Chippewa Valley Symphony to welcome audiences for return concert

Posted on: September 22, 2021

Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Nobuyoshi Yasuda in rehearsal.

“After more than a year and a half without an audience, the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra is once again rehearsing for its first live show in quite some time,” writes Felicity Book in Sunday’s (9/19) WQOW TV (Eau Claire, WI). “ ‘We are very, very much looking forward to performing for live audience,’ said orchestra conductor Nobuyoshi Yasuda.… ‘We knew we were not going to come back together as an ensemble unless we felt we could do it safely,’ executive director Anna Rybicki said. ‘We took some time over the summer to have some really realistic talks about what we could do safely, and our determination was we needed all of our musicians fully vaccinated.’ ‘You can listen to music at home, and I do that too, but [in a concert hall] you actually see the musicians who are really performing right there,’ Yasuda said. ‘And also you feel the sound that is coming from the stage at you.’ ” The concert will take place on Friday at the Pablo Center, which requires that patrons be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test; masks are required. The program will include music by Gabriel Fauré, Robert Schumann, and Henry Vieuxtemps.