CWSO welcomes Stevens Point native, Danny Mitchell, home from Nashville to present a program of holiday favorites with his own fresh arrangements. Since moving to Nashville in 2008, Mitchell has worked steadily as a freelance musician in a diverse and ever-changing music industry. He currently is the band leader and keyboard player for multi-platinum recording artist Miranda Lambert. When Mitchell isn’t on the road he works on recording sessions as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger, and orchestrator. Mitchell’s musical arsenal goes deeper than just his singer-songwriter façade. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in jazz piano and composition – his compositions ranging from small chamber pieces to full symphonic works. Mitchell last performed with the CWSO in December of 2017.
Also featured in the concert will be SPASH high school senior, Olivia Yang, winner of the Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition. She will be performing Lalo’s Cello Concerto accompanied by the orchestra. Yang has been playing cello since she was two years old. She currently studies with CWSO co-principal cellist, Lawrence Leviton.The concerts will take place at Woodlands Church, 190 Hoover Ave, Plover. Pre-concert discussions with Dr. Andy Moran will occur an hour before each performance: 6:30-7 PM on Saturday and 3-3:30 PM on Sunday. Saturday’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s performance begins at 4:00 p.m. The CWSO would like to thank the Musical Mavens, a consortium of seventeen generous women who love music, for privately sponsoring this concert, and Sentry Insurance, the season sponsor.