Thunder Bay Symphony 2014 2015 Season


Thunder Bay – Entertainment –The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) is proud to announce the 2014/15 season, Trade the ordinary for fantasy: A season of music inspired by timeless tales, led by Music Director Arthur Post. Subscriptions are now available at the Community Auditorium Box Office, offering considerable savings over single ticket prices.

2014/15 Season
Trade the ordinary for fantasy: A season of music inspired by timeless tales
It’s no surprise that music tells amazing stories. Myths, fables, tall tales, and short stories have all inspired composers to write their most engaging and colourful music. The TBSO and Music Director Arthur Post invite you to join us for a season filled with enchantment, beauty, and adventure, with timeless tales told through music.

Season Highlights
·         Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
·         Cinderella performed by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen & the TBSO
·         Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Slean
·         World Premiere – Jordan Pal’s Into the Wonder
·         Canadian Rocker Joel Plaskett
·         A Night at the Oscars with perennial favourite Brian Jackson
·         Orff: Carmina Burana
·         The Ultimate Symphonic Rock Show with Jeans ‘n Classics

The entire season comprises classical, pops, and children’s concerts and amazing specials. There are thirty (30) separate events. The season is divided into five separate series – Masterworks, Pops, Classical Plus, Cabaret, and Family – as well as Special concerts.

Why Subscribe to the TBSO?
·         Subscriber benefits – Subscribers enjoy the best prices, the best seats, and the best benefits, including ticket exchange privileges and exclusive offers.
·         Convenience – Subscribing is the best way for patrons to enjoy great music and guarantee their preferred seats.
·         Affordability – Subscribers save up to 40% off single ticket prices with the purchase of a subscription.
·         Subscribers enjoy incredible music performed by the world’s most outstanding artists, including classical masterpieces, exciting new works, spectacular pops entertainment and more.
·         Subscribers experience great music – live!

The TBSO 2014/15 Season

Masterworks Series
6 concerts for only $216 – Savings of 20% off single tickets
Subscribers enjoy the renowned acoustics of the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium where the TBSO and brilliant guest artists guide patrons on a journey through the world’s greatest music, past and present. All concert ticket holders are invited to attend pre-concert chats before all Masterworks concerts beginning at 7:10 pm.
Venue: Thunder Bay Community Auditorium (TBCA)

1.    Scheherazade – Our Tale Begins
Thursday, October 23, 2014 / 8PM / TBCA
Arthur Post, conductor / Thomas Cosbey, violin
Estacio: “Bootleggers Tarantella” from Filumena
Debussy: Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune”
(Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”)
Wagner: “Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from Götterdämmerung
(Twilight of the Gods)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

2.    2. Lara St. John performs Mendelssohn
Thursday, November 13, 2014 / 8PM / TBCA
Arthur Post, conductor / Lara St. John, violin / Mario Crudo, narrator
Mozart: Symphony No. 29
Poulenc: The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

3.    Denise Djokic performs Tchaikovsky
Thursday, January 22, 2015 / 8PM / TBCA
Arthur Post, conductor / Denise Djokic, cello
Tchaikovsky: Music from The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Liadov: Kikimora
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 83a

4.    Beethoven’s Emperor
Thursday, March 5, 2015 / 8PM / TBCA
Arthur Post, conductor / Stewart Goodyear, piano
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Overture
Pal: Into the Wonder *World Premiere*
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

5.    Carmina Burana
Thursday, March 26, 2015 / 8PM / TBCA
Arthur Post, conductor / Jacqueline Woodley, soprano / Christopher Pfund, tenor / Michael Nyby, baritone / Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble / Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus
Berlioz: Le carnival romain, Overture (The Roman Carnival)
Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées (The Forgotten Offerings)
Orff: Carmina Burana

6.    Our Tale Ends
Thursday, April 23, 2015 / 8PM / TBCA
Alain Trudel, conductor / Madeline Hildebrand, piano
Rossini: La gazza ladra, Overture (The Thieving Magpie)
Kabalevsky: The Comedians
Peters: The ADVENTURES of PianoWoman!®
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

Pops Series
6 concerts for $216 – Savings of 20% off single tickets
The TBSO presents an all-star line-up of guest artists and a wide range of popular music, from holiday classical to pop music rockers!
Venue: Thunder Bay Community Auditorium (TBCA)

1.    Sarah Slean
Saturday, October 18, 2014 / 8PM / TBCA
Sarah Slean, piano & vocals / Arthur Post, conductor

2.    Silent Film: The Immigrant
Saturday, November 22, 2014 / 8PM / TBCA
Melanie Léonard, conductor

3.    Holiday Pops
Friday, December 12, 2014 / 7PM / TBCA
Cast of local Thunder Bay talent / Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus / Arthur Post, conductor

4.    A Night at the Oscars
Saturday, February 21, 2015 / 8PM / TBCA
Brian Jackson, conductor

5.    The Ultimate Symphonic Rock Show
Saturday, March 21, 2015 / 8PM / TBCA
Jeans ‘n Classics / Jean Meilleur, lead vocals / Arthur Post, conductor

6.    The Best of the Crooners
Saturday, May 2, 2015 / 8PM / TBCA
Michael Vanhevel, vocals / Arthur Post, conductor

Classical Plus Series
4 concerts for $112 – Savings of 20% off single tickets
Timeless tales and classical symphonies intertwine in this season’s Classical Plus series. Journey with the TBSO to discover what awaits in the musical landscape of fantasy and imagination.
Venue: Hilldale Lutheran Church (HLC)

1.    Schubert’s Symphony No. 5
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / 8PM / HLC
Arthur Post, conductor / Evgueni Tchougounov, piano
Morawetz: Overture to a Fairy Tale
Poulenc: Aubade, concerto chorégraphique
Haas: Slam
Schubert: Symphony No. 5

2.    Schubert’s Symphony No. 3
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 / 8PM / HLC
Arthur Post, conductor / George Holborn, baritone / Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus
Taylor: Through the Looking Glass
Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Richardson: New Work
Commissioned by the National Arts Centre (Pinchas Zukerman, Music Director), The World Remembers, and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (Arthur Post, Music Director) in honour of the Centennial of The Great War.
Schubert: Symphony No. 3

3.    Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 / 8PM / HLC
Arthur Post, conductor / Thomas Cosbey, violin
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins
Buhr: Symphony No. 2, Adagio Pathetique
McCauley: Five Miniatures for 10 Winds
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

4.    Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 / 8PM / HLC
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor / Woosol Cho, viola
Bell: Spirit Trail
Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher
Schubert: Rosamunde Extract No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No.

Cabaret Series
3 concerts for $84 – Savings 20% off single tickets
Cabaret blends the sounds of the TBSO with guest artists from Thunder Bay and Canada’s incredibly vibrant and diverse musical community.
Venue: Italian Cultural Centre (ICC)

1.    The Music of Stan Rogers & Gene MacLellan
Friday, November 7 & Saturday, November 8, 2014 / 8PM / ICC
Rodney Brown, vocals / Bruce Hansen, vocals / Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

2.    Flamenco Caravan
Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14, 2015 / 8PM / ICC
Flamenco Caravan / Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

3.    From Rock to Opera with Justin Stolz
Thursday, April 2 & Saturday, April 4, 2015 / 8PM / ICC
Justin Stolz, tenor / Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

Family Series
The TBSO brings the joy of music to the family. Created especially for children ages 4 and up, these concerts will delight and captivate.
Venue: Grassroots Church (GRC)

1.    The Final Frontier
Sunday, November 2, 2014 / 3:30PM / GRC
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

2.    Beethoven on Balmoral!
Sunday, February 8, 2015 / 3:30PM / GRC
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

3.    Summertime!
Sunday, April 25, 2015 / 3:30PM / GRC
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

Subscribers can add the Specials Cinderella and/or Joel Plaskett to their subscription to guarantee seating before single tickets go on sale.

1.    Cinderella
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / 7PM / TBCA
Arthur Post, conductor / Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

2.    Joel Plaskett
Saturday, April 11, 2015 / 8PM / TBCA
Joel Plaskett, guitar & vocals / Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

3.    Consortium Aurora Borelais
Saturday, December 6, 2014 / 8PM / St. Paul’s United Church
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

4.    Mozart & Martinis
Fall 2014

5.    Brew & Beethoven
Spring 2015

6.    Gala Ball: A Night at the Moulin Rouge
Friday, May 1, 2015 / 6PM / Valhalla Inn

How to Subscribe
Subscribers enjoy significant benefits, including the best seats in the house, the best prices, exclusive offers, and ticket exchange privileges.
·         By phone at 807.684.4444 or 1.800.463.8817
·         In person at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Box Office,
Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30a.m.–5:30p.m.

Special Offers
·         Early Bird Deadline Subscriber Incentive – Subscribe before June 28 to guarantee seats and receive one free ticket voucher per subscription order.
·         Select 6 – Build your own season with the flexible Select 6 ticket package.
·         Season Pass – Save 40% off single ticket prices and enjoy all 22 series concerts.
·         Priority Seating for Subscribers – Joel Plaskett and Cinderella with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

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