Page 6 - Common Chords in Willmar: Final Report

City Council Meeting
To kick off the Willmar Common Chords week, the Willmar City Council declared May 21-26, 2012 to be
“Minnesota Orchestra Week in Willmar.”
Rice Memorial Hospital
Garden Court Performance
Rice Memorial Hospital is located near
downtown Willmar and serves as a major
healthcare hub for Kandiyohi county. The
brass quintet’s performance in the hospital’s
Garden Court was warmly received by more
than one hundred staff, patients, visitors and a
clown who regularly visits with patients.
Willmar Area Symphony Orchestra
Side by Side Rehearsal
Members of the Willmar Area Symphony
Orchestra, an active adult community
ensemble comprised of more than 35
members, rehearsed Dvořák’s eighth
symphony with conductor Sarah Hicks on the
podium and Minnesota Orchestra brass and
string players seated among the sections.
Art of Conducting Service Club Luncheon
At a luncheon held Wednesday afternoon,
conductor Sarah Hicks presented the Art of
Conducting for members of nine of Willmar’s
professional service organizations. Aided by
members of the Minnesota Orchestra String
Quartet, she illustrated the parallels between
effective, dynamic leadership in a business
context and in music. Attendees received a crash
course in conducting basics through the course of
the presentation, and were later invited to try their
hand at leading the ensemble in a performance of
Mozart’s
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
.
MUSICIANS AROUND TOWN
Photo: Mele Willis
Photo: Dennis Benson
Photo: Dennis Benson
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