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Kettle Moraine Symphony

West Bend's “Hometown” Symphony Orchestra, Since 1968

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Kettle Moraine Symphony, West Bend's Hometown Symphony Orchestra

Classical music concerts with over 60 fine musicians from Washington County and the greater metro-Milwaukee area.

Kettle Moraine Symphony performs at Holy Hill

KMS at Holy Hill in 2013

Magnificence of Mendelssohn

The Symphony Returns to Holy Hill

Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.
Basilica at Holy Hill
1525 Carmel Rd, Hubertus, WI 53033

Kettle Moraine Symphony, under the direction of Paul Thorgaard, and Moraine Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Peter Gibeau, are pleased to again have the privilege of performing together in the beautiful basilica at Holy Hill.

Enjoy works by Mendelssohn and Gabrieli in the original "surround sound" setting, with chorus up front, strings on the side, and brass in the rear choir loft.

Purchase tickets by May 15 at the outlets listed below, or online any time up until the day of the concert. Please arrive early for best seating.

Holy Hill

Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians is a Roman Catholic shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The centerpiece of the shrine is a minor basilica. It is located in the town of Erin, near Hubertus, Wisconsin, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The shrine has approximately 300,000 visitors per year. (from Wikipedia)



  • Psalms 42 and 115
  • String Symphony No. 9


  • “Gloria” and “Exaudi, Deus” from the mass Sacrae Symphoniae - 1597

Concert Ticket Outlets

  • White House of Music, West Bend and Germantown
  • West Bend Chamber of Commerce
  • Music Academy of West Bend
  • Horicon Bank, West Bend
  • Hartford Music Center

Irish Impressions concert, Kettle Moraine Symphony

Irish Impressions

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Irish Impressions - March 23, 2014

With Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance

Well, that was fun!

Fun for both the orchestra and the sold-out audience at UW-Washington County's theater.

Hope you were there!





Russian Romantics and the 2014 Young Artist Winner

March 1, 2:00 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, West Bend [ Map ] [ View Poster ]

Russian Hospitality presentation by Zulfiya Penterman at 1:45 p.m.

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2014 Concerto Winner

Emmalee Ciriaks
Daily News Article

The “Russian Romantics” concert is now a warm memory.

Featured on the concert was Emmalee Ciriaks, the winning entrant of the Washington County Concerto Competition, with an amazing performance of the third movement from Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.1. Congratulations and thank you, Emmalee!

Zulfiya Penterman, an Early Language Learning teacher for the West Bend School District and a native of Kazakhstan, gracioulsy accepted our invitation to share with us her knowledge of Russian hospitality. Thank you, Zulfiya, for sharing a little about present-day Russian culture.



Current openings are for violin, viola and tuba. Please see auditions if you are interested in auditioning for an open seat or for the sub list.

KMS welcomes audition inquiries at any time, as our needs may change throughout the season.

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View education outreach curriculum here.

Lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school, related to upcoming concerts.

Volunteer or become a board member KMS Wants You!

Kettle Moraine Symphony invites you to consider becoming a board member or committee volunteer.

See our Volunteer Opportunities for specific ways to help.

Thank you!

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