Susan Bender

STEVENS POINT — The CWSO continues its 70th season on Feb. 23 and 24 with “Friends & Favorites.”

Under the direction of Patrick Miles, the CWSO welcomes two guest artists and long-time friends of the orchestra, Susan Bender, soprano, and Michael Keller, piano.

Michael Keller

Bender, professor of voice at UW-Stevens Point, will perform “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” by Samuel Barber. Keller, professor emeritus of piano at UW-Stevens Point, will perform Gerald Finzi’s pastoral masterpiece, “Eclogue for Piano and Strings.”

The concerts will be held at Sentry Theater, 1800 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 24.

Tickets are available online at, the CWSO office, in the Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum, 800 Main St., or at the door.  Tickets may also be purchased by calling the CWSO office at 715-345-7726.

Feature photo, Susan Bender. Photos courtesy CWSO.