New “Planets” production on Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony’s 2012-13 season

Posted on: May 3, 2012

In Monday’s (4/30) Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Iowa), Melody Parker writes, “In April 2013, the planets will realign for another collaboration between Gary Kelley and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra. ‘The Planets, Reimagined’ will premiere next season with new artwork and story by Kelley, and a cinematic HD presentation by Gary Smith. WCFSO Artistic Director Jason Weinberger will conduct the Gustav Holst symphony on April 27. ‘It was one of our most talked-about, riveting collaborations in 2007, and when Gary and I sat down to talk about our next project, it was in the back of my mind. It was a big success and thrilling, but I felt it didn’t reach its full potential with our new digital system in the Great Hall,’ Weinberger said. Kelly suggested re-imagining, rather than repeating, the artwork. It’s just one of eight concerts planned for the 2012-2013 season. Concertgoers can expect a blend of orchestra favorites, symphonic adventures and collaborations with local artists and organizations. This is Weinberger’s 10th anniversary season with the symphony. … On March 2, ‘Sounds of Iowa’ will feature the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra for a concert featuring music by Antonin Dvorak and Jonathan Chenette. Aaron Copland’s ‘The Tender Land’ is also on the program.”

Image by Calvin J. Hamilton

Posted May 3, 2012