Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra gears up for return of live performances



CLEAR WATER (WQOW) – After more than a year and a half without an audience, the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra is rehearsing again for its first live show in some time.

“We are very excited to perform in front of a live audience,” said conductor Nobuyoshi Yasuda.

“For those who enjoy live symphonic music, this is really that experience in the hall,” said CVSO Executive Director Anna Rybicki. “Having all these musicians up there, having Nobu waving his arms in a tuxedo, having hundreds of people in the audience all going through this experience together.”

“As a performer, I trained at home,” Yasuda said. “It was good, but really, you want to meet other colleagues and you want to make music together.”

“We knew we weren’t going to get back together unless we felt it was safe to do so,” Rybicki said. “So we took some time over the summer to have some really realistic discussions about what we could do safely, and our determination was that we needed all of our musicians to be fully immunized.”

“You can listen to music at home, and I do that too, but at the same time, even as a listener, you can go to a concert hall, and then you see the musicians who are really performing there. “, Yasuda mentioned. “And also, you feel the sound coming from the stage towards you.”

“I really wanted to celebrate this concert with a life training,” Yasuda said. “Life is beautiful. Life is beautiful. So this music will give us a lot of energy, life is energy, life is always good.”

“The Chippewa Valley, our community, has a wonderful culture. It’s not just music, it’s a wonderful culture,” said Yasuda.

The concert is this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Pablo Center. Click or tap here to learn more about the show.


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