2023/2024 WASO Season
Special thanks to the Willmar Arts Fund of the Willmar Area Community Foundation for financial assistance and for supporting WASO.


Support WASO and get a great mug at the same time!
These are great for coffee, soup, hot chocolate, cider…Christmas stocking stuffers and gifts for the whole family.
Only $10 per mug.  Our concert season is listed right on the mug!

You can purchase on Tuesday, Dec 5, Dec 12, and Dec 19
Where: WEAC - 611 SW 5th St, Willmar, MN (parking lot door)
When: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
How: Checks or Cash
Your support is greatly appreciated!

Oct 15, 2023
Mysterious Orchestra

See PHOTO OP pics on the Facebook Page (better for downloading)

Jan, 14, 2024
“Viennese Connoisseurs Concert”
guest artists
Pitnarry Shin (cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra)
Kyo-Young Kim (Principal 2nd violin with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra)
Orion Kim (pianist)

link to the musician's bios

Triple Concerto by Beethoven
Idomeneo Overture by Mozart
Symphony No 103, E-flat major by Haydn

March 17, 2024
“A Celtic Carnival”
With guitarists Lehto & Wright

Irish Rhapsody
Selections from Far and Away
Music from the Lord of the Dance
Donegal to Down

May 19, 2024
“Young Artists Concert”

Colonial Dance by Price
In Nature’s Realm, Op. 91 by Dvorak
Slavonic Dance, Op. 46 No.8 by Dvorak
Our young artist winner selection

In Person Concert Tickets

Students are free, but require a ticket for entry. 

Video of our orchestra by Graywood Films ... check it out.

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WASO - Educational Orchestral Instrument Showcase from Graywood Films on Vimeo.


Bio of our conductor, Stephen J Ramsey

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