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February 21, 2023
Duke Ellington in Waterloo, Iowa

The Cedar Valley meets under the crescendo of music. Holidays At Antioch served as a way to model this. I am glad that you enjoyed the event. Pastor Charles Daniel […]

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November 28, 2022
African-American Music Residency

Award-winning vocalist and speaker Bruce Henry is in the midst of a year-long residency with us exploring the evolution of African-American music. The residency includes several school-based programs, our March […]

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March 13, 2022
YACC Winners!

The Young Artist Concerto Competition is an annual opportunity for high-performing music students from the state of Iowa. The competition is held in Davis Hall at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center […]

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December 26, 2021
NYE Safety Update

wcfsymphony is committed to sharing live music with the community. Our organization has closely monitored the situation with the Omicron variant and discussed the risks posed to our audience and musicians at the New Year’s […]

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November 25, 2021
Buy One Get One!

Say goodbye to supply chain headaches and get the perfect holiday present from us! Musical gifts for your loved ones create priceless memories and also support artists right here on your […]

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October 14, 2021
Our Safety

wcfsymphony only holds performances under conditions that minimize the risk to patrons, musicians, staff and volunteers from Covid-19 and other communicable diseases.  In doing so, we continually stay abreast of […]

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August 20, 2021
Out Of This World Postponed

Due to the surge of the Delta variant of Covid-19 our September 18, 2021 performance, Out Of This World, has been indefinitely postponed and will not take place on September […]

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September 18, 2020
Beethoven 250 - A Celebration

The opening of the 2020-21 online season of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony takes place between Saturday, September 26th and Saturday, October 3rd.  The entire 8-day run of online events celebrates the […]

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August 26, 2020
20-21 Fall Season Announcement

wcfsymphony’s 91st year will certainly be the most unique in history due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are very excited to tell you about our plans for the upcoming season […]

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June 8, 2020
Sponsors Commit to 2020-2021 Season

All of us at wcfsymphony would like to express a huge THANK YOU to the generous people and organizations that sponsored events in 2019-2020 or have made sponsorship commitments for […]

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April 27, 2020
Lollipop Concert Cancelled

The Lollipop Concert scheduled for this Saturday (5/2/20) has been cancelled. Lollipop Concerts will resume in the fall pending the current situation with COVID-19. We look forward to playing for […]

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March 17, 2020
Coronavirus Updates: April Schedule Changed

In light of developments in the last week related to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony has announced changes to its concert schedule for the month […]

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March 12, 2020
Corona Virus Notice

Dear wcfsymphony family members: The wcfsymphony board and management are in close touch with our counterparts at the University of Northern Iowa and the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center regarding the […]

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February 16, 2020
2020 Young Artist Concerto Competition

wcfsymphony congratulates all performers in the 2020 Young Artists Concerto Competition! (Order from Left to Right) 1st Place (tie): Vivian Shanley - Bass, Washington High School, Cedar Rapids 1st Place […]

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February 4, 2020
Women Leading the Way in 2020

Throughout our 90th season, we have featured music from American female composers Peggy Stuart Coolidge and Florence Price. As we journey into 2020, we continue to honor women from the […]

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December 14, 2019
New Year's Eve FAQ

Looking for more information about the biggest New Year's Eve party in the Cedar Valley? These answers to our frequently asked questions will help you plan your evening. Do you […]

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November 28, 2019
One-day, Cyber Monday Sale

wcfsymphony is excited to offer a one-day sale on Cyber Monday (December 2, 2019). The buy one, get one sale is available for all remaining concerts and can be purchased […]

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May 8, 2019
Celebrate Mother's Day

This weekend we'll be celebrating all mothers in the world. Share the love with our Mother's Day offer to bring that special person in your life to Turkish Delight. Buy […]

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May 1, 2019
Our 90th Anniversary

Welcome to the 2019-20 wcfsymphony season, our 90th anniversary. Ninety years of the very best live orchestral music right here in the Cedar Valley - it is such an incredible […]

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May 13, 2018

Join Iowa's most creative orchestra! Auditions will take place in Cedar Falls on August 22-23, 2018-19.

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March 6, 2018
Meeting the harpsichord

Jason Weinberger with the next generation of harpsichord fans!

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April 12, 2017
4000 New Listeners!

This Spring thousands of Cedar Valley elementary students thrilled to the magic of orchestra!

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January 30, 2017
Talented Youth

The annual wcfsymphony Young Artists Concerto Competition was held Sunday, January 15, 2017 and featured incredible performances from Iowa's top high school musicians.

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October 6, 2016
A Musical Head Start

We are thrilled to announce a new educational partnership wth the Tri-County Child and Family Development Council Inc. bringing live music and our Petting Zoo to Head Start kids.

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September 30, 2016
"Nothing stands still"

A letter from Jason Weinberger about a few big changes at wcfsymphony.

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September 1, 2016
Our Newest Musicians

Last week we held auditions and welcomed four fantastically talented new players to our roster.

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July 28, 2016
Season changes

We've made a few adjustments to our 2016-17 concert schedule - click through for more information!

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July 13, 2016
Look fast, go fast!

RAGBRAI is just around the corner. Show your love of the symphony while you traverse the state - and help promote our work at the same - by donning the official symphonyCycle jersey!

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April 7, 2016
Firebird student artwork

Beautiful elementary student artworks inspired by Stravinsky's Firebird, the focus of our 2016 Youth Concerts.

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January 28, 2016
Say hi to our new harpsichord!

Learn about the newest member of the symphony family, a beautiful single manual harpsichord that makes its debut on our 2016 Bach concerts.

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January 26, 2016
Young Artist Competition winners!

The wcfsymphony Young Artist Concerto Competition attracts top student musicians from across Iowa, three of whom took home cash awards last weekend in Cedar Falls.

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December 17, 2015
Seeking Iowa composers

We are thrilled to announce a new commissioning opportunity for the 2016-17 concert season in conjunction with our friends at the Iowa Composers Forum.

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November 20, 2015
Our very own harpsichord!

We are incredibly grateful to the Black Hawk County Gaming Association for including us among nine grant recipients in its current funding cycle. In keeping with several of the Gaming […]

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September 2, 2015
Explore orchestra with Jason

Jason Weinberger will be a guest lecturer when Wartburg College's Keep on Learning community education series resumes in September. Weinberger, our conductor, Artistic director and CEO, will explore the social […]

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June 18, 2015

Our super-fun and exploratory Instrument Petting Zoo is at College Hill Arts Festival all day Friday and Saturday. Stop by and make some noise with us!

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April 14, 2015
Roumain In Residence I

We are thrilled to present part one of Composing Creativity, an inclusive, approachable exploration of creativity in music featuring 2015 artist-in-residence Daniel Roumain.

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April 6, 2015
Ed Gallagher Jr 1925-2015

We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Ed Gallagher Jr. All of us at the symphony are forever grateful for Ed's many contributions to our community.

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March 3, 2015
Young Artist Competition winners!

Our annual Young Artist Concerto Competition took place last weekend. See the results and learn about this special opportunity for young musicians presented by Friends of wcfsymphony.

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November 2, 2014
State of the Symphony 2014

We've had an amazing year! Learn about our work on and off the stage in 2013-14.

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October 20, 2014
Cedar Falls, eCity!

Cool news: Cedar Falls is this year’s Google eCity for Iowa, recognized as the strongest online business community in the state!

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October 6, 2014
Lollipop Concerts delight

"Tiny players tore about, trying their hands at trumpets and trombones after having heard them in action moments earlier." Great view of this past weekend's Lollipop series opener from the Courier.

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June 10, 2014

Interested in this office view? Audition for wcfsymphony this August.

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April 27, 2014
2014-15 Season!

We’re thrilled to share our 2014-15 season! Highlights include: A season-opening festival, Sounds American, featuring music by Ellington and Bernstein, a world premiere by Daniel Gilliam, and guest artists PROJECT […]

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April 21, 2014
Season Wrap & Season Launch

Just a few days until our last concert of this season and the simultaneous reveal of our 2014-15 line-up! Join us on Saturday night and choose one piece (from our […]

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April 13, 2014
Kids + wcfsymphony = Fun!

UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensemble at our final Lollipop concert of the season a few weeks back. This year our free mini-series for (mini-)audiences was enjoyed by 630 […]

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March 20, 2014
Don't Miss A Beat!

Our newest promo features *banging* timpanist, Alan Lawrence. Learn more about Alan and come hear him and the rest of our incredible musicians in April.

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February 5, 2014
Melodies of the Danube river cruise with Jason

We have a few last-minute spots on an amazing trip for lovers of travel and music: an exploration of classical music’s most famous waterway with our very own Jason Weinberger! […]

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December 26, 2013
Your year-end support

Last month a follower on Twitter wrote to us about our Kristallnacht concert: 100% the most meaningful and beautiful symphony concert I have ever been to. His comment encapsulated a […]

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December 14, 2013
Holiday Sale!

Are you looking to delight the music-lover in your life? We have the perfect gift this holiday season!

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December 11, 2013
The Snowman Live

Children will delight to the magic of hearing the symphony perform Howard Blake’s beautiful soundtrack live with the film.

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November 14, 2013
Having fun, doing well

Dee Vandeventer, the "V" of ME&V Advertising and Consulting and a long-time wcfsymphony Board member (pictured at left), was honored today with a National Philanthropy Day award recognizing a person whose […]

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October 24, 2013
Brandi is Back

Incomparable singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile returns to our stage this Saturday for an exclusive Midwest appearance - her only orchestra performance in the region this year. This show, which Brandi's been touring to […]

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September 30, 2013
Opening Night!

Our ​October​ ​5 opening night at the GBPAC is right around the corner but there’s still time to find your perfect seat! This amazing program, inspired by the meeting of music […]

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September 3, 2013
Jason on our bold approach

"We really took a long look at ourselves … [and] that I think positions us to take on new challenges and be more bold about letting the public know classical […]

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June 15, 2013
Thank You Jason!

This year we are even more grateful than usual for the leadership of our maestro, Jason Weinberger. Our recently completed season marked his 10th anniversary with us, first as Music […]

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