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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

Position Filled: Marketing Manager

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) is seeking a full-time Marketing Manager. Now in its 58th (Seriously Great!) season, the TBSO delivers 21 regular season performances, 4 educational programs delivered to local and regional schools, as well as a half dozen or more special events involving 168 musician services in total. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing and administering the successful delivery of the TBSO’s brand, marketing and communications. The Marketing Manager will collaborate with the Director of Development to align marketing to the the TBSO’s donation, gifting, sponsorship and fundraising programs....

Interim Conductor-in-Residence.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2018 (THUNDER BAY) Simon Rivard, TBSO’s fine young Conductor-in-Residence will be stepping down from his post, effective immediately. He will be replaced by the equally gifed and energetic Mélissa Biroun, who will assume duties as Interim Conductor-in-Residence. Biroun is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in classical piano studying under Louise Bessette, and also a graduate of Vanier College in jazz piano under Eric Harding. Afer graduating, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in composition at the Université de Montréal. An accomplished student, Ms. Biroun won a bursary and two residencies. Her emerging...

TBSO’s Conductor-in-Residence joins the Toronto Symphony

(Thunder Bay) It has been announced by the TSO in Toronto today that Simon Rivard, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor-in-Residence, has been hired by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as their new Resident Conductor. Rivard will be working directly under the TSO’s new Interim Artistic Director, Sir Andrew Davis. In a statement issued today Davis says, “Simon is a gifed young conductor who radiates energy. A versatile, well-rounded musician, he is an accomplished violinist whose interest in new repertoire, vocal music, and education reveals an open and adventurous mind.” In addition to other duties Rivard will be on the podium...