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"Dine to Donate" at Applebee's in Willmar

Sunday, Oct 4 from 4 - 9 PM

Download the VOUCHER here

Order online from applebees.com
Or call in your order at 320-214-8816

Pick up your order curbside, and give them your voucher, or mention Dine to Donate.
Applebee's will give 15% of your bill to Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra.
Thanks for helping us survive this season!!

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Our yearly Young Artists Concert did not happen this year do to COVID. This video was made at Refuge Church to allow Jacob Meyer and Tasha Klatt to perform their pieces and receive the scholarship money. Thanks to SMAC for help with a grant. Accompanists are David Lanning and Cheryl Schmit.

Check out this video taken by WRAC 8 Willmar Public TV


Season Ticket Holders take note!!

NOTICE: IF YOU ARE A SEASON TICKET HOLDER, PLEASE KEEP YOUR TICKETS FOR THE MARCH CONCERT TO USE AT THE RESCHEDULED DATES IN OCTOBER. YOUR SEASON TICKETS WILL BE HONORED AT THE DOOR. THANK YOU. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER. 



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Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra announces our new conductor.

Stephen J. Ramsey (Music Director/Conductor) is the founding music director of the Dakota Valley Symphony. He is in his 31 st season conducting the Symphony and the Summer Pops Orchestra. He is also in his 23rd season as Music director/Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra of Austin, Minnesota. After assisting James Riccardo on several occasions with his duties as the founding music director of the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Orchestra, Ramsey has been pleased to serve as its music director for the past six years.

A well-known conductor in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Ramsey has led performances at many area colleges, concert halls and churches. He has served as music director and conductor for Lakeshore Players and Applause Community Theater. He has held the positions of Director of Ensembles for Hamline University and Conducting Associate for the St. Paul Civic Symphony. At various times, he has also been the music director for productions by Chimera Theater, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center’s Chamber Orchestra, mixed chorus, women’s chorus, and their Genesis Theater Company.

Ramsey is an active guest conductor throughout the upper Midwest, and has led the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, the Bloomington Symphony, the Minnesota Youth Symphonies, the St. Paul Jewish Community Center Orchestra, Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra, the Central Chamber Orchestra, the Suburban East High School Orchestra Festival, and the Des Moines Junior High School Music Festival Orchestra.

Ramsey holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He has studied with Leonard Slatkin, William McGlaughlin, Dr. Glenn Block, Dr. Lee Humphries, Max Rudolph, Dr. Maurice Jones, Dr. Samuel Jones, Harold Farberman, Kirk Muspratt, Dr. Eph Ehly, and Dr. James Sample.

Steve is so very pleased to have the opportunity to serve the members of the Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra, it’s very active board of directors, and its tremendously supportive audiences. Please welcome him into the Willmar community and tell him what you would like to hear!!!

Concert Tickets


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.