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Auditions – July 2019

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 Hires New Resident Conductor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2019 (THUNDER BAY, ON) After a rigorous selection process, TBSO’s Music Director, Paul Haas, is pleased to formally announce the two-year appointment of Maria Fuller as the orchestra’s new Resident Conductor.  Ms. Fuller comes from a musical family, and began studying music in Saskatchewan at the age of four. In addition to conducting, she is an accomplished pianist and trumpet player. As a pianist, Ms. Fuller is a two-time laureate of the FCMF National Finals, of the CMC National Finals, and of the CFMTA National Finals in Canada. Ms. Fuller has soloed with the Longview...

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...

Position Filled: Resident Conductor

TBSO Resident Conductor (RC) Contract Position Overview* The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra’s Resident Conductor position (formerly Conductor-in-Residence) was created a number of years ago to provide a unique professional development opportunity for emerging conductors, and to provide essential support to the Music Director, the musicians and administration. The successful RC will be an independent contractor with a set base salary in the range of $30,000 per annum, paid in twice monthly increments, for a term of between one and three years. The RC will work collaboratively with the administrative team on all matters pertaining to the operations of the Association....

TBSO Launches Dream Vacation Lottery

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   – December 14, 2018  (LSN) Get ready to pack your bags—because the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has just given you the  chance to win a fabulous Dream Vacation for two! Yesterday, the city’s brand new mayor, Bill Mauro, bought the very first  $20 TBSO Dream Vacation  Lottery ticket. Best of all, every one of only 1200 tickets—including the Mayor’s—has two chances to  win. The first chance is a shot at the grand prize: a 6-day Mediterranean cruise for two, valued over  $7,500, provided by Expedia CruiseShipCenters. The prize also includes return airfare for 2 from  Thunder Bay...

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 concert series. The grant will support special 45-minute pre-concert performances for children with disabilities and their families. The pre-concert performances are designed especially for them, in a calmer more intimate setting prior to each regular Family Series concert. The performances will involve a combination of...

Power Concert – Review by Michael Sobota

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Mainstage Concert at Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Thursday, November 15, 2018 A Review by Michael Sobota A symphony concert with Beethoven and Mahler, two orchestral giants, on the same program, is a rare event. Certainly rare in Thunder Bay. And that is what the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) gave us last Thursday evening. This “Power Concert” – their title – opened with a more modest composition. Rameau’s Entree de Polymnie is sort of a prelude to Act Four of his last opera, Les Boreades. Composed in 1763, the entire Opera is rarely performed. This part...