Meet the MastersOctober 6, 2012
The WFSO's 65th season kicks off with the masters: Beethoven, Mendelssohn & Brahms. Violinist Chee-Yun performs Mendelssohn's dazzling Violin Concerto. The concert concludes with Brahms' mighty Second Symphony.
- Beethoven: Fidelio Overture, Op.72c
- Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Op.64
- Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op. 73
Chee-Yun - "This is a talented instrumentalist, with the kind of high-gloss tone that pulls sensuously at the listener's ear."
- New York Times
American Composers - A Military AppreciationNovember 10, 2012
A night of music reminding us of the grandeur and beauty of our country. Principal flutist Pam Youngblood performs Lowell Liebermann's new Flute Concerto. The concert concludes with James Beckel's Gardens of Stone, a moving tribute to the men and women who have given their all.
- Virgil Thomson: Suite from The Louisiana Story
- Lowell Liebermann: Flute Concerto
- Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
- James Beckel: Gardens of Stone
A Hometown ChristmasDecember 8, 2012
The combined choirs of Hirschi, Rider and Wichita Falls High Schools will join the WFSO for an evening of Christmas and seasonal favorites accompanied by the WFSO and the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Gold Medalist PerformanceMarch 23, 2013
An exciting program featuring Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 1 and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3. Jon Nakamatsu, a Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, will be returning as our guest artist.
- Shostakovich: Festive Overture
- Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 1
- Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3, op. 30
Red Hot & BlueApril 20, 2013
Chris Brubeck's Triple Play featuring Peter "Madcat" Ruth and Joel Brown light up the Memorial Auditorium stage with the WFSO playing their unique blend of jazz and blues.
"Chris Brubeck is probably one of the finest performing jazz trombonists around today."
- Joe Klee, DownBeat
Peter "Madcat" Ruth - "A harmonica virtuoso rapidly approaching legend status for his style."
"Joel Brown makes music that thrills and excites. Extraordinary musicianship!!!!"
Albany Times Union