Blog Topic: Inspiration

Discover the most interesting happenings in ensemble music – both locally and around the world – in lively posts by Jason and our staff.

Doing big things

‘You don’t have to be the biggest community to do really big things, you just have to have some vision, and you have to work together.’ We couldn’t agree more with President Obama, who as you may have heard visited

Dollar a Day

Here at wcfsymphony we spend a tremendous amount of time and energy raising funds for our operations and working to connect our supporters with transformative musical and educational experiences. One thing we notice is how challenging it is to motivate

A Sound Shaped by Time and Tools

Solid NYT piece on one of the most esoteric aspects of orchestral culture, the existence of distinctive sounds unique to particular ensembles. The group under consideration is the hermetic Vienna Philharmonic, though the superb comment thread offers a plethora of

A Students’ Side-By-Side

‘If a side-by-side experience at their school with professional musicians is what Dylan and his classmates feel is most valuable to their musical development – and they’re committed enough to ask us – then I’m in!’ And indeed I was,

Kristallnacht and our kids

This weekend wcfsymphony participates in a truly remarkable event in Cedar Falls: A collaboration between six organizations and over 200 individuals (more than half of them students) commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Our kaleidoscopic program weaves together music, imagery, and

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