Up Next: “A Wreath of Carols”

Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating the holiday season with “A Wreath of Carols”, a virtual Christmas concert by a string quartet of Chippewa Valley Symphony musicians.

The performers are:
Concertmaster Ryan Poquette, violin
Music Director Nobuyoshi Yasuda, violin
Rachel Skunes, viola
Principal Cello Susan Halderman, cello

The concert is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Charter Bank. In addition, the principal violin is sponsored by Mitch and Barb Piper and the principal viola is sponsored by Brady and Jeanne Foust.

On the program are “And Therefore Be Merry: A Wreath of Carols for String Quartet”, arranged by Brian Joyce and “Christmas Pops for String Quartet”, arranged by Steve W. Mauldin. These arrangements include a number of holiday classics such as “We Three Kings”, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, “Winter Wonderland”, and “Let it Snow”.

Thank You For Your Support!

The Friends of the Symphony Online Holiday Auction ran from November 16 until November 22, 2020. We are grateful to the donors of the items and experiences we offered at the auction and to the over 100 people who generously bid on those items.

If you won an item and live in Eau Claire, we will be contacting you to make arrangements for us to deliver your item, contact-free, to your door after payment is received. If you live more than 10 miles from Eau Claire, we will reach out to offer free pick up or we can send your item at an additional cost. For those who purchased experiences, we will forward details about how to schedule your event.

Questions? Call the Symphony office at 715-832-6366 or email the Symphony at info@cvsymphony.org

Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music

The Chippewa Valley Symphony presents Episode 6 of “Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music” with CVSO’s Music Director and Conductor Nobuyoshi (“Nobu”) Yasuda playing Cavatina by Joachim Raff. The mural, located at Artisan Forge Studios, is by Tommy Rada. The video was created by Jonny Wheeler (https://jonathanpaulwheeler.com/) and made possible through the generous support of sponsors Kerry and Dan Kincaid.
The Chippewa Valley Symphony presents Episode 5 of “Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music” with Violinist Soma Pierce-Smit playing Salut d’Amour by Edward Elgar. The mural, located at The Brewing Projekt, is by Dez Lezotte. The video was created by Jonny Wheeler (https://jonathanpaulwheeler.com/) and made possible through the generous support of sponsors Kerry and Dan Kincaid.
The Chippewa Valley Symphony presents Episode 4 of “Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music” with principal horn Ben Mackie playing an excerpt from Beethoven’s Sonata for Horn and Piano. The mural, located at Artisan Forge Studios, is by Jason Anhorn. The video was created by Jonny Wheeler (https://jonathanpaulwheeler.com/) and made possible through the generous support of sponsors Kerry and Dan Kincaid.
The Chippewa Valley Symphony presents Episode 3 of “Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music” with principal cellist Susan Halderman playing the Prelude from Suite 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Forest Street Garden Pavilion was designed by Joe Maurer of @Next Step Energy, llc. The video was created by Jonny Wheeler (https://jonathanpaulwheeler.com/) and made possible through the generous support of sponsors Kerry and Dan Kincaid.
The Chippewa Valley Symphony presents Episode 2 of “Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music” with trombonist Brandon Fuhrman playing Launy Grøndahl’s Trombone Concerto. The mural, located at The Metro (201 E. Lake Street) in downtown Eau Claire, is by artist Rehannah Petska. The video was created by Jonny Wheeler (https://jonathanpaulwheeler.com/) and made possible through the generous support of sponsors Kerry and Dan Kincaid.

Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music

The Chippewa Valley Symphony proudly presents Episode 1 of “Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music” with principal clarinetist Liz Wilson playing Solo de Concours by Andre Messager. The mural, located at the intersection of Farwell St. and Galloway St. in downtown Eau Claire, is by artist Molly Z. The video was created by Jonny Wheeler and made possible through the generous support of sponsors Kerry and Dan Kincaid.


Chippewa Valley Symphony Performs Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra’s 45th season kicks off with a performance of Mendelssohn’s mighty “Reformation” Symphony led by Maestro Nobuyoshi Yasuda, conductor and music director.

2020-2021 Season Planning Update

Because of continued uncertainty about when we can safely meet again, we are not ready to make a 2020-2021 season announcement at this time. However, know that we are working hard to create ways of providing you with excellent symphonic experiences in the coming year. If you have questions or suggestions about next season, please let us know. We are here to serve you, and value your input!


Support the Symphony

Chippewa Valley Symphony always relies on the generosity of our donors, and that is especially true this season. Checks to CVSO can be sent to 402 Graham Ave., Suite 205, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Donations can also be made online. Thank you to all our supporters who help us bring music you love by people you know to the Chippewa Valley!


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