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TBSO Receives Grants through Thunder Bay Community Foundation

TBSO Receives Grants through Thunder Bay Community Foundation

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – November 6, 2018 (LSN) Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) President Linda Penner and Director Mary Anne Cooper received two grants totalling $7,000 through the Thunder Bay Community Foundation to support greater accessibility to classical music. The first grant will fund TBSO’s Family Connects Project as a part of the orchestra’s Family...

December 10, 2018December 10, 2018

TBSO sets ‘Symphony Virgins’ free on Friday

Thanks to a generous supporter, TBSO is dropping their $25 ticket price on it’s pre- season Symphony Virgins concert, making it a FREE concert on Friday night at the Da Vinci Centre. The concert features Music Director Paul Haas conducting the whole orchestra. The program includes an exciting cross-section of classical music—ranging from John Williams’...

October 10, 2018October 10, 2018

We’re Hiring: Marketing Manager

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) is seeking a full-time Marketing Manager. Now in its 58th (Seriously Great!) season, the TBSO delivers 21 regular season performances, 4 educational programs delivered to local and regional schools, as well as a half dozen or more special events involving 168 musician services in total. Reporting to the Executive...

September 25, 2018October 1, 2018

Interim Conductor-in-Residence.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2018 (THUNDER BAY) Simon Rivard, TBSO’s fine young Conductor-in-Residence will be stepping down from his post, effective immediately. He will be replaced by the equally gifed and energetic Mélissa Biroun, who will assume duties as Interim Conductor-in-Residence. Biroun is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in classical...

September 21, 2018October 1, 2018

TBSO’s Conductor-in-Residence joins the Toronto Symphony

(Thunder Bay) It has been announced by the TSO in Toronto today that Simon Rivard, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor-in-Residence, has been hired by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as their new Resident Conductor. Rivard will be working directly under the TSO’s new Interim Artistic Director, Sir Andrew Davis. In a statement issued today Davis...

May 9, 2018October 1, 2018

Jens Lindemann Performs Haydn

Ottorino Respighi b. Bologna, Italy, 1879 / d. Rome, Italy, 1936 Trittico Botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures) (1927) Best known for his tone poems for (very) large orchestra (The Pines and Fountains of Rome), Respighi also composed numerous works for smaller orchestral forces, including this triptych inspired by three Renaissance paintings by Sandro Botticelli (ca.1445-1510). Primavera...

November 26, 2016October 1, 2018

Gregory Lewis performs Mozart

Denis Gougeon b. Granby, Québec, 1951 Coup d’archets Denis Gougeon is a Canadian composer and music educator from Montréal. His more than 100 compositions encompass a wide variety of genres, including orchestral works, chamber music, opera, ballet, and pieces for solo instruments and voice. Gougeon began his career as a primarily self-taught composer. He later...

November 9, 2016October 1, 2018

James Ehnes Recital

The idea of a coast-to-coast recital tour of Canada has been percolating in my mind for many years. I have been very lucky to have traveled extensively through this great country of my birth, and am privileged to know the large cities well from repeated visits, but I often miss the days of my early...

October 24, 2016October 1, 2018

Visions of Paradise

Sir Edward Elgar b. Lower Broadheath, England, 1857 / d. Worcester, England, 1934 Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15, No. 2 / Chanson de Martin, Op. 15, No. 1 (circa 1890) Christos Hatzis b. Volos, Greece, 1953 Thunder Drum (2016) Gustav Mahler b. Kaliště, Czech Republic, 1860 / d. Vienna, Austria, 1911 Symphony No. 4, G...

October 22, 2016October 1, 2018