Wartburg Community Symphony

THE CHARMING CELLO
Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

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Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor and Fauré’s Elegie
will provide the setting for guest cellist Jay Campbell. Praised by The New York Times for electrifying performances that “conveyed every nuance,” Campbell is a spellbinding artist who presents eclectic musical interests through his rich and powerful cello artistry. The concert will conclude with Elgar's magnificent Enigma Variations.

PETER AND THE WOLF
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

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Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf becomes bigger than life with narration and giant puppets. Eulenspiegel Puppets will dramatize the action as the symphony performs this well-known orchestral favorite. A variety of holiday music will turn this concert into a perfect gift for the whole family.

MEISTERSINGER HONOR
ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL GALA

Saturday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

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Join the Wartburg Community Symphony for the inaugural Meistersinger Honor Orchestra Festival. The festival gala will include Valley High School Orchestra (West Des Moines, IA) with Wartburg's Distinguished Professor and Artist in Residence Simon Estes as a featured soloist.

BEST OF THE BEST - WEST DES MOINES
Sunday, Feb. 15, 3 p.m.
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You won't want to miss this rare event, bringing together some of the finest performers in Iowa: Opera star Simon Estes, the Wartburg Community Symphony, and the Valley High School Orchestra. This concert will take place in West Des Moines at the Valley High School Performing Arts Center.

SAXOPHONE SERENADE
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

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The 2014-15 symphony season will close with the suave saxophone of Ashu. He repeatedly defies convention by winning competitions traditionally dominated by pianists and violinists. Most recently, he received the audience award at the Musical Olympus International Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ashu joins the Symphony in Debussy’s Saxophone Rhapsodie, Piazzolla’s Tango, and Demersseman’s Fantasy on an Original Theme.