Announcing The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra will host a concerto competition to select a maximum of two artists to perform as soloists with the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra. Musicians may compete in four categories: strings, classical voice, piano, or wind and brass instruments. The winner(s) will perform with the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra at its concert to be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 at UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theatre and a possible second venue/date to be announced.
- The competition is open to musicians of high school age and older.
- Musical selections must be standard repertoire, and have available orchestra parts. Vocalists must select an aria (with preceding recitative, if available and appropriate) from a major oratorio or opera. All selections must be between four and fifteen minutes in length.
- Memorization is optional, but preferred.
The application deadline is January 20, 2014. Please include a $10.00 application fee. Checks may be made payable to the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra.
Auditions will be held Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin – Barron County Fine Arts Theatre. Each performer must provide a piano accompanist for the audition. (An accompanist for the piano category is optional, but preferred.) All contestants will be notified of their audition time by telephone. Winners of the concerto competition will be announced and posted one hour following the auditions and also be notified by telephone.
Mail the completed application form (available by download below) and $10 fee to:
Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra
N4139 Cloverland Rd
Ladysmith WI 54848
For assistance with your application, please contact Kurt Hoesly at 320-761-7327 or e-mail at Executive.Director@RedCedarSymphony.org
2014 Spring Concerts:
The 2014 Spring Concerts will feature the winner(s) of our Concerto Competition and will perform with the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra at its concert to be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 at UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theatre and a possible second venue/date to be announced.
The 2014 Spring Concerts will be under the direction of a Guest Conductor. The program and Guest Conductor will be announced at a later date.
Mark your calendars now!
The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra has a new Executive Director
The Board of Directors has appointed Kurt Hoesly to be the new Executive Director of the Red Cedar Symphony filling the vacancy left by Mary Updike's retirement. Kurt has been a long-term member of the viola section and served as the Guest Artistic Director and Conductor of the 2013 Fall concert series, planning and conducting an entertaining 'World Tour' to full-house audiences at the Minnesote Heritage Canoe Museum and the Fine Arts Theatre at UW-Barron County. Kurt is a Ladysmith native, a graduate of Saint Olaf College in Minnesota and the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. He has been performing, conducting, and teaching orchestras for fourteen years, including stints with the Heartland Symphony (Brainerd, MN), Aberdeen Civic Symphony, Aberdeen, SD, Cannon Valley Regional Symphony, Northfield, MN, and the Southeast Iowa Symphony.
Please join us welcoming and supporting Kurt in his new position.
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