masterworks season

By: Tbso  09-12-2011

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.

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cabaret season

We’ll journey back to the stirring days of World War II with classics like La Vie en Rose and The White Cliffs of Dover, while honouring the dedication and sacrifice of Canadian veterans from all eras with heartfelt contemporary selections. 8:00 p.m.featuring TBSO musicians and the TBSO Jazz TrioGet to know your TBSO musicians up-close and personal in this unique concert!Our musicians live day-in and day-out with the music they play.



3:30 p.m.Grassroots ChurchCalling all ghouls, ghosts, goblins, superheroes, princesses, pirates, witches, and wizards – celebrate Halloween with the TBSO. Come dressed in your costume and see you your favorite symphony orchestra as you’ve never seen them before. Join us for an afternoon of thrills, chills, and treats.


pops season

Hear renditions of your favorite hits – Rhiannon, Big Love, Go Your Own Way and many more.Jeans ‘n Classics combines rock musicians and headlining stars with world-class symphony orchestras to bring you an experience unlike any other. 8:00 p.m.Jeans ‘n ClassicsWith soulful vocals and powerful rhythms, Jeans ‘n Classics teams up with the TBSO for a tribute to one of the world’s most successful pop groups of all time – Fleetwood Mac.


special events

Paul’s United ChurchAisslinn Nosky,violin / leaderConcertmaster of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society and a member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Aisslinn Nosky is a versatile and charismatic musician who will captivate you with her passion and fervor. Join Aisslinn as she leads the symphony in a marvelous selection of Baroque music including Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks.