March 30, 2019
Regular/Senior ($65+) Or Student
Section A - $45/$40
Section B - $40/$36
Section C - $33/$30
General - $26/$24
Natrona County High School
930 South Elm Street Casper, WY 82601
We close our season with a quartet of romantic Russian masterpieces. Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla starts the concert with a flurry of notes. Van Cliburn Piano Competition Prizewinner, Di Wu, performs the Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic tour de force. We pay homage to Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers with Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. The evening finishes in a side trip to Spain with the colorful orchestration, beautiful melodies, and country dances of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol.
At 5 p.m. the evening of the concert, guest conductor Ron Spigelman will hold a pre-concert talk at The Lyric, where he will speak about the program in terms of musicality, history, theme and more. The talk will last 30 minutes which gives patrons plenty of time to dine downtown before the doors open at NCHS’s John F. Welsh Auditorium at 7 p.m.
After the concert, the WSO will distribute a survey to patrons and musicians via our email newsletter to gather feedback about the concert and the candidate. Audience feedback will be instrumental in the search committee’s recommendation, so the staff and board urge all patrons to participate. If you would like to receive the survey, please sign up for the WSO’s email newsletter by texting MAESTRO to 66866.
Tickets are available by phone at (307) 266-1478 and in the WSO office. The WSO offers a range of ticketing options, including entry to the 10:30 a.m. dress rehearsal on March 30th in exchange for a non-perishable food item. Food donations will go to the Wyoming Food for Thought project. To learn more visit our website www.wyomingsymphony.org or call the WSO office.