Program Notes for Saturday, February 18

by Bruce Kiesling Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: (1840-1893) Marche Slave, Op. 31 Like many of the great romantic composers, Tchaikovsky was encouraged by his parents to choose a career other than music. Tchaikovsky completed legal training and began a career at the Ministry of Justice. However, his passion for music soon triumphed, and he turned to composing full time. Tchaikovsky had particular success writing patriotic music. While the 1812 Overture is…

OSO to host third conductor finalist

Messenger-Inquirer – Feb. 9 by Bobbi Hayse The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra will be introducing its third conductor finalist next week, who will be attending various community engagement opportunities, rehearsals and educational events before conducting “Russian Romance,” the symphony’s fourth concert of the season, on Feb. 18. Finalist Bruce Kiesling is the director and conductor of the Tulare County Symphony in Visali, California, and the Adrian Symphony in Adrian, Maine. He…

Symphony to Introduce Third Conductor Finalist

OWENSBORO – Conductor finalist Bruce Kiesling, pianist Andrew Tyson, and the Symphony will offer some of the most exciting romantic Russian orchestral masterpieces performed by the world’s finest orchestras and artists. Tyson has been winning competitions around the world since he was 15 years old. He has been hailed “a real poet of the piano” and is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice world-wide. Conductor Candidate Bruce…

Strings Attached Introduces Violin to Area Students

The Owensboro Symphony’s Strings Attached program was designed to introduce string playing to students in grades 4 or 5 in the Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Schools – the year prior to their opportunity to begin playing in their school orchestra program. Each classroom receives a one-hour session with instructor Carrie OlsenĀ on two consecutive days. The program is totally hands-on as each child has their own violin to play….

OSO brings gift of music to hospital

By Austin Ramsey Messenger-Inquirer   Music has been entertaining and uplifting patients and visitors at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital this holiday season, thanks to a partnership between the health system and Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. This is the second year Owensboro Health has helped fund the orchestra’s Music on Call program. It’s brought the gift of music to businesses, nonprofit agencies, community centers and more in the greater Owensboro region, organizers…

 
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