Teacher & Student

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January 29, 2022
John F. Welsh Auditorium Doors open 7:00pm,
Concert start 7:30pm

with Simone Porter, violin


Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)


Violin Concerto


Our January concert highlights one of the most influential mentor/mentee duos in all of symphonic music. This program features works from Ludwig Van Beethoven and his mentor, Joseph Haydn, who is known as the “father of the symphony.” The orchestra will open with Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, commonly known as “the Surprise Symphony,” if you want to know why you’ll have to discover for yourself! Then you will be treated to a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Then world-class violist Simone Porter will bring Beethoven's Violin Concerto to life. Porter regularly performs with major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. This is our third attempt to bring Simone to Casper since 2020, so we are excited to finally welcome her to the WSO stage!

*Please note: Masks are required for the duration of this full-capacity concert. With the virulent nature of the Omicron variants and COVID's continued spread, we expect our patrons to respect the safety of our staff, musicians, and other patrons. We feel very fortunate to be able to perform for you in the concert hall and hope to be able to continue to do so moving forward.