Sheboygan Symphony heads into centennial season

Posted on: August 10, 2018

“The Sheboygan Symphony, the oldest symphony orchestra in the state, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season,” states an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (8/8) Sheboygan Press (Wisconsin). ‘Dozens of great works by major composers of art music, and popular favorites will be performed by the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra in their 100th season, and the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus in their 25th year,’ Kevin McMahon, music director and conductor, said…. The long history of the symphony began in 1919. The first concert was performed in Zion Reformed Church on 6th and Erie conducted by John Schmidt. Subsequent maestros include Theodore Winkler, Otto Huettner, Don Radmer, William Block, Manual Prestamo, Guy Victor Bordo, and Andrews Sill. Today the Stefanie H. Weill Center is home to Sheboygan’s symphony orchestra. During these years, the organization has seen a number of milestones such as the creation of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra in 1981, the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus in 1993. In 2012, the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra added a second youth orchestra called the SAYS Sinfonia. ‘Our 100th Anniversary Season holds many significant musical highlights,’ McMahon said.” The article includes detailed information about repertoire and artists for the orchestra’s 2018-19 season.

Posted August 10, 2018