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MN Orchestra to perform at Watertown-Mayer HS auditorium

November 10, 2008

WATERTOWN-MAYER, MN - The Minnesota Orchestra was invited to Watertown-Mayer High School’s new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center in celebration of the theater’s first year. The performance is set for Saturday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.

The theater can seat up to 600 people and the seats have been strategically designed and positioned so that every seat is arguably the “best seat in the house.”

“We really are excited to showcase the capabilities of the Performing Arts Center,” Kyle McDonough, director of operations at the Watertown-Mayer Schools, said. McDonough praised the acoustics and beauty of the facility.

Watertown-Mayer Band Director Peter Jacobson first had the idea to invite the Minnesota Orchestra to perform. Other businesses sponsor the orchestra when it performs at schools in order to keep the costs low, said McDonough.

The orchestra is now in its second century and is led by Music Director Osmo Vanska. It boasts being ranked among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world.

In addition, the orchestra has many award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts, educational out-reach programs, and a visionary commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of tomorrow.

One of the pieces to be performed at the concert is Romeo and Juliet, the Fantasy Overture by Tchaikovsky. Complete program notes for the concert can be viewed at www.minnesotaorchestra.org.

To reserve tickets, visit or contact the Watertown-Mayer District Office at (952) 955-0480. Tickets are $35 each.

The show is expected to sell out, which means that early reservations are best. There will be no ticket sales the evening of the performance.


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