Transcending

Series:
01 March 2024 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

Fusion Heat – Flamenco Caravan – SOLD OUT

Program

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Flamenco Caravan is a Thunder Bay favorite and the TBSO is thrilled to share the stage with them! Blending elements of flamenco, jazz, Latin, sacred and folk music with the sounds of the TBSO, this show promises to delight. The band’s sound is characterized by tight guitar flourishes and smooth vocals, with strong, melodic lyricism and driving and grooving rhythms throughout.

Featuring

Flamenco Caravan

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09 March 2024 - 7:30 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

9 to 5 – The TBSO with Badanai Theatre Co.

Program

We had so much fun with Badanai Theatre Co the last time they joined us, we’ve decided to do it again! This time, we’re going to take it up a notch with a Kennedy Centre-style production of Dolly Parton’s musical 9 to 5!! 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL tells the story of three women pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the ladies manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, conductor

Badanai Theatre Co.

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22 March 2024 - 7:30 pm St. Paul's United Church

Requiem

Program

VOICES

Join the TBSO for an inspiring night of music featuring TBSO Principal Bass, Martin Blanchet playing Bottesini, the Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus featured in Rutter’s Requiem, and Raum’s “Evolution”.

Raum – Evolution
Bottesini – Concerto No.2 in B minor
Rutter – Requiem

Featuring

Martin Blanchet, bass

Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble

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05 April 2024 - 7:30 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Meet Me in Vienna

Program

MASTERWORKS

Nothing can captivate you quite like Viennese music. From Mozart to Schoenberg to Schubert, you will fall in love with the romance and passion of this timeless city. The TBSO invites you to close your eyes and let your heart go home to Vienna. Also featured is the incredible “Musica Serena” by Canadian composer Elliot Weisgarber. We are also thrilled to welcome incredible duo, Sharon Wei on viola and Scott St. John on violin, whose playing is sure to leave you wanting more!

Elliot Weisgarber – Musica Serena
Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante – Sharon Wei and Scott St John
Schoenberg – Chamber Symphony No. 2
Schubert – Symphony No. 3

Featuring

Cosette Justo Valdes, conductor

Sharon Wei, viola

Scott St. John, violin

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13 April 2024 - 2:00 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

The Spirit Horse Returns

Program

FAMILY

Back by popular demand! “The Spirit Horse Returns” is a powerful concert production that combines traditional teachings, original visual art, music, and an all-new orchestral score to tell the story of the Ojibwe Horses, traditional helpers and spirit guides for First Nations and Métis people. It’s a journey of hope and reconciliation as Indigenous and non-Indigenous people come together to rescue the last of these horses and give them new life. Suitable for all ages, this production is an entertaining opportunity to learn about Indigenous cultures, reconciliation, and how we all play a part in the future of the land and its inhabitants.

Featuring

Ken MacDonald, horn

Jodi Contin, narrator

Rhonda Snow, visual artist and knowledge keeper

Music by Kevin Lau, with additional music by Jodi Contin and Andrew Balfour

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19 April 2024 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

POSTPONED – The Music of Gordon Lightfoot – New Date April 19/20

Program

SPECIAL

**Please note – Due to circumstances beyond our control this concert has been postponed to April 19th and 20th, 2024.**

 

The man. The Legend. The Icon. Join the TBSO and special guest Rodney Brown for a tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Gordon Lightfoot. The backdrop to so many road trips, camping trips, nights spent with friends, nights spent missing friends, experience the music that has become the soundtrack to life in Canada. 

 

 

 

Featuring

Featuring:

Rodney Brown

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

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27 April 2024 - 7:30 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

The Piano Men 2 – Starring Jim Witter

Program

POPS

The Piano Men is a musical celebration of the 1970’s- year by year, hit by hit- from the songbooks of Billy Joel and Elton John. Award winning Canadian recording artist Jim Witter and his incredible band lead an expertly crafted tour of an entire decade that begins with “Your Song” and winds us along on a musical time machine, saluting two of the century’s most popular contemporary songwriters. The sounds of “My Life”, “Candle in the Wind”, “Rocket Man”, “Just the Way You Are”, and many more classic hits create an evening that’s so much fun, you won’t want it to end. Witter at the grand piano unleashes his golden tenor on hit after hit to recreate landmarks in a pop culture timeline.

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, conductor

Jim Witter, piano and vocals

Tony Lind, guitars and backing vocals

Ian Tanner, bass and backing vocals

Jimmy Boudreau, drums and percussion

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03 May 2024 - 7:30 pm Fort William Historical Park

Noondaagotoon!

Program

SPECIAL

Noondaagotoon, means play it (so it makes a sound) in Ojibway. If you’ve been to a Noondaagotoon concert, you know this to be true. This annual collaboration between the TBSO and Indigenous performers has become one of the highlights of our season. It is an exciting opportunity to strengthen long-standing relationships – and establish new ones – while creating space for musical reconciliation with Fort William First Nation.

Featuring

Thunder Mountain Singers

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Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.