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Symphony concerts offered in Stevens Point and Marshfield

By Portage County Business Council

Enjoy music performed by the Symphony Orchestra at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield this October.

The UW-Stevens Point Symphony Orchestra’s concert, themed “Pictures at an Exhibition,” is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point. The orchestra will perform Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” as well as two works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, “Finlandia” and “Andante Festivo.” The orchestra is directed by Andy Moran, assistant professor of horn and orchestral director.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and youth and free the day of the concert for students with a UW-Stevens Point I.D. if not sold out. Tickets are available at the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378 or at Tickets also may be purchased at the door if available. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.

The Marshfield Symphony Orchestra and Marshfield High School Strings will join in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield’s Helen Connor Laird Theater, 2000 W. Fifth St., Marshfield. They will perform classic favorites such as the “Russian Sailor’s Dance” and the “Bacchanale” from “Samson and Delilah.”

The Marshfield Symphonic Band will present “A Night at the Movies” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Helen Connor Laird Theater. Like the old television show, “Name That Tune,” the band will play a small section from each piece of music and the audience will have the opportunity to guess which film is being represented.

The Marshfield Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band are directed by Richard Brunson, assistant professor of music.

Tickets to each UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield performance are $7 and can be purchased at, by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378 or at the Box Office in the Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building the night of the event.