The votes are in for one of the most anticipated outcomes in recent memory.
The U.S. Presidential election? Yeah, that too.
The audience has spoken, and the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra will reveal the results of its first People’s Choice Concert at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Throughout last season, audience members were invited to vote for their favorite pieces to create the program for this concert. The People’s Choice Concert was originally proposed by Music Director and Conductor Kevin McMahon.
“Given the fact that 2016 is an election year, we timed our People’s Choice concert to occur as close to the general election as possible,” McMahon said. “After the votes were collected, the top favorite musical choices were crafted into a concert program including five composers.” So, who are the winners? The concert program will be kept under wraps until the night of the performance.
“We are trying to keep the program a surprise until concert day” McMahon stresses. “The content will be discussed during the pre-concert Interludes and publicized when the programs are passed out, then you will see how your voting turned out.”
McMahon did share a few hints. “There are two works by quite famous English composers, and the rest of the program is American music,” he said. The concert will feature music from several movies, some written for a movie, other music that was appropriated for movies, as well as a work with a narrator that honors one of our historical, native Wisconsinites, Garth Neustadter.
Tickets are currently on sale for the 2016-2017 season.
- The Mini Series, which includes three of the five regular season concerts, range in price from $72 to $102 and $30 for students. Mini Series tickets are only available through the Symphony Office.
- Individual concert tickets are available and range from $30, $35, $39 and $15 for students.
- Ticket prices for the Messiah concert are $25, students are $15
Tickets are available from the Symphony Office at 920- 452-1985 or the Weill Center ticket office at 920-208-3243. Tickets are also available in the ticket office two hours prior to the concert. For more information on our season please visit the SSO website at http://sheboygansymphony.org/concerts/2016-2017-season/