Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Begins 56th Season Next Week!

Entertainment Update

Thunder Bay, ON – Starting this October with a special 3-concert festival that commemorates Canada’s Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary), the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra’s celebrates its 56th season and Maestro Arthur Post’s final TBSO season, which promises a fantastic and diverse line-up of performances sure to thrill any music lover. 

Sesquicentennial Festival

On October 20th, the TBSO’s Sesquicentennial Festival celebration begins. The festival combines three different concerts, and festival-goers can choose to attend any one concert individually, or they can opt for the Festival Pass (saves 10% off single ticket prices).  The festival includes: Visions of Paradise, Celtic Superstars Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, and James Ehnes’ Recital.

Subscriptions and Single Tickets for all TBSO concerts are available from the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Box Office, 1 Paul Shaffer Drive, 807.684.4444,

Visions of Paradise

Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 8PM

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Sharleen Joynt, mesmerizing Canadian soprano, will make her TBSO debut in the season-opening concert led by Maestro Post. The concert will also feature the premiere of a new work by Greek Canadian composer Christos Hatzis. All ticket holders are invited to attend a free pre-concert chat at 7:10PM to learn more about the music.

Program: Elgar: Chanson de Matin, Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15, Nos. 1 & 2 / Hatzis: World Premiere / Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (arranged for chamber orchestra by Yoon Jae Lee)

Celtic Superstars Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 8PM

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Canadian powerhouse fiddling duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy kick off the Pops series with an electrifying Celtic-infused performance.  These Juno-award winning artists combine their incredible talents for a mesmerizing, passionate performance that is sure to thrill audiences.

James Ehnes @40 Canadian Recital Tour

Monday, October 24, 2016 – 8PM

St. Paul’s United Church

A double celebration! James Ehnes will be taking the stage in Thunder Bay as part of his national recital tour inspired by his 40th birthday. Ehnes will be joined by powerhouse pianist Andrew Armstrong in a concert that will feature works by George Frideric Handel and Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as a new piece written especially for Ehnes by Bramwell Tovey, the award-winning composer and Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony.

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