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This Season

Welcome to the Chippewa Valley Symphony’s 49th season, Wonder & Joy! All tickets are now on sale. To purchase tickets, please contact the box office at 715-832-2787 or, or purchase your tickets online. All concerts take place in the RCU Theatre at Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

The Wonder of Nature

Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Start the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra season with the rousing fanfare in Janáček’s Sinfonietta, which celebrates the beauty, joy, and strength of humanity. Then visit the far northern shores with Rautavaara’s Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, featuring recorded birdsong from Finland and the Arctic Circle. Finally, hear Sibelius’ reverence for nature’s power in his breathtaking Symphony No. 7.

American Tapestry – Relaxed Concert

Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m.

RCU Theatre, Pablo Center at the Confluence

NEW THIS YEAR! Join the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra for “American Tapestry-Relaxed Concert” on Sat. Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the RCU Theatre at the Pablo Center. This short concert is welcoming to patrons of all ages with sensory sensitivities, young children, and others who would benefit from a more informal concert environment.

What to expect: 

  • Lights in the theater will be dimmed instead of turned off 
  • Audience members will be free to talk, move around, and come and go from the theater during the concert 
  • Ear plugs will be available, and audience members are welcome to bring other ear coverings, fidgets, and other sensory supports. 
  • A break room for audience members who need a quiet and calm space during the concert
  • A shorter concert length (about 45 minutes)

On the Program

  • William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American”) I. Moderato assai, Longing & III. Animato, Humor (10:30 minutes)
  • Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington! A Medley for Orchestra (arr. Calvin Custer) (7 minutes)
  • Richard Rodgers: Oklahoma! (Orchestral Suite) (arr. Russell Bennett) (10:30 minutes)
  • John Williams: A Tribute to John Williams: Star Wars; Jaws; Superman March; Harry Potter; Raider March; and Theme from ET (arr. Paul Lavender) (5 minutes)
  • John Philip Sousa: Washington Post March (3 minutes)

Special pricing for the relaxed concert:

General admission: $5/person (fees included)

Tickets are available at the Pablo Center box office by phone (715-832-2787), email (, in person (Mon-Fri 10a-2p + 1 hour before Pablo Center events), online, or on the AXS app.

Concert sponsor: Pablo Center at the Confluence

American Tapestry

A Concert for All Ages

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Join the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra for this family-friendly concert of all-American music! From classics by Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, and William Grant Still to themes from Oklahoma, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, you won’t want to miss this program of familiar favorites. Plus, the winner of CVSO’s Young Artist Competition solos with the orchestra–always a season highlight!

Nutcracker Dreams

With Diamond School of Dance

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Experience the magic of the holiday season as the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra welcomes Diamond School of Dance for this enchanting performance of excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Witness the beloved story of Clara and her Nutcracker come to life with stunning costumes, beautiful choreography by SK Stone, and the soaring sounds of the Symphony in this unforgettable holiday collaboration.

Bruckner 7

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Take in the masterpiece that brought Anton Bruckner wide acclaim with Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra’s performance of his Symphony No. 7. A result of a lifetime of musical study and inspired by the works of his idol, Richard Wagner, this pinnacle of symphonic writing showcases lyric melodies and soaring harmonies, intricate details and grandiose emotions.

Ode to Joy

With Chippewa Valley Festival Choir

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

The Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra concludes the season with one of the most famous and performed symphonies of all time, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony “Ode to Joy”, with Chippewa Valley Festival Choir and a quartet of guest soloists: Emily Sternfeld-Dunn (soprano), Christine Amon (alto), Mark Mowry (tenor), and Kenneth J. Pereira (bass). First to incorporate a chorus, this groundbreaking symphony is an epic journey of human experience from individual struggle to universal exultation.

Concert Sponsors: Jennifer & Samir Murty

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COVID-19 Update:

Pablo Center at the Confluence does not currently have any vaccination or masking requirements, though masks are encouraged. For details, see the Pablo Center’s website.

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