Concerts | Regina Symphony Orchestra

Upcoming Concerts

Classical Mystery Tour: A Beatles Tribute

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but this is more than just a rock concert. From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you’ve never heard them before: totally live with the Regina Symphony Orchestra!

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Classical Mystery Tour
 

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Saskatoon-born pianist Godwin Friesen is a star on the rise. Join us for his RSO debut with Shostakovich’s fiery Piano Concerto No. 2, alongside music from Tchaikovsky’s timeless and passionate score to Swan Lake.

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Godwin Friesen, piano 

Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 
Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake

Beethoven String Quartet

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The playfulness of Till Eulenspiegel meets the majesty of Beethoven’s String Quartet in this program

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel 
John Estacio: Sinfonietta
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 74, No. 10 (The Harp)

Beethoven String Quartet

Sunday, November 18th, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The playfulness of Till Eulenspiegel meets the majesty of Beethoven’s String Quartet in this program

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
John Estacio: Sinfonietta 
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 74, No. 10 (The Harp)

Mozart Requiem

Saturday, November 24th, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Acclaimed conductor Ivars Taurins leads a stellar cast of soloists and choirs commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.

Ivars Taurins, conductor
Danika Lorèn, soprano 
Lauren Segal, mezzo-soprano
Isaiah Bell, tenor 
Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone
SoulFire Collective & University of Regina Choirs 
Dominic Gregorio, director

Haydn: Symphony No. 44 (Trauer) 
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart: Requiem 

Chantal Kreviazuk

Saturday, December 8th, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Canadian superstar and classically-trained pianist Chantal Kreviazuk performs all her greatest hits with a dash of Christmas spirit in this holiday classic!

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Chantal Kreviazuk, singer-songwriter 

A Candlelight Christmas

Saturday, December 15th, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Westminster United Church - 7:00PM

Throw on your favourite holiday sweater, grab a hot chocolate, and bring the family along to an intimate evening of beloved music that is sure to warm your spirit no matter the temperature outside!

Gordon Gerrard, conductor 
Campbell Collegiate High School Choir
Deidre & Russell Baird, directors

Handel's Messiah

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Knox Metropolitan United Church - 7:30PM

Treat your family to Regina’s favourite holiday tradition, performed with transcendent glory by the RSO!

Gordon Gerrard, conductor 
Simone Osborne, soprano
Emma Char, mezzo-soprano 
Josh Lovell, tenor
Michael Adair, bass-baritone 
Regina Philharmonic Chorus
Hart Godden, director

Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony

Saturday, January 19th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Timothy Chooi is regarded as one of the most promising and exciting young artists in the world today. Timothy makes his RSO debut with a performance of Korngold’s dazzling Violin Concerto. The program concludes with Mendelssohn’s intensely dramatic Scottish Symphony.

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Timothy Chooi, violin 

Kelly-Marie Murphy: Dragon, Unfolding
Korngold: Violin Concerto 
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)

Different Trains

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Venture into the evocative world of contemporary music with Steve Reich’s masterpiece Different Trains and a telling of a traditional Ojibway tale with Mascall’s Nanabush and the Giant Beaver.

Rebecca Bruton: whast/warb
Richard Mascall: Ojibway tale: Nanabush and the Giant Beaver 
Alan Hovhaness: The Spirit of Ink
Steve Reich: Different Trains

Different Trains

Sunday, January 27th, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Venture into the evocative world of contemporary music with Steve Reich’s masterpiece Different Trains and a telling of a traditional Ojibway tale with Mascall’s Nanabush and the Giant Beaver.

Rebecca Bruton: whast/warb
Richard Mascall: Ojibway tale: Nanabush and the Giant Beaver 
Alan Hovhaness: The Spirit of Ink
Steve Reich: Different Trains

Elgar Cello Concerto

Saturday, February 9th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Elgar’s Cello Concerto stands at the pinnacle of the repertoire for cello and orchestra. Denise Djokic makes her RSO debut in this monumental work, alongside other gems from England’s greatest composers.

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Denise Djokic, cello 

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Elgar: Cello Concerto 
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5

The Snowman

Sunday, February 10th, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Back by popular demand! The RSO presents the classic story of a little boy and a snowman who takes him on an amazing adventure with film and live orchestra!

Gordon Gerrard, conductor

Frank Sinatra and Beyond

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Called “two parts Frank Sinatra and one part Billy Joel,” crooner and pianist Tony DeSare takes on the legend of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Bring your Rat Pack to this swingin’ night featuring hits like “Night and Day,” “Moon River,” “My Way” and more!

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Tony DeSare, singer/pianist 

Beethoven and Saint-Saëns

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 - 8:00 PM

A joyous romp through a series of chamber music favourites including Saint-Saëns’ Septet and Beethoven’s String Quartet.

Gordon Gerrard, piano

Arthur Foote: A Night Piece 
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3
Violet Archer: Divertimento 
Saint-Saëns: Septet Op. 65

Beethoven and Saint-Saëns

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 - 2:00 PM

A joyous romp through a series of chamber music favourites including Saint-Saëns’ Septet and Beethoven’s String Quartet.

Gordon Gerrard, piano

Arthur Foote: A Night Piece 
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3
Violet Archer: Divertimento 
Saint-Saëns: Septet Op. 65

Forward Currents Festival

Friday, March 1st, 2019 - 6:00 PM

MacKenzie Art Gallery

The Forward Currents Festival brings together music and the arts to inspire connections and spark conversations about issues affecting our community.

Forward Currents Festival

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 - 6:00 PM

MacKenzie Art Gallery

The Forward Currents Festival brings together music and the arts to inspire connections and spark conversations about issues affecting our community.

Forward Currents Festival

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 - 6:00 PM

MacKenzie Art Gallery

The Forward Currents Festival brings together music and the arts to inspire connections and spark conversations about issues affecting our community.

Beethoven Symphony No. 6

Saturday, March 9th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Beethoven’s ode to nature is paired with a dramatic musical work by composer Neil Weisensel and librettist Suzanne Steele about Louis Riel’s lost years and his desire for ‘the heart of the north’ - the homeland.

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano

Neil Weisensel: Heart of the North 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)

The Music of John Williams

Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The RSO celebrates the incredible catalogue of the most honoured film composer of all time: John Williams! Experience selections from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and more by the master of film music!

Michael Krajewski, conductor


Fred Penner & Friends

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 - 3:00 PM

For more than 30 years, renowned Canadian family entertainer Fred Penner has brought joy and inspiration to children of all ages. A three-time Juno-Award winner and Order of Canada recipient, Fred joins the RSO with his famously gentle voice and folk guitar!

Karl Hirzer, conductor
Fred Penner, children’s entertainer 

Nielsen Quintet

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

An exploration of the late Romantic period in an expressive program of moving pieces.

Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz
Carl Nielsen: Quintet 
Josef Rheinberger: Nonet

Nielsen Quartet

Sunday, March 31st, 2019 - 2:00 PM

An exploration of the late Romantic period in an expressive program of moving pieces.

Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz
Carl Nielsen: Quintet
Josef Rheinberger: Nonet

Schubert Unfinished Symphony

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony: a fresh, half-finished masterwork, lost in time for decades is paired together with Dvorák’s dramatic Violin Concerto performed by musical maverick, Lara St. John.

Mélanie Léonard, conductor 
Lara St. John, violin

Dvorák: Violin Concerto
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll 
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)

Brahms & Rossini

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

A concert of striking emotional contrasts with Rossini’s playful Sonata a Quattro balancing the heft of Brahms’ Serenade.

Rossini: Sonata a Quattro No. 5
Luciano Berio: Opus Number Zoo 
Brahms: Serenade Op. 16, No. 2

Brahms & Rossini

Sunday, April 28th, 2019 - 2:00 PM

A concert of striking emotional contrasts with Rossini’s playful Sonata a Quattro balancing the heft of Brahms’ Serenade.

Rossini: Sonata a Quattro No. 5
Luciano Berio: Opus Number Zoo
Brahms: Serenade Op. 16, No. 2

Canadian Brass

Saturday, May 4th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Uniquely engaging, humorous, unforgettable. Canadian Brass, the world’s most famous brass ensemble, joins the RSO for a concert with music ranging from classical to blues and more!

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Canadian Brass

The Planets

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Experience Holst’s magnificent planetary suite in a celebration of 110 years of your RSO! Regina’s own Meagan Milatz joins the RSO for a performance of David McIntyre’s Piano Concerto, as does the SSYO in a once in a lifetime concert experience!

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Meagan Milatz, piano 
South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra,
Alan Denike, music director

Arturo Márquez: Danzon No. 2
David McIntyre: Piano Concerto
Holst: The Planets