The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in Casper kicks off the season with a concert on Saturday.
Music Director Matthew Savery says they’ll be playing Paul Hindeman’s Symphonic Metamorphosis and a piece by an American composer named James Beckel, called Toccata for Orchestra.
“Both pieces are similar in that they’re really like concertos for orchestra – they really show of the virtuosic capabilities of an orchestra,” Savery said.
Later in the season, the orchestra will be collaborating with the Eugene Ballet Company to perform the ballet Swan Lake.
Savery says their performance should be better than most.
“You know, in this day and age you hear ballet most of the time done with a recording or with a reduced orchestration,” he said. “And we’re going to do it as Tchaikovsky meant it to be heard, with a full orchestra. And that’s so rare, and very exciting.”
The first concert of the season is Saturday at 7:30.