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WICHITASYMPHONY.ORG


SYMPHONY NOW MORE THAN EVER When you think about 60 – 90 musicians playing together, moving as one, giving life to notes on paper, there is only one word to describe it: magic. At the Wichita Symphony, we are not just an orchestra. We are storytellers transporting audiences through time to humanity’s greatest triumphs and struggles. We are healers of the heart, transcending the space between emotion and expression where words leave a gap. We are a portal to the soul, expanding your mind and invigorating your spirit with every note. In a world that doesn’t slow down for anyone, the solace of the concert hall and the performances of our great orchestra are more important than ever. The Symphony is a magnificent experience that allows us to reflect on the beauty of music and its ability to inspire us. I invite you to join the Wichita Symphony this season as we present monumental symphonies, welcome acclaimed concert soloists, and make magic out of music. Sincerely,

Daniel Hege Music Director & Conductor 1


SATURDAY , SEPT 23 @ 8PM SUNDAY, SEPT 24 @ 3PM 2017

CLASSICS 1 Maestro Daniel Hege conducts

TCHAIKOVSKY’S FOURTH Scott Oakes, bassoon STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite HUMMEL Bassoon Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

Scott Oakes, WSO Principal Bassoon

The horns sound the opening of the 2017-2018 Season in Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, a monumental work that blooms into a joyous finale full of charm and delight! 2


SATURDAY, OCT 7 @ 8PM 2017

POPS 1

THE MUSIC OF

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DANIEL HEGE, CONDUCTOR Experience the musical magic behind the wizardry of Harry Potter as the Wichita Symphony performs wondrous melodies from the beloved movie series and other fantastical films. 3


SATURDAY, OCT 28 @ 8PM SUNDAY, OCT 29 @ 3PM 2017

CLASSICS 2 Maestro Daniel Hege conducts

BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH Gabriela Martinez, piano MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Is there any more to say than Beethoven’s Fifth? You haven’t truly heard this popular Symphony until you’ve heard it live - don’t miss it! SYMPHONY PRO TIP: You’ve heard this Symphony even if you don’t recognize the title. Sing it with us now: bum bum bum BAAAAAAAAAHM…. Bum bum bum BAAAAAAAAAHM

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SATURDAY, NOV 18 @ 8PM SUNDAY, NOV 19 @ 3PM 2017

CLASSICS 3 Maestro Daniel Hege conducts

HAYDN’S CREATION Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus HAYDN The Creation 5

Haydn’s sublime choral masterpiece comes to life in powerful performances with the Wichita Symphony, WSO Chorus, and guest soloists.


SATURDAY, DEC 2 @ 8PM SUNDAY, DEC 3 @ 3PM 2017

CLASSICS 4

Maestro Daniel Hege conducts

Packed with thrills for the whole family, the WSO welcomes Cirque de la Symphonie for a holiday spectacular complete with aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, and more!

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

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SATURDAY, JAN 20 @ 8PM SUNDAY, JAN 21 @ 3PM 2018

Christopher O’Riley, piano

Jaime Laredo, guest conductor

CLASSICS 5

MOZART WINTERFEST Christopher O’Riley, piano Jaime Laredo, guest conductor MOZART Overture to Cosi fan tutte Piano Concerto No. 22 Symphony No. 38, “Prague” 7

This season for the WSO’s annual WinterFest, we celebrate the famous music of W.A. Mozart, guest conducted by the acclaimed Jaime Laredo. Radio host of “From the Top” Christopher O’Riley joins us as our guest pianist for these performances PLUS a special recital performing the music of Radiohead (see page 14).


SATURDAY, FEB 10 @ 8PM 2018

POPS 2 Carl Topilow, guest conductor Samuel Ramey, narrator Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus A patriotic salute to the brave men and women who defend our great nation and freedom with music by John Williams, John Philip Sousa, Richard Rodgers, and Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait narrated by Samuel Ramey.

A PATRIOTIC SALUTE 

Samuel Ramey, narrator

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SATURDAY, FEB 17 @ 8PM SUNDAY, FEB 18 @ 3PM 2018

CLASSICS 6 Maestro Daniel Hege conducts

BOLERO, BERNSTEIN, & BARBER Elena Urioste, violin SIERRA Fandangos BARBER Violin Concerto BERNSTEIN Candide: Overture and Suite RAVEL Bolero Violinist Elena Urioste makes her WSO debut in Barber’s gorgeous Violin Concerto, and we celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with his Candide Overture and Suite! Steady as the snare drum, the WSO builds to a climax in Ravel’s popular Bolero. 9


SATURDAY, MARCH 10 @ 8PM SUNDAY, MARCH 11 @ 3PM 2018

Stewart Goodyear, piano

CLASSICS 7 Maestro Daniel Hege conducts

FIRE & ICE Stewart Goodyear, piano GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3 RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 Passionate melodies flow from Rachmaninoff, Grieg, and Sibelius with scores from the icy North. Stewart Goodyear returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous Second Piano Concerto.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 14 @ 8PM SUNDAY, APRIL 15 @ 3PM 2018

CLASSICS 8 Maestro Daniel Hege conducts

THE PLANETS HOLST The Planets RESPIGHI Pines of Rome

A concert of epic proportions, Holst’s The Planets is performed with cosmic images from Dr. José Francisco Salgado and NASA projected above the Orchestra. The Classics season ends with Respighi’s Pines of Rome for a triumphant finale.

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SATURDAY, MAY 5 @ 8PM 2018

POPS 3

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD A TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG Byron Stripling, trumpet Ron Spigelman, guest conductor

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The brilliant jazz vocalist/trumpeter Byron Stripling joins the WSO for a riveting tribute to Louis Armstrong, including classic melodies What a Wonderful World, Ragtime Blues, All That Jazz, and more!

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Family Concert Series

FAMILY CONCERT: Maestro Daniel Hege conducts

THE LEGEND OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Dr. José Francisco Salgado, astronomer

SATURDAY, NOV 11 @ 4PM 2017

2017-2018 YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERTS SUNDAY, NOV 12, 2017 3PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018

CLASSICAL KIDS LIVE:

MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE

Mark Laycock, guest conductor

SATURDAY, JAN 27 @ 4PM 2018 13

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SPIRIT OF THE SEASON A FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT Michael Hanawalt, guest conductor Butler Community College Concert Choir Century II Convention Hall Sponsored by

TUESDAY, DEC 5 @7:30PM 2017

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A N D M O R E / A N D M _ R E A N D/ M O R E Christopher O’Riley, piano

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TUESDAY, JAN 16 @ 7:30PM 2018 14


Century II Concert Hall 225 W. Douglas Ave., Suite 207 Wichita, KS 67202

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