Wyoming Symphony Orchestra http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Music, Illustrated: Wyoming Symphony Teams With Artist For Season Finale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/music-illustrated-wyoming-symphony-teams-artist-season-finale <p><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingsymphony.org/" target="_blank">The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra</a></strong> in Casper has teamed up with an illustrator for this weekend’s season finale concert. Igor Stravinsky’s 'Petrouchka' was originally written as a ballet about the story of a young puppet brought to life by a wizard. Wyoming Symphony music director and conductor Matthew Savery will tell the audience the story and have the orchestra demonstrate how the music replicates human movement. Fri, 09 May 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 58065 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Music, Illustrated: Wyoming Symphony Teams With Artist For Season Finale As other orchestras struggle, Wyoming Symphony Orchestra thrives http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/other-orchestras-struggle-wyoming-symphony-orchestra-thrives <p>The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 season opens Saturday, October 5. Over the past several years, the audience for the Casper-based ensemble has steadily increased: it’s up 25 percent in just the last season. That’s notable in an era where orchestras from Honolulu to Syracuse have filed for bankruptcy. Wyoming Public Media’s Micah Schweizer asked Wyoming Symphony Orchestra executive director Rachel Bailey what accounts for that success...</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 47753 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org As other orchestras struggle, Wyoming Symphony Orchestra thrives Wyoming Symphony Orchestra produces season's first concert Saturday http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-symphony-orchestra-produces-seasons-first-concert-saturday <p>The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in Casper kicks off the season with a concert on Saturday.</p><p>Music Director Matthew Savery says they’ll be playing Paul Hindeman’s Symphonic Metamorphosis and a piece by an American composer named James Beckel, called Toccata for Orchestra.</p><p>“Both pieces are similar in that they’re really like concertos for orchestra – they really show of the virtuosic capabilities of an orchestra,” Savery said.</p><p>Later in the season, the orchestra will be collaborating with the Eugene Ballet Company to perform the ballet Swan Lake.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 23:44:48 +0000 Willow Belden 30774 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Symphony Orchestra produces season's first concert Saturday Wyoming Symphony Orchestra - Casper http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-symphony-orchestra-casper <p>The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra began in 1920 but did not incorporate until the 1940&rsquo;s<em>. &ldquo;</em>Musicians always find other musicians to play, and back in the 20&rsquo;s they traveled long distances on dirt roads to play together&rdquo; according to WSO Executive Director, Kate Tiernan. This year marks their 62<sup>nd</sup> concert season!</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:41:02 +0000 Wyoming Symphony Orchestra 20393 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Symphony Orchestra - Casper