The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (SCSO) plans to embark on its next international tour in May 2020 to Chile under the leadership of Conductor, Director of Orchestral Studies and Professor of Conducting Jan Wagner, Diploma and Korrepetitions Praxis, Academy of Music in Vienna (Austria). The orchestra was invited by the Beethoven Foundation, Chile’s largest and most prestigious performing arts organization, to perform in Santiago, Chile’s capital. Additional performances in the cities of Valparaiso, Talca and Chillán, outreach opportunities, cultural visits and more are in the works.
“It is an honor for the SCSO to have been invited by Chile’s premier performing arts organization and to perform in the main concert venues of some most the country’s most prominent and thriving cultural communities,” said Wagner. “I consider it a privilege for our students to have had the opportunity to perform to nearly sold-out venues in all the cities we’ve been able to visit in Spain and Argentina in the past. A tour to Chile is promising to be equally exciting.”
The Symphony Orchestra has previously toured in Argentina (2017) and Spain (2014). In its most recent tour to Argentina, the ensemble performed in Córdoba, Paraná, Rosario and Buenos Aires, and in Spain ensemble members performed in Zaragoza, Castellón, Murcia and Granada.
SUPPORT THE TOUR
Although SCSO members commit to cover a large portion of the expenses to fund this project, additional financial support is needed to offset the extraordinary costs involved in international travel. Visit www.su.edu/chiletour to donate today.
Contact Shenandoah Conservatory Director of Development Melanie L. Mathewes at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore additional ways to support the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming tour.
Thank you for supporting the members of the SCSO and their 2020 Chile Tour!
ABOUT THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra is the largest instrumental ensemble at Shenandoah Conservatory dedicated to the performance of both standard and contemporary repertoire. The ensemble typically presents six different programs each season, including a full opera production and a program featuring winners of the annual Student Soloists Competition. There are currently between 75 and 80 regular members in the SCSO.