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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...

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...

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’ Star Wars Suite to music from Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, with a little Beethoven and Mozart mixed in—especially curated for the evening by Haas. If you haven’t been to a Symphony concert, or haven’t been to one in a long while, this is your...

Superior Morning with Lisa Laco

Listen as TBSO’s Executive Director, Gerald McEachern, and Vice President of the Board of Directors and Development Chairperson, Jeff Sampson, meet with Lisa Laco to discuss TBSO’s new Case for Support document and how the TBSO is meeting financial challenges and addressing an aging core audience. Live in Thunder Bay, September 21, 2018