Announcing our 15/16 Season

(ticket prices below)

BEETHOVEN AND DVORAK
Satuday Oct 24, 2015, 7:00pm at WEAC in Willmar

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, op. 21, C major
Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Op. 104, B minor
Brooke Scholl, cello (bio)

Concert duration: c. 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission
Conducted by Dr. Sergey Bogza

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS & THE NUTCRACKER SUITE
Sunday Dec 6, 2015, 3:00pm at WEAC in Willmar

Tchaikovsky's music for the ballet The Nutcracker was written in 1892, but it was the orchestral suite that achieved lasting popularity with audiences to this day. We are pleased to announce that dancers from Colleen's School of Dance will be joining us on stage for this special presentation.Tchaikovsky's beloved dances and instantly recognizable melodies are guaranteed to usher in a holiday spirit for all.  

Since its release in 1984, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album has sold over 3.5 million copies and continues to be one of the most popular holiday albums.  Come and enjoy the Willmar Area Symphony Orchestra’s blend of classical and rock renditions performed live! Bring your friends and family for this special holiday presentation. 

Concert duration: c. 120 minutes with a 20-minute intermission
Conducted by Dr. Sergey Bogza

VIRTUOSI OF WILLMAR
Sunday Feb 28, 2016, 3:00pm at WEAC in Willmar

Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060
Lisa Zeller, violin – Bob Whitney, oboe
Vivaldi: Concerto for Guitar, RV 93, D major
Nickolas Castiglione, guitar
Vanhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons in F Major
John Mack and Maia Hamann, bassoons
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
Mark Freitas, trumpet
Bruch: Romance, op. 85, F major
Joshua Pierskalla, viola
Strauss: Horn Concerto, op. 11, E-flat major, Susann Karnowski, horn

Concert duration: c. 90 minutes with a 15 minutes intermission
Conducted by Dr. Sergey Bogza

AN AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA
Sunday May 8, 2016, 3:00pm at WEAC in Willmar

Mozart: Overture from La clemenza di Tito
Puccini: O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Gounod: Je veux vivre from Romeo et Juliette
Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Verdi: E Sogno? o realta? from Falstaff
Mascagni: Duet: Oh! Signore vi manda from Cavaleria Rusticana,
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana,
Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession of the Nobles from Mlada
Tchaikovsky: Onegin’s Aria “Were I a man whom fate intended" from Eugene Onegin
Puccini: Si, mi chiamano Mimi from La Boheme
Puccini: Quando m'en vo' from La Boheme
Wagner: Arrival of the Guests at Wartburg from Tannhauser
Verdi: Duet: Dite alla giovine from La Traviata

Darcy Lease Gubrud and Carol Welker, soprano
Lee Roisum, baritone

​Concert duration: c. 95 minutes with a 15 minute intermission​
Conducted by Dr. Sergey Bogza​
Also featuring Young Artist Competition Winner​


Tickets at the door

  • Adult $10
  • Family Pack 2 adults and unlimited number of children $25
  • Students 5-18 $5
  • Under 5 Free

Season Tickets

  • Adults $32
  • Students (5-18) $15
  • Family Pack for 2 adults and an unlimited number of children $85

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