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Dear Music Lovers,
Welcome to a new season of great music. Attending
a live symphony concert is a visceral experience and
something I cherish deeply. There is of course the
music itself, and this season is no exception in that
department. But there is also the performance –
sixty-seven of North America’s top musicians
performing in perfect synchronicity with the best guest
artists in the world. When you put these two elements
together it creates something greater, a concert that
will move you deeply. That is why our work is about
more than just entertainment, it is about creating
experiences that will touch your soul.
See you at the Concert Hall!
Alexander Mickelthwate,
Music Director
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Front cover photo and photo of Alexander by Grajewski Fotograph
OPENING NIGHT:
Joshua Bell
Sep 20 I 8:00 pm
Dukas: Fanfare to La Péri
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A major
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
JOSHUA BELL - one of the most celebrated violinists
performing today. His restless curiosity, passion, and
multi-faceted musical interests are almost unparalleled
in the world of classical music.
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is excited to welcome
Joshua Bell for Opening Night on September 20, 2016.
This is a rare opportunity for Winnipeg audiences to
witness one of the top classical talents in the world today.
Bell will perform on the Huberman Stradivarius, a stunning
and storied instrument, named after the legendary violinist
and founder of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
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SUBSCRIBER PREFERRED PRICES
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$75
$55
*200 seats reserved throughout the hall for Soundcheck members.
Available on first come-first serve basis.
Celebrate Opening Night with a
Gala Evening including premium
seats, champagne reception, and
an intimate dinner with Joshua Bell
for $500. Call 204-949-3973
to confirm your Gala ticket.
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OF THE
MUSIC
Impressionists
Oct 14-22
The Impressionists: Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Berlioz - their names
alone evoke beauty and emotion. The WSO celebrates their music,
their influence and their legacy in a week-long festival.
FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Oct 14/15
Oct 16
Oct 17
Oct 18
Oct 19
Oct 20
Oct 21/22
Oct 23
Impressions of Paradise
Cinematheque
University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra
Symphonie fantastique
Winnipeg Chamber Music Society
Pascal Rogé in Recital
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir: Chantiques et Chansons
Festival Pass from $79
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Classics SERIES A
Impressions of Paradise
Oct 14-15
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Allen Harrington, saxophone
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Messiaen: L’Ascension, 4 méditations for orchestra
Ibert: Concertino da camera for alto saxophone & orchestra
Debussy: La mer
The Music of the Impressionists Festival opens
with La mer, Claude Debussy’s masterpiece of
impressionist orchestration. Ibert’s charming
saxophone concerto epitomizes the French
style, and two works by Delius and Messiaen
perfectly translate religious imagery into
symphonic colour.
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Wagner Unmasked
Nov 4-5
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Karen Foster, soprano (Isolde)
Peter Wedd, tenor (Tristan)
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano (Brangane)
Nathan Stark, bass (Marke)
Peter John Buchan, tenor (Melot)
Kris Kornelsen, baritone (Kurwenal)
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
Tristan und Isolde: Act II complete
Wagner – a mythic composer rarely staged outside major opera
centres. The WSO brings the grandeur of Tristan und Isolde to the
Winnipeg concert stage. Six leading Wagnerian voices give a
triumphant performance of the longing, yearning and sensuality at the
heart of this epic while surtitles follow the story of two forlorn lovers.
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Romantic Melody
Feb 10-11
Daniel Raiskin, conductor
Bella Hristova, violin
Jacques Hétu: Sur les rives du Saint-Maurice
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major
Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 is a quintessential
Romantic showpiece filled with dashing themes and
virtuosic writing. Sibelius’ Second Symphony is his
most popular and fitting on the centenary of the
Finnish declaration of independence in a tribute to its
most famous composer.
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Angela Hewitt plays Ravel
Mar 10 -11
Benjamin Wallfisch, conductor
Angela Hewitt, piano
Harry Stafylakis: Arc of Horizon
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird
Angela Hewitt is among the world’s most celebrated and recorded pianists.
Hear this great Canadian in two of her specialties: the Spanish flare of
Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain plus Ravel’s jazz-infused
Piano Concerto in G. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite completes this exotic program.
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Virtuosi Concerts will present Angela Hewitt in solo recital on Sunday, March 12 @ 3:00 pm.
See page 19 for details.
Elijah
Tianwa Yang plays Brahms
Mar 24-25
Apr 21-22
Elroy Friesen, conductor
Monica Huisman, soprano
Catherine Daniel, mezzo-soprano
John Tessier, tenor
Gregory Dahl, baritone
University of Manitoba Singers,
Elroy Friesen, director
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Tianwa Yang, violin
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Elijah
The greatest oratorio since Handel’s Messiah, Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah is an early Romantic
masterpiece. An outstanding cast of Manitoba soloists plus chorus recount the story of the
Biblical prophet through beautiful hymns, grand choruses and vivid sound pictures.
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Sponsored by Schriemer Farms
Concerto - the word summons up virtuosity, mastery and
melody delivered by a single instrument. Brahms’s Violin
Concerto is just that, its messages elevated and inspired
at the hands of master soloist Tianwa Yang. Then to Bartók,
whose blazing Concerto for Orchestra gives each
instrument of the orchestra a chance to shine.
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Classics SERIES B
Organ
Spectacular
Sept 30 - Oct 1
Westminster United Church
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Sarah Svendsen, organ
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Joseph Jongen: Symphonie concertante for organ & orchestra
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony) in C minor
The WSO travels to Westminster United Church to celebrate its
magnificent Casavant pipe organ with the brilliant young virtuoso
Sarah Svendsen. The program: a triumphant organ concerto by
Belgian Joseph Jongen, Camille Saint-Saëns’ inimitable Organ
Symphony, and Brahms’s light-hearted Academic Festival Overture.
The Westminster Church Organ Series will present Sarah Svendsen in
solo recital Sunday, Oct. 2 @ 2:30 pm. Call the WSO box office for tickets.
WSO subscribers receive 20% off.
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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Oct 21-22
José Luis Gomez, conductor
Pascal Rogé, piano
Canadian Mennonite University Chorus, Janet Brenneman, director
Fauré: Pavane
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Orchestral colour comes to the fore in the closing concert of the
Music of the Impressionists Festival with Ravel’s transfixing ballet
score*. Guest artist Pascal Rogé, a master of French repertoire, will
perform with elegance, beauty and stylistically perfect phrasing.
* The WSO will screen Chagall’s lithographs of Daphnis et Chloé
in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Chagall exhibition.
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Messiah
Papa Haydn
Dec 2-3
Jan 13-14
Tania Miller, conductor
Jennie Such, soprano
Kirsten Schellenberg, alto
Justin Odwak, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Mennonite Festival Chorus, Rudy Schellenberg
& Janet Brenneman, co-directors
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Karl Stobbe, violin
Beverly Wang, oboe
Alexandra Eastley, bassoon
Yuri Hooker, cello
The title says it all: beautiful arias, matchless
drama, the Hallelujah chorus, intense meaning in
every word and phrase plus a fresh young cast
of soloists and our brilliant choir to send you out
singing! Nothing ushers in the Holiday season
like Handel’s Messiah!
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Haydn: Symphony No. 80 in D minor
Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major
for violin, oboe, bassoon and cello
Dvořák: Symphony No. 5 in F major
Haydn - master of masters and the man
Mozart referred to as ‘Papa.’ He practically
invented the symphony! Four WSO
prinicpals shine as soloists in his Sinfonia
concertante. Maestro Mickelthwate closes
the program with Dvořák’s bright and joyful
5th Symphony.
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Mozart & Serenades
Mar 31– Apr 1
Westminster United Church
Gershwin & Shostakovich
Feb 24-25
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Vivian Fung: Dust Devils
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin: Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra
Shostakovich: Symphony No.12 in D minor (The Year 1917)
Gershwin shook the musical world with his now iconic
jazz-infused Rhapsody in Blue. Shostakovich “celebrated” the
Soviet authorities with a populist symphony that shakes its fist
in irony. Hear also Gershwin’s rarely played Second Rhapsody
in the WSO debut of exciting pianist Sara Davis Buechner.
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major (Haffner)
Dvořák: Serenade in D minor for Winds
Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major
Four great composers highlight individual
sections of the WSO in an evening of
serenades at Westminster United Church.
Mozart’s classical melody meets Dvořák’s
Czech folk tunes. Hindemith’s dramatic
Concert Music features strings and brass while
Tchaikovsky closes in Romantic splendor.
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POPS
Sheena Easton:The
Spy Who Loved Me
Sep 23-25
Sheena Easton, vocalist
Scott Coulter, vocalist
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Bond…James Bond. Grammy Award-winner
Sheena Easton – vocalist on the James Bond
soundtrack For Your Eyes Only - draws you into
the world of Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me,
and Moonraker, plus “spy” songs from Mission
Impossible, Get Smart, Austin Powers, and
more. How do you like your martini?
wso.ca/sheenaeaston
Denzal Sinclaire Sings the
Nat King Cole Songbook
Nov 11-13
Denzal Sinclaire, vocalist and piano
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Nat King Cole had a passionate and sincere delivery that made every
song he sang his own. Sublime piano playing and silky-smooth style
made him a legend of his time. Canadian jazz singer Denzal Sinclaire’s
caressing baritone voice will have you swooning to the classic Cole
songbook, elevated by wonderful orchestral arrangements by Jeff Tyzik.
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A Jann Arden
Christmas
E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial,
Film with Orchestra
Dec 9 -10
Dec 11
Jann Arden, vocalist
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Canada’s beloved pop diva Jann Arden
brings her sensational voice and warm, witty
personality to this holiday-season extravaganza!
Featured tunes include such timeless numbers
as Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Silver
Bells, and It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the
Year —all done the inimitable Jann Arden way.
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or
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Last season, audiences were thrilled by Home Alone with
live orchestra. This Christmas it’s E.T.’s turn with a beautiful
film score by the same hand, John Williams. Experience the
Steven Spielberg classic family fantasy on the big screen
with the WSO performing the music score live. If you think
you know E.T., this experience will open a whole new world.
ENCORE PERFORMANCE @ 8:00 pm
wso.ca/et
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Soundtracks Live
South Pacific
Jan 20 -22
Apr 7-9
Ryan Shore, conductor
Stars of Rainbow Stage
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Prairie Voices, Geung Lee, director
The most exciting music from the most
acclaimed movies of recent years in the
world premiere of this unique concert!
Every film you watch in the theatre has a
new and original music score. Soundtracks
Live picks the best of them to present in
concert with full orchestra. Selections will
include Star Wars: The Force Awakens
(John Williams) among others!
wso.ca/soundtracks
The full WSO teams up with Rainbow Stage to bring you
South Pacific as never before! On an island during World
War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a
secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous
military mission. This unique collaboration brings new life
to the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical to create a
fun and lively concert experience you’ll not soon forget!
wso.ca/southpacific
Once Upon
a Dance!
Feb 17-19
IN COLLABORATION WITH
McConnell Irish Dancers
Odette Heyn-Projects
Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble
Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Ça Claque!
W. Darling, vocalist
Julian Pellicano, conductor
A twirl through Manitoba’s history in dance. Five of
the province’s leading dance companies show off a
few of the cultures woven together on this land. Lively
music plus virtuosic performances add up to a very
special show that could only be made in Manitoba!
wso.ca/dance
True North:
The Canadian Songbook
May 26-28
Eleanor McCain, vocalist
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Second City Guide
to the Symphony
Mar 17-19
The Second City
Lara Rae, host
Julian Pellicano, conductor
The legendary Second City comedy theatre and the WSO
team up in a hit show filled with sketch comedy, satire,
songs, improvisation, and of course, incredible classical
music. Nothing is safe in this comic performance, from the
colourful musicians to the mighty Maestro, from send-ups
of classical music history and conventions to the manners
and mannerisms of our beloved audiences.
Multiple ECMA-nominated
singer Eleanor McCain brings
her unique and unmistakable style
to the WSO with a sneak peek at
True North: The Canadian Songbook
- her sixth studio album - which is
set for release in July 2017 to
celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
The show celebrates iconic songs
like Hallelujah, A Case Of You,
Snowbird and Ordinary Day in new
and imaginative orchestrations.
wso.ca/canadiansongbook
wso.ca/secondcity
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Beethoven
Lives Upstairs
Sep 18
Classical Kids Live
Donna Laube, piano
Julian Pellicano, conductor
This world famous production
features a lively exchange of
letters between young Christoph
and his uncle about the “madman”
who has moved into the upstairs
apartment of Christoph’s Vienna
home. Through their touching
letters, revealed by our two
actors and accompanied by
beautiful Beethoven excerpts,
Christoph comes to understand
the genius of Beethoven, the
beauty of his music, and the
torment of his deafness.
wso.ca/upstairs
Jan 15
Platypus Theatre
Julian Pellicano, conductor
A concert about the music of the Americas takes
an unexpected turn when Max – an energetic
but impulsive young boy – makes his way onto
the stage to “help” the orchestra. Soon Max is
on a whirlwind adventure that takes him to Latin
America where – with the help of his new
friend, Mambo the dog, the orchestra and the
audience – Max learns the magic of Latin
rhythms and how to “dance” with the music.
Melodius Prime vs
The Boyz of Noise!
Mar 26
Mark Cameron, entertainer
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Nov 27
Julian Pellicano, conductor & host
This stop-frame animation, set to Prokofiev’s charming musical tale, won an OSCAR® in
2008 for Best Animated Short Film. “Children and grown-ups roared as the duck skated on
the ice, gasped as Peter lassoed the wolf and giggled as a flightless bird strapped a balloon
on its back in an attempt to fly," said The Guardian.
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Pre-concert activities - Come early and visit the conducting station, instrument petting zoo, rhythm ensembles and more!
Concerts for Kids Concert Times > SUN @ 2:00 pm6/ Pre-Concert Activities @ 1:00 pm
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Look up in the sky! It’s a bird? ...It’s a
plane? …La! La! Laa! It’s nothing you’ve
ever seen or heard before. It’s
…..Melodious Prime, Winnipeg’s one and
only Super-Duper Symphonic Superhero!
Come and dress up as your favourite
superhero and team up
with Melodious Prime
to save the WSO, and
conductor Jullian
Pellicano, from the
diabolical schemes of
Kaos and Konfuzed,
the evil, Boyz of Noise!
wso.ca/melodiusprime
SoundBytes
Symphonie
fantastique
Oct 18 I 7:30 pm
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Simon Miron, actor
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Neurotic obsession, opium-induced dreams,
autobiographical fantasies – this is the stuff
of Hector Berlioz’s masterpiece Symphonie
fantastique. Unravelled and explained
through multi-media, music and theatre,
dive into the story behind Symphonie
fantastique. Romanticism’s ultimate ride.
wso.ca/fantastique
Soundtracks Live
Jan 20 -22
wso.ca/mambo
Ryan Shore, conductor
The most exciting music from the most
acclaimed movies of recent years in the
world premiere of this unique concert!
Every film you watch in the theatre has a
new and original music score. Soundtracks
Live picks the best of them to present in
concert with full orchestra. Selections will
include Star Wars: The Force Awakens
(John Williams) among others!
wso.ca/soundtracks
FRI @ 8:00 pm / SAT @ 8:00 pm / SUN @ 2:00 pm
Second City Guide to the Symphony
Fred Penner
Mar 17-19
May 7
The Second City
Lara Rae, host
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Fred Penner, vocalist
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Once upon a time Fred Penner sang a children’s song
about a cat coming back. Now the children are coming
back, except they’re adults and they’re bringing their
own kids to hear the magic of Fred Penner. Fred’s been
entertaining audiences of ALL ages for over 40 years.
And with the WSO, the experience becomes extra special!
wso.ca/fredpenner
The legendary Second City comedy theatre and the WSO
team up in a hit show filled with sketch comedy, satire,
songs, improvisation, and of course, incredible classical
music. Nothing is safe in this comic performance, from
the colourful musicians to the mighty Maestro, from
send-ups of classical music history and conventions to
the manners and mannerisms of our beloved audiences.
wso.ca/secondcity
FRI @ 8:00 pm / SAT @ 8:00 pm / SUN @ 2:00 pm
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FESTIVALS
Music of the Impressionists
Oct 14-22
The Impressionists: Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Berlioz - their names alone evoke
beauty and emotion. The WSO celebrates their music, their influence and their
legacy in a week-long festival.
FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Oct 14/15
Oct 16
Oct 17
Oct 18
Oct 19
Oct 20
Oct 21/22
Oct 23
Impressions of Paradise
Cinematheque
University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra
Symphonie fantastique
Winnipeg Chamber Music Society
Pascal Rogé in Recital
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir: Chantiques et Chansons
Prepare for Music of the Impressionists at the WAG’s exhibit of Chagall’s
Daphnis & Chloé, May 20-Aug 28.
wso.ca/impressionists
Winnipeg New Music Festival
THE BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR
The Winnipeg New Music Festival returns for its
26th edition January 28 to February 3, 2017. International
guest artists meet Winnipeg, Manitoban and Canadian
creators in a week that celebrates all things new with
music, art, ideas, encounters, and of course great food!
Subscribers – add a WNMF festival pass
for just $59 when you subscribe!
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Summer Season
Summer means time to get outside and enjoy beautiful music in beautiful
surroundings. Join us for a series of concerts around the city plus our annual
visit to Kenora.
June 19 2:00 pm
June 24 7:30 pm
June 26 2:30 pm
July 1 10:00 pm
Lyric Theatre
Kenora Harbourfront
WSO Community Celebration Concert
This pay-what-you-can open house concert is in support
of Sistema Winnipeg and features performances by some
of our community’s top student and amateur talent.
Canada Day at the Forks
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Matinee
Travel behind the scenes at a Friday
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work, comments to the orchestra, a
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participate in a question and answer session
- All in one hour!
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La mer
Dvořák’s 5th
Oct 14
Jan 13
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Debussy: La mer
Dvořák: Symphony No.5 in F major
Firebird
Bartók Concerto
for Orchestra
Mar 10
MATINEE SUBSCRIPTIONS
All 4 Concerts $60 Individual Concerts $20
Apr 21
Benjamin Wallfisch, conductor
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird
Matinee > FRI @ 10:30 am
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
Dinner & Symphony with
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 threecourse meal is themed to a specific WSO
concert, offering patrons a unique opportunity
to explore cuisine from around the globe.
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All 4 Dinner &
Symphony Events
for only $348
Single Events
Starting from
Impressions of Paradise
Finjan Returns!
Oct 15
Nov 26
French Cuisine
Jewish Feast
Gershwin & Shostakovich
South Pacific
Feb 25
Apr 8
$99
New York Dinner
Island Fare
3-COURSE DINNER
Starts @ 5:30 pm / Saturdays
Add Dinner for only $65
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Specials
Sep 16 -17 I 7:30 pm
In Partnership with Attila Glatz Concert Production Inc.
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Wait a minute, Doc! The movie with
the music performed live? Michael
J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and the
DeLorean will fly high above the lively
musical score to celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the unforgettable 1985
movie classic, Back to the Future.
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Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Cantiques et Chansons
Schubert and Brahms
Oct 23 I 3:00 pm
Mar 5 I 3:00 pm
St. Boniface Cathedral
St. Boniface Cathedral
Yuri Klaz, director
Yuri Klaz, director
As part of the WSO’s 2016 Fall Festival, the
Phil is offering an array of choral works by
20th century French composers including
Debussy, Ravel, Duruflé and Fauré. The
centrepiece of the Phil's season-opener is
Poulenc's modern choral masterpiece, Gloria.
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The Phil is thrilled to perform again with
the WSO and guest soloists in Schubert’s
last - and possibly greatest - choral work,
his Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major. Also on the
program is Brahms’s brilliant and moving
Nänie. A choral concert not to be missed!
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Finjan Returns!
Nov 26 I 8:00 pm
Finjan, klezmer band
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Few knew about klezmer music when Finjan came on
the Winnipeg scene 30 years ago. As Canada's first
roots band of its type, Finjan paved the way for a
klezmer and Yiddish music revival. The band has
produced five award-winning discs, toured North
America countless times and has performed with
Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion, the
Lonesome Pine Specials on PBS and in the movie
The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick. To life? Finjan!
wso.ca/finjan
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2016 I 2017 Season
A Prairie Christmas
Celebration
Dec 4 I 2:00 pm
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Ace Burpee, host
Pembina Trails Voices
Hoosli Ukrainian Male Chorus
Amber Epp, vocalist
Chris Funk, magician
Odette Heyn-Projects, dancers
Todd Martin, vocalist
and much more
The tradition continues – join the WSO and a
host of wonderful Manitoba talent for a
Christmas celebration! There’s almost no end
to the fun you’ll find on our annual holiday
classic show where favourite seasonal
music goes hand-in-hand with comedy,
storytelling, sing-alongs, plenty of good
cheer and of course, a visit from Santa!
wso.ca/christmas
Virtuosi Concerts
Arctic Symphony
Artists of Manitoba
Dec 8
Dec 10 I 8:00 pm / Dec 11 I 3:00 pm
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Nunavut Sivuniksavut Choir
Madeline Hildebrand, piano
Haley Marie, flute
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble
Vincent Ho: Arctic Symphony (selections)
Part of the 5th annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards
Ceremony presented by ARCTICNET, an umbrella
organization of scientists and managers in the natural,
human health and social sciences with their partners
from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal
and provincial agencies and the private sector.
Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 “Trout”
Madeline Hildebrand “is an extraordinary young artist whose communicative skills
convey the essence of all that she plays. Her pianism is of the highest level, and
she has an instinctive understanding of beautiful sound." - Jon Kimura Parker
wso.ca/arctic
Haley Marie “allowed the warm tone of her instrument to soar…
a pure delight to hear.” - Rheinische Post (Germany)
Angela Hewitt in Recital
Pascal Rogé in Recital
Mar 12 I 3:00 pm
Oct 20 I 7:30 pm
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
Bach: Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Scarlatti: Sonatas (selection tbc)
Chabrier: Bourrée Fantasque
Hear one of the world’s
eminent pianists in
French repertoire in a
special solo recital at
the Concert Hall.
Pascal Rogé’s program
includes music by
Debussy, Ravel and
Poulenc.
Angela Hewitt is “…one of those rare musicians who
seem to get something into their heads and hearts and
find it at their fingertips instantaneously.” New York
Times. Her performances and recordings of Bach have
drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the
composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.
wso.ca/virtuosi
wso.ca/pascal
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at The University of Winnipeg
204-786-9000 [email protected]
Valentine’s Special
Royal Canoe
May 25 I 8:00 pm
Royal Canoe, band
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Royal Canoe have established themselves as
musical mad scientists, throwing rock, pop
and hip hop into a blender to create catchyas-hell, dance floor-ready tunes. Add in the
full force of the WSO in a brand new show
and the JUNO-nominated indie rockers scale
whole new heights!
wso.ca/royalcanoe
Feb 14 I 8:00 pm
An evening in support of Sistema Winnipeg
Alexander Mickelthwate, hosts
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Sarah Jo Kirsch, soprano
Sistema Winnipeg Orchestra & Choir
Spend Valentine’s Day with Ravel’s sultry Boléro, a loved one by your side, and music
that will score a perfect 10! Gorgeous opera arias by Puccini, music from Bizet’s Carmen,
Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, Leonard Bernstein’s West
Side Story and more. A beautiful program for people in love on a special day!
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IN MEMORY OF
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MEDIA AND CORPORATE SUPPORTERS
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Classic 107
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2016 I 2017 Season Calendar
JUN
19
24
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Kenora Harbourfront Concert
WSO Community Celebration Concert
JUL
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SEP
16
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23
24
25
30
8:00 pm
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Back to the Future
Back to the Future
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Opening Night: Joshua Bell
Sheena Easton: The Spy Who Loved Me
Sheena Easton: The Spy Who Loved Me
Sheena Easton: The Spy Who Loved Me
Organ Spectacular
8:00 pm
Organ Spectacular
Music of the Impressionists
La mer
Impressions of Paradise
Impressions of Paradise
Symphonie fantastique
Pascal Rogé in Recital
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Sep
Sep
10:30 am
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
3:00 pm
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5
11
12
13
26
27
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8:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
2:00 pm
8:00 pm
2:00 pm
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Wagner Unmasked
Wagner Unmasked
Denzal Sinclaire Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook
Denzal Sinclaire Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook
Denzal Sinclaire Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook
Finjan Returns!
Peter and the Wolf Live
DEC 2
3
4
8
9
10
11
11
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
2:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
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Messiah
Messiah
A Prairie Christmas Celebration
Arctic Symphony
A Jann Arden Christmas
A Jann Arden Christmas
E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial, Film with Orchestra
E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial, Film with Orchestra
Classics A Series
Classics B Series
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SoundBytes
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Dvořák's 5th
Papa Haydn
Papa Haydn
Presto, Mambo!
Soundtracks Live
Soundtracks Live
Soundtracks Live
Winnipeg New Music Festival
FEB
10
11
14
17
18
19
24
25
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Romantic Melody
Romantic Melody
Valentine's Special
Once Upon a Dance!
Once Upon a Dance!
Once Upon a Dance!
Gershwin & Shostakovich
Gershwin & Shostakovich
MAR 5
10
10
Sep
11
17
18
19
Sep
24
Sep
25
Sep
26
Sep
31
3:00 pm
10:30 am
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8:00 pm
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Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Firebird
Angela Hewitt plays Ravel
Angela Hewitt plays Ravel
Second City Guide to the Symphony
Second City Guide to the Symphony
Second City Guide to the Symphony
Elijah
Elijah
Melodius Prime vs The Boyz of Noise!
Mozart & Serenades
APR 1
7
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9
21
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22
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8:00 pm
8:00 pm
2:00 pm
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South Pacific
South Pacific
South Pacific
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Tianwa Yang plays Brahms
Tianwa Yang plays Brahms
MAY 7
25
26
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28
2:00 pm
8:00 pm
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Royal Canoe
True North: The Canadian Songbook
True North: The Canadian Songbook
True North: The Canadian Songbook
Sep
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Sep
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Oct
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Great-West Life Kids Concerts
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