Schedule of Events and Concerts

Dear Players and Friends of the Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra,
The orchestra board has continued to work regularly and we're grateful for the help with Covid 19 guidelines from Dr. Tim and Barb Swanson.
We're sorry that we have decided it will not be the best for us to rehearse and present a concert in March.
Instead we're excited to let you know that we plan to ask our members to make some videos that we can share on this site as well as our FaceBook page.
We're grateful also, that we have received grant money that will support our group.

The Willmar Symphonic Orchestra is pleased to announce that we will present our 2021 Young Artists Concert in the Willmar Arts and Education Center, 611 SW Fifth Street in Willmar at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2921. The concert will be open for a limited audience.

The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra is happy to announce the winners of its annual
Young Artist Competition.
Two winners were selected. They are Greta Hulterstrum and Rachel

Greta Hulterstrum is a junior at Litchfield High School. She will be playing Concertino by
Chaminade with the orchestra. Greta is the daughter of John and Katie Hulterstrum. She is
studying flute with Bethany Gonella, and previously studied with Yvonne Rammel. She was a
member of the 2020/2021 MMEA All-State Symphonic Band and received Best at Site for solo
and ensemble contest in 2019.  Greta is involved in her school’s band, marching band, choir,
and theater programs.  Outside of school Greta works at Meeker Manor, and likes to spend her
free time biking, or skiing in the winter. 

Rachel Lanning is a senior at Willmar Senior High School. She will be singing “Son
Pietosa, son bonina” by Joseph Haydn. Rachel is the daughter of David and Margaret Lanning.
She loves every minute of studying vocal music with Cheryl Schmidt. Rachel is involved in
many fine arts activities, such as theatre, choir, violin and voice lessons, and speech.
Her favorite four-legged friend is her five-year-old husky named Kira.

Tickets for the concert will be FREE to all but must be gotten ahead of time for reserved seats.
The audience will be seated following socially distanced guidelines and all attending must wear a face mask.

Concert Tickets

The Free tickets may be gotten on or after April 24 by calling Whitney Music at 320 214-9433 or 888 516-8742 who will email the tickets out.  You may also visit Whitney Music in person at 913 Highway 71 Northeast in Willmar during their business hours, 10 to 5, Monday through Saturday.

An Update on WASO Plans:  Comments from our Board Chair

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Watch this page for news about more concerts this summer and our next season beginning next fall!


Bio of our conductor, Stephen J Ramsey


Tickets at the Door

  • Adult $12
  • Children 0 - 18 FREE (Child tickets are complimentary but required.)

The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra is a 501 (C) (3) non profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.