The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Miles, presents its third concert of the season program on Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21st at 4:00 p.m.
Continuing the celebration of the CWSO’s new grand piano, Dr. Molly Roseman, professor of piano at UW-Stevens Point will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Concerto for Piano in G Major,” in her second solo appearance with the CWSO.
There are many elements to this piece that attract Dr. Roseman to it.
“There are many wonderful moments in the Ravel that have always drawn me to this work,” she said, “including the strong jazz influence, particularly of Gershwin, which is apparent in the opening movement of the concerto. Ravel was a great admirer of jazz and met Gershwin prior to composing this work. As a complete contrast, there are echoes of Spanish music interspersed throughout which shows influence of Ravel’s Basque heritage.”
Dr. Roseman’s performance is made possible through funding from Security Health Plan. Concert sponsorship is generously provided by the Sentry Insurance Foundation and a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.
Also on the program is Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Leonore Overture No. 3,” composed as the orchestral opener for his only opera. The second half of the program includes “Symphony No. 5 in D Major ‘Reformation,’” which was written in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and its first performance in 1832 was given ‘in aid of the orchestra’s benevolent fund.’
The CWSO Board of Directors is proud to sponsor the award-winning UW-Marathon County Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Timothy Buchholz at intermission during both concerts. This dynamic 16-member student group performs a wide variety of jazz and pop music, and is open by audition to all students at the campus.
All performances will be held at the Theater @ 1800 in the Sentry Insurance Complex, 1800 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point.
Tickets, available through the UWSP box office are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for any student with an I.D. through college plus $2 handling charge on each ticket. Student rush at $7 available for UWSP and MSTC students with I.D. at the Sunday concert beginning fifteen minutes prior to the start of the performance Please contact the box office, located at 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point, by telephone: 800-838-3378 or via the internet: cwso.org/tickets.
The CWSO is affiliated with the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The CWSO concert season is supported in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board with funding from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Wisconsin Public Radio is proud to be the season’s media sponsor.
Who: The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra Patrick Miles, Conductor
What: “All That’s Grand”
When: Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 at 4 p.m.
Where: Theater @1800, Stevens Point
Tickets: UWSP Info & Ticket Office at: 1015 Reserve St. 800-838-3378 cwso.org/tickets Also available at the door