Arrack is an Indonesian spirit made from sugar cane and fermented red rice. It preceeds rum in terms of its popularity and global trade. The Dutch East India Company began trading it in the 17th Century and it found a lot of fame in punch bowls throughout Europe. The many components of punch reminded us of the many elements that make up a symphony. Fortunately for us we have the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra right here in Stevens Point! We were able to sit down with Conductor Andres Moran and Executive Director Tessa Taylor for a conversation about the music being made in Europe during the heyday of punch, as well as the many elements that make a Symphony Orchestra successful.
Tessa Taylor (Executive Director) and Andres Moran (Music Director) of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. The CWSO has been enlivening, entertaining, and educating Central Wisconsin for 74 years! These two not only taught us more about their organization, but also gave some historical context to the importance of a community orchestra. Check out their schedule and get yourself to a live concert by visiting the CWSO website: cwso.org!
~SUNSET CHAMPAGNE PUNCH RECIPE~
This inspired play on a classic punch recipe was created by Marc Farrell of Epernay Champagne Bar, in Manchester, England. It is a cocktail with fizz, flavour, sophistication and imagination, and a fabulous addition to the entertaining arsenal.