Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 27- Sophisticated Ladies

The Orchestra of Southern Utah presents
Fall Recital Series 2016
September 27
Sophisticated Ladies

(Poster design by Rollan Fell)


The Orchestra is excited to present Jackie Riddle-Jackson's recital featuring



West Winds Trio



West Winds Flute Trio was founded in March 2016 with OSU members Adrienne Read, Ariel Rhoades, and Brad Gregory. Sharing a love of flute and chamber music, West Winds performs in a variety of music styles often incorporating auxiliary flutes such as the alto flute and piccolo.  


Jazz Dectet



The Cedar Jazz Dectet is the newest jazz ensemble in town. Formed in the spring of 2015 by Bob Gordon and David Bolsover, it is a community-based ensemble that plays original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. To date, Bob and David have written all the charts (arrangements), but the band is a laboratory band, open also to charts written by community members. The band consists of alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones; two trumpets, two trombones; and piano, bass, and drums. It is somewhat smaller than the typical large jazz ensemble of 16 to 17 people. The dectet plays mostly tunes with a swing beat, but David and Bob intend to write charts with other grooves as well. Personnel is Tom Herb, David Bolsover, Waylay Hadlock, Christina Carrigan, Bob Gordon, Joe Palmer, Gary Player, Christian Bohnenstengel, Lydia Feild, and Sean Militscher.


Suzanne Tegland and Tamara Reber




When she isn’t teaching chemistry at SUU, Suzanne is just a musical girl. She’s a member of the women’s choir, In Jubilo, and the Orchestra of Southern Utah. Suzanne is also no stranger to the orchestra pit – she has played for Cedar Valley Community Theatre’s productions of Hello, Dolly!, Oklahoma! and Once Upon a Mattress, and conducted their productions of The King and I and Guys and Dolls. She also played in the pit for Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of South Pacific last summer.
If she’s not singing or playing, Suzanne is usually still involved behind the scenes, where she serves on the Boards of Directors for both In Jubilo and OSU. She is the co-director of OSU’s annual Silver & Gold Soirée fundraiser.

Always up for a challenge, this Cedar City native keeps herself sharp by flawlessly reciting the alphabet backwards.


Tamara Reber is, first and foremost, a singer/performer. Except when she’s busy running her own business as a personal trainer, teaching voice lessons to various students, or working with her husband to take care of their *nine* children. 
After a long hiatus from the theater, Tamara returned to the stage last year in the coveted role of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, and has since showcased her versatility in The Wedding Singer, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Once Upon a Mattress.
She is currently shooting a short film in Cedar City, and continually looks for new and exciting ways to share her passion for performing.



In Jubilo




In 2001, Jackie Riddle-Jackson and LuWenn Jones had a dream of starting a women’s chorus here in Cedar City. An LDS group of 12 women had prepared a Christmas concert for their local stake, and the following February several additional women joined the group to perform for a women’s conference. With the expertise of Jackie as the artistic director, the group began to grow from there. The winter of 2002 is the official beginning of In Jubilo. There are now approximately 60 women who dedicate their time to the chorale every season, with several who have been with the group since it began.

Not only has In Jubilo grown in numbers, but the group has also grown in musical sophistication and artistry. Each member is dedicated and willing to devote her time and effort to the betterment of the chorale. In the beginning days, concerts were performed in churches and other cozy settings before small audiences. Now, with the growth and presence of the group in the community, In Jubilo is able to invite much larger audiences to come enjoy their concerts in venues such as the Heritage Center Theater.

The group’s name, In Jubilo, means ‘of joy’ or ‘with joy’. They are very happy to be a part of the wonderful arts community in Cedar City, and look forward to many more exciting choral seasons to come.

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You're invited to join OSU in celebrating the musical legacy of June Thorley prior to the recital.

The First Thorley Legacy Award and Finale Fall Recital; Two Events, One Evening!
Written by Kristin Beauchamp-Butt

The Orchestra of Southern Utah is excited to announce its first Opening Gala on September 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Festival Hall. The final recital in the Fall Recital Series, “Sophisticated Ladies,” immediately follows at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets to the Gala are available at a price of $8 at the recitals.  The suggested donation for the recital is $8 adults and $5 students.

The Opening Gala is a celebration to welcome in the next OSU season. Included in the festivities are dessert, mingling, and the presentation of the first Thorley Legacy Award.  The award, named after its first recipient June Thorley, is given in recognition of an individual’s dedication to music and the far-reaching influence their work has had on the local community.  Thorley has taught two generations of musicians, directed the Cedar High Orchestra, and played in the Messiah for 75 years with OSU.  She set the stage for the creation of the Orchestra of Southern Utah with community concerts and was a Founding Board Member.

Directed by Jackie Riddle-Jackson, “Sophisticated Ladies” features music impacted by women in a variety of ways. West Winds Trio will perform Arabesque by Claude Debussy and will also play Zephyrus and Psyche, an original composition by OSU musician Adrienne Read. West Winds Flute Trio was founded in March 2016 with OSU members Adrienne Read, Ariel Rhoades, and Brad Gregory. Sharing a love of flute and chamber music, West Winds performs in a variety of music styles often incorporating auxiliary flutes such as the alto flute and piccolo.

Tamara Reber and Suzanne Tegland will sing “Stepsisters’ Lament” from Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel will accompany on piano. After a long hiatus to raise nine children and start her own business, Reber returned to the stage last year in the coveted role of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, and has since showcased her versatility in The Wedding SingerCheaper by the Dozen, and Once Upon a Mattress. Tegland, a member of the women’s choir In Jubilo and the Orchestra of Southern Utah, has played for Cedar Valley Community Theatre’s productions of Hello, Dolly!Oklahoma!, and Once Upon a Mattress. She has also conducted productions of The King and I and Guys and Dolls.
The Cedar Jazz Dectet will perform three pieces: “Centerpiece” by Johnny Mandel arr. by Bob Gordon (another outstanding OSU musician), “Sophisticated Lady” by Duke Ellington arr. by Bob Gordon, and “Whisper Not” by Benny Golson arr. by David Bolsover. The Cedar Jazz Dectet is a community-based ensemble that plays original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. The group includes Tom Herb, David Bolsover, Waylay Hadlock, Christina Carrigan, Bob Gordon, Joe Palmer, Gary Player, Christian Bohnenstengel, Lydia Feild, and Sean Militscher.

In 2001, Jackie Riddle-Jackson and LuWenn Jones had a dream of starting a women’s chorus here in Cedar City. Started with 12 women and the talents of Jackie Riddle Jackson, the group continues to grow. There are now approximately 60 women who dedicate their time to the chorale every season, with several who have been with the group since it began.

Not only has In Jubilo grown in numbers, but the group has also grown in musical sophistication and artistry. Each member is dedicated and willing to devote her time and effort to the betterment of the chorale. In the beginning days, concerts were performed in churches and other cozy settings before small audiences. Now, with the growth and presence of the group in the community, In Jubilo is able to invite much larger audiences to come enjoy their concerts in venues such as the Heritage Center Theater.

The group’s name, In Jubilo, means ‘of joy’ or ‘with joy’. They are very happy to be a part of the wonderful arts community in Cedar City, and look forward to many more exciting choral seasons to come.

The OSU full symphony concert season begins on Oct. 13 with American Legacy. For more information, please visit www.myosu.org, call the Orchestra of Southern Utah at (435) 233-8213, or email osucedarcity@gmail.com.










Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall Recitals - September 20

The Orchestra of Southern Utah presents

Fall Recital Series 2016 September 20th

Tales from the Musical Side

Directed by Sally Hunter Jensen

(Poster design by Rollan Fell)

The Orchestra of Southern Utah, under the direction of Sally Hunter Jensen, presents the third of four annual fall recitals! A group of musical storytellers are scheduled to perform, "Tales From the Musical Side," Tuesday, September 20, 7:30 pm on stage in the Heritage Theater.


Sally Hunter Jensen

"The hand selected musicians for my evening are varied, studied and excited to hone their craft as they weave their stories right before your vary ears," states Jensen who urges the town to attend, support OSU and to be thoroughly entertained for a small suggested donation of $8 for adults and $5 for students.  Sally Hunter Jensen has performed in the OSU recitals for many years and will be narrating the recital.


Julia Tawa comes from a family of musicians and performers.  It wasn't until college, nearly four years ago, she really felt the urge to explore her knack for song-writing and singing.  Her musical style ranges from soulful to operatic to bluesy.  Improvising the majority of her performances, she thrives on the experience of singing 'in the moment'.  Her unique and minimalistic style often creates songs that can't be performed in the same way twice.


Brad Gregory is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, and moved to Cedar City in July 2014 to accept a faculty position in the Department of Psychology at Southern Utah University.  Prior to his relocation, Brad taught at Anderson University in South Carolina from 2012 to 2014.  He obtained his B.A. in Psychology from NC State University, M.A. in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina (Go Tarheels!), and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from NC State University in 2011.  

Primarily an oboist, Brad currently holds the Principal Oboe position with the Orchestra of Southern Utah, and has previously performed with the Raleigh Symphony and Raleigh Civic Symphony on oboe and English horn. 

"Earth", written by Takatsugu Muramatsu for flute and piano, revolves around a soaring melody line which, despite changes in key and rhythm changes throughout, is present in various forms throughout the piece.  Beginning slowly and with great sonority, the theme emerges as new layers of accompaniment from the piano begin to unfold underneath which serve to drive the melodic flight upward.  For the first half of the piece, "Earth" quickly increases in speed and intensity as the flute soars into higher and higher realms to restate the powerful main theme.  As the pace continues to quicken, the flute switches from the sonorous theme to a playful, lilting melody which - despite what the ear would have you believe - is patterned after the same main theme, now played in an entirely new rhythm.  As the tempo soon reaches an all-time high, and as the flute ascends to join the piano an emphatic pinnacle of intensity, the melody instantly disappears and the piano takes center stage to rein in the heightened energy.  These slow, measured, almost ominous chords quickly reset the momentum, paving the way for the flute to emerge as it re-establishes the resonant main theme.  From here, the melody quickly builds until the last key change yields one final restatement of the theme in a culmination of soaring ascendancy from both musicians.  The piece finishes with a slow, haunting echo of a segment of the theme before fading away into a quiet, calm, definitive resolution.  Reminiscent in places of Lord of the Rings, "Earth" by Takatsugu Muramatsu emerges as a resounding, reverberant melody that seems to soar high above the ground!

As a founding member of the West Winds (a flute trio based here in Cedar City), Brad is excited to perform both as a soloist as well as a trio member throughout the area.  This is Brad's first public performance of "Earth" and hopes you enjoy is as much as he enjoys performing it for you!
Tracey Bradshaw received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Brigham Young University, where she was the recipient of the prestigious E. Mona Smith scholarship in piano performance.  She accompanied the BYU Singers for three years and toured with the group through Europe and the Middle East. Professionally, Ms. Bradshaw has accompanied numerous instrumentalists, vocalists, and choirs, including the Dale Warland Singers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She has taught piano previously at Southern Utah University, Dixie College, and Southern Virginia University.  Currently, she is a staff accompanist at Southern Utah University and works as a music engraver.






The Southern Utah String Quartet joins with Dr. Roland Stearns on guitar for the first movement of the Guitar Quintette C Major G.453, composed  in 1798, when Luigi Boccherini was around 55 years old.  The prolific composer was born in Italy, studied cello in Rome, and spent his later life in Spain.  His compositions elevated the cello and viola to equal melodic status with the violins.
Roland Stearns, comes from a family of guitarists, singers, and pianists. He has studied in Madrid, Spain, and later, at the Salzburg, Austria. He completed his doctoral work under the widely respected performer and pedagogue, James Bogle (1940-2013), and has taught at a number of American colleges and universities, currently at SUU.

Stearns' broader interest in early music stems both from family, experiences in Europe, and in extensive collaborative work with noted American luthier, Eric Sahlin, to produce both modern and historic instruments. He headed the University of Alaska-Anchorage guitar program before moving to southern Utah.  He continues to further his life long research into a newer technical approach to modern guitar that seeks to improve student awareness of - and capacities for - reconciling the very different approaches among various historical lute techniques and those of modern guitar.

The Southern Utah Quartet musicians are members of the Orchestra of Southern Utah, active teachers, and have performed in countless community events for nearly 30 years.  Sara Penny and Suzanne Stewart on violin, Leah Brown on cello, and welcoming Shaylin Clark on viola for this season.




Sandi Milne has been a singer, songwriter, actor and educator for over 30 years. As a singer she has worked with a variety of popular LA bands and released a solo album of originals, (which can be found on iTunes). As an actor she was a founding member of the famous LA based theatre company THE OPEN FIST where she performed in multiple productions, staged managed for THE EVIDENCE ROOM, performed the one-woman hit MY MATISSE at the famed COHO THEATRE in Portland Oregon and in film performed in the upcoming YA feature LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS (with Graham Rogers, Billy Crudup and Tim Roth) and starred in the feature thriller NURSERY RYME. As an educator Ms. Milne has taught music and theatre to scores of children in both private and school settings and has done groundbreaking work using music with children of special needs.


The "Z" Train is an eclectic group of local musicians that just love to get together and make music. They play a variety of genres that include jazz, blues and pop. They feature Kelsea Burton on vocals, Austin Clark on trumpet, Waylon Hadlock on sax, Trevor Walker on keys, Hayden Clark on guitar, Trekker Burt on bass, and Carylee Zwang on drums.




Bill Brough is a 1982 graduate of Southern Utah State College, whose interest in playing guitar and writing songs began when he was 15. At the age of 17 he wrote and staged a musical version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City. Following an LDS mission to France he connected with Sally Hunter at SUSC, and they performed locally as Billy & Sally. As a student he also composed a cantata, “Passion Play,” that was performed by the combined choirs and orchestra of SUSC. Following graduation, Bill pursued a career as a songwriter in Los Angeles, where he worked for a time in the Stevie Wonder organization, before returning to school for his MBA. He currently owns and operates Bottom Line Bookkeeping & Tax Service in Sandy, Utah while still writing, recording and performing music. In 2014 Billy & Sally reunited for a number of performances throughout Utah, including a set at Groovefest in Cedar City, and at the OSU recitals that year.



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Broadway Legacy Fall Recital- September 13

The Orchestra of Southern Utah
Fall Recital Series 2016

(Poster design by Rollan Fell)

The Orchestra of Southern Utah is excited to exhibit our talented musicians who are performing for in our fall recital series this year!


September 13, 2016
Broadway Legacy
Directed by Suzanne Tegland
Celebrate the history and legacy of musical theater with an evening of songs from the Great White Way. These are amazing performers. 

Vanessa Hunt

Vanessa Hunt is a native of Price, Utah, but when she moved to Cedar City six years ago, she decided she never wanted to leave. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 2012 from Southern Utah University, Vanessa began working as the lead editor for a locally based magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys all things art. As an active member of the Cedar Valley Community Theatre, Vanessa has had the pleasure to act in two productions, "The King and I" and "The Wedding Singer." She also currently serves as the Secretary for the Guild of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. 


Rosyn Greenhalgh

Jack Vickers

Halle Vickers
Roslyn Greenhalgh, Halle Vickers, and Jack Vickers have been friends since before they could walk. They've been singing and playing music almost as long, including performances with the Utah Shakespeare Festival Playmakers. Their parents are Steve & Summer Greenhalgh and Robbie & Elaine Vickers.


Accidental 5 Brass Quintet started as a group of five SUU students and friends getting together to be able to musically stay in shape during the summer of 2008, and quickly evolved into a musical group. Over the years it has turned into a community group, with past members being Cedar High students, SUU students, and members of the Cedar City community. Past performances include children's concerts, a "Classical" concert, annual Christmas concerts, and various other performances throughout the year. Accidental 5 is a versatile quintet playing a very broad range of music in the Cedar City community.

Trevor and Cassie Walker


Cassie & Trevor Walker are avid theater lovers, and are heavily involved in the theater community. Cassie teaches drama at Three Peaks Elementary School. Trevor teaches music at Parowan High School and musically directs for the drama program there. They have a 7-month-old daughter who likes to serenade them at three o'clock in the morning.

Tamara Reber


Tamara Reber is, first and foremost, a singer/performer. Except when she’s busy running her own business as a personal trainer, teaching voice lessons to various students, or working with her husband to take care of their *nine* children. 
After a long hiatus from the theater, Tamara returned to the stage last year in the coveted role of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, and has since showcased her versatility in The Wedding Singer, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Once Upon a Mattress.
She is currently shooting a short film in Cedar City, and continually looks for new and exciting ways to share her passion for performing.

Jones sisters
Gillian & Savannah Jones are sisters who love musical theater. Both started performing at a young age, and currently participate with Cedar Valley Community Theatre. They have also performed previously with the Parowan Community Theatre.

Heather Allen
Heather Allen is an SUU business management major with three lovely kids, a dog, and a pet chicken named George. Heather is also owner of local Cedar City restaurant Sonny Boy’s Barbecue. In her spare time she enjoys singing and acting. Favorite roles she’s played are Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and Doo-Wop in Little Shop of Horrors.

Noel Perry
Noel Perry is currently pursuing a Theatre Education major at Southern Utah University. She has performed in all kinds of settings – from community to professional – and loves performing anywhere. This past summer, Noel worked for the Utah Shakespeare Festival as a teaching artist and summer camp coordinator.

Christian Bohnenstengel
Christian Bohnenstengel feels equally at home in a wide range of musical genres. He was recently featured as soloist and conductor in Mozart's Concerto in F Major for Three Pianos, as pianist in the musical Chicago and as arranger and continuo player in a concert version of Jean Baptiste Lully's Phaëton. His avid interest in jazz music has led to collaborations with saxophone player Tom Herb and German trumpet player Christian Eberhard during the past year. Praised as "...a master of contrasts..." (Aalener Nachrichten) and for his ability to "...put the audience into a state of sheer awe..." (Gmünder Tagespost), Christian has concertized on three continents, including recitals with flutists John Bailey and Javier Montilla in Venezuela and various solo and chamber music performances at the annual Sommernachtsmusik in Mögglingen, Germany. 

Christian received his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in piano performance from Missouri Western State University. He received Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His teachers included Jerry Anderson and Mark Clinton, piano, and Quentin Faulkner, harpsichord and organ. He received UNL Hixson-Lied travel grants to study and perform at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague and to study with Christoph Lieske at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg. He also studied in master class settings with Rita Sloan, Blanca Uribe, Ann Schein, and Murray Perahia, among others. Christian is currently teaching at Southern Utah University. He has previously taught at UNL and Doane College.


Tom Herb


Dr. Tom Herb is an instrumental music education specialist with over two decades of experience. His background includes ten years as a middle school/high school band director, and more than ten years of directing college level ensembles. Additionally, Dr. Herb has led music teacher preparation programs for over 10 years. He is also a published author of music education books, including his Teaching Improvisation ... in Concert Band?!? and is published in multiple volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance In Band series.
As an active and well-rounded saxophonist, Dr. Herb performs equally well in classical and jazz idioms. He is a co-founder of the SUU Faculty Jazz Group called Kind Of Blue. His classical saxophone skills won him membership in two AFM organizations (California Wind Orchestra and Quincy Park Band) and additional notable orchestral performances including solos and section work with the Quincy Symphony and the Orchestra of Southern Utah. Dr. Herb has also performed regularly with the Mississippi Valley Saxophone Quartet, the Illinois Missouri Swing Machine, Ben Bumbry and the Messengers, and the Bullis Rutter Big Band. In the Cedar City area, Dr. Herb can be found performing on SUU Faculty Recitals, Bon Appétit Recitals, the Satellite Salon Series, the OSU Recital Series, and the Southern Utah Rebel Dance Band.






Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fall Recital Series- Starts September 6

The Orchestra of Southern Utah
Fall Recital Series 2016

(Poster design by Rollan Fell)

The Orchestra of Southern Utah is excited to exhibit our talented musicians who are performing for in our fall recital series this year!


September 6, 2016
A Legacy Begins
Directed by Melissa Leavitt
A collection of music and songs to celebrate our journey and where we came from! 


Common Ground is a vocal/instrumental group which enjoys sharing popular and folk music.  The group consists of Jim Howells plus Des and Sara Penny.  They are active musicians in the community and have performed on the fall recitals for several years as well as for Groovefest, Farmer's Market, and church events.  They have chosen two love songs for the first recital, "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" and the Irish tune "Star of County Down".


"We're called "The Red Hill Rangers" and we've been together for six years.  I have been playing for over 50 years with other groups and solo so I always seem to have to have a backup band to play with me.  I love to give other people a chance to be on stage and enjoy what I've enjoyed for such a long time.   We're looking forward to playing September 6th and we're going to be ready.  Bob Nolan is such a hero to me and he was a part of the beginning of the "Sons of the Pioneers" and their history has become a legacy of Western Music through the years," said Steve Downs.


The MB3 Quartet is composed of David Bolsover (sax), Christian Bohnenstengel (piano), Trekker Burt (bass), and Manny Mosqueda (djembe, or African drums). The group plays bebop, post-bop, and hard-bop jazz; blues, standards, various Latin styles, and originals. They have played together since the fall of 2015, playing monthly at the Artisans Gallery on Center Street. Christian is the piano instructor at SUU; Trekker is a music student there, David is a retired editor from the federal government, and Manny is a semi-retired realtor. All live in the Cedar City area.


The Washburn Family Bluegrass Band plays traditional, hard driving bluegrass. They have been performing for about one year. The boys all started on their instruments as early as they could hold them. Paul grew up playing in a family bluegrass band and wanted to carry on that experience when he had a family. Luckily, his family has enjoyed it. The boys especially have enjoyed being able to have some shows to exhibit their talents. 


Nicole Ray will be playing Scarborough Fair, an English folk song, on piano.




Village Voices is one of Southern Utah’s outstanding vocal ensembles.  Founded in 2011, the chamber choir gathered to share their love for singing, especially in the realm of choral music.  The ensemble is dedicated to exploring the coloring of acapella music from baroque to jazz.  Based in Cedar City, director Danny Hansen and his twelve singers are noted for their diverse repertoire and performing excellence.  In addition to a busy season of concerts, including opening for The Piano Guys this summer, the choir contributes many hours to the arts scene of Southern Utah.


Come join us at our first OSU event of the season Musical Legacy. 
This is only the beginning....


Heritage Center Theater
September 6, 2016
7:30 PM
Suggested Donation $8.00 Adults, $5.00 Students




Friday, August 19, 2016

Magical Practice in the Park




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You are invited to embrace the last of the warm summer air with the Orchestra of Southern Utah at their Practice in the Park. With the magic of rehearsal and an opportunity to try instruments, the practice is perfect for a relaxing evening.

Start off the evening with an instrument petting zoo, hosted by Cedar Music Store & Studio. Try your skills and see what it is like to play instruments like violin, trumpet, flute, and different drums. Children and adults are invited to come at 6 p.m. to experience this unique opportunity. 

Following the instrument petting zoo, enjoy a picnic as the orchestra practices Copland’s Hoe Down, Gabriel’s Oboe, and Duke Ellington’s Caravan. The rehearsal is interactive, a way for the audience to understand and connect with the rehearsal process.


The rehearsal will start at 6:45 p.m. and even though the orchestra will be stopping and starting to fix passages, it is fun to understand how the orchestra works to coordinate different lines of music for a cohesive performance. It’s also an informal opportunity to see the instruments up close and personal. Bring a blanket and picnic for a great evening.


If time permits, you may even hear a bit of Beethoven as OSU works ahead for the November concert.
OSU’s first rehearsal of the season is Thursday, August 25, from 6:00-8:45 pm at the Park by the library. 


In case of inclement weather, the rehearsal will be moved and closed to the public. For more information, including season tickets, please visit www.myosu.org or call the Orchestra of Southern Utah at (435) 233-8213.

Friday, August 12, 2016

OSU’s Season Musical Legacy Features Local Talent

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The Orchestra of Southern Utah invites you to join us for our dynamic 2016-2017 season, Musical Legacy. Despite being a small town, Cedar City has become a pocket where the arts flourish. OSU is proud to claim over 200 talented musicians who bring to life the music each season. We are grateful for our patrons and donors who have made it possible for OSU to bring Cedar City live performances. Together, with the talent of our musicians and love of music from our patrons we celebrate our Musical Legacy.

On October 13, the concert series titled Musical Legacy.  kicks off with American Legacy, conducted by Carylee Zwang. American Legacy celebrates our country with performances with Cedar High School’s Advanced Orchestra and Southern Utah University’s Jazz Band as well as OSU. Our principal oboist, Brad Gregory performs the famous Gabriel’s Oboe. The finale joins orchestras for a rousing Hoe Down from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo.

Natural Legacy, conducted by Adam Lambert on November 10, will celebrate the beauty of the outdoors including Vivaldi’s Autumn from the Four Seasons featuring our newly appointed concert mistress Heather Wilhelm, Leo Delibes’ Flower Duet, and Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony.

December 11 and 12 will mark the 76th Cedar City performance of Handel’s Messiah for a Sacred Legacy.  Thanks to sponsorship from State Bank of Southern Utah and the Leavitt Group this traditional concert is a gift to the community.

After ringing in the New Year, the orchestra returns with the annual Children’s Jubilee matinee. Create Your Own Legacy is set for February 11 and captivates young minds with music, art, and science activities. 

On February 23, Xun Sun will conduct Creative Legacy with highlights including a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini featuring Christian Bohnenstengel as the piano soloist. Our area’s national parks are celebrated in an OSU commissioned piece with the world premiere of Valley of Enchantment by American composer Mark Dal Porto. 

The season concludes on April 6 with Youthful Legacy, the Roy L. Halversen Young Artist Concert. Conducted by Adam Lambert and Carylee Zwang, the concert will showcase the exceptional talent of young soloists and end with a lively rendition of Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture.

Our dynamic directing team and the OSU board thank the Cedar City RAP tax, George S.and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, and Dixie and Anne Leavitt for the generous support and sponsorship up the OSU Season.

With the exception of the Children’s Jubilee, all concerts will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the evening with lobby music beginning at 6:45. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $30 for groups of 6. Season tickets are available at a price of $40 for adults and $25 for students.

Please, no children 6 and under as the evening concerts are recorded. All concerts will be held in the
Heritage Center Theater. Season Tickets are available at Cedar Music Store and Studio, the Heritage Theater, or over the phone at 435-233- 8213.

For more information, please visit www.myosu.org or call the Orchestra of Southern Utah at (435) 233-8213.

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For Calendars:

OSU 2016-2017 Season

Tuesdays in Sept.:  20th Annual Fall Recital Series, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Theater
October 13, 2016- American Legacy, 7:30 pm, Heritage Theater
November 10, 2016- Natural Legacy, 7:30 pm, Heritage Theater
December 11, 2016- Sacred Legacy, Messiah, 7:30 pm, Heritage Theater
December 12, 2016- Sacred Legacy, Messiah, 7:30 pm, Heritage Theater
February 11, 2017- Children’s Jubilee, 2:00 pm, Heritage Theater
February 23, 2017- Creative Legacy, 7:30 pm, Heritage Theater
April 6, 2017- Youthful Legacy, 7:30 pm, Heritage Theater

Season Ticket Cost- $40 adults, $25 students
Single Ticket Cost- $10 adults, $5 Students, $30 group of 6

OSU conductors: Adam Lambert, Jackie Riddle-Jackson, Carylee Zwang, and Xun Sun

Sunday, July 10, 2016

OSU Musicians Share Summer Music

OSU musicians have been busy helping with community music throughout the summer.  They will also be involved with the Cedar City Arts Council Final Friday events on July 29 and August 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. along Center Street.

Logo for new Arts Center at SUU. OSU and community musicians provided music before the ribbon cutting ceremony.


Thank you note from SUU's Kelli Griffin who coordinated the performance: 
"Thank you so much for your help at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts 
Grand Opening.  the music was absolutely perfect and beautiful.  It set the tone for
the entire event and we couldn't have done it without you!  Thank you for being so 
willing to jump in and be so willing to help, and for being so great to work with.  
If there is anything we can do for you please let us know.."


It was an exciting event and OSU was pleased to be able to help.
OSU and community musicians directed by Adam Lambert for Arts Center dedication prelude.  Heather Wilhelm served as concertmistress and her group Wilhelm performed for one of the after play parties. (photo from SUMA facebook page.)
Before the music started.


Dedication prelude photo by Hollie Reina, Cedar City News






Former Halversen bassoon soloist Ben Bradshaw was back in Cedar helping with music for SUMA opening events. (Photo from SUMA facebook page.)  Other OSU musicians also provided music during the festivities.

Michele and Adam Lambert helped with brass duo music for SUMA opening and they are playing in the pit orchestra for "Mary Poppins". Adam conducted OSU for the dedication prelude.