You are invited to attend the 2023 Diane Ballweg Winterfest Concert Series. With all five orchestras performing, as well as a performance by the Percussion Ensemble, Harp Ensemble, Philharmonia/Concert Brass Choir, and the Youth Brass Choir there will be plenty of wonderful music for everyone.
The event is open to the public and tickets will go on sale here two weeks before the event or in person at the concert.
Stay tuned for updates regarding repertoire, tickets, and more!
About Harp Ensemble
Directed by Jenny DeRoche Christian, the WYSO Harp Ensemble has two components: orchestral playing and participation in the ensemble. Students develop orchestral skills through individual and small group coaching, orchestra rehearsals, and performances. Additionally, the harp ensemble offers students the opportunity to learn chamber music skills.
About Opus One Orchestra
In order to meet the needs of young string players and to provide an introductory ensemble experience, Opus One was formed in 2016. Conducted by Steve Kurr, this orchestra has a strong emphasis on technique, and incorporates string instrument fundamentals as well as ensembles skills. The opportunity to play in Opus One is valuable to all young musicians who are at the early stages of string instrument studies.
About Sinfonietta Orchestra
Sinfonietta Orchestra, conducted by Geri Hamilton, performs various levels of string orchestra literature from standard middle school to high school level. Members of Sinfonietta Orchestra should have at least three years of private study or school string experience, along with some ensemble playing. Sinfonietta Orchestra was founded in 1993.