Itasca Symphony Orchestra Concert
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wilcox Theater at the Reif Performing Arts Center
The Itasca Symphony Orchestra debuts its first concert of the 2019-2020 season Saturday, November 2. The program will honor our veterans and celebrate former Itasca Strings Program student and Deer River native Olivia Skaja who returns to Grand Rapids from St. Olaf College to perform Felix Mendelssohn’s famous Violin Concerto with the orchestra. The orchestra will also perform two works adapted from renowned operas: the eerie yet beautiful prelude to Verdi’s Macbeth and a suite of selections from Bizet’s boisterous opera Carmen where vocal lines are picked up by instrument voices.
The Symphony wishes to give special recognition to Air Force veteran Mike Wourms who is retiring as principal trumpet for the Itasca Orchestra after 20 years. Tickets for veterans for this concert are $5 as a small token of gratitude for their service to our country.