The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra has a new home for the 2015-2016 concert season. The orchestra is performing at Casper College instead of its usual hall at Natrona County High School while the auditorium is under renovation. Music director Matthew Savery says playing at Wheeler Concert Hall offers new acoustic possibilities.
“It was built specifically so that it would be an acoustically superb facility, which it is,” he says. “In fact, it has adjustable acoustics which means I can change the sound a little bit in the room, we can experiment with the sound. The whole building is just phenomenal and we are very, very lucky to get to play in there.”
Savery says all of this season’s music has been chosen with Wheeler Concert Hall’s specific acoustics in mind. The opening concert features world-famous flutist Carol Wincenc playing alongside the orchestra. Savery has chosen a piece that features Wincenc’s powerful playing style.
“Carol’s one of the most famous flutists in the world, probably in the top five,” he explains. “She’s had a major performing career all over the world and a lot of composers have composed works just for her and this one we’re performing by Luckas Foss was written for Carol, premiered by Carol, and recoded by Carol.”
The opening concert takes place Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th.