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This Season

This September, Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra begins its 50th season of bringing music you love by people you know to the Chippewa Valley. Join us for a year of Celebrating Symphony Gold with a special line up of talented local musicians, new commissions, and visiting guest artists. Season ticket renewals are currently underway. New season tickets go on sale May 28, 2024. All tickets go on sale June 11, 2024. More details and tickets available at the Pablo Center at the Confluence box office at 715-832-2787,,, or through the AXS app.

Passport to Music: A Symphonic World Tour

Saturday, September 21

Join CVSO for a trip around the world in this concert for all ages! Experience the spellbinding combination of traditional Korean Samgomu three drum dance with the Western orchestra in “Impressions of Cheonmachong” by UWEC graduate Kyle Newmaster and Han G-In Brooke Newmaster. Also hear selections of European concert music, South American dance, and African melodies.

10:30 a.m. Relaxed Concert: CVSO presents selections from the Passport to Music concert in a special relaxed performance. This short concert is welcoming to patrons of all ages with sensory sensitivities, young children, and others who would appreciate a more informal concert environment. Come as you are, be yourself, and enjoy these musical selections from around the world! General admission. Tickets: $5/person, including fees.

Concert Sponsors: Annie Jackson, LLC, Pablo Center at the Confluence & Visit Eau Claire

Passport to Music: A Symphonic World Tour

Saturday, September 21

2:00 p.m. Traditional Concert: The afternoon performance will be a full-length program for all ages featuring music from around the globe. Plus, Harold Fang, the winner of CVSO’s Young Artist Competition solos with the orchestra on the dramatic first movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, highlighting sounds from Scandinavia.

Guest Artist Sponsors: Daniel and Kerry Kincaid

Concert Sponsor: Visit Eau Claire

Echoes of Eternity: A Journey Through the History of the Chippewa Valley

Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.

CVSO is thrilled to welcome LA Phil Principal Violist Teng Li for the premiere of a new viola concerto by award-winning local composer Chiayu Hsu, inspired by the history of the Chippewa Valley and commissioned especially for CVSO’s 50th anniversary season. The concerto will take us on a voyage through the past, from the natural beauty of our undeveloped region through Eau Claire’s industrial history to the present place of the Chippewa Valley in the greater world. Then we’ll hear Czech composer Dvořák’s experience of America reflected in his Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”.

Commission Sponsors: Anonymous & Eau Claire Community Foundation

A Christmas Jubilee: Celebrating 50 Years of Music

Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Ring in CVSO’s 50th holiday season with a variety of Christmas favorites, including a trio of sleighride pieces by Mozart, Prokofiev, and Anderson. Then, CVSO will be joined by top high school choristers from around the Chippewa Valley for Robert Shaws’ The Many Moods of Christmas. Experience the magic of the holidays in this delightful performance for the whole family.

Concert Sponsors: The Steidinger Family

Homegrown Harmony: Featuring Geoffrey Keezer

Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Grammy-winning pianist, Eau Claire’s own Geoffrey Keezer returns home for this special performance. He’ll grace the CVSO stage for the world premiere of his new work, written as a tribute to the orchestra’s 50th anniversary. Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein join Keezer on this all-American program which includes Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow” featuring local choir Schola Cantorum.

Concert Sponsors: Thomas & Jill Barland

New Frontiers: Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.

CVSO concludes its 50th anniversary season with an epic performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”, in collaboration with Chippewa Valley Festival Choir and two guest soloists. It is a symphony of hope, determination, and excitement – sentiments that have sustained CVSO for 50 years and will lead it into new frontiers.

Concert Sponsors: Jennifer & Samir Murty

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