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Classical music: Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra music director and conductor Andrew Sewell launches his own website | January 13, 2019

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By Jacob Stockinger

Just two weeks before he mounts the podium on Friday, Jan. 25, for the first Masterworks Concert by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra this season, maestro Andrew Sewell (below) has launched his own website.

Sewell, who was born in New Zealand and became a naturalized American citizen, is the music director and conductor of the WCO, and is also now in his second season as music director and conductor of the San Luis Obispo Symphony in California. Plus, he has many guest appearances, from London to Hong Kong, and numerous awards to his credit. (You can hear an interview with Sewell in the YouTube video at the bottom.)

The homepage of his new website, which features becoming black-and-white photos of Sewell, looks deceptively simple to navigate.

But there is much more than is apparent at first to learn there.

Under BIO you can read about his life in detail and also listen and watch archival videos of him conducting the Wichita and the San Luis Obispo orchestras in major works by Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz and Brahms, along with critical praise for his performances and programming.

Under SCHEDULE, you see concert dates and soloists but no programs — at first. But if you click on the yellow words for PURCHASE TICKETS and either MASTERWORKS or CONCERT, you will be directed to full information about all the concerts by both of the orchestras he heads.

And by clicking on GALLERY you will find a generous montage of color photos, both serious and playful, of the friendly and talented Sewell at work and at ease.

Here is a link to the website:

https://www.andrewsewell.net/?fbclid=IwAR3zaRVX5psZMfYQNBW2XKIj6AvgY5fiVMQXZw-yOALDQDmZTvBElX6U3us

The Ear finds this a useful and appealing tool to learn more about a Madison maestro whose achievements have consistently stood out for almost 20 years and have altered the landscape of local music-making for the better.

The handsome new website is a job well done, and is well worth your time to check out, bookmark and use regularly.

Bravo, maestro!


5 Comments »

  1. Probably should have been named as Maestro of the MSO years ago. He’s a fine conductor, and he has a knack for programming.

    Comment by fflambeau — January 13, 2019 @ 9:39 pm

  2. Wow, thank you Jake for the endorsement and unsolicited at that. Just an important correction. The two videos are of the San Luis Obispo Symphony and archival video with the Wichita Symphony. Thank you.

    Andrew

    On Sun, Jan 13, 2019, 12:01 AM The Well-Tempered Ear welltemperedear posted: “IF YOU LIKE A CERTAIN BLOG POST, PLEASE SPREAD > THE WORD. FORWARD A LINK TO IT OR, SHARE or TAG IT (not just “Like” it) ON > FACEBOOK. Performers can use the extra exposure to draw potential audience > members to an event. By Jacob Stockinger Just two we” >

    Comment by andrewsewellblog — January 13, 2019 @ 12:07 pm

    • Thank you for the kind words Andrew!
      Will make the correction
      I apologize for the mistake
      Don’t want to mar your fine site!
      Cheers and happy new year!!
      Jake

      Sent from my iPhone

      Comment by welltemperedear — January 13, 2019 @ 12:28 pm

  3. Congratulations to Maestro Sewell. Well done! The website is informative and handsome.

    I sort of figured out he was looking to direct more than a chamber orchestra when he began conducting Bruckner.

    Comment by fflambeau — January 13, 2019 @ 2:11 am

  4. Thanks for the heads-up! Andrew is a Madison treasure!

    Comment by Steve W — January 13, 2019 @ 2:09 am


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