Music

Sharing Hope

You can download the “Sharing Hope” program by clicking below:

The program premiered on April 10, 2021

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: I. Allegro moderato
Giovanni Bolzoni: Menuetto
Ole Bull (arr. Svendsen): The Herdmaiden’s Sunday
Edvard Grieg: Air from Holberg Suite
Gustav Holst: Green Brook Suite

Thank you to Concert Sponsor The City of Altoona and Season Sponsors Market & Johnson, The National Endowment for the Arts, WESTconsin Credit Union, The Wisconsin Arts Board, Woodman’s Markets, and Xcel Energy.

A Wreath of Carols: A Virtual Christmas Concert

“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”.

Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music

This video series was created during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear a few our of outstanding musicians play and hear their thoughts about music making during this challenging time.

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. 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.
The Chippewa Valley Symphony 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 (https://jonathanpaulwheeler.com/) and made possible through the generous support of sponsors Kerry and Dan Kincaid.

Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony

Recorded October 12, 2019 at Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Conducted by Nobuyoshi Yasuda.

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.
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