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2015 i 2016 season - Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
The
Best of
Rufus
Wainwright
Mahler fest
Quar tetto
Gelato
Andriana
Chuchman
2015 I 2 016 SEASON
A Symphony Begins at the Push of a Button.
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the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
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Welcome to our 2015-2016 season!
As Artistic Director of your Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra every year is special to me, yet this season is
particularly meaningful as it marks my 10th season. Yes! Ten absolutely wonderful years with the WSO,
the best orchestra in the world, and with you, the best audience in the world.
In those ten years my family and I not only got 'used' to the Manitoba lifestyle with its extremes of space,
temperature and culture, we fell in love with it and now call it our home.
In those ten years the orchestra started a summer season, started El Sistema Winnipeg, performed at the
National Arts Center in Ottawa and in Carnegie Hall, recorded several CDs, gave the Manitoba premieres of
Mahler Symphonies No. 6 and 7, had meaningful and creative collaborations with the Icelandic community,
the Jewish community, the Chinese, Ukrainian, Filipino and First Nations communities, and I got a new podium!
Ten years of New Music Festivals: controversial, new, fun. Tchaikovsky, Nordic and now Mahler festivals. Ten years of
bringing the best in the classical and popular music scene to Winnipeg, ten years of making music meaningful,
emotionally stirring, utterly fun, profound and spiritual.
Now, this season, I invite you to hear your critically acclaimed orchestra with some of the most beautiful works ever written.
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Sibelius 5 and Orff’s Carmina Burana. We continue our passion for the big German romantic
repertoire with a Mahler festival and his Symphonies No. 2 and 10 (another Manitoba premiere), and the performance of
Bruckner Symphony No. 4. The Art of Time Ensemble joins us to reimagine one of The Beatle’s most iconic albums, Sgt. Pepper’s
Lonely Hearts Club Band, we will play with Rufus Wainwright, Quartetto Gelato returns and we present Disney Fantasia.
It will be absolutely thrilling and exciting and I can't wait to conduct for you and celebrate with you in my 10th anniversary season!
Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director
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Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Umi Garrett, piano
Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Umi Garrett
- Norman Lebrecht
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Norman Lebrecht, host
Gustav
Mahler
“I did think I did see all Heaven before
me and the great God Himself.”
- George Frideric Handel [on composing Messiah]
Case Scaglione, conductor
Monica Huisman, soprano
Victoria Marshall, mezzo-soprano
Conrad Siebert, tenor
Jeremy Bowes, bass
Mennonite Festival Chorus, Rudy Schellenberg
and Janet Brenneman, co-directors
Handel
Handel: Messiah
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Beethoven symphonies are like nine children in one family – all
different! You know the stormy Fifth. Experience the sunny Fourth - no
less great in its own way. And to open, a stirring drama in music by
the greatest opera composer after Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi.
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At the time of his death Mahler had completed two
movements of his Tenth Symphony and sketched the
remaining movements. A performing version was made
by Deryck Cooke: “a masterpiece of reconstruction,”
Neville Cardus wrote in The Guardian “sounding the
voice of Mahler and of nobody else.”
We are proud to present a WSO premiere, hosted by the
eminent writer and Mahler scholar Norman Lebrecht.
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Mahler: Symphony No. 10
Handel’s Glorious Messiah
Monica
Huisman
“Umi Garrett’s amazing playing may well have duplicated the effect
felt by European audiences encountering Mozart in his earliest prodigy
years,” wrote a reviewer at one of Umi’s recent concerts. What better
a work then to welcome Umi back to the WSO than a concerto from
the master himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Mahler’s 10 th: The Last Word
“The Tenth exists as Mahler’s last word.
It reveals Mahler, in his favored metaphor,
wrestling with his angel, refusing to let go
without a blessing… No knowledge of
Mahler is complete without the live
experience of his Tenth Symphony.”
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OCT
“The power of her tiny hands on the
keys was mesmerizing. ‘Genius’ seems
the best description.”
- Bill Clark, Columbia Daily Tribune
Marcelo
Lehninger
SEP
Umi Garrett: Piano Prodigy
DEC
Classics SERIES A
Nothing transmits the urge to sing more than Handel’s
Messiah. The WSO tradition continues, as the special glow
of the season comes alive with Handel’s matchless sense of
timing and drama, where the music’s memorable path from
darkness to light never fails to inspire.
The Hallelujah Chorus, the ongoing flow of beautiful arias,
ensembles and magnificent choruses have made Messiah
immortal. We welcome a splendid cast of soloists under the
direction of Case Scaglione, the New York Philharmonic’s
new associate conductor, in his WSO debut.
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Gwen Hoebig plays Symphonie espagnole
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Gwen Hoebig, violin
An-Lun Huang: Saibei Dance
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major
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Carmina Burana
- The Washington Post
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Andriana Chuchman, soprano
Adam Sperry, tenor
Cameron McPhail, baritone
Mennonite Festival Chorus
Canadian Mennonite University Chorus
Winnipeg Boys’ Choir
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Alain Lefèvre, piano
*Winnipeg Youth Symphony Orchestra
*Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1926 original version)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor
Mei-Ann
Chen
Umi Garrett
Canadian composer Larysa Kuzmenko has been likened to film
composers John Williams and Danny Elfman for her vivid
imagination. We present her newest work Golden Harvest, an
oratorio celebrating the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement
in Canada. Rising international opera star and Winnipeg native
Andriana Chuchman is featured in both works.
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Russian Fireworks: Tchaikovsky 5 & Rachmaninoff 4
- Véronique Robert, L'actualité
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Lovely, lusty and endlessly theatrical, Carmina Burana lifts you
out of your seat and never lets you go! An audience favourite, its
huge forces hold nothing back mixing medieval-Latin lyrics,
Christian piety and earthly delights.
Larysa Kuzmenko: Golden Harvest
Orff: Carmina Burana
“Alain Lefèvre knows what to do with
Rachmaninoff’s works, the Russian
composer often dubbed as ‘the last
great romantic.’ Lefèvre dazzles and,
most of all, moves...”
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APR
“Chuchman had a full, sure, glorious
sound you wanted to sink into”
Gwen
Hoebig
Jean Sibelius – the most original symphonic voice since
Beethoven! We mark the 150th anniversary of his birth with one
of his most heroic statements, the Fifth Symphony. Known for
its otherworldly horn-calls and triumphant finale, it is in Donald
Francis Tovey’s words “Thor swinging the hammer.”
MAR
- The Adresseavisen (Trondheim, Norway)
Guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen delivers one of Sibelius’ most
popular symphonies and a blast of Mediterranean melody in her
WSO debut. Is there music with sunnier melody and higher
spirits than Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole? WSO’s
brilliant concertmaster Gwen Hoebig reveals the music’s
fragrant tunes and Spanish tang with flair.
Classics SERIES A
“Chen was totally convincing as a
conductor full of surplus energy…
it seemed hardly possible to get any
closer to perfection.”
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Andriana
Chuchman
Classics Series A
Concert Times
La Presse called Alain Lefèvre a “knight on a mission,” going
on to say “for all the music lovers present, the pianist is the
hero...the alchemy has worked its magic.” Rachmaninoff,
too, works magic in his renowned piano concertos. Alain
performs the original version of the composer’s Fourth Piano
Concerto.
Tchaikovsky! Unforgettable melody and profound drama are
at the core of his Fifth Symphony, among the composer’s
most personal statements. The Winnipeg Youth Orchestra
joins forces with the WSO to open this exciting program with
in Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
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Tianwa Yang: Passion of the Violin
“The most important violinist to come
on the scene in many a year.”
- Detroit News
Alexander Micklelthwate, conductor
Tianwa Yang, violin
Tianwa Yang
Rossini: Overture to Semiramide
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnole
SEP
Classics SERIES B
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Music lovers know Tianwa Yang for her 18 top-selling Naxos
recordings and acclaimed appearances with leading orchestras
and conductors. Her electric stage presence captivates audiences.
“One of the best new violinists of the new century” MusicWeb
International says.
Tianwa performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a high-wire-act
full of beautiful Italian melody from this master violinist/composer
whose skills were thought to come from the devil himself in
a program filled with music by some of the world’s greatest
orchestrators.
“In (Mahler’s) music there is everything.
You find nature, sarcasm, love, hatred,
the grotesque, tragedy, comedy…every
listener can find something to relate to.”
Emilia
Boteva
- Mariss Jansons, Gramophone
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Lara Ciekiewicz, soprano
Emilia Boteva, mezzo-soprano
Mennonite Festival Chorus
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
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Our week-long Mahlerfest, devoted to the life and work of Gustav Mahler,
opens with one of his most unforgettable works, the Resurrection
Symphony. Mahler tackles the big questions: What is life? Why are we
living? What comes next? He answers the quest in his Resurrection
Symphony: a life-affirming journey through human joys and travails, with
a transcendent finale inviting the start of a new and different life, a life
without judgment, where everyone is equal.
In the words of Norman Lebrecht: “More than any other symphony
Mahler’s Second acquired a mythical dimension, defining the lives of
those who embraced it.”
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NOV
Mahler’s 2nd: Resurrection
OCT
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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (Resurrection)
Let the Trumpets Resound
“[Burgstaller] enthralled the audience
with an almost unbelievable mastery
of his instrument...”
Every now and then an artist comes along who seems to transcend
human limits to communicate straight from the soul. Trumpetist Joe
Burgstaller is just such a musician and will kick off our first-ever Trumpet
Festival, with Hummel’s famed concerto like you’ve never heard it before.
- The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal (PA)
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Joe Burgstaller, trumpet
David Moroz, piano
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John Estacio: Brio: Toccata and Fantasy for Orchestra
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)
Stravinsky’s Petrushka also features the trumpet in its entertaining narrative
of a puppet suddenly endowed with life, enhanced here with screen
images depicting the music’s story. Canadian composer John Estacio’s
Brio is a cinematic treat and a perfect opener for this evening of vivid and
visual music.
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Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K. 191
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major
Schumann was also a mentor to Johannes Brahms, calling the
young man a genius. He was right. Brahms’ Haydn Variations are
a beautifully orchestrated nod to Joseph Haydn, another mentor.
Completing the musical “connections” is Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto
featuring the WSO’s principal bassoonist Alex Eastley.
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FEB
Yaron Traub, conductor
Alex Eastley, bassoon
Robert Schumann wrote “I am affected by everything extraordinary
that goes on in the world and think it over in my own way,”
confessing his role as the arch Romantic of the 19th Century.
Schumann’s music is a diary of his confessional soul: rapt, poetic,
joyous and deeply felt, no more so than in his Second Symphony.
Bruckner & Strauss: Nature, Love & Longing
“[Bruckner’s symphonies] express the most
fundamental human impulses with
extraordinary purity of grandeur and
expression, on a monumental scale.”
- Deryck Cooke
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Joni Henson, soprano
Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major (Romantic)
James Feddeck, conductor
Louis Schwizgebel, piano
Smetana: Má vlast (My Homeland): Sárka and Vlitava
(The Moldau)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major (Italian)
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Louis
Schwizgebel
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Classics Series B
Concert Times
Beethoven’s piano concertos place the soloist as a
direct protagonist to the orchestra – a role he regularly
took himself when performing the five he wrote. We
welcome Swiss pianist and 2012 Leeds International
Piano Competition winner Louis Schwizgebel to
interpret Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto.
Just back from Italy, Mendelssohn filled his Fourth
Symphony with life-affirming Mediterranean sun and
spirit. Bedřich Smetana created a powerful expression
of Czech national spirit in the set of symphonic poems
Má vlast (My Homeland), our opening music, perhaps
best known for The Moldau.
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Beethoven, Mendelssohn and a New Virtuoso
- Artamag
Joni
Henson
Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs were composed at the end
of his life, an unforgettably moving conclusion whose final
song portrays the love of an aging couple before the setting
sun, as they close their eyes and liberate their souls. A radiant
testimony to life and love.
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“[Schwizgebel’s] playing also benefits
from a lightening of the instrument, piano
playing where every sound rings with
unostentatious radiance and effortlessness.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Avalanches of brass and transcendent utterances of a man in
love with the Austrian countryside dominate Bruckner’s Fourth
Symphony, one of the composer’s most popular. The horn
dominates, from the unforgettable opening to the Scherzo
hunting scene, and one is left both elevated and inspired at
the close.
APR
- David McGill, principal bassoon of the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra on the Mozart Bassoon Concerto
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Classics SERIES B
“The most important and the greatest
work for solo bassoon and orchestra”
JAN
An Evening of Masters: Mozart, Brahms, Schumann
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OCT
Quartetto Gelato!
“Quartetto Gelato has the stuff. Dry humor
and occasional clowning are part of the
quartet’s arsenal, yet first it meets the
requisite virtues of skilled music-making.”
Quartetto Gelato
Julian Pellicano, conductor
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James Morrison: Trumpet Master
- Clive O’Connell, Age, Melbourne
James Morrison
James Morrison, trumpet and more!
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Home Alone
The Movie
© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Home Alone – Film with Live Orchestra produced by IMG Artists,
LLC and The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, Inc.
- FolkRoots, UK
La Bottine Souriante
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La Bottine Souriante
Julian Pellicano, conductor
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11-13
Experience a holiday favourite on the big screen with the WSO performing
John Williams' delightful score live. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister,
an 8 year-old boy who must defend his home against two bungling thieves
when he is accidentally left behind by his family over Christmas. Hilarious and
heart-warming, HOME ALONE is holiday fun for the entire family!
La Bottine Souriante live with the WSO
“The tightest and most exciting band
of any nature anywhere…”
06-08
Australian jazz star James Morrison takes you on a panoramic survey of jazz.
Perhaps best known as a true trumpet master, Morrison plays an astounding
ten instruments throughout including trombone, saxophone, piano, and
'keytair'. From Dixieland to Bop, the Birth of the Blues to Birdland,
re-experience the works, players and composers who have shaped the
genre. For first timers, discover the most influential songs in jazz's history.
For jazz veterans, a dazzling take on music you know and love!
HOME ALONE The Movie: Live in Concert
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Prairie Voices, Vic Pankratz, director
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DEC
“This country’s most popular jazz
figure [James Morrison]…
a thoroughly gifted artist”
Quartetto Gelato
Quartetto Gelato, the multi-faceted ensemble featured on the
Hollywood soundtrack Only You, commands the stage with Latin
rhythm, gypsy showpieces and beautiful Neapolitan songs. Chosen Best
Classical Ensemble at Canada's 2010 INDIE awards, Quartetto Gelato
enthralls audiences with its electric performances and acrobatic tricks.
Expect a sizzling performance, filled with beautiful tunes, songs and
brilliant virtuosity.
NOV
- Los Angeles Times
16-18
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JAN
POPS
08-10
A living legend of Québecois roots music, La Bottine Souriante has sold over
half a million albums and won dozens of awards! Since appearing on the
Québec music scene in 1976, La Bottine’s contagious sound has crossed
borders the world over and left countless audiences jumping to their feet and
tapping their toes. Their distinctive sound blends traditional music with jazz,
salsa and pure folk, while preserving the vitalitiy of their mother culture.
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FEB
The Streisand Songbook with Ann Hampton Callaway
- Keith Lockhart, The Boston Pops
Platinum award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway
celebrates the music of one of America's most iconic artists, Barbra
Streisand. Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait, putting a unique
pop/jazz spin on unforgettable songs from Barbra's Broadway years
to her film and pop tunes. Enjoy a concert celebrating Streisand’s
extraordinary career with incredible songs such as Marvin Hamlisch's
The Way We Were, People, and Don't Rain on My Parade.
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Ann Hampton Callaway, vocalist
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Ann Hampton
Callaway
Rufus Wainwright, singer-songwriter
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
“Covering a much-loved work such as this
is a delicate balancing act – needing to be
different enough to be fresh, but not too
far off to be unrecognizable – and they’ve
done it admirably.”
- Cathy Riches, The Whole Note
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Art of Time Ensemble
Andy Maize, singer
Craig Northey, singer
Cirque Mechanics
Julian Pellicano, conductor
08-10
Cirque
Mechanics
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FRI @ 8:00 pm
SAT @ 8:00 pm
SUN @ 2:00 pm
13-15
Dazzling acrobats, popular classics and an 18-foot, pedal-powered “Gantry Crane”
unite for a show unlike anything you’ve seen before! Marvel at aerialists, trapeze artists
and contortionists as they perform jaw-dropping feats to music by Tchaikovsky, Strauss,
Copland, and Ravel. Cirque Mechanics was founded in 2004 by German wheel artist
Chris Lashua and with its innovative mechanical staging and inspiring storytelling,
quickly established itself as a premiere American circus.
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Concert Times
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MAY
Cirque Mechanics
- Spectacle Magazine
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Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and Craig Northey (The Odds) with the
Art of Time Ensemble lead the WSO in a reimagining of The Beatles’
ground-breaking album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Part
tone poem, part rock-opera, Sgt. Pepper influenced a half-century of
music and sounds as fresh today as it did in 1967. Lucy in the Sky
with Diamonds, When I’m Sixty-Four, and With a Little Help From My
Friends are a few of the hits that prompted Rolling Stone to declare it
“the most important rock and roll album ever made.”
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“The greatest contribution to the
American circus since Cirque du Soleil”
Rufus Wainwright
As a singer, songwriter, author, composer, and even screen
actor, Rufus Wainwright has carved out a singular place in the
worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance, and film. Affectionately
described by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the
planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine
originality,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright is one of the
great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.
APR
- Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
11 -13
POPS
The Best of Rufus Wainwright
“Rufus Wainwright is one of the few live
performers who can enthrall an entire
crowd with his voice alone”
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MAR
“Iconic songs associated with one of the
best-loved singers of our time, beautiful
orchestrations, and-of course-the
gorgeous voice and unmatched musical
intelligence of Ann Hampton Callaway.”
12-14
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NOV
Rainer Hersch Returns!
“At last a musical comedian with
a difference - he is really funny!”
- The London Telegraph
Rainer Hersch, conductor and
comedian extraordinaire
Rainer’s past WSO appearances have been smashes – screamingly
funny, totally engaging and clever beyond words! A comedian and
musician, Rainer Hersch, has performed on every major comedy stage
in Britain and abroad and in TV shows around the world.
What do they sing about at the opera? What does the conductor
actually do? Is the triangle hard? Find out the answers to these
questions and more as the comic maestro takes the helm of the WSO
in a concert full of twists and turns.
Beyond the Score® - Elgar: Enigma Variations
- Chicago Tribune
Beyond the Score®
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
TBA, actor
Donna Fletcher, actor
Tom Soares, actor
James Manishen, narrator
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The WSO accompanies scenes from a pair of Disney’s crown jewels, the
original FANTASIA (1940) and FANTASIA 2000, shown in high definition on
the big screen.
See and hear other iconic moments including Mickey Mouse dabbling in
magic in Dukas' The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the mythical unicorns and
winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s 'Pastoral' Symphony as well as
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
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Julian Pellicano, conductor
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Disney FANTASIA, Live in Concert
“If you have kids that haven’t yet
experienced the wonder of Fantasia
and Fantasia 2000, I would highly
recommend introducing them to it in
this ideal setting, with the music heard
as it was meant to be - live.”
05
The great English composer Edward Elgar wrote his much-loved Enigma
Variations to depict “friends pictured within,” tagging their initials and
nicknames to each of the variations. This Beyond the Score® performance
delves into the special personalities of those closest to Elgar in an
acclaimed multi-media presentation created by the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra. In the first half actors and live theatre bring the story to life. In
the second half the WSO performs the complete Enigma Variations.
APR
“With Beyond the Score, the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra has
created common ground on which
newbies and seasoned concertgoers
can meet, learn and be entertained.”
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
Matinee
Concert Times
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Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
NOV
Stravinsky: Petrushka
FEB
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Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
APR
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
SEP
Travel behind the scenes at a Friday morning matinee with an open rehearsal and concert performance.
Hear the conductor’s introduction to the selected work, comments to the orchestra, a complete performance
of the work, and participate in a question and answer session - All in one hour!
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
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Individual Concerts $20
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Matinee
Matinee
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Dinner & Symphony with
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band
One of Mahler’s most loved symphonies that
explores the depth of the human soul opens
our week-long Mahlerfest.
British Cuisine
Rainer Hersch Returns!
NOV
Vienese Cuisine
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3-COURSE DINNER
starts @ 5:30 pm
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Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and Craig Northey
(The Odds) with the Art of Time Ensemble
lead the WSO in a reimagining of The Beatles’
ground-breaking album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely
Hearts Club Band.
Holiday Cuisine
The Streisand Songbook
with Ann Hampton Callaway
FEB
13
New York Cuisine - Perfect for Valentine's!
A loving musical portrait celebrating Streisand’s
extraordinary career including songs such as
Marvin Hamlisch's The Way We Were, People,
Don't Rain on My Parade and more.
Russian Fireworks:
Tchaikovsky 5 &
Rachmaninoff 4
APR
Comedian and maestro extraordinaire Rainer
Hersch will have you in stiches with his
onstage antics poking fun at two hundred
years of musical tradition.
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CHOOSE
ANY 4 DINNER &
SYMPHONY EVENTS
Russian Cuisine
Alain Lefèvre brings to our stage Rachmaninoff's
powerful Fourth Piano Concerto alongside the
unforgettable melody and profound drama of
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
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Mahler's 2nd: Resurrection
OCT
Enjoy a journey of gourmet food and beautiful music in partnership with Bergmann’s on Lombard all in one
location at the Centennial Concert Hall, Piano Nobile level. Each three-course meal is themed to a specific
WSO concert, offering patrons a unique opportunity to explore cuisine from around the globe.
OCT
Dan Kamin’s Haunted Orchestra
“Hearty laughter throughout the
performance and a standing
ovation at the end.”
- Billings Gazette
A concert morphs into a scary movie! Nerdy Mr. Kirby, from the National
Institute for Children's Entertainment (N.I.C.E.), doesn't believe in the magical
power of music. But when the conductor waves his magic baton, strange
things begin to happen.
Kids and adults alike delight in Dan Kamin’s antics as he is "haunted" by the
timeless music of Grieg, Leroy Anderson, Strauss and others. Dan Kamin is
part Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, mixed with Marcel Marceau, Andy
Kaufman and Steve Martin. It adds up to a quirky, charming and brilliant
performance by a Pittsburgh man who has coached Hollywood stars in
physical comedy.
Dan Kamin, performer
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Dan
Kamin
The Snowman & The Bear
“The music perfectly complements
the animation, especially during the
flying scenes where the landscape
unfolds in rolling images like waves.”
- Ali Barclay, BBC Films review
Manny Tuba
Julian Pellicano, conductor
The Snowman tells of a little boy who wakes up to find that everything has
turned snow-white. He rushes out to build a snowman who comes to life
and takes him on an amazing journey. Features the Howard Blake hit song
Walking in the Air.
Jullian
Pellicano
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Mr. Mark, host
Romanetz Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Odette Heyn-Projects, dancers
Colleen Furlan, soprano
Aaron Hutton, tenor
Corey Campbell, vocalist
Melvin Starr, hoop dancer
and, of course…. Manny Tuba!
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Around the World with Manny Tuba
- Manny Tuba
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Back by popular demand, a unique double-bill of Raymond Briggs’
heartwarming holiday classic films that have brought our audience to its feet
every time we have performed them.
>
“I love travelling around the world and meeting
new people, and can’t wait to meet you!”
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Join WSO mascot Manny Tuba on his next adventure around the world
as he explores new places along the way on his magical tuba ride!
With special guests – singers, dancers, acrobats and actors – Manny
travels the world with his pal Mr. Mark and the WSO, making new friends,
playing new instruments and enjoying new discoveries. But in the end of
his long journey, he finds out that there’s no place like home.
>
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MAR
Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Matthew Fletcher, narrator
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Maxi from
Maximus
Musicus
Dan Kamin
In the best-selling and award-winning book Maximus
Musicus Visits the Orchestra, Iceland's best-loved musical
mouse discovers the wonders of the symphony orchestra.
Our mouse Maxi by chance finds himself in a concert hall.
What an interesting and adventurous turn his life has
suddenly taken! Maxi enjoys himself so much that he
decides to stay in the concert hall and see what happens
the next day!
MAY
Hear music by Beethoven, Bizet and Ravel, and follow
the entertaining story accompanied by images on the
big screen.
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Disney FANTASIA: Live in Concert
“If you have kids that haven’t yet experienced
the wonder of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000,
I would highly recommend introducing them
to it in this ideal setting, with the music heard
as it was meant to be- live.”
Spinningplatters.com
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The WSO accompanies scenes from a pair of Disney’s crown jewels, the
original FANTASIA (1940) and FANTASIA 2000, shown in high definition on the
big screen.
See and hear other iconic moments including Mickey Mouse dabbling in magic
in Dukas' The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the mythical unicorns and winged horses
that accompany Beethoven’s 'Pastoral' Symphony as well as Tchaikovsky’s
Nutcracker Suite.
>
Julian Pellicano, conductor
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Great-West Life
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Mahlerfest
23- 31
FESTIVALS
Celebrate the life and work of one of classical music’s greatest visionaries – Gustav Mahler.
Opening with his 2nd Symphony: Resurrection, and closing with his 10th, Mahlerfest covers the
full ambit of Mahler’s creative path. Plus – the Winnipeg Philharmonic presents the Lieder of
Mahler, his contemporaries and influences (Oct 25), Mel Braun presents a solo recital of Mahler
Song (Oct 26), the U of M Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler (Oct 26), Cinematheque
screens Visconti’s 1971 film Death in Venice loosely based on the life of Mahler (Oct 27), the
Winnipeg Chamber Music Society interprets Mahler’s Piano Quartet (Oct 28), and the renowned
writer and Mahler scholar Norman Lebrecht hosts an evening of ideas (Oct 29).
Subscribers will receive pre-sale access to
Mahlerfest passes at a discounted price.
Norman
Lebrecht
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Trumpet Festival
NOV
Gustav Mahler
06-14
James Morrison
Subscribers will receive pre-sale access to
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>
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JAN
The first ever WSO Trumpet Festival brings James Morrison and Joe Burgstaller, two of
the world’s greatest living trumpet players, to Winnipeg for a week of brassy excitement.
Hear great trumpet works from across the classical and jazz repertoire with two WSO
Pops (Nov 6-8) and Classics (Nov 14-15) concerts plus Trumpet Festival partners
Canzona (Nov 8), PRZM Trumpet Quartet (Nov 10), U of M & Winnipeg Wind Ensembles
(Nov 11), Richard Gillis (Nov 12), and the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (Nov 15).
23-29
Joe Burgstaller
Winnipeg New Music Festival
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Stephen
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It’s the 25th anniversary of the Winnipeg New Music Festival and we are throwing a party!
Epic music is the flavour of the year. Gavin Bryars’ Sinking of the Titanic, Joan Towers’
Concerto for Orchestra plus headline guests David Lang, co-founder of New York’s Bang
on a Can, and artist/musician/composer/explorer/icon Stephen O’Malley. All past
composers-in-residence including Glenn Buhr (co-founder with Bramwell Tovey of the
WNMF), Randolph Peters, Pat Carrabré and Vincent Ho will be represented with conductor
Gary Kulesha. We will flip the Concert hall on its head with all seating on stage for
mid-week concerts. Plus food, art, adventure, discovery, parties and much more than
can be captured here!!
Add a WNMF pass to any four concert or greater package
for only $49 and reserve your seat today!
>
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8:00 PM 3:00 PM
Christmastide - A journey through Advent, Nativity and Epiphany
8:00 PM
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Rei Hotoda, conductor
Steve Bell, vocals and guitar
Mike Janzen, piano and arrangements
Alexander Tselyakov, piano
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra String Quintet
Gwen Hoebig, Karl Stobbe, violins; Daniel Scholz, viola;
Yuri Hooker, cello; Meredith Johnson, double bass
To attend one of Steve Bell’s concerts any given evening is to see what it’s like when the
gifts of a poet and performer take centre stage. Listen to one of his albums, and you’ll
discover a magic and artistry few singer/songwriters possess. These things have drawn
audiences around the world to his performances, whether recorded or live. In either setting,
his vibrant tenor voice, no less than his mastery of the guitar, shine through. And his peers
have taken note. Two Juno Awards are among the many fine marks of recognition he has
received in a career spanning more than twenty years. Since 1989, Steve has performed
over 1500 concerts to over a half million people in 15 countries.
Hummel: Piano Quintet in E flat minor, Op. 87
Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op.52
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor (chamber version)
Venue: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
with Piano in the Sky video system
at The University of Winnipeg
Tickets: 204-786-9000
Underground Parking available
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
The WSO String Quintet is comprised of the WSO’s
leading orchestral players who perform chamber music
without a conductor. The featured work is a rare chamber
performance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto and the
Hummel Quintet is a delightful surprise!
Venue: St. Boniface Cathedral
Tickets: 204-896-7445, www.thephil.ca or at McNally Robinson
06
2:00 PM
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Ace Burpee, host
Erin Propp, vocalist
Mayor Brian Bowman, narrator
Larry Roy, guitar
Pembina Trails Voices Family of Choirs
Those Guys, vocal group
Samantha Halas, acrobat
Mr. Mark, entertainer
Manny Tuba, mascot
Each season, the Phil engages members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to offer
Winnipeggers a concert of major choral works in all their splendour. In 2016, we will
perform Lobgesang, Felix Mendelssohn's glorious, 13-part Symphony No. 2 in B-flat.
In addition to this symphony-cantata, the Phil will perform the shorter, beautifully-crafted
Missa Brevis by legendary Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodály. Both works feature full
orchestra and four top soloists in the exquisite setting of the St Boniface Cathedral.
>
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> wso.ca/phil
The WMC McLellan Competition
APR
A Prairie Christmas Celebration
Kodály: Missa Brevis
Mendelssohn: Lobgesang, Op. 52 (Hymn of Praise)
wso.ca/virtuosi
DEC
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3:00 PM
Yuri Klaz, conductor
(soloists)
Alexander
Tselyakov
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MAR
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Alexander Tselyakov is Russia’s gift to Manitoba.He is a
“phenomenal pianist” (Kitzinger Zeitung)“…who would
raise the roof of any concert hall”. (Winnipeg Free Press).
Christmas with the WSO and a host of
wonderful Manitoba talent! There’s
almost no end to the fun you’ll find on
our annual holiday classic show where
favourite seasonal music goes handin-hand with dazzling visual artistry,
comedy, dancing, storytelling, a singalong and plenty of good cheer.
Hosted by the always funny and
irresistible Ace Burpee!
Steve Bell
DEC
DEC
05 06
Specials
Virtuosi Concerts:
Artists of Manitoba
for Solo Performance with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
7:30 PM
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WMC McLellan Competition finalists
Venue: Jubilee Place Concert Hall, MBCI, 180 Riverton Avenue
Tickets: womensmusicalclubofwpg.ca
>
wso.ca/christmas
In 2006, the WSO was honored to partner with the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg in the creation of an exciting
new competition for Manitoba musicians on the threshold of solo careers. The Competition is presented every two
years and this sixth Competition’s final round promises to be another outstanding event. Following a comprehensive
preliminary selection process, three finalists are chosen to appear in performance with the WSO.
Join us for this evening of great music, exciting Manitoba talent and plenty of suspense!
> wso.ca/wmc
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HOME ALONE
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Mahlerfest
Mahler’s 2nd: Resurrection - 8:00 pm
Mahler’s 2nd: Resurrection - 8:00 pm
Dan Kamin’s Haunted Orchestra - 2:00 pm
Mahler’s 10th: The Last Word - 8:00 pm
Mahler’s 10th: The Last Word - 8:00 pm
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James Morrison: Trumpet Master - 8:00 pm
James Morrison: Trumpet Master - 8:00 pm
James Morrison: Trumpet Master - 2:00 pm
Stravinsky: Petrushka - 10:30 am
Let the Trumpets Resound - 8:00 pm
Let the Trumpets Resound - 8:00 pm
The Snowman & The Bear - 2:00 pm
Rainer Hersch Returns! - 7:30 pm
Handel’s Glorious Messiah - 8:00 pm
Handel’s Glorious Messiah - 8:00 pm
A Prairie Christmas Celebration - 2:00 pm
HOME ALONE The Movie: Live in Concert - 8:00 pm
HOME ALONE The Movie: Live in Concert - 8:00 pm
HOME ALONE The Movie: Live in Concert - 2:00 pm
Steve Bell – Christmastide - 8:00 pm
La Bottine Souriante Live with the WSO - 8:00 pm
La Bottine Souriante Live with the WSO - 8:00 pm
La Bottine Souriante Live with the WSO - 2:00 pm
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Gwen Hoebig Plays Symphonie espagnole - 8:00 pm
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Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir - 8:00 pm
The Best of Rufus Wainwright - 8:00 pm
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Carmina Burana - 8:00 pm
Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra - 2:00 pm
Beethoven, Mendelssohn and a New Virtuoso - 8:00 pm
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Russian Fireworks: Tchaikovsky 5 & Rachmaninoff 4 - 8:00 pm
The WMC McLellan Competition - 8:00 pm
Disney FANTASIA: Live in Concert - 7:30 pm
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