UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj, professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is the conductor of the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra is comprised of UWRF students and greater St. Croix Valley community members. Rehearsing on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, the ensemble explores a wide variety of repertoire. Designed to meet the needs of the membership by providing a quality performance venue, the group also excels at outreach for the St. Croix Valley with eight concerts annually. The annual Young Persons Concert which is growing in popularity will be performed for area elementary students in March.
Rehearsals begin Monday, September 12, 2016 from 7 - 9 p.m., for the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Auditions are heard on a per person basis by contacting Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj, director at 715-410-7416 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location of rehearsals is Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, Abbott Concert Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus. Parking is available in North Hall lot, University Center lot, or on the streets surrounding KFA.
Spring Semester rehearsals begin Monday, January 30, 2017.
Anthony Kearns, leading Irish tenor, came to the St. Croix Valley for a rare solo performance on Sunday, November 1, 2015, Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota. Mr. Kearns sang a variety of selections from "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserable, to his signature interpretation of "Grenada" and much, much more.
The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra collaborated with Kearns, the Trinity Lutheran Choir and special guests Natalia Moiseeva, violin and Phil Kadidlo, piano.
Anthony Kearns has a busy solo career touring several times each year in both Ireland and the United States, and tours two to three times annually with The Irish Tenors™.
Anthony's solo performances contain incredible arias and classics, what he fondly calls the "Evergreens," and a generous dose of the "Irish." These solo performances are a delight, and are widely attended. Anthony has developed a devoted following which is growing daily, populated with people who travel hundreds, and in some cases thousands of miles in order to attend a concert.
It is obvious to anyone who listens to Anthony sing: here is a man who is passionate about his music. His voice is so seasoned and sure, Anthony's considerable singing talent defies categorization. His satin-smooth voice, coupled with his tremendous vocal range and technique, lends itself equally well to opera, light classical, the standards, show tunes and, of course, his beloved Irish music.