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MFSO 2024    Season Schedule and Rehearsal Dates

Louise Adams, MFSO Librarian at mfso.librarian@gmail.com

Report Absent from Rehearsals  

If you need to miss a rehearsal due to unforeseen circumstance or illness, please contact Denise Piche’ ─President, MFSO BOD prior to 5:00 PM on the Monday or Thursday  of rehearsal so that she may relay to the Music Director.  Please do so by sending Denise an email at mfso.pres@gmail.com.

REHEARSALS WILL BE ON MONDAYS FROM 7: OO PM – 9:15 PM, UNLESS NOTED DATE CHANGE. Change of Dates/Times are highlighted. Alternative date will be a Thursday per results of the survey.

FEBRUARY 10, 2024 CONCERT – “A Night with Gershwin and Fitzgerald’

  1. Jan 8, 2024
  2. Jan 18, 2024 – THURSDAY
  3. Jan 22, 2024
  4. Jan 29, 2024 – STRINGS ONLY – String sectional led by concertmaster/principals.
  5. February 5, 2024
  6. Feb 9, 2024 ─ Friday Dress Rehearsal @ Davians ─ 7:00 ─9:00 pm
  7. Feb 10, 2024 ─ Sat. Concert @ Davians – Dinner – 6:30 PM, Concert – 7:30 PM

April 20, 2024, 2024 CONCERT – “Spring Granduer”

  1. Feb 19, 2024
  2. Feb 29, 2024 – THURSDAY
  3. March 4, 2024
  4. March 14, 2024 – THURSDAY
  5. March 18, 2024
  6. March 25, 2024 – OFF – HAMILTON SPRING BREAK
  7. April 1, 2024
  8. April 8, 2024– STRINGS ONLY string sectional led by concertmaster/principals
  9. April 15, 2024
  10. April 19 – Friday Dress Rehearsal– On Stage 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  11. April 20 – Sat Concert – 7:30 pm

Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Warmly;
Sascha

Music Director and Conductor
Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra

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MFSO Mandl 2023-2024 Season Draft

Note: IF ANYONE HAS A CONNECTION TO A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR OR CHURCH CHOIR THAT WOULD LIKE TO PERFORM WITH THE MFSO, PLEASE CONTACT SASCHA MANDL VIA email sascha@saschamandl.com and copy Denise Piche – mfso.pres@gmail.com and Laura Beltz – mfso.businessrelations@gmail.com

February 10, 2024: Valentines- “A Night with Gershwin and Fitzgerald”

  • Gershwin by George! Arr. Jerry Brubaker
  • Fascinating Rhythm (1924) – George and Ira Gershwin 
  • Soon (1927)
  • That Certain Feeling (1925).
  • Nice Work if You Can Get It (1930/1937).
  • But Not for Me (1930)
  • Embraceable You (1928)
  • I’ve Got a Crush on You (1928) ..
  • Someone to Watch Over Me (1926).
  • Imagine My Frustration (1965)-  Gerald Wilson, Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington (1918-2014) (1915-1967)
  • -Intermission-
  • Jazz Legato (1944) – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
  • Only Have Eyes for You (1934) – Harry Warren and Al Dubin (1893-1981) (1891-1945)
  • Sweet and Slow (1935) Harry Warren 
  • Dream (1944) – Johnny Mercer
  • Night and Day (1932) – Cole Porter (1891-1964)
  • Let’s Do It – Cole Porter
  • An American in Paris Suite (1928) – George Gershwin Arranged by John Whitney (1942-2014)

April 20, 2024 “Spring Grandeur”

  • Sibelius. Finlandia
  • Sibelius: Spring Song, Op.16 (
  • TBD
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World”

MFSO COVID-19 Guidelines 1/5/2024

A lot has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The Orchestra currently follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Here’s what you need to know.

If you were exposed to COVID-19

Regardless of your vaccination status or if you had a previous infection, current CDC guidelines say to wear a mask for 10 days following exposure and get tested at least 5 full days after exposure, even if you don’t develop symptoms. If you take two negative tests 48 hours apart starting on day six, you can remove your mask sooner.

If you suspect you have COVID-19

If you are sick and suspect you have COVID-19, isolate from others and take a test (learn about COVID-19 testing and order free tests here). You may choose a PCR test (usually taken by a healthcare provider) or antigen test (rapid, at-home tests); if you use an antigen test and your result is negative, test again after 48 hours. If you test negative, you can end your isolation.

If you test positive

If you test positive for COVID-19, the CDC says to stay home at least five days. You should also wear a mask if there are other people in your home; use a separate bathroom if possible.

If you had no symptoms, the CDC says you can leave isolation after day five. If you had symptoms and they’re improving, you can also leave isolation after day five. However, if your symptoms are not improving, you should continue to isolate until you are fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication, or until your symptoms start to improve.

Isolation Calculator

If you are ever unsure what to do, follow the CDC’s Isolation and Exposure Calculator. Simply answer a few questions and it will tell you the date you can leave your home and how long you must wear a mask.

Please do your best to stay healthy and take precautions to help stop the spread of covid, flu, and colds from infiltrating the orchestra.

Let us all stay healthy in 2024.

MFSO – Concert Dress

For Season Concerts (Classical and Pops):

Women:              Floor length black dress; or

Floor length black skirt and black blouse/jacket; or

Floor length black slacks and black jacket/blouse

Dark (black) hose and black shoes.

Men:                   Black Suit; or

                           Tux, or

                           Black slacks and black sport coat; and

                           Black Bow Tie and White Shirt

                           Black socks and Black shoes.

For Outreach Concerts:  (i.e, outdoor concerts, summer concerts, etc)

Women:              Knee length black dress; or

                           Knee length black skirt and white jacket/blouse; or

                           Black slacks and white jacket/blouse.

Men:                   Black Suit; or

                           Tux, or

                           Black slacks and black sport coat; and

                           Black Tie and White Shirt

                           Black socks and Black shoes.

NOTE:                   ABSOLUTELY NO JEAN ATTIRE.  NO STRAPLESS OR OFF-SHOULDER DRESS, CORSAGES, BOUTONNIERS, HATS OR EXCESSIVELY ORNATE ACCESOIRES WITHOUT APPROVAL OF ORCHESTRA REPRESENTATIVE.

MASKS:                Masks are not mandated.  However, if you choose to wear a mask, they must be black.  No patterns, decorations, sequins or emblems or logos.  Just plain black.