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TBSO Changes Things Up with Stay at Home Order

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra just announced their plans for the second half of their 59.5 Season days ago. However, with the ever-changing circumstances in Ontario the TBSO will be using this time to connect with their audience in a new way. With the new stay at home order in effect, the TBSO will be staying home and staying safe along with the rest of our community. While new live streaming performances will be placed on hold, they are pleased to be able to share some previously recorded concerts from earlier in the season. As well, over the past several...

NOW HIRING: Director of Development

The TBSO is hiring a Director of Development. This is a fulltime permanent position. The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra serves the entire Northwestern Ontario region by providing outstanding classical music performances and education programs, and strives to be the best regional orchestra in Canada. The Director of Development is a key member of the leadership team, making key strategic development decisions affecting the TBSO. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the TBSO’s development and fundraising activities, including major gifts, planned giving, and special events. As Director of Development you will play an integral role in...

NOW HIRING: Website and Database Administrator Internship

The TBSO is hiring a Website and Database Manager Intern. This is a one-year internship with a possibility ofpermanent, full-time employment. The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra serves the entire Northwestern Ontario region by providing outstandingclassical music performances and education programs, and strives to be the best regional orchestra in Canada. By managing both the TBSO’s website and database (Sumac), you will play an integral role in achieving the TBSO’sgoal of creating meaningful relationships with its concertgoers and supporters. A properly maintained website anddatabase is a key component to building the TBSO’s capacity and programming. The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra values...

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....