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Performance Schedule

  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015
  • 2013-2014
  • 2012-2013

2016-2017 Concerts:

Christopher Stanichar, Conductor & Composer



November 15, 2016 Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra CD Released Includes Tracks Conducted by Christopher Stanichar and others

November 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Center, Iowa)
  1. J. Haan Auditorium
Dr. John Bailey, Flute CHILDREN’S CONCERT (for over 1100 students)   Program: With Christopher Stanichar as host and conductor “HERE’S THE STORY…”: Featuring Programmatic Music NISO presents an exciting concert featuring great symphonic music performed by the orchestra, a virtuoso flutist, and a memorable presentation of Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé. The orchestra demonstrates the intentions of different composers who have composed programmatic symphonic music. The Grand Canyon Suite was performed in honor of the centennial of the National Park Service and slides of the Grand Canyon were included in the presentation.

November 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Center, Iowa)
  1. J. Haan Auditorium
Dr. John Bailey, Flute SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT   Program: “HERE’S THE STORY…”
  • Smetana: The Moldau
  • Linda Robbins Coleman: In Good King Charles’s Golden Days
  • Borne/Bizet: Fantaisie Brillante on Themes from “Carmen”
  • Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite


November 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Memorial Auditorium (Worthington, MN) Brett Cooper, Piano Kurt Haag, Piano Karen Skog, Piano   Program:
  • Delius: The Sleigh Ride
  • Saint-Saëns: Carinval of the Animals
Narrated by Christopher Stanichar
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20
  • Lopez (arr. Krogstad): Selections from Frozen
  • Goeller: Christmas Carol Sing-Along


November 26 and December 3, 2016 Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Memorial Auditorium (Worthington, MN) Brulé (Native American New Age Band) REGIONAL BROADCAST on Pioneer Television (Minnesota Public Television)   Program: “RED NATIVITY” (Blend of music from the Holiday season and the traditional dance of Native America with Native American instruments)

December 3, 2016 at 3:00 Northwest Iowa Symphony YOUTH Orchestra (Sioux Center, Iowa)
  1. J. Haan Auditorium
Fall Concert Dr. Christopher Stanichar, Conductor   Program:
  • Piazzolla (arr. Kazik): Libertango
  • Lunn (arr. Moore): Downton Abbey
  • Holst: Brook Green Suite
  • Davis (Mannheim Steamroller, arr. Longfield): Veni, Veni (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel)
  • Newbold: Lion City
  • Traditional (arr. Martin): More Festive Strings


December 4, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church Missy Johnson, Soprano Russell Svenningsen, Tenor   Program:
  • Handel: Selections from Messiah
Carmel Symphony Orchestra (Carmel, Indiana) Semi-Finalist (Final 12 Candidates) January 2017

February 25, 2017, at 7:30 PM Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Center, Iowa)
  1. J. Haan Auditorium
Okee Dokee Brothers (Grammy-Award Winning Band) SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT (POPS)   Program: “A NIGHT WITH THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS” ( Grammy Award Winning Band)
  • Copland: Hoe-Down
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Cripple Creek
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Can You Canoe
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Rosita
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Thousand Star Hotel
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Through the Woods
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Cripple Creek
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Out of Tune
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Echo
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Jamboree
  • Sousa: Washington Post March (Featuring Celebrity Conductor Winner, fundraiser)
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Don’t Fence Me In
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Jackalope
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Mama Don’t Allow
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Bullfrog Opera
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Boatman’s Dance
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: Roll On River


April 8, 2017 at 3:00 Northwest Iowa Symphony YOUTH Orchestra (Sioux Center, Iowa)
  1. J. Haan Auditorium
Spring Concert Dr. Christopher Stanichar, Conductor   Program:
  • Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in G minor, op. 3, no. 2
  • Gamboa: Reminiscencias (featuring Emily Meyer, Violin)
  • Deanna Wehrspann: Breath (Iowa Premiere)
  • Tchaikovsky: “Andante Cantabile” from String Quartet no. 1, op. 11
  • Anderson: Plink, Plank, Plunk


April 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Center, Iowa)
  1. J. Haan Auditorium
Sean Botkin, Piano SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT   Program: “Rocky: An All-Rachmaninoff Concert”
  • Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, op. 34
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, op. 18 (conducted by Henry Duitman)
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, op. 45


May 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Memorial Auditorium (Worthington, MN)   Program: “Cinco de Mayo Celebration”
  • Nunó: Hymno Nacional Mexicano
  • Smith: The Star-Spangled Banner
  • Gamboa: Paso Doble
  • Marquez: Danzon no. 2
  • Padilla (arr. Isaac): El Relicario
  • Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92
  • Williams: The March from 1941
   

2016-2017 Concerts: Christopher Stanichar, Composer: Performances and Premieres   January 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Senior Degree Recital Rachel Burger, Clarinet Brett Cooper, Piano (Accompanist) Kresge Recital Hall Augustana University   Program:
  • Stanichar: Pink Ribbon for Susan (Band Transcription)
 

April 16, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church Missy Johnson, Soprano Eric Wicks, Tenor   Program:
  • Stanichar: Mass of the Last Supper