Regina Symphony Orchestra News updates from the RSO. en-us Tanya Derksen Joins the RSO as Executive Director The Regina Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce Tanya Derksen as its new Executive Director. Tanya joins the RSO with more than 14 years of experience in the music industry and has spent the past eight years of her career working with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) as the Director of Education and Outreach.The WSO is an $8 million organization that has posted seven consecutive surpluses. With one of the three largest education and outreach departments in Canada, their... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:12:00 -0600 Boguslaw Dawidow: New Music Director Candidate Dont miss the RSOs first New Music Director Candidate in performance on October 25th, 2014.Internationally renowned for his musical knowledge, immense enthusiasm, and extraordinarily charismatic stage presence, Maestro Boguslaw Dawidow is a " conductor of a great stature, musically speaking, with a clear beat and marvelous rapport with the Orchestra produced a truly magnificent Viennese sound with romance and humor in hand "(Gazzette... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:38:00 -0600 Regina Symphony Womens Association presents a Symphony of Fashion on Sunday, October 26, 2014 Join us for brunch and a fashion showat Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, Regency Ballroom.Doors Open at 11:30 am.Tickets are available for $50 by calling Shirley Rowley - Mumfordat 306. 789.9651 orat the RSO Office.The Regina Symphony Women's Association has been a supporter of the RSO for 83 years making large contributions annually. You can catch the RSWA ladies at every RSO concert held at the Conexus Arts Centre at their boutique in the theatre... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:35:00 -0600 Learn more about Jason Zhao - RSO's new BOD Chair Jason is an accomplished entrepreneur that specializes in structuring and making strategic investments in Saskatchewan and Western Canada. Growing up in Regina, Jason lived in Alberta for 8 years before seeing the light and coming home. Jason is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator, and has brokered investments in a variety of sectors ranging from natural resources to real estate development, from professional service firms to film production companies.Jason grew up... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:34:00 -0600 RSO is searching for a Development Intern! Development InternEmployer Name: Regina Symphony OrchestraWage/Salary Info: Honourarium ($1,000/month)Employment Terms: Temporary P-T; approx. 20 hrs/wk.Location: 2424 College Avenue# of Positions: 1Length of Employment: 4 months with possibility of extensionEducation: Some college or universityExperience: 0-2 yearsApply By: 02-Oct-2014How to Apply: In person or by email to aluff@reginasymphony.comJob Description:Assist in the Business Club... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:45:00 -0600 RSO Chamber Players represent Saskatchewan at the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Accord! The Regina Symphony Chamber Players have just returned from a whirlwind trip to Charlottetown, where we did our part to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Accord. To celebrate the partnership between Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan, the Chamber Players performed a concert, followed by the Sunset Ceremony, hosted by the RCMP, in which Premier Wall presented a Canadian flag to Premier Ghiz. The performance was introduced by Principal Trumpet Miles... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:53:00 -0600 Announcing RSO's Interim Executive Director, Ken Azzopardi Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Ken served over 20 years in Saskatchewan with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in various roles. Since his time with the RCMP, Ken has been involved with many provincial and national non-profit organizations as Executive Director and CEO. He has also been active in the Regina small business community. Ken enjoys his free time with his wife of 43 years, Isabel who is a life-long educator.As an Active Volunteer, Ken is a past president... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0600 Symphony under the Sky 50/50 draw RSO is proud to announce lucky number 1873 as the winner of this year's Symphony under the Sky 50/50 draw!The prize was claimed at the concert. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:26:00 -0600 RSO is searching for a new Executive Director Executive DirectorSee the Difference Your Leadership Can Make!As Executive Director, apply your business acumen, passion for music and desire to serve the community with the Regina Symphony Orchestra. The RSO seeks an innovative leader who possesses a strategic mindset to establish a clear business and community minded vision. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Governors and works closely with Victor Sawa, the Music Director, to ensure the organization continues to... Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:45:00 -0600 #RSOdare - New Marketing Campaign and Social Media Contest The RSO is excited to announce our new marketing campaign and social media contest. Read more to find out how you can play!Tired of the movie theatre? Looking for fun ladies night activity? Want to spice up your date night?Dare to be different and experience amazing LIVE and LOCAL music with the Regina Symphony Orchestra.Get Epic take the #RSOdare and join us for our next concert!It's easy!Attend a Symphony ConcertTake a picture at the symphony with the... Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:46:00 -0600 RSO Selects New Concertmaster The Regina Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce the selection of Simon MacDonald as concertmaster.Simon began playing the violin at age seven in Victoria, British Columbia. He earned his AVCM Teacher and Performance Diploma from the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Bachelor's degree from New England Conservatory in Boston, and Master's degree from McGill, in Montreal. Simons principal violin teachers were acclaimed violinists Sydney Humphreys,... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:55:00 -0600 Sign Up to Volunteer at Symphony Under the Sky! Do you like live music, food, and fun in the sun?The RSO is putting on its annual, free, outdoor concert event, Symphony under the Sky, and is looking for volunteers to help with various duties throughout the day. Volunteers are required for various shifts running from approximately 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM on Sunday, August 17th, 2014.Duties will include program distribution, 50/50 sales, site set-up/clean-up, beer garden ticket sales, and working in the merchandise tent. If you would... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:43:00 -0600 Maxim Antoshin Resigns as Executive Director Regina Symphony Orchestras Board of Governors today announced that Maxim Antoshin, Executive Director, has resigned from his position, effective August 29, 2014 to join the Ottawa Chamber Music Society as Executive Director.It is with regret that the Board accepts Maxims resignation, said Terri Harris, Chair of the RSO Board of Governors. Since he joined the organization in 2011, he has offered excellent administrative and artistic leadership that... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:35:00 -0600 RSO Chamber Players to Travel to P.E.I. May 28th, 2014 (Regina, SK)The Regina Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players will travel to Prince Edward Island for a special performance on August 24th. This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, and to celebrate, the province of P.E.I. is hosting a year-long Festival of 150 events and activities. The Chamber Players are pleased to be involved in this historic celebration.Spanning from New Year's eve 2013-2014, the Festival will... Wed, 28 May 2014 15:57:00 -0600 Music Director Search and Survey Click Here to participate in our Music Director Search Survey.With the 2013-2014 season at its end, the Regina Symphony Orchestra is excited to begin focusing on the acquisition of its new Music Director. Patrons have a lot to look forward to, as over the course of the next two seasons, top contenders for the coveted Music Director role will be brought in to conduct the Regina Symphony Orchestra.To ensure the best candidates are showcased, the RSO Board of Governors has named... Tue, 20 May 2014 09:28:00 -0600 Maestro to Leave The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) Board of Governors and Maestro Victor Sawa wish to announce that the Maestro will be leaving his role as full-time music director of the RSO upon completion of the 2015-16 season."At the end of the 2015-16 season I will have been with the RSO for twenty years," said Maestro Sawa. "It has been an honour to work with the RSO through so many memorable seasons however I feel that the time is right to pass the baton."A... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:53:00 -0600 Education & Outreach Program Announcements The Regina Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the addition of two new Education Outreach programs: Inner City Orchestra Project and Strings for Change.Inner City Orchestra Project:Following the success of both Build the Band and The Piapot Project, the Regina Symphony Orchestra is piloting a new programInner City Orchestra Projectwith Mother Teresa Middle School (MTMS).Longtime concertmaster Ed Minevich and his assistant Adrian Casas teach private, semi-private,... Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:55:00 -0600 Back in Black After Years of Deficits The Regina Symphony Orchestra held its Annual General Meeting for Symphony members on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Hotel Saskatchewan Oak Room. Attending the meeting were a selection of musicians, Board members, donors, and sponsors all who contributed to the success of the Symphony and a $19,311 surplus during their 104thseason and Fiscal Year 2012-2013. "It is my pleasure to announce that the financial turnaround of the RSO has been completed,... Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:00:00 -0600 RSO Royal Patronage Renewed Until 2018 The Regina Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has agreed to renew his Royal Patronage of the RSO until 2018. The organizations to which His Royal Highness gives his patronage reflect the Prince's personal interests.Last year, the RSO had the opportunity to perform for Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall as part of the 2012 Royal Tour to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Held at the RCMP Depot in... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:16:00 -0600