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Sheboygan Symphony Celebrates American Classics March 10

The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kevin McMahon, presents the March Concert - named “Spring” with American Classics.  The theme itself refers to Robert Schumann’s First Symphony, known as “Spring” as well as two works by American composers Alan Hovhaness and Lukas Foss.  Orchestral musicians suggested two of the five works on the program. 

Kevin Brochure1McMahon explained, the program opens with popular, operetta music, Franz von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture. Following that we will spotlight music by Alan Hovhaness, titled “And God Created Great Whales,” which includes recorded sounds of whales in addition to the orchestra.”

“The first half concludes with composer Lukas Foss and his Renaissance Concerto for Flute,” stated McMahon.  “Foss was deeply interested in music of earlier times, and this work contains both Baroque and Renaissance tributes to composers, which include Rameau and Monteverdi.  The attribute Foss sought is ‘jouissance.’”

After intermission the orchestra will present Mozart’s Mitridate Overture. McMahon stated, “Mozart wrote his opera Mitridate at age 14.   We are delighted to share this early work of the great composer.  The program concludes with Schumann’s blissful, Symphony No. 1 “Spring.” Robert Schumann’s four symphonies are among the treasures of the symphonic repertory.”

Carol WincencThis concert will feature Carol Wincenc, guest flautist, performing Foss’ Renaissance Concerto.  Hailed "Queen of the Flute" (New York Magazine) at the outset of her now, stellar 45 year career, flutist Carol Wincenc continues to delight audiences with her signature charismatic, high virtuosity and deeply heartfelt musicality. Whether concerto soloist, Grammy winning recording artist, devoted chamber music performer, or professor/mentor to now luminaries in the professional flute world, Wincenc continues to be the muse of today's legendary composers, including Rouse, Foss, Gorecki, Tower, Heggie, Higdon, Schoenfeld, Uebayashi, and Musical America's "Composer of the Year," Tod Machover.

Her numerous books and publications with Lauren Keiser/Hal Leonard receive praise and acclaim in the series, The 21st Century Complete Flutist. She has been an Artist Faculty member at Stony Brook University, and her alma mater, the Juilliard School for four decades collectively. She had the privilege of working directly with such legendary musical luminaries as Aaron Copland, Olivier Messaien, Jean Pierre Rampal, YoYo Ma, Jessye Norman, Rudolf Serkin, Joshua Bell, Christoph Eschenbach, Loren Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Philip Glass, Andre Previn, Paul Simon and Judy Collins to name a few.

The concert is Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are available for the March 10th concert. Ticket prices are $39, $35, $30 and $15 for students. Please call the Weill Center Office at (920) 208-3243. Tickets are also available in the box office two hours prior to concert.

The Interludes Pre-Concert talk begins at 6:30 pm. It is a free event for concert ticket holders. Space is limited, and an R.S.V.P is required. For more information contact us at business@sheboygansymphony.org or call 920-452-1985.

January 18, 2018

From Classical to Movie Themes - Journey with the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony

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Experience the talent of Sheboygan County’s young symphony musicians January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts. The program will provide musical adventures through the ages – from classical intrigue to music of foreign lands to blockbuster movie themes.

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September 26, 2017

Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra unwraps 99th season with classical favorites

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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.”

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July 28, 2017

The Sheboygan Symphony Raises the Curtain on the 99th Season

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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.

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May 30, 2017

Beatles tribute to play with Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra

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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.

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May 3, 2017

Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra Presents the World's Greatest Opera Choruses

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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.”  

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April 20, 2017

Talented Young Musicians & Creative Repertoire to be featured at SAYS Spring Concert

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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.

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March 16, 2017

Sheboygan Symphony holds concert for area 4th Graders

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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.

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March 1, 2017

Sheboygan Symphony To Hold "Uplifting" March Concert

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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.

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January 17, 2017

SSO to Perform Memorable Movie Music In Fourth Concert of the Season

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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.

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November 11, 2016

Sheboygan Symphony Entertains with People's Choice Concert

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The votes are in for one of the most anticipated outcomes in recent memory.

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October 4, 2016

Sheboygan Symphony Begins 98th Season with Sheboygan Traditions Concert

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*Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm                     Ronald Beitel, Horn*

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July 21, 2016

Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra to Hold Auditions for 2016-17 Season

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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.

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July 14, 2016

Sheboygan Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season

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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.

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June 21, 2016

Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony Announces New Directors

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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.

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March 23, 2016

4th Annual 'Sip with the SSO'

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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.

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March 10, 2016

A Century of Song - Shawn Weber McMahon in Concert

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The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will add words, including some very familiar, to the music for its March concert.

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January 27, 2016

Sheboygan Symphony, Traditional and Beyond

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At its February concert, the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring talents from Germany, Italy, England … and Plymouth.

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December 17, 2015

Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra seeks Business Development & Marketing Manager

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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.

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November 14, 2015

SAYS Welcomes New Artistic Director and Conductor at Concert November 15

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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.

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November 14, 2015

Classical Net Music Review

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A Season of Surprises

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November 9, 2015

Pianist makes U.S. debut in Sheboygan

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After 96-plus seasons, it’s nice to know that the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra is still coming up with new experiences for the community.

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November 2, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra concert was great

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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.

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October 6, 2015

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Sheboygan Symphony concert distinctive

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis.

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September 23, 2015

Sheboygan Symphony Beginning With A Fond Farewell

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Debbie Williamson made Kevin McMahon a musical offer that he could not refuse.

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September 15, 2015

The Sheboygan Symphony Chorus names former student of the group’s founder as its next leader.

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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.

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August 21, 2015

Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony to Hold Auditions for 2015-2016 Season

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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.

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July 29, 2015

Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra announces 2015-16 Season

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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.

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May 4, 2015

Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra to hold Season Finale Concert

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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.

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