Renowned Cherokee orchestra entering its 51st season
The dates are set for the Cherokee Symphony's 2007-2008 concert season, with three upcoming performances by the talented ochestra sure to treat fans to incomparable musical entertainment.
The first concert - the annual Pops Concert - is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, December 2, at the Cherokee Community Theater. The orchestra will play familiar Pops music, as well as Christmas selections.
A "Touch of Broadway," a well-known mixed singing group from Storm Lake, will be guests at the performance and popcorn and punch will be served at no charge.
The popular Mid-Winter Concert is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, February 17. At this time, an all-orchestral concert is planned, with the option of inviting a special guest. More information will be forthcoming on this concert.
The final concert of the season - the popular Young Artists Concert - is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, and will showcase the winners of auditions heald earlier, accompanied by the renowned Cherokee Symphony and legendary maestro Lee Thorson.
Cherokee Symphony Association memberships are now available, with membership letters recently mailed to previous and potential subscribers. Also, program advertising space can be purchased or renewed. Both of these functions support the Symphony and assure the very best concerts and programming now and in the future.
The 60-member orchestra provides the community with the highest quality musical entertainment, while giving area musicians a semi-professional outlet for their talents.
Maestro Lee Thorson, a noted cellist and instructor from Storm Lake, and a Rolfe native, has been conductor since 1981. Interested musicians can contact Thorson at 712/732-1497 to arrange an audition.
For more information, or for those new to the area, you can be put on the Symphony Association's mailing list by writing to The Cherokee Symphony, P.O. Box 25, Cherokee, Iowa 51012; by contacting chairman Donna M. Hicks at 225-5216; or visiting the web site