Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra Holding Guest Conductor Contest

NISO soloists
Pamela De Haan, Alto Saxophone and Soprano & Deanna Wehrspann, Piano

Sioux Center, Iowa — Not only can you hear the orchestra play your favorite movie music on Saturday, February 2nd, you might get to see a local celebrity conduct the orchestra.

The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra is holding a combination guest conductor contest and fundraiser. The concert itself will be at Dordt College’s BJ Haan Auditorium at 7:30 PM on Saturday, February 2nd. Orchestra Chairperson Norma Snyder-Jones tells us about the contest

She says several northwest Iowa individuals are vying for the honor.

The candidates are Dave Bloemendaal from Orange City, Jack Schreurs from Sheldon, Dennis Walstra from Sioux Center, and Denny Wright from Hull.

The drop box for Jack Schreurs can be found here at the KIWA studios. The other men have drop boxes as well, or you can give your donation along with the name of the person who you’re voting for to any Northwest Iowa Symphany Orchestra board member, drop it off in person at the NISO Office on Dordt’s Campus or mail to 498 Fourth Avenue Northeast, in Sioux Center.

Tickets for the concert are available at the door or you can get them at The True Vine in Sioux Center, Prairie Moon Books in Sheldon, Dove Christian Bookstore in Orange City, and Something Special in Rock Valley.

Snyder-Jones says the concert will take you on a musical voyage to Hollywood where you will have a chance to hear your favorite scores with a live orchestra. Featured music includes The Wizard of Oz, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, and many others.

Pamela De Haan, a saxophonist and vocalist, pianist Deanna Wehrspann, and soloists from the orchestra will be featured on the program. She also says you can come dressed as your favorite movie character for the light-hearted event.

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