Cheyenne Symphony’s 2021-22 season: women composers, composers of color, classics, choral and dance collaborations

Posted on: August 25, 2021

“Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra recently announced its 2021-22 season,” writes Niki Kottmann in Friday’s (8/20) Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne). “The first concert of the year … was originally to have been in 2020 to celebrate the anniversary of women’s suffrage, said CSO Executive Director Lindsey Bird Reynolds, [with] works by Joan Tower and Caroline Shaw, … Gwyneth Walker and Anne Guzzo. Guest Conductor Avalana Eisenberg also will conduct Amy Beach’s ‘Gaelic’ symphony. The season [will include] selections by … Asian American composers and composers of African descent [and works including] Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ and [Brahms’s] ‘A German Requiem.’… The March 18 ‘Symphony Underground’ performance [will feature the orchestra with local rock band] Front Range band Patti Fiasco…. There is so far no masking requirement or seating limitations, but … that could change…. Livestreaming will be an option … The orchestra will [partner with] Cheyenne Chamber Singers, All-City Children’s Choir, En Avant Dance Studio and a large massed chorus from UW, LCCC and the Chamber Singers. ‘Part of our mission is to be a catalyst for other arts events and organizations in our community,’ … Bird Reynolds said.” William Intriligator is the Cheyenne Symphony’s music director.