Regina Symphony Orchestra News updates from the RSO. en-us Carmina Burana: Dont miss RSOs 2014-2015 season finale! Love a little symphony? How about dinner and a concert?The Regina Symphony Orchestra closes the 2014-2015 season in grand style with Carmina Burana! One of the most frequently performed choral works of the 21st century; Carmina Burana is based on a medieval collection of poems humorously covering the joys and perils of fortune, nature, love, and lust."My collected works begin with the Carmina Burana," declared Carl Orff after the successful premiere in 1937 in... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:36:00 -0600 RSO presents Enigma Variations The Regina Symphony Orchestra proudly presents Enigma Variations on March 21, 2015 at the Conexus Arts Centre, 8:00PM. . Featuring English composers Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Enigma Variations are a set of musical portraits Elgar wrote of his close friends and acquaintances including the famous Variation IX (Adagio) Nimrod. We will be joined by RSO's principal violist, Jonathan Ward who will perform as soloist in Vaughan-Williams' rich Flos Campi. In... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:52:00 -0600 RSO New Music Director Search: Gordon Gerrard returns to conduct Enigma Variations! The Regina Symphony Orchestra's (RSO) Music Director Search is an exhilarating one and we are excited to announce that Gordon Gerrard is returning to conduct Enigma Variations, RSO's sixth Masterworks concert of the 2014-2015 season. Maestro Gerrard is one of the six Music Director candidates and was first seen on November 22nd, 2014 conducting a program including Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. With a positive response from the RSO musicians, search committee and audience we... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:52:00 -0600 RSO Launches 2015 -2016 Season! The Regina Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce an exhilarating selection of concerts for the 2015-2016 Season. As we welcome our new concertmaster Simon MacDonald, and bring back old friends, this is a year to celebrate our cultural treasures.In celebration and tribute to our beloved Maestro Victor Sawa, RSO musicians take centre stage in the Mosaic Masterworks concert series. Their musical talents will also stimulate your senses in the intimate Government House chamber music series.... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:13:00 -0600 Romanza Want to have a magical nightthat actually impresses your date?The RSO has the perfect score to hit all the right notes this Valentine's Day! Fall in love on February 14th, 2015 as the Mosaic Masterworks concert series proudly presents ROMANZA at 8PM, Conexus Arts Centre.Make this Valentines memorable for you and your special someone by joining us for a romantic evening. Enjoy our cocktail hour and pre-concert chat starting at 7PM. You'll also find the Wascana Flower... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:27:00 -0600 The RSO concludes another successful year! With new beginnings, development and growth; 2014 was not only significant but also a successful year for the Regina Symphony Orchestra.The year began with the announcement of Maestro Sawa stepping down from his position as the Music Director. However, the year quickly took a confident turn with the very effective international search of the New Music Director began. With over 100 applicants, we were proud to announce the six shortlisted candidates for the New Music Director Search. You can... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:35:00 -0600 The RSO family wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season! As we approach the end of 2014 we ask that you consider a donation to the RSO. All funds will go directly towards the RSO's newly created Artistic Fund which is has been designed to sustain, support, and grow the RSO's artistic excellence by covering the cost of guest artists, the New Music Director Search, and supplement RSO musician fees and music projects. All donations are privy to our recently launched Donors' Circle program which includes some fantastic... Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:51:00 -0600 Gordon Gerrard: New Music Director Candidate Maestro Gerrard will conduct the Regina Syphony Orchestra on November 22nd for Prokofiev's Fifth.Check out our interview with Maestro Gerrard!Gordon Gerrard is a respected figure in the new generation of Canadian musicians. Trained first as a pianist and subsequently as a specialist in operatic repertoire, Gordon brings a fresh perspective to the podium. His passion and his dedication to producing thrilling musical experiences have endeared him to his fellow musicians and the... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:33:00 -0600 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