2020-2021 CONCERTS

Our 2020-2021 ‘Inspired by Genius’ season ticket package will include the March 6, 2021: Monumental Sibelius, and More Rising Stars!, May 1, 2021: Cinema Sensations: A British Invasion, and June 5, 2021: Beethoven, La Crosse, The World. Season tickets are now available to renew or purchase!   Call the office at 608-783-2121, or click on the link below to fill out a fillable form. Getting season tickets is a great way to support the symphony!

Click HERE to go to the fillable form for your season tickets!

In addition, we are offering three one-hour long chamber concerts on October 24, 2020: A Return to Life! chamber concert, November 21, 2020: Celebrating Heroes! chamber concert, and December 18 & 19, 2020: Holiday Gems! chamber concerts. Chamber concert tickets are open to purchasing to all season ticket holders from 2019-2020 and any new season ticket holders for the 2020-2021 season (as long as tickets are available). Click here to go to the fillable form and order your 2020-2021 Season Tickets. For new season ticket buyers, you will be emailed a private link to purchase your chamber concert tickets. Single ticket sales for the chamber concert tickets will open to the public on August 17th, 2020. Call the office at 608-783-2121 to order your season tickets and chamber concert tickets!

Details about chamber concerts for your safety:

* Only 220 seats being sold per concert for social distancing

* General seating tickets will be sold for the main floor, lower balcony, and upper balcony

* You will be seated when you arrive in a socially distanced manner

* No before events, after events, or intermission

* Alexander Platt will do a pre-concert talk from stage before the concert so you may arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy that talk from your seat. 

* Masks are required in all areas except while seated

2020-2021 Season Ticket Packages per person (does not include convenience fee):

Main Floor Seat:         $120

Lower Balcony Seat:  $120

Upper Balcony Seat:    $75

Join the Sponsorship Family!

Would you like to sponsor a concert, educational program, string scholar, Rising Star, Meet the Musicians YouTube Program, High School Symphony 101 YouTube Program, Fridays at the Symphony with Alexander Platt YouTube series, instrument sections of the symphony, principal musicians, or the La Crosse Symphony in general? Sponsorships have allowed the symphony to bring amazing experiences and educational opportunities to our community for the past 122 years. We would love for you to join the sponsorship family! Opportunities range from $350 and up. All sponsorships help! Email the Executive Director, Eva Marie Restel, at emrestel@lacrossesymhony.org of your interest and she will send you a sponsorship information packet. You may also call the office to discuss the many opportunities you have to make a big difference!

CHAMBER CONCERT SERIES

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ONLY

For your safety in these times of COVID-19:

* 220 tickets available per concert for social distancing purposes

* Masks Required (except while seated)

* Each concert is one hour long with no before event, after event, or intermission

* Alexander Platt will give a pre-concert talk from stage so you are welcome to come 30 minutes early and enjoy that from your seat

* Tickets are general seating by section (main floor, lower balcony, or upper balcony)

* Attendees will be seated upon arrival in a social distancing manner

* Early ticket purchases open to new and returning season ticket holders- single tickets open to the public on  August 17, 2020

 

OCTOBER 24, 2020: A RETURN TO LIFE! – CHAMBER CONCERT

Written for a solemn occasion, Jean Sibelius’ “Andante Festivo” sets the perfect tone for the LSO’s return to performing life on the Viterbo stage! African-American violin phenomenon TAI MURRAY makes a long-anticipated LSO debut in Bach’s immortal concerto, followed by Tchaikovsky's elegant and monumental Serenade for Strings, written during his sojourn in Italy.

Sibelius: Andante Festivo for String Orchestra

J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042 (TAI MURRAY, violin)

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op.48

 

NOVEMBER 21, 2020: CELEBRATING HEROES! – CHAMBER CONCERT

The LSO proudly celebrates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, which brought our nation together in a victory over catastrophe. Two of Aaron Copland’s most amazing masterpieces from the War years -- with our own Joshua Baker in a star turn -- envelop the great African-American composer George Walker’s most famous work.

George Walker: Lyric for Strings (1946)

Aaron Copland: Suite from Appalachian Spring

Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto (1948) (JOSHUA BAKER, clarinet)

 

DECEMBER 18 & 19, 2020: HOLIDAY GEMS! – CHAMBER CONCERT

Join members of the La Crosse Symphony as we offer an intimate celebration of the Holiday spirit: from “The Nutcracker” and “Greensleeves”, to Edvard Grieg’s exhilarating “Holberg Suite”, to a garland of Christmas classics from the Baroque era.

"Holst: Fantasia on "Greensleeves", from the St. Paul's Suite for Strings"

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Handel: “Pastoral Symphony”, from Messiah

Grieg: “Shepherd Boy” from the Lyric Suite, Op. 54

Grieg: “At the Cradle”, from Two Lyric Pieces, Op.68

Tchaikovsky: Overture from The Nutcracker

Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op.40

Corelli: Finale (Pastorale) from the Christmas Concerto, Op.6, No.8

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MARCH 6, 2021: MONUMENTAL SIBELIUS, AND MORE RISING STARS!

Four more amazing young soloists vie for the honors, in the LSO’s evermore impressive annual solo competition. And to finish, Jean Sibelius’ first symphonic masterpiece — including the haunting “Swan of Tuonela” and “Lemminkainen’s Homeward Journey”, one of the most hair-raising finales in the orchestral repertoire!

The 2021 LSO “Rising Stars” Piano and Instrumental Finalists, in four selected movements from the concerto repertoire

Jean Sibelius: Three Legends for Orchestra from the Kalevala, Op.22:

Lemminkainen and the Island Maidens — The Swan of Tuonela — Lemminkainen’s Homeward Journey

 

MAY 1, 2021: CINEMA SENSATIONS: A BRITISH INVASION

So much of the finest movie music of recent years has come from British inspirations—from the stately gloom of “Downton Abbey” to the gripping suspense of DUNKIRK. We’ll follow all that excitement with the welcome return of one of our favorite international soloists—our own “Italian movie star”, the amazingly gifted Alessio Bax, in another Rachmaninov gem from the world of the silver screen.

Walton: Crown Imperial March (1937)

Music from DOWNTON ABBEY, LORD OF THE RINGS, and CHARIOTS OF FIRE

Hans Zimmer: The Dogfight Suite, from DUNKIRK

John Barry: Music from DANCES WITH WOLVES, and SOMEWHERE IN TIME

Walton: Orb and Sceptre (1953)

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, for piano and orchestra (Alessio Bax, soloist)

 

JUNE 5, 2021: BEETHOVEN, LA CROSSE, THE WORLD

Another great young international star—cellist Gabriel Cabezas, makes his LSO debut in a long-overdue complete performance of Dvorak’s beloved Cello Concerto! Framing that performance will be the return of former LSO music director Amy Mills, our ever-amazing Conductor Wannabes, and the blazing excitement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, as we celebrate another stunning season of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra!

Amy R. Mills: JourneyOne — Hints of the Middle East, Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (2017) (Daniel Birnschein, soloist)

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor (Gabriel Cabezas, soloist)

Two Favorite Marches, with LSO Winning Wannabe Conductors:

Elgar: “Pomp and Circumstance” March No.1, Op.39

Bizet: “March of the Toreadors”, from CARMEN

Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A Major