Wichita Symphony set for first season with new music director

Posted on: September 16, 2010

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra in Kansas will perform its season-opening concert on October 16, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”), led by Daniel Hege, its new music director and conductor. Performing with the orchestra at the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita will be singers from the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Bethel College Concert Choir, and Friends University Singing Quakers. The orchestra’s seven other classics programs from October 2010 to April 2011 will include symphonies by Berlioz, Sibelius, Beethoven, and Brahms; among the soloists scheduled to perform are clarinetist David Shifrin, violinist Philippe Quint, and pianists Yeol Eum Son, Adam Golka, Valentina Lisitsa, and Jon Kimura Parker. American works to be performed during the season are Michael Daugherty’s Red Cape Tango, Aaron Kernis’s Musica Celestis, and John Corigliano’s Red Violin.

Photo by Christian Steiner

Posted September 16, 2010