|October 18||Special Event: Wine Opus||Becket's, City Center|
|October 25||Gala Premiere||Grand Opera House|
|December 14||A Glorious Holiday Festival||Alberta Kimball Auditorium|
|January 24||A Romantic Rendezvous||Grand Opera House|
|March 28||Jazz!||Grand Opera House|
|May 9||Season Finale: Drama! Joy!||Grand Opera House|
October 18, 2008 | 7:30 pm | Becket's
Get acquainted with our new conductor, Jeff Meyer, at this festive event. Hand-selected wines set the mood for this annual favorite. Wine experts from McKnight & Carlson will be on hand to answer questions and give tips. Live and silent auctions and Becket's tantalizing wine taster's menu top off this exciting evening. Tickets to Tasting and Dinner are $75 each, Pre-Tasting Premiere Event tickets are an additional $25 each. Please contact the Water City Chamber Orchestra office for tickets.
October 25, 2008 | 7:30 pm | Grand Opera House
Celebrate the inaugural concert of the Water City Chamber Orchestra with a World Premiere work written for the Water City Chamber Orchestra by our Composer-in-Residence, Brooke Joyce. Enjoy observing the projected images of wonderful paintings by Botticelli while listening to Respighi's equally beautiful music. Go home dancing to tunes from Beethoven's popular "dance symphony."
December 14, 2008 | 3:00 pm | Alberta Kimball Auditorium
Brighten your holiday spirit with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music performed by Oshkosh's outstanding Youth Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a glorious presentation of Rutter's Gloria, performed by accomplished area high school choirs, guest conductors, and invited out-of-town guests. Hear once again the full Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra sounding forth joyous holiday music at Alberta Kimball Auditorium!
January 24, 2009 | 7:30 pm | Grand Opera House
Travel to Scotland's Hebrides via Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture. Then bask in the romantic sound of Wagner pouring out his passion for his beloved Cosima! Afterward, enjoy being serenaded by the warm sounds of Brahms' beautiful orchestral music. Bring a date!
March 28, 2009 | 7:30 pm | Grand Opera House
Featuring the incomparable, world-class jazz artists, Janet Planet and John Harmon. Enjoy hearing these dynamic performers in an intimate space, as well as experiencing Mihlaud's music inspired by the dance halls and theaters of Harlem in the 1920's, Copeland's music written for the movies from the 1930's and 1940's and a brand new World Premiere, a jazz-inspired work by our composer Brooke Joyce.
May 9, 2009 | 7:30 pm | Grand Opera House
Join the WCCO as we move from the dramatic story of the Spaniard Florestan wrongfully imprisoned by his enemy Don Pizarro and Puccini's tragically sorrowful "I Crisantemi" to Mendelssohn's uplifting and joyous "Italian Symphony". As expected, this season closer is full of sparkling energy from the virtuoso hands of guest pianist Eli Kalman to the last notes of the Italian Symphony. "Bravo!" "Viva WCCO!"