The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra on stage is a community orchestra located in Willmar, Minnesota and includes musicians from Willmar and surrounding towns. The orchestra has gained a reputation of excellence while providing enjoyable, challenging, and fun concerts. Their concerts are held in the Willmar Education and Arts Center in Willmar, Minnesota.

Do you want to play with  us?  We rehearse weekly on Tuesdays and have a dress rehearsal on Saturdays, from 9:30 until noon the day before each concert .  We can always use more players, especially strings!

The 2014-2015 schedule will be posted at a later date. Stay tuned!

Watch one of our numbers recorded at the Sergey Bogza concert in Feb.

Sergey Bogza, conductor
Sergey V BogzaWe are excited to announce Sergey Bogza as our new director for the Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra.

Conductor, composer and pianist Sergey Bogza is currently the Artistic Director of Campus Orchestras at University of Minnesota, Artistic Director of Hyperion Singers and assistant conductor of the Opera Theater at the University of Minnesota where he is pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting. He has been the Artistic Director and founder of the First Slavic Youth Orchestra from 2003-2009, assistant conductor at Central Washington University from 2009-2011 and guest conductor for Music in World Cultures.

In 2013, Mr. Bogza has been invited to conduct at The International Conductors’ Festival (Kiev, Ukraine) and The Berlin Sinfonietta at the International Masterclasses Berlin. Mr. Bogza has conducted extensively at the Oregon Bach Festival, International Academy of Advanced Conducting, and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

As composer, Mr. Bogza has over 40 compositions and arrangements for orchestra. Most recently, his works have been featured at the 21st International New Music Festival titled “Европа-Азия” in Kazan, Russia. His new composition Remember, for soprano and baritone solo, chamber choir and chamber choir has received its world premiere in May, 2013 and has been schedule for performances in both Germany and Russia. 

This summer, Mr. Bogza will arrange a chamber orchestra version of Richard Strauss’s tone poem Don Quixote with performances scheduled for April 2014.

Season Tickets for all four concerts are available;

  • Adult/Senior $32
  • Family Pack 2 adults and unlimited number of children $90
  • Students 12-22 $15

The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra is a 501 (C) (3) non profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.