Kettle Moraine Symphony
West Bend's "Hometown" Symphony Orchestra
with musicians from Washington County and the greater metro-Milwaukee area
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Lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school, related to the upcoming concert, "From the New World".
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"From the New World"
Final Concert of the 2012-13 Season
The Kettle Moraine Symphony will return to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 19, at 2:30 p.m., presenting “From the New World,” Symphony No.9, music of Antonin Dvorak, and will feature a performance by the senior winner of the Washington County Concerto Competition. If you have received a Season Ticket order form with May 5 as this concert's date, please note the change to May 19.
KMS is pleased to feature two young musicians on the May 19 concert. Camille Kordas is the 2013 winner of the Moraine Area Private Music Teachers Organization (MAPMTO) concerto competition, and she will be performing "Concerto Romantique" by Catherine Rollin. Joshua Samson discovered a passion for composition at the age of 13, and at this concert he will hear two of his pieces performed by a live orchestra for the first time. Read more about Camille and Joshua.
View education outreach curriculum here. Lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school, related to the upcoming concert, "From the New World".
Delve Into Dvořák : The Program
- Symphony in E Minor, "From the New World" . . . . Antonin Dvořák
- Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Nos. 4 and 8 . . . . Antonin Dvořák
- Concerto Romantique, Mvt. I, Allegro . . . . Catherine Rollin
- Camille Kordas, Soloist
- Symphony in D Major, Finale . . . . Joshua S. Samson
- Overture . . . . Joshua S. Samson
Mozart’s Requiem at Holy Hill
Performed by Orchestra and Moraine Chorus
The Kettle Moraine Symphony’s 2012-2013 season featured a landmark concert at Washington County’s most well-known landmark, Holy Hill.
KMS, under the direction of Conductor Paul N. Thorgaard, presented as its featured selection, Mozart’s Requiem, K.626, with the Moraine Chorus, directed by Dr. Peter Gibeau of the University of Wisconsin-Washington County. The concert was presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians at Holy Hill in Hubertus.
Remembering Bud Asch
The orchestra, its musicians and board members, are deeply saddened by the loss of Albert “Bud” Asch, conductor emeritus and founder of the Kettle Moraine Symphony. Bud passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at his home. See Remembering Bud.