You are invited to attend the 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 now through Campus Arts Ticketing,
$10 for children and $20 for adults. COVID Protocol: Masks must be worn by all audience members.
The 4:00 concert will begin with the WYSO Harp Ensemble (Jenny DeRoche, director) playing The Ash Grove (Welsh Folk Song arr. Jennifer Pratt-Walter), Dreams of Spring by Karl Wienand, arr. Marianna Nystrom), and The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss Jr., (arr. Louise Trotter).
Opus One Orchestra (conducted by Steve Kurr) will play Dragon Fire by Susan H. Day (ASCAP), Mountain Man by Joel and Andy Masters, Terra Nova by Richard Meyer (ASCAP), and Firewalk by Sean O’Loughlin.
Volcano!, a World Premiere composition written by conductor, Steve Kurr, will feature combined Opus One and Sinfonietta Orchestras.
The Sinfonietta Orchestra, with Geri Hamilton conducting, will begin their half of the concert on a lighter note with Curse of the Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space by Richard Meyer, arr. Calvin Custer. The second piece in the concert will be the World Premiere of a new composition by world-reknowned composer Donald Fraser, created in honor of Mark Leiser (who was the Sinfonietta conductor for 25 years). Mark died last year and a memorial was created by the family to commission this new work, A Little Symphony, from Fraser.
The finale will be Ashokan Farewell
by Jay Ungar, a piece that the Sinfonietta Orchestra played at Mark Leiser’s retirement from WYSO, and will feature several WYSO conductors and ensemble directors on stage playing with the orchestra. The piece will be dedicated to all the WYSO alumni who had the privilege of participating in the Sinfonietta Orchestra under the direction of Mark Leiser (September 1997 – May 2018). An invitation to all WYSO Sinfonietta alumni to bring instruments and join in on this final song can be found here.
The audience is required to wear masks. No vaccination cards or tests required.