WSO Spring Concert

Saturday | March 30 | 7:30pm
Harriet Johnson Auditorium | Somsen Hall
Winona State University

The Winona Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2018-2019 season, From Minnesota with Love, with their Spring Concert.

The concert includes W.A. Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Claude Debussy’s Petite Suite. Additionally, Minneapolis-based mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski joins the Symphony to perform the works of Minnesota composers Libby Larson and Dominick Argento. The audience will enjoy Osowski’s uplifting performance of Larson’s Raspberry Island Dreaming and Argento’s Casa Guidi. Osowski has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages, including the Musikverein in Vienna and award-winning performances in London’s Wigmore Hall and at the International Das Lied Competition in Heidelberg, Germany. Recognized for her excellence in Minnesota, she is a recipient of the prestigious 2018-2019 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music.

The Spring Concert also offers a pre-concert talk by Symphony’s 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. Major sponsors of the Symphony’s 2018-2019 season include Hal Leonard Corporation, Merchants Bank, Miller Scrap, RTP Company, Winona State University, and WNB Financial. The Symphony is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 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. For additional information visit or email

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