The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, based in Stevens Point, has announced details of its 2012-13 season, which opens on October 13 with an “Avian Fantasy” program in partnership with a Birds in Art exhibit at the Woodson Art Museum in Wasau, Wisconsin. That program, led by Music Director Patrick Miles at the Theater @ 1800 in Stevens Point, includes the world premiere of the five-movement Avian Suite by CWSO oboist and composer Stacey Berk, as well as Respighi’s The Birds, Sibelius’s The Swan of Tuonela, Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, and Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra. At a February program of “Legends, Tales and Myths” the CWSO will share the stage with the Stevens Point-based Point Dance Ensemble for Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf; also on the program are Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. In April, the orchestra will perform a program honoring naturalist Frances Hamerstrom, whose children’s book Walk When the Moon Is Full is the inspiration for a commissioned world premiere by local composer Charles Rochester Young.
Posted June 15, 2012