Concerts, Events and Outreach Activities

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Concerts, Events and Outreach Activities 2018-09-18T12:39:26+00:00

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Itasca Symphony Orchestra Concert Season 2018/2019

November 10, 2018        Great Orchestral Dances
‘Great Orchestral Dances’ will be the first performance of the Itasca Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season. Some of the most memorable and endearing songs from the classical repertoire are either inspired by or written for the dance. In a collaborative effort with the educational Itasca Strings Program, advanced string students will join the Itasca Orchestra in Peter Warlock’s “Capriol Suite”.
The program also includes Bedřich Smetana’s “Dance of the Comedians” from the Opera “The Bartered Bride”, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Dance of the Tumblers” from “The Snow Maiden” Ralph Vaughn William’s “English Folk Song Suite and Antonín Dvořák’s “Slavonic Dance No. 8”.
These dances are particularly fun for listeners who sometimes find orchestral music challenging to engage with – they’re lively, lyrical and will leave you with a classical ‘earworm’ you’ll be humming for weeks!

February 16, 2019           Latin theme with trumpet soloist Earl Salemink

Mr. Earl Salemink has served as Principal Trumpet of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) since 1989.

May 11, 2019                      Featuring the New Standards

Watch this clip of their fantastic concert with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Where: Reif Center, Wilcox Theater
Myles Reif Performing Arts Center
720 Conifer Drive
Grand Rapids MN 55744

When:  All concerts are at 7:30 pm

Concert and ticket information for the November concert will be added soon.



Strings Program Student Concerts 2018/2019 Season

Thursday, December 13, 2018  &  Thursday, May 23, 2019

Strings Program concerts are held at 6:00 pm at the beautiful Reif Center in the Wilcox Theater





All rehearsal times and concert dates are also listed on our Calendar.