Immerse yourself in the renowned acoustics of the TBCA where the TBSO and brilliant guest artists will guide you on a journey through the world’s greatest music, past and present.
Venue: Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
1 – Epic Tchaikovsky
Thursday, October 18, 2012 • 8:00 p.m.
Arthur Post, conductor • Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, violin
Internationally celebrated Little Miss Violin, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, returns to Thunder Bay performing the rhythmic and captivating Khachaturian Violin Concerto. Tchaikovsky’s epic Symphony No.4 will leave you with goose bumps with its dramatic fire and passionate melodies.
2 – Four Masters
Thursday, November 8, 2012 • 8:00 p.m.
James Sommerville, guest conductor and French Horn
James Sommerville, Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic and Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, joins the TBSO to conduct this Master-filled program, as well as delight as soloist in Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 • 8:00 p.m.
Arthur Post, conductor • Rebecca Whelan, soprano • Bud Roach, tenor • Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano • Nelson Lohnes, bass-baritone
Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams, director
Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus • Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, TBS chorus master
Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble
Don’t miss Canada’s illustrious professional vocal ensemble the Elmer Iseler Singers as featured soloists, and then teaming up with the TBSO, TBS Chorus and Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble to bring you Mozart’s glorious Requiem!
Thursday, February 28, 2013 • 8:00 p.m.
Arthur Post, conductor • R. Carlos Nakai, Native American flute
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer on the Native American flute. Hear Nakai weave ancient echoes of native songs together with extraordinary symphonic music. You’ll be awed by the evocation of nature and spirit in a concert culminating with Copland’s magnificent Appalachian Spring.
5 – Triple Play
Thursday, March 28, 2013 • 8:00 p.m.
Arthur Post, conductor • Gryphon Trio
Haydn’s daring Symphony No. 21 sets the stage, and then the renowned Gryphon Trio joins the TBSO for the world premiere of a new composition by Canadian composer Jordan Pal written specifically for this concert! To top off this amazing evening, the Gryphon Trio and TBSO perform Beethoven’s popular Triple Concerto.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 • 8:00 p.m.
Arthur Post, conductor • André Laplante, piano
One of the great romantic virtuosos, Canadian pianist André Laplante, joins the TBSO in Tchaikovsky’s popular and technically demanding Piano Concerto No.1, among the best known of all piano concertos. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and its four-note opening remain the most electrifying music ever written and have made their mark all the way into popular culture. Come hear the incomparable original.