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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 mâmâwêyatitân centre

Coming Together 
Friday, March 1, 2019 – 7:00pm (Pre-Concert Talk– 6:00 pm) 

Regina Symphony Chamber Players
Helen Pridmore, soprano
Saskatchewan Youth Ballet, Michelle McMillan, artistic director
Dan Innes, spoken word artist
Gordon Gerrard, piano

Morlock: Icarus, landing 
Part: Fratres 
Bach: Ruhet hie, matte Sinne” 
Dan Innes: Growing Pains 
Dan Innes: Nouveau Fear 
Dan Innes: A Thousand Reasons to Live 
Morlock: Somewhere Along the Line 
Rzewski: Coming Together

The Regina Symphony Chamber Player (RSCP) collaborate with the Saskatchewan Youth Ballet to create a new work examining issues faced by today’s millennials. Regina-based spoken word artist, Dan Innes, brings his message of optimism backed by members of the RSCP. Frederic Rzewski minimalist masterpiece Coming Together concludes this program.

Forward Currents Festival

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

Perspectives 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 7:00pm (Pre-Concert Talk – 6:00 pm)

Regina Symphony Chamber Players
Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan

Morlock: Theft 
Perischetti: The Hollow Men 
Nielsen: Woodwind Quintet, Fourth movement 
Mendelssohn: String Quartet, Op. 80, Third movement

The Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan partner with the Regina Symphony Chamber Players to share personal stories and perspectives of those lives have been indelibly shaped by mental illness. Music and words weave a narrative to broaden understanding, challenge stigma and raise hope.

Forward Currents Festival

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

Steven Page with the RSO 
Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 7:00pm (Pre-Concert Talk – 6:00 pm)

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Steven Page, singer-songwriter
Regina Symphony Orchestra

Morlock: My Name is Amanda Todd
Tchaikovsky:
 Suite No. 4, Op. 61 “Mozartiana”
Steven Page with the RSO

Former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page joins the Regina Symphony Orchestra in a unique and eclectic program. This Canadian icon has become an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and well-being by sharing his personal experiences, struggles and triumphs. Musicians of the RSO take centre stage in music by Tchaikovsky and My Name is Amanda Todd, a meaningful work by the festival’s featured composer Jocelyn Morlock.

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.

Melody Courage, soprano
Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano
Rebecca Cuddy, mezzo-soprano
James McLennan, tenor
James Westman, bass
Jordan Daniels, fiddle

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