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04 October 2024 - 7:30 pm The Urban Abbey

AN EVENING WITH ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

Program

Join your TBSO on an intimate candlelit live experience through the library of the most beloved maestro of Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber! From Cats to Sunset Boulevard to Jesus Christ Superstar to the immortal Phantom of the Opera, you won’t believe your ears as the hits keep coming in this amazing performance. 

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conducting

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11 October 2024 - 7:30 pm DaVinci Centre

PAULA DIGIUSEPPE

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You’re going to want to buckle up for this one because the incredible, incomparable, exuberant Paula DiGiuseppe is going to take us on a wild musical ride! With 25 years of singing, dancing, and performing under her belt, Paula brings a wealth of experience and talent to the stage. Thunder Bay’s own shining star, Paula has graced local productions with her captivating presence, portraying iconic roles in beloved musicals like RENT and Cabaret. Now, she takes her rightful place alongside the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra for an evening of musical brilliance. Don’t miss this chance to witness Paula’s electrifying performance as she shares her passion and artistry with audiences in a symphonic spectacle like no other!

 

Featuring

Paula DiGiuseppe, Vocals

Jeff Christmas, Conducting

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18 October 2024 - 7:30 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

TO JUPITER

Program

Over the course of six weeks in 1788, Mozart wrote his final three symphonies, back-to-back to back. They are astonishing. All three of them tell a different tale, from joyous effervescence to dark uncertainty to absolutely rapturous joy in Mozart’s crowning symphonic achievement, the Jupiter. Join your TBSO as we journey through arguably the greatest creative stretch ever in human history, as we present these three legendary symphonies in one evening. You have never heard Mozart like this.

Symphonies 39, 40, 41 for “To Jupiter”

Featuring

James Sommerville, conductor

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26 October 2024 - 2:00 pm St Patrick's High School (Selkirk) Auditorium

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

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Get ready for a hauntingly delightful experience at the TBSO’s annual “Halloween Spooktacular” family concert! Join us for a spine-tingling evening filled with eerie melodies, enchanting orchestrations, and ghostly surprises. From classic horror movie themes to mystical soundscapes, our talented musicians will transport you to a world where witches roam, skeletons dance, and pumpkins come to life. Bring the whole family and immerse yourselves in the magic of Halloween like never before. Don your costumes, grab your trick-or-treat bags, and get ready for a musical journey that will send shivers down your spine and leave you spellbound!

Featuring

RBC Resident Conductor Frédéric-Alexandre Michaud, Conducting

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01 November 2024 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

DISNEY ADVENTURE

Program

In a collaboration so nice, we’re doing it twice, Be Our Guest for a symphonic Adventure through the Magical World of Disney with Badanai Theatre Co! From the circle of life in “The Lion King” to the tale as old as time in “Beauty and the Beast,” experience a whole new world of gorgeous tunes that will have you exclaiming “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”! Get ready to Let It Go and enjoy this bibbidi-bobbidi-boo-tiful concert! We promise an unforgettable night where dreams really do come true!

 

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

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02 November 2024 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

DISNEY ADVENTURE

Program

In a collaboration so nice, we’re doing it twice, Be Our Guest for a symphonic Adventure through the Magical World of Disney with Badanai Theatre Co! From the circle of life in “The Lion King” to the tale as old as time in “Beauty and the Beast,” experience a whole new world of gorgeous tunes that will have you exclaiming “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”! Get ready to Let It Go and enjoy this bibbidi-bobbidi-boo-tiful concert! We promise an unforgettable night where dreams really do come true!

 

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

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08 November 2024 - 7:30 pm Hilldale Lutheran Church

CARETAKERS

Program

There is so much beauty and perfection in the world all around us that in these turbulent times it’s more important then ever to stop and appreciate the wonder and quiet power of nature. This concert is an ode to the world at large, to the expanse of land, sea and sky. Burge’s At Water’s Edge and Mozetich’s Postcards from the Sky are tributes to the exquisite designs of our planet. Your TBSC presents Christopher Tin’s glorious Grammy-nominated “The Lost Birds” which is a stunning elegy, and a cautionary tale on the extinction of the passenger pigeon.

Pärt – Beatitudes 

Burge – At Water’s Edge 

Mozetich – Postcards from the Sky 

Tin – The Lost Birds

Featuring

Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

Evan Mitchell, Conductor

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15 November 2024 - 7:30 pm DaVinci Centre

KATHERINE NEMEC

Program

Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical magic featuring the incredible Katherine Nemec, a local performer whose homegrown musical journey is as inspiring as her talent. From high school bands to starring roles in local theatre productions, Katherine’s musical evolution culminates in a mesmerizing orchestral concert. Blending her singer-songwriter roots with classical training, Katherine’s original compositions weave tales of love and loss with captivating complexity. With influences spanning pop, country, rock, and R&B, her soulful stylings promise to enchant audiences of all backgrounds. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Katherine’s musical brilliance in a symphonic celebration of her artistry.

Featuring

Katherine Nemec, Vocals

Jeff Christmas, Conducting

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22 November 2024 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME HOME

Program

Put your boots on and grab your hat, we’re taking a trip through the dusty backroads. In this unforgettable evening, Experience the ultimate fusion of heartland charm and symphonic grandeur as the TBSO proves that great music knows no boundaries. We will transport you to the wide-open plains with sweeping orchestral sounds and into the backwoods with foot-stomping honky-tonk tunes. Don’t miss this unique musical journey that celebrates the rich heritage and universal appeal of two unique musical genres.

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

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23 November 2024 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME HOME

Program

Put your boots on and grab your hat, we’re taking a trip through the dusty backroads. In this unforgettable evening, Experience the ultimate fusion of heartland charm and symphonic grandeur as the TBSO proves that great music knows no boundaries. We will transport you to the wide-open plains with sweeping orchestral sounds and into the backwoods with foot-stomping honky-tonk tunes. Don’t miss this unique musical journey that celebrates the rich heritage and universal appeal of two unique musical genres.

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

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29 November 2024 - 7:30 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

SYMPHONIC SPOTLIGHT

Program

Consider this concert a “staycation” as we shine the spotlight on the TBSO’s own amazing musicians as individuals, small ensembles, and the orchestra at large in a blockbuster concert not to be missed! Our lush string section showcases their beauty and virtuosity with Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances. The wind and brass shine in Gordon Jacob’s heartwarming Old Wine in New Bottles. TBSO musicians Patrick Horn and E-Chen Hsu head to the front of the stage for Bruch’s colourful and shimmering Double Concerto. And Mendelssohn’s Italian symphony tears out of the gate and never stops, showcasing your TBSO in a display of fireworks you won’t soon forget!

Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances Suite no. 3 

Jacob – Old Wine in New Bottles 

Bruch – Concerto for Viola and Clarinet 

Mendelssohn – Symphony no. 4 “Italian”

Featuring

E-Chen Hsu, Clarinet

Patrick Horn, Viola

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Condunductor

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06 December 2024 - 7:30 pm St. Paul’s United Church

MESSIAH

Program

Handel’s Messiah is more than just an incredible piece of music. It represents the very best of us, and kindles a precious sense of hope within everyone who listens. It is a privilege to perform this immortal work and to take part in one of Thunder Bay’s greatest of all holiday traditions. Join us for an evening of joy, warmth, and above all, exquisite music as we come together to present this most celebrated piece. Rejoice Greatly! 

Handel – Messiah

Featuring

Rosemary Thomson, conductor

Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

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07 December 2024 - 7:30 pm St. Paul's United Church

SING-ALONG MESSIAH

Program

Handel’s Messiah is more than just an incredible piece of music. It represents the very best of us, and kindles a precious sense of hope within everyone who listens. It is a privilege to perform this immortal work and to take part in one of Thunder Bay’s greatest of all holiday traditions. For this performance, we invite you to join us for a sing-a-long evening of joy, warmth, and above all, exquisite music as we come together with you, our audience, to celebrate this holiday tradition. Rejoice Greatly! 

Handel – Messiah

Featuring

Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

AND YOU!

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13 December 2024 - 7:30 pm Fort William Historical Park

CHRISTMAS AT THE FORT

Program

Let the candles in the concert hall light the way for a beloved Christmas tradition, featuring the greatest Christmas Classics as well as singalongs galore and a few surprises along the way! Let the magic of the season wash over you in this very special performance. 

Featuring

RBC Resident Conductor Frédéric-Alexandre Michaud, Conducting

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21 December 2024 - 7:00 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Program

Come Home for the Holidays and enjoy the warmth and magic of the season with the TBSO! This heartwarming evening is filled with beloved holiday classics and joyful pops arrangements. Let the orchestra whisk you away on a festive adventure, from the comfort of familiar carols to the excitement of contemporary favorites. Whether you’re seeking nostalgic melodies or new seasonal surprises, this concert promises to delight audiences of all ages. Gather your loved ones and embrace the spirit of togetherness with a musical celebration that truly feels like coming home. Don’t miss this magical holiday experience!

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

Robert Perrier, Host

Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

AND more surprise special guests

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18 January 2025 - 12:00 am Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

LIVE CONCERT RECORDING

Program

Experience the passion and virtuosity of flamenco guitar with Thunder Bay’s own Matt Sellick in a live-recorded orchestral concert. Transcending borders, blending tradition with innovation, Sellick’s spellbinding performances have earned him international acclaim. Join us for an evening of rhythmic intensity and emotive melodies as we showcase Matt’s original compositions alongside stunning orchestral arrangements. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness not only Matt’s mastery as he takes the stage with the orchestra, but to be part of creating an unforgettable musical experience to be preserved for generations.

Featuring

Matt Sellick, Guitar

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31 January 2025 - 7:30 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

BIG TUNES

Program

Who doesn’t love a good melody? This concert puts singable, memorable melodies at the forefront, guaranteed to have you humming along far after the concert is finished. We present a true safari of amazing tunes, from the lush romantic melody of Mahler’s legendary “Adagietto” to the lean, lithe and beautiful melodies from Haydn’s “Clock” symphony. Rounding out the program is Ryan Trew’s Symphony no. 1, a piece absolutely bursting with gorgeous, singing melodies from nearly every bar. If you like a good tune, this concert is absolutely for you. 

Trew – Symphony 1 

Mahler – Adagietto from Symphony 5 

Haydn – Symphony 101 “Clock” 

Featuring

Evan Mitchell, Conductor

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08 February 2025 - 2:00 pm St Patrick's High School (Selkirk) Auditorium

SAINT-GEORGE’S SWORD AND BOW

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Embark on a breathtaking musical journey where history meets fantasy in “Timeless Melodies: The Legacy of Joseph Bologne”. Join our main character, a spirited 13-year-old torn between their pop star dreams and their father’s classical aspirations, as they encounter the legendary Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Transported to 18th century France, our protagonist becomes Saint-Georges’ student, learning not just about music, but about resilience and triumph in the face of adversity. Through Saint-Georges’ remarkable life, experience the power of excellence and the enduring quest for hope. This orchestral family concert celebrates the timeless legacy of a remarkable man and the indomitable spirit of chasing dreams.

Featuring

RBC Resident Conductor Frédéric-Alexandre Michaud Conducting

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14 February 2025 - 7:30 pm The Urban Abbey

WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE?

Program

Love is in the air this Valentine’s day as the TBSO takes you on a majestic trip through some of the greatest love songs ever written. Not only is this candlelit concert a perfect date night, it will be an evening to remember as you’re transported through the power of truly extraordinary music. 

Featuring

RBC Resident Conductor Frédéric-Alexandre Michaud Conducting

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21 February 2025 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

JAZZ JOURNEY

Program

Embark on a scintillating musical adventure with “Jazz Journey!” Prepare to be mesmerized as the orchestra takes you on a tour of the vibrant landscape of jazz, from its roots in the smoky clubs of New Orleans to the sleek sophistication of modern jazz fusion. Experience the infectious rhythms, sultry harmonies, and electrifying improvisations that define this iconic genre. With each note, we’ll transport you through decades of jazz history, showcasing its enduring influence and timeless appeal. Join us for an evening of exhilarating performances and soulful melodies that will take you on a captivating voyage!





Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

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22 February 2025 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

JAZZ JOURNEY

Program

Embark on a scintillating musical adventure with “Jazz Journey!” Prepare to be mesmerized as the orchestra takes you on a tour of the vibrant landscape of jazz, from its roots in the smoky clubs of New Orleans to the sleek sophistication of modern jazz fusion. Experience the infectious rhythms, sultry harmonies, and electrifying improvisations that define this iconic genre. With each note, we’ll transport you through decades of jazz history, showcasing its enduring influence and timeless appeal. Join us for an evening of exhilarating performances and soulful melodies that will take you on a captivating voyage!





Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

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01 March 2025 - 2:00 pm St Patrick's High School (Selkirk) Auditorium

LIGHTS, CAMERA, MUSIC!

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Step into the magical world of “Lights, Camera, Music”! Join us for an enchanting orchestral journey that brings your favorite movie soundtracks to life on stage. From the iconic themes of “Star Wars” to the heartwarming melodies of “Frozen,” experience the power of music in cinema like never before. Delight in a family-friendly showcase that combines the nostalgia of beloved films with the brilliance of live orchestral performance. Get ready to be transported through time and space as our talented musicians take you on an unforgettable cinematic adventure. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Featuring

RBC Resident Conductor Frédéric-Alexandre Michaud, Conducting

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07 March 2025 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

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Step into the spotlight and join us for an epic cinematic experience at our tribute to Oscar season! Feel the thrill as iconic movie scores come to life, transporting you from Hogwarts to Middle-earth to Casablanca, and beyond. From the enchanting melodies of “Harry Potter” to the heroic themes of “Star Wars,” immerse yourself in the magic of film through the power of live orchestral performance. Whether you’re a fan of action, adventure, or romance, this concert has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to relive your favorite movie moments with a symphonic twist that will leave you spellbound!

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

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08 March 2025 - 7:30 pm Italian Cultural Centre

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Program

Step into the spotlight and join us for an epic cinematic experience at our tribute to Oscar season! Feel the thrill as iconic movie scores come to life, transporting you from Hogwarts to Middle-earth to Casablanca, and beyond. From the enchanting melodies of “Harry Potter” to the heroic themes of “Star Wars,” immerse yourself in the magic of film through the power of live orchestral performance. Whether you’re a fan of action, adventure, or romance, this concert has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to relive your favorite movie moments with a symphonic twist that will leave you spellbound!

Featuring

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

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28 March 2025 - 7:30 pm DaVinci Centre

NATASHA FISHER

Program

Experience the mesmerizing fusion of orchestra and Indigenous Alternative Pop with Natasha Fisher, an Anishinaabe singer/songwriter. From Thunder Bay to Toronto, Fisher weaves electronic, alternative, and pop sounds with powerful First Nations elements, creating a unique musical journey. Delve into her captivating melodies adorned with traditional drum samples and poignant lyrics, as she shares her healing journey through music. Fisher’s performance is not just a concert but a testament to the transformative power of songwriting. Join us for an unforgettable evening of culture, community, and creativity with Natasha Fisher and the TBSO.

Featuring

Natasha Fisher, Vocals

RBC Resident Conductor Frédéric-Alexandre Michaud, Conducting

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04 April 2025 - 7:30 pm Hilldale Lutheran Church

MELODY AND MAGIC

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Music has the capacity to move us and to lift us up, but it can also captivate. The sheer magic and melody of Ravel’s stunning ballet Mother Goose will bewitch you with wonder and amazement, its beauty is so intense that it’s actually hard to believe. Your Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus then presents the unadulterated magnificence of Duruflé’s celebrated Requiem, with one enchanting melody after another. This is a true pilgrimage through the beauty of musical expression and the majesty of the human voice. 

Ravel – Mother Goose (Ballet) 

Duruflé – Requiem

Featuring

Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

Evan Mitchell, Conductor

 

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26 April 2025 - 7:30 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

A TRIP TO BROADWAY WITH BADANAI THEATRE CO.

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Experience the electrifying energy of Broadway right in your own backyard with the TBSO and Badanai Theatre’s production of “The Music Man”! Inspired by the grandeur of Kennedy Centre performances, this beloved musical comes to life with local flair and talent. Join us for a toe-tapping journey to River City, where charismatic con man Harold Hill charms his way into the hearts of townsfolk with his “76 Trombones” and infectious charm. With captivating performances, dazzling choreography, and unforgettable melodies, this production promises an evening of pure theatrical magic. Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of Broadway, featuring Badanai Theatre Co!

Featuring

Badanai Theatre Co

Jeff Christmas, Conductor

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02 May 2025 - 7:30 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

RESURRECTION

Program

It doesn’t get any bigger, or more powerful than Mahler’s titanic second symphony, the “Resurrection.” Join us for the concert event of the year as we bring our Masterworks series to a close with one of the greatest works ever written for orchestra. Your Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus joins forces with no less than four local choral groups for an extraordinary, deeply moving and unforgettable performance. From the depths of despair to an astonishing climax of sheer life-affirming joy, Mahler’s second symphony is something you have to experience live to truly believe.  

Mahler – Symphony 2

Featuring

Evan Mitchell, Conductor

Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

Dulcisono Chorus

Lakehead Choral Group

AND more voices!

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Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.