Wichita Symphony Orchestra
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Wichita Symphony Orchestra

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is a Wichita, Kansas, United States, based orchestra strongly associated with the Wichita State University School of Music. Founded in 1944, it is one of very few professional Symphony Orchestras in Kansas.

Since 2010, Daniel Hege has held the post of Music Director and Conductor.[1] President of the Board of Directors is F. Tim Witsman.[2]Concertmaster of WSO is John Harrison, Engineering Educator at Wichita State University.[3]

Its budget for 2016 was $5.8 million.[4]

Ensembles include the

  • Wichita State University Chamber Players (strongly limited to Chamber music pieces)
  • Wichita Symphony Chorus, directed by Michael Hanawalt[3]
  • Singing Quakers Alumni Choir

The group's home concert and recital hall is a 1970 style Century II Concert Hall which holds more than 2000 patrons. Although situated within a city focal point, the Century II center, the orchestra's current hall is widely criticized for lacking the acoustical nuance a symphony hall requires. This could be explained by the fact that this hall was designed for music theater meaning acoustics fell by the wayside to factors such as general cost and the planned installment of a p.a. system.

Music styles played by WSO are broad-based, including classical music (although main focus), Pop music, Jazz, blue jeans concerts and many more.

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See also


  1. ^ Shull, Chris (February 21, 2010). "Wichita Symphony Orchestra: Classics in a new key". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 2018. 
  2. ^ "Administrative Staff". Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Retrieved 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Atistic Leadership". Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Retrieved 2018. 
  4. ^ "Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax" (PDF). Wichita Symphony Orchestra. January 23, 2017. Retrieved 2018. 

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