operatic excerpt programs. Due to the enthusiastic response to last Spring's season closing concert, we are offering another program of great operatic music.”
Talented young musicians & creativE repertoire FEATURED AT SAYS’ SPRINThe Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony (SAYS) will be performing on Sunday, April 23rd at 3:00 pm at Sheboygan Falls High School Auditorium.
Griffin Montes Fourth graders from across Sheboygan County converged on the Weill Center on Wednesday for a special Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra concert just for them.
The March concert entitled “With a Little Help From My Friends” will include Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 performed by Li-shan Hung on piano and contemporary, Christian music performed by Pastor David Weber. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11th, at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for Performing Arts.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra invites its audience to relive the excitement of beloved movies as it performs Memorable Movie Music, the fourth concert of A Season of Rich Expression, led by Music Director Kevin McMahon. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Stephanie H. Weill Center for Performing Arts.
The votes are in for one of the most anticipated outcomes in recent memory.
*Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm Ronald Beitel, Horn*
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for Concertmaster, Section Viola, Assistant Principal Cello, Section Cello, Principal Oboe, Principal Keyboard, Principal Percussion and Principal Timpani beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 16th at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts, 826 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan.
Kevin Brochure1 The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra announces its 98th consecutive year of performing with “A Season Of Rich Expression.” The upcoming season also marks the seventh year for Kevin McMahon, Music Director and Conductor.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony is pleased to announce the names of their new directors for the Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia. The SAYS Concert Orchestra will be directed by Michael Lund Ziegler and SAYS Sinfonia will be led by director Fabian Qamar.
The Sheboygan Symphony invites you to their 4th annual wine tasting fundraiser, ‘Sip with the SSO’ at the Sheboygan Yacht Club. On Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm the SSO will host a classic wine tasting event where guests will enjoy limited production, estate quality, artisan wines from specialty vintners throughout the world. Sample wine and mingle with members of the Orchestra family. All attendees receive a complementary souvenir Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra wine glass.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will add words, including some very familiar, to the music for its March concert.
At its February concert, the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring talents from Germany, Italy, England … and Plymouth.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra is seeking a Business Development & Marketing Manager who works to improve the organization’s market position and achieves financial growth. This person will help the organization achieve its long-term strategic goals by building key donor relationships, identifying new donor opportunities, maintaining extensive knowledge of current market conditions, organizing annual fundraising events and coordinating targeted marketing efforts.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony we welcome its new artistic director and conductor when it opens its 2015-2016 season Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts.Kevin McMahon, who is in his sixth season as music director and conductor of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the SAYS Concert Orchestra while a search continues for a replacement for previous director Debbie Williamson.
A Season of Surprises
After 96-plus seasons, it’s nice to know that the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra is still coming up with new experiences for the community.
As proud subscribers to the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra for more than 30 years, my husband Nick and I have come to learn that each season brings new delights. This year is no exception.
Debbie Williamson made Kevin McMahon a musical offer that he could not refuse.
Fabian Qamar Fabian Qamar has been named Director of the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus. He will oversee the ensemble, preparing it for its performances with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra.
Fall auditions for the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia will take place 4:00-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 and 10-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at South High School, 3128 South 12th Street, Sheboygan.
Kevin Brochure The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra has billed its 2015-16 concerts as “A Season of Surprises.” And while sixth-year SSO Music Director and Conductor Kevin McMahon is providing a little insight on the fun, patrons will need to head to the Weill Center for the Performing Arts to see everything planned for this year.
The fifth, and final concert of the 96th season of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will include world renowned opera singers, special appearances by the Lakeshore Youth Chorale and Sheboygan Symphony Chorus, as well as a narration by William Te Winkle. “Portrait of Americana” will take place 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, 826 N. Eighth St, Sheboygan.
1116 SAYS 131 Debbie Williamson will conduct her final concert with the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Plymouth High School auditorium.
ANA Milosavljevic. Photo by Michael Benabib Serbian-born Ana Milosavljevic was pretty certain she'd be pursuing a musical career after enrolling in the School for Musically Gifted Children in her homeland at the age of 11.
Area residents are invited to listen in as some of the Lakeshore’s most talented youth musicians compete 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 10, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 824 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan.
Immerse yourself in the sounds of the holidays at “Christmas Treasures,” a special musical concert by the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus in combination with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, 826 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan.
On Saturday, Nov. 15 the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will be joined by master musician Jing Wang on the erhu performing the “Crouching Tiger Concerto,” a concert work based on the Oscar-winning score for the film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” “The erhu is fascinating for the sound, the view from far away that the hands are moving in air, and for the fact that a non-Western or world music is represented by this instrument,” said Kevin McMahon, SSO music director. This is the first time in the SSO’s 96 years that the group is performing in collaboration with an erhu musician.
Jing erhu studio 2 An instrument most indicative of China is the erhu. Described by some as a two-stringed fiddle, the sounds are sophisticated and mesmerizing. Credited with introducing the erhu into Western contemporary music is Jing Wang, known worldwide for her erhu mastery and compositions.
Kudos to the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kevin McMahon, soloist Alan Morrison, and the supporting staff for an outstanding concert in the beautiful Stefanie Weill Center. The orchestra’s solid performance of familiar excerpts from Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” Bizet’s “Carmen” and Jongen’s powerful “Symphonie Concertante“ made for a delightful musical evening.
“Music needs to be shared and enjoyed by all people. For me, it matters not whether I play in a concert hall or small church. Audiences in both places benefit the same from experiencing music,” said one of America’s premier organists, Alan Morrison.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia will hold auditions for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
The 2014-15 Symphony Orchestra season, titled “A Season of Excitement,” will feature an eclectic mix of guest solo artists — most of whom have never performed...
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra (SSO) performed its last concert of the 2013-14 season on May 10, ending with a phenomenal performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The Symphony Chorus joined the orchestra for the season finale, and what a spectacular event it was!
Tenor, Robert Breault, and bass-baritone, Stephen Morscheck, will conduct a Master Class on Friday, May 9th at 4:00 pm at the Weill Center for the Performing...
The program opens with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Number Two, performed in Concerto Grosso style where the musical theme is passed between a small group of soloists...
The seventh annual Movers & Shakers Gala, set for Saturday, May 17, at Lakeland College, will give Sheboygan County “celebrities” one last chance to show off...
The SAYS Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia will present a concert Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Plymouth High School auditorium.
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony is pleased to announce the expansion of Sinfonia with the start of the 2014-15 season.
The Sheboygan Symphony invites you to their 2nd annual wine tasting fundraiser, ‘Sip with the SSO’ at the Sheboygan Yacht Club.
Singer songwriter, Tony Memmel, vocalist, Lesleigh Memmel, and drummer, Brian Farvour, will conduct a Master Class on Friday, March 14th at 4:00 pm at the Weill...
Tony Memmel (a former Wauwatosa native) and The Tony Memmel Band will perform with The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus at a concert...
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Kevin R. McMahon, presents ‘Isn’t it Romantic?’ on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Weill Center for the Performing...
The Orchestras of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony will take the audience on a global journey Sunday afternoon, January 26th at 3:00 pm at the Weill...
The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony (SAYS) is providing an opportunity for members to compete in order to perform with a more advanced orchestra.
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra was awarded a grant in the amount of $2,000.00 to be utilized for the Music In Our Schools Month, Teacher and Student...
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for Principal Bassoon on Tuesday, January 28 from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.