Winona Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Saturday | October 6 | 7:30pm
Preconcert talk at 7:00pm
Harriet Johnson Auditorium | Somsen Hall
Winona State University

Winona Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert kicks off its 2018-2019 season, From Minnesota with Love.

Audiences will experience American composer David Diamond’s Rounds for String Orchestra, a fiddle-inspired and high-energy piece commissioned and premiered by Dmitri Metropoulos and the Minneapolis Symphony in 1944. The vigor of Rounds will be contrasted with living Minnesota composer Steve Heitzeg’s beautiful Flower of the Earth, a piece written in homage to Georgia O’Keeffe and inspired by four of her works of art. Heitzeg will be joining the Symphony at the Fall Concert. Rounding out the program is Joseph Haydn’s 82nd Symphony, subtitled ‘The Bear.’ Written as Haydn was reaching the height of his incredible popularity, the symphony is full of wit, humor, and vivacious joy.

The Fall Concert also offers a pre-concert talk by Heitzeg and the Symphony’s new Music Director Erik Rohde beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for college students. The Symphony offers free admission to high school students with a student I.D., and elementary and middle school students receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Advance tickets are available online at or in person at Hardt’s Music & Audio (115 East Third Street, Winona) and at the venue on the evening of the concert.

The Winona Symphony Orchestra exists to enrich the Winona area with live performances of quality symphonic music, provide performing opportunities for talented area musicians, and promote an appreciation of live classical music among young people. Last season, the Symphony celebrated their 110th anniversary by presenting three concerts, providing performance opportunities to more than 40 local and regional musicians, and reaching more than 1,100 area elementary students through a free Children’s Concert. For additional information visit or email This activity 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 & cultural heritage fund.

Photo: Composer Steve Heitzeg. Photographer: Terry Gydesen.

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