Archive for the ‘Masterworks’ Category
Thursday, April 26, 2012 • 8:00 p.m.
Jamie Parker, piano
Gustav Mahler said “a symphony must be like the world – it must contain everything,” and that’s exactly what he intended his first symphony to do. Mahler begins with the first inert sounds of creation and takes us to the pinnacles of joy, the depths of despair and everything in between. We welcome back one of our favorite pianists over the years, Jamie Parker, for a delightful Mozart concerto.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 • 8:00 p.m.
Tim Brady, electric guitar
20 Community electric guitarists
This program of musical landscapes opens with Nielsen’s expansive poem to the power and glory of the sun. Stravinsky’s brilliant 1919 Firebird brought new sounds to the symphonic stage and announced the arrival of a composer who would change the face of symphonic music. A century after Stravinsky’s now-classic debut, Canadian guitarist Tim Brady picks up the gauntlet and launches the symphony into another new era.
Thursday, March 29, 2012 • 8:00 p.m.
Miriam Khalil, soprano
Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus
Since the day the Greeks decided that the Gods dwelt in the sky and not in the earth below our feet, humankind has elevated some of its thoughts and relegated others to a back room. Artists throughout the ages have seen through this artificial divide and have brought heaven and earth back together with beauty and with humour. Join the Symphony and Symphony Chorus for this soulful exploration of our world.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 • 8:00 p.m.
Monica Whicher, soprano
Regular appearances with major opera houses and orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony are the hallmark of Thunder Bay native Monica Whicher’s exciting career. We’re very proud to welcome her home with a program of arias that will hold you spellbound.
Thursday, November 17, 2011 • 8:00 p.m.
Zenaida Romeu, conductor
Thomas Cosbey, violin
Marc Palmquist, cello
TBSO first chair players Thomas Cosbey and Marc Palmquist share the spotlight for Brahms’ warm and witty Double Concerto. Exciting Cuban conductor Zenaida Romeu makes her Canadian debut with Beethoven’s Sixth, a symphony filled with the sounds of outdoor frolicking and the composer’s affection for the countryside. Ms. Romeu also brings along some sweet sounds from her home in the Caribbean.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 • 8:00 pm
Mark Fewer, violin
Fresh sounds from young Canadian composer Jordan Pal introduce the sensational crossover artistry of violinist Mark Fewer and a journey through classical, contemporary, gypsy, and jazz violin playing. Schumann’s profound Second Symphony, noble, poignant and majestic, was an artistic triumph during one of the darkest moments of the composer’s life.