November 6, 2021

with Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon


Western Fanfare


Bassoon Concerto


Symphony No. 5


The WSO’s 72nd season premier will be a celebration of triumph over darkness, and a return to light for the WSO and the community as a whole. The concert opens with Lucas Richman’s Western Fanfare, conjuring images of the Old West. Then guest bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann joins the orchestra for a performance of Christopher Theofandis’ Bassoon Concerto. Kuuskmann, a multi-grammy award nominee, has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, as well as with numerous international orchestras. We will close with Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5, perhaps the most famous symphony ever written, which will musically personify our community’s journey together from darkness back to light over the last two years.