Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony to open live-streamed fall season with Beethoven Septet

Posted on: August 24, 2020

“ ‘The most unique season in our history’—that’s how executive director Rich Frevert describes the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony’s 2020-21 season,” writes Melody Parker in Sunday’s (8/23) Courier (Waterloo, Iowa). “The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled in-person performances this fall, but ‘we will reach out to our patrons through live-streamed concerts and online activities [and] build the season as it goes,’ said Frevert…. The orchestra … opens the season Oct. 3 with a live-streamed concert. Movements of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Septet for Winds and Strings, op 20 will be performed [from] the Great Hall stage at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. All events will be available free of charge through the orchestra’s Facebook page, YouTube Channel and at wcfsymphony.org…. ‘We’re only going to have a limited number [of musicians] safely on stage at one time, 11 or 12 musicians,’ … said [Artistic Director and Conductor] Jason Weinberger…. Online concerts will be announced on a rolling basis…. Upcoming events include additional virtual performances from GBPAC, live chats and insights from Weinberger, ‘Live from the Archive’ broadcasts … individual musician performances and interviews, and the preview of a new concert project with renowned Cedar Falls artist Gary Kelley.”