Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra announces relaunch of ‘THSO Presents!’ concert series

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra announced this week the relaunch of its “THSO Presents!” series featuring members of the THSO for “intimate performances of some of the world’s greatest chamber music,” according to a news release.

Performances on Oct. 16 and March 5 will take place at Hatfield Hall on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology beginning at 4 p.m. and will feature feature brass quintets, woodwind quintets, string quartets and more.

“After 11 years as a member of the THSO, I am so thankful that our new Executive Director Samantha Johnson-Helms has worked to create this chamber music concert series,” Sharon Weyser, Second Horn with the THSO, said. “This series provides the musicians of the THSO a new opportunity to connect with and perform for the Terre Haute community. I am excited to be a part of this inaugural series and look forward to more performances like this in the years to come.”

Weyser will perform with the Pontoon Boat Brass quintet in the Oct. 16 program featuring works by Giovanni Gabrieli and Ludwig Maurer. THSO members of this group include Second Horn Sharon Weyser and Principal Trumpet Jay Ellsmore.

The THSO will also be welcoming the award-winning woodwind quintet Volante Winds to Terre Haute for the series. THSO Principal Oboe Rebecca McGuire and THSO Second Bassoon Sara Fruehe are founding members of the ensemble. THSO Fourth Horn Layne Anspach will join the group to sub for founding member Olivier Huebscher.

“Volante Winds is excited to share our love of chamber music with the Terre Haute community,” the group said in a release. “Chamber music is a beautiful opportunity to bring us all together again after being apart for 18 months. We are so thrilled to connect with live audiences again!”

The THSO’s new Principal Flute and ISU Flute Professor Angela Reynolds will also perform on Oct. 16 alongside retired Principal Keyboard Martha Krasnican. The duo will present Ian Clarke’s “Deep Blue,” a work inspired by the ocean and whale song, and Gabriel Faure’s Fantasie, Op. 79.  

Platinum ticket holders for “THSO Presents!” concerts will receive an invitation to enjoy a complimentary reception following the concert and an opportunity to meet the musicians. Concerts will last approximately 75 minutes without an intermission, the release said.

Tickets are $15 for the silver level, $32 for the gold level and $48 for platinum. Tickets can be purchased at thso.org or by calling Hatfield Hall at (812) 877-8544. Prices do not include facility and venue fees.

Patrons will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status while indoors at Hatfield Hall.

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