The Cherokee Symphony will present its annual Mid-winter Concert on Sunday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center.
The symphony is excited to have guest conductor Ted Hallberg for this concert. Maestro Hallberg is the grades 4-12 orchestra director and district music coordinator for the Le Mars Community School District in Le Mars.
Originally from Illinois, Hallberg graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, with a bachelor of music education degree in 1984. He taught band at St. Joseph School in Marion, Iowa, and orchestra at the Waverly-Shell Rock School District before coming to Le Mars in 1992.
Hallberg was the Iowa All State Orchestra Chair from 2004-2009. He is the current chair of the Northwest Iowa Honor Orchestra and immediate past chair of the ISTA State Honor Orchestra. He currently is a cellist with the Cherokee Symphony and formerly played with the Northwest Iowa Symphony and the Wartburg Symphony. He studied cello with Janice Potampa, Robert Luke and Dr. Janina Ehrlich.
He was selected the Iowa String Teacher of the Year in 2009, guest conducted the 2011 Iowa Middle School Honor Orchestra, and has served as a guest cello instructor at the Northwest Arizona String Camp.
Ted has been married to his wife Carol, who is the middle school vocal instructor for MOC-Floyd Valley School in Orange City, for 26 years, and their daughter, Kajsa, is an accomplished violinist, hornist and dancer. The family also has two cats, Cinderella and Ariel.
The program for the March 4 concert - Peer Gynt Suite, No. 1 Edvard Grieg:
* Morning Mood
* Death of Ace
* Anitra's Dance
* In the Hall of the Mountain King
Symphony No. 7 - Ludwig van Beethoven, Movement 2 Allegretto.
Music for Orchestra -- Vaclav Nethybel
American Salute -- Morton Gould
Nimrod from the Enigma Variations -- Edward Elger
Raiders March -- John Williams
Please join the Cherokee Symphony family for the Mid-Winter Concert on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Cherokee Community Center.
Admission is by season ticket or $10 at the door. Students through high school are admitted free.
The Community center is located at 520 W. Bluff St. in Cherokee with parking available at the high school parking lot as well as the Community Center.