Itasca Symphony Orchestra Concert Season 2020/2021
May 22, 2021
Wilcox Theater, Reif Performing Arts Center
We are happy to announce that there will be a limited amount of seats available for in person viewing for this concert.
Piano Soloist Alexander Sandor
Conducted by Keith Swanson
St Paul’s Suite – Gustav Holtz
Eclogue for Piano and Strings – Gerald Finzi
Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major – Bach
Tickets available by calling the Reif Box office 218-327-5780.
Masks required for the safely of our muscians and guests. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to Covid-19.
Thank you to our concert sponsor:
Julie Takkunen, Financial Advisor
Virtual Concert & Fundraiser
Performers – Evgeny Zvonnikov – violin, Magdalena Sas- cello
Composers – Eugene Ysaÿe, Akshaya Avril Tucker, Aleksey Igudesman and Maurice Ravel
Available virtually on Sunday, March 28 at 12pm CDT
This special event is brought to you through a partnership with the The Third Coast Chamber Collective and MacRostie Art Center and will be presented online on IOSP Youtube Channel.
All received funds will support creation of the TCCC/IOSP Music Camp in Grand Rapids,MN. You can find more information about the camp under our Lessons page.
See the following link to read more about performers. Third Coast Chamber Collective
IOSP teachers Pedro Oviedo and Magdalena Sas are founding members of the group and through that organization they will bring performance and learning opportunities to Grand Rapids and connect our community and our students to outstanding world class musicians.
Third Coast Chamber Collective is a group of emerging musicians from diverse backgrounds devoted to promoting the transformative power of chamber music through inspiring performances, residencies and workshops.
February 20, 2021
Our February concert recording of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev was released was produced by The Reif Center field trip and is available for viewing on the Reif Center website. The field trip is available at no charge to classrooms in the Grand Rapids, Greenway and Deer River school districts thanks to a generous donation by concert sponsor – Loggy Dome.
An educational performance for all ages based on Sergei Prokofiev’s classic. Great for classrooms and virtual learners! Written in 1936, Peter & the Wolf is performed with a narrator and the musical work is as an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Each character in the story is personified by its own instruments and melody.
Study guides will be provided to help students make connections with their classroom learning and creating opportunities for active listening and related creative activities. In addition to learning to identify instruments by sight and sound, students learn that stories and emotion can be communicated through music.
The performance is directed by Itasca Strings Program director of string instruction Pedro Oviedo and performed by The Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program. Guest musician Evgeny Zvonnikov has performed this famous piece as concertmaster in orchestras in his native Russia and will perform as concertmaster of our Grand Rapids based community orchestra. Steve Jaeger from the Grand Rapids Players will narrate and bring his own special style and charm to the story.
Tickets Available on the Reif Center website through May 31, 2021
Strings Program Student Concert Season
Concert Dates TDB
The strings program concerts will be held in a virtual format during the 2020/2021 program year.
Information on past events can be found on the following page: