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Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Concerts: Harp Ensemble, Opus One and Sinfonietta Orchestras

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

You are invited to attend the 2023 Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Concerts: Harp Ensemble, Opus One, and Sinfonietta Orchestras. This final concert of the year will take place inside the beautiful Hamel Music Center on the UW campus.
Tickets are on sale through CAMPUS ARTS TICKETING, $10 for children and $20 for adults.

Harp Ensemble

Jenny DeRoche Christian, Director

Spanish Romance, Traditional Spanish Melody, Arr. Megan Reeve

Down the River, by Angela Klöhn (b. 1983)

Andro, Traditional Breton Melody, Arr. Angela Klöhn

Calypso by the Sea, by Harriet Adie (b. 1980)

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.


Opus One Orchestra

Steve Kurr, Conductor

Dragon Dances, by Soon Hee Newbold (ASCAP) (b. 1974)

Alley Cat, by Frank Björn (1924-2020), Arr. John Caponegro

Little Turtle Dove, English Folk Song, Arr. Carrie Lane Gruselle (ASCAP)

The World Premiere of The String Safari Suite, by Steve Kurr (b. 1968), 1. The Cheetah-llegro molto, 2. The Hippo-pizzacato-mus, 3. The Rhin-arco-seros, 4. The Ze-bratsche Cha Cha, 5. The Gnu World Symphony, 6. Giraf-fiddlin’ Around

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.

Sinfonietta Orchestra
Geri Hamilton, Conductor
Pirates of the Caribbean, by Klaus Badelt (b. 1967), Arr. Ted Ricketts
“Hornpipe” from Water Music, by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Arr. Richard Meyer
“Barcarolle” from Tales of Hoffman, by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), Arr. Sandra Dackow
Perseus, by Soon Hee Newbold (ASCAP) (b. 1974)
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.


May 21
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Hamel Music Center
740 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706 United States


WYSO Office