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Douglas Dahlgren (1935-2020)

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge the passing of one of our founders and former members – Douglas Dahlgren. The story goes … in 1960, two musicians, travelling through the Lakehead, stopped in Saul Laskin’s furniture store. One of them, Doug Dahlgren, sat at a piano and began to play. Laskin, mayor of Port Arthur, convinced them that they should stay and follow their collective dream of establishing a local symphony orchestra. The Lakehead Symphony Orchestra was the result. Doug worked with the newly founded orchestra as an MIR (Musician in Residence) from 1960 until 1976 when...

TBSO announces new Executive Director/General Manager

TBSO announces new Executive Director/General Manager

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ryleigh Dupuis as its new Executive Director/General Manager. Ryleigh returns to Thunder Bay after several years away. She brings with her extensive corporate management experience and a passion for working in the creative sector. Ryleigh worked as an HR Specialist turned Station Manager for WestJet where she moved through 17 cities from coast to coast. She also worked as a Talent Associate for one of the oldest and well established Talent Agencies in Vancouver.  “I was born and raised in Thunder Bay. Having grown up participating in the...

The musicians of the TBSO present Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia

The musicians of the TBSO present Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia, recorded from the safety of our individual homes, and put together by our incredible and multi-talented James Moat! We miss playing for our wonderful audience and we want to thank our generous donors for their support! Everyone please stay home, stay safe, and enjoy some Sibelius!

TBSO Executive Director will be leaving Symphony in better shape

TBSO’s Executive Director Gerald McEachern has declined the offer to renew his contract with the Symphony for another two years. “While I appreciate the offer, it’s time for me to focus on personal projects. I’d originally only planned to do the job for two years, and have stayed for three. So it’s been a good run, and I’ve achieved most of what I set out to do.” Under McEachern’s direction the orchestra has lowered its long-term deficit from over $400,000 to just over $200,000, the lowest it’s been in over 25 years. “I’m proud of the things we’ve accomplished together....

Auditions – July 2019 (Closed)

Auditions – July 2019 (Closed)

The following orchestra vacancies will be auditioned by pre-recorded video on July 17, 2019. Please click language for the position description (.pdf, will open in a new window) Section Bassoon / 2e Basson  English | Français       Bassoon Audition Repertoire Section Cello / Violoncelle de Section  English | Français      Cello Audition Repertoire Video Audition Process 1. A qualified candidate may apply to audition, as per the advertisement. 2. Specific instructions regarding which excerpts from the list to record, and in what order, will be sent out to the candidate. 3. Once recorded, the candidate will submit the file (or private YouTube link). 4. Since the audition is screened,...

Dream Vacation Winners!

Dream Vacation Winners!

Congratulations Dream Vacation Lottery winners!   Teresa Cirillo is the ‘Expedia Mediterranean Cruise’ winner Gail Palko is the ‘Anywhere Air Canada flies’ winner   Thank you to all who played!  

TBSO Nominated for Juno

TBSO Nominated for Juno

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2019 Thunder Bay’s TBSO nominated for prestigious JUNO Award for first time (Thunder Bay) It has just been announced that the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a JUNO Award in the the “Classical Album of the Year” category. The nomination is for the “Into the Wonder” album released in 2017. The project began in 2012, and took four years to bring to fruition, with its official release on November 3, 2018. The music was entirely composed by young Canadian composer, Jordan Pal. The recording features Canada’s celebrated Gryphon Trio playing with the...

Auditions – April 2019 (Closed)

The following orchestra vacancies will be auditioned in April 2019: Please click language for the position description (.pdf, will open in a new window) Please click Audition Repertoire for the repertoire (.pdf, will open in a new window) Principal Keyboard and Rehearsal Pianist / Clavier Solo et Pianiste de Répétition   English| Français      Principal Keyboard Audition Repertoire Principal Timpani / Timbales Solo  English | Français      Timpani Audition Repertoire Principal Viola / Alto Solo   English | Français      Principal Viola Repertoire Section Viola / Alto de Section  English | Français      Section Viola Repertoire Section Flute / 2e Flûte  English | Français     Flute Audition Repertoire Principal Second...