Tuesday | February 13 | 9:00am and 10:30am
Harriet Johnson Auditorium | Somsen Hall
Winona State University
The Winona Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Children’s Concert, including a narrated orchestral score featuring two Dr. Seuss stories, Gertrude McFuzz and Green Eggs and Ham. American composer Robert Kapilow wrote the music. Area elementary schoolchildren have been invited and 1,200 have confirmed reservations.
Under the direction of Dr. Donald Lovejoy, Symphony performers will include nine instrumentalists and three vocalists (including Gertrude and Sam). “We hope to not only entertain the students but also inspire them to get involved in music making,” says Lovejoy. The Symphony has been awarded a $10,000 Arts and Cultural Heritage grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council for its 2018 Children’s Concert for Winona area 3rd and 4th grade students. Thanks to this generous grant, the concerts will be presented to Winona area schoolchildren at no cost to the students or schools. Reservations for the 9:00 a.m. concert are full; reservations are still being accepted for the 10:30 a.m. performance. Limited balcony seating at the 10:30 a.m. concert is available to the general public. Free will donations are accepted from the general public.
The Winona Symphony Orchestra will also offer free admission to K-12 students for its Spring Concert on Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. The March concert will feature Godfrey Ridout’s Tafelmusik, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major. For the Spring Concert, high school students will be admitted free with a school ID; elementary and middle school students receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult.
The 2018 Winona Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Concert is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For more information about the Winona Symphony Orchestra visit winonasymphony.org.
The Winona Symphony Orchestra is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.