Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra
2001-2002 season Press Releases

(last updated .07-06-2015)

          Press Releases for the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra 2001-2002 season in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

October 27, 2001 - Take A Ride Across the Moon
October 27, 2001 - Wine Opus 2001
December 1, 2001 - Holiday Concert
March 9, 2002 - The Planets, Proteges, and a Premiere
April 27, 2002 - Starry Lights and Broadway Nights


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2001

CONTACT:
Jean Giovanetti
Marketing Director
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra
(920) 233-7510

Take A Ride Across the Moon with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra

The Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra is presenting its opening night concert at the Alberta Kimball Auditorium in West High School on Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 7:30 pm.

Concert goers will enjoy an evening which celebrates the harvest moon including Saint-Saens Dance Macabre, Sibelius Second Symphony in D, and Rachmaninoff s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini featuring guest artist piano virtuoso Dmitri Novgorodsky.

Novgorodsky is an assistant professor in the music department at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and an acclaimed international soloist. He has appeared in Russia, France, Ukraine, Israel, Canada, Turkey and at such venues in the United States as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

The Paganini Rhapsody is a masterpiece, Novgorodsky said. The piece is one of my most favorite piano concertos.

A pre-concert dinner and lecture will also be available for concert attendees.

Ticket prices vary. Call the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra at (920) 233-7510 for more information.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2001

CONTACT:
Jean Giovanetti
Marketing Director
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra
(920) 233-7510

Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra Presents Wine Opus 2001 on Oct. 27

The Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra is holding its annual fundraiser, Wine Opus 2001, on Saturday, October 27, 2001 at the Oshkosh Country Club.

This elegant affair features fine wines selected by wine experts from McKnight & Carlson, and gourmet dishes from around the world. Highlights include a silent auction with wine accessories, gourmet food, themed gift baskets, jewelry, fine art and more. The cool tunes of the OzJazz Quartet with Rob McWilliams will also be featured during this event.

Co-sponsors include M&I Bank and M&I Marshall & Ilsley Trust Company.

Tickets are $75 each and all proceeds support the orchestra. Call the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra at (920) 233-7510 for reservations.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2001

CONTACT:
Sue Traska
Executive Director
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra
(920) 233-7510

Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
Benefits Oshkosh Humane Society

The Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra annual holiday concert will be held Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 7:30 pm at Alberta Kimball Auditorium at West High School.

"Wishing on a Star" is the theme for the night and the holiday tree serves as the background for "The Nutcracker Suite" performed by the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra and danced by the Childrens Ballet Theatre. For more information about the ballet company, contact Juanita Makaroff, artistic director at (920) 730-9113.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Choir and the Oshkosh Youth Choir will also be featured during the concert, as well as other musical surprises. For more information about the UW Oshkosh Choir, contact Carl Chapman at (920) 424-2272. For more information about the Oshkosh Symphony Youth Choir, contact Lauren Frownfelter at (920) 830-0529.

"Donations are also being accepted at the door for the Oshkosh Humane Society," said Sue Traska, Executive Director of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra. "Cat and dog food, bleach, soap, detergent, paper towels and ziplock bags are just a few of the many items needed." Donate an item and you will be entered into a drawing for poinsettias.

Ticket are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the Oshkosh Symphony box office at (920) 233-7510 or at Henri's Music Superstores in Oshkosh and Appleton. Superstores in Oshkosh and Appleton.

The concert is sponsored by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and Firstar Banks.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2002

CONTACT:
Sue Traska
Executive Director
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra
(920) 233-7510

Oshkosh Symphony Presents The Planets, Proteges, and a Premiere March 9

Celebrate The Planets with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra at Alberta Kimball Auditorium at 7:30 pm Sponsored by Oshkosh B Gosh. Children in grades K-12 attend for free with the purchase of an adult ticket. The Planets Suite, one of the most famous works by composer Gustav Holst, represents the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. There is no piece for Pluto because the planet was not discovered until 1930 while Holst created this work almost 20 years before. The sun and the moon pieces have since been renamed for Uranus and Neptune. Their traditional order in performance is: Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. It was first performed in the fall of 1918.

The Gustav Holst Web site claims that Holst seems to consider The Planets to be a progression of life. Mars perhaps serves as a rocky and tormenting beginning. In fact, this movement has been called the most devastating piece of music ever written!

Jupiter represents the "prime" of life, even with the overplayed center melody, which was later arranged to the words of I Vow to Thee, My Country. This piece was also played at the wedding of Charles of Di. Saturn is seen as indicative of Holst's later mature style, and indeed it is recorded that Holst preferred this movement to all others. Old age is not always peaceful and happy. It can even be perceived as a struggle for life against the odd supernatural forces.

Dr. James Grine, artistic director, will give a pre-concert lecture followed by dinner at Vitale s Italian Cuisine, 215 W. Murdock Ave. Lecture begins at 6:00 pm, dinner begins at 5:00 pm

Also hear the winners of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra s biannual Young Artist competition, Kathryn Huo and Derek Powell. Huo, 15, is a tenth grader at James Madison Memorial High School in Madison. She has been studying the piano for 11 years and will perform the first movement of Beethoven s Piano Concerto #5 in E Flat-Major OP 73. Powell, a 16-year-old sophomore at Madison East High School, began playing the violin with the Suzuki Institute at the age of 4. He will perform Tzigane by Maurice Ravel in concert with the orchestra. The evening also features an exclusive world premiere of a piece written specifically for the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra by composer James Chaudoir.

Tickets for adults are $18, and $13 for seniors. For more information, contact the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra at (920) 233-7510.

Tickets for adults are $18, and $13 for seniors. For more information, contact the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra at (920) 233-7510.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2002

CONTACT:
Sue Traska
Executive Director
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra
(920) 233-7510

Broadway is coming to Oshkosh...are you ready?

Take our quick quiz.

Q: What do these voices have in common?

The voice behind the opening jingle for the Rosie O'Donnell show
The voice of Gaston, from Disney's Beauty and the Beast
The U.S. representative for the Les Miserables Tenth Anniversary Concert at Royal Albert Hall in October 1995, which aired on PBS.

A: All three voices are coming to Oshkosh!

Anne Runolfsson, Richard White and Craig Schulman give their regards to Oshkosh, singing tunes from Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lerner and Loewe and more.

Starry Lights and Broadway Nights
Saturday, April 27th at 7:30 pm
Alberta Kimball Auditorium at West High School
Tickets: $22 (Adults, Seniors & Students)
Call (920) 233-7510.

Don't miss our star-studded pre- and post-concert events.
Regards to Broadway (at an Off-Broadway Location)
Saturday, April 27th at 5:00 - 7:00 pm
New York Deli-Style Dinner catered by Zuppa's
With Broadway Inspired Entertainment featuring Local Artists
After Glow Reception (follows the concert)
Meet the Stars - Taste Champagne - Savor Desserts
Eagles Club, Oshkosh
Tickets: $75 (includes performance admission)
$50 (with pre-purchased ticket)
Call (920) 233-7510

This is a concert you won't want to miss!

To learn more about the Broadway stars, visit http://www.broadwaynights.com/

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