Government House | Regina Symphony Orchestra

Government House

Played with passion, the six-concert Government House series combines intimate chamber classics with the elegance of Saskatchewan’s historic Government House.  This season, the Regina Symphony Chamber Players will astound you during our Government House series concerts, Beethoven String Quartet and Brahms and Ravel, both of which Music Director Gordon Gerrard joins the RSCP once again for.  The series concludes with Carmen, a concert featuring a suite of music from Bizet’s operatic work of genius!

Brahms Serenade 
September 30 & October 1, 2017

Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 3
Rossini: String Sonata No. 4
Brahms: Serenade for Orchestra

This program recreates the sounds from the opulent palaces of Baroque Italy to the grandeur of Imperial Vienna in an unforgettable musical tour.

Beethoven String Quartet
November 18 & 19, 2017

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 6
Kevin Lau: Eagle’s Ascent
Eric Ewazen: Hymn for the Lost and the Living
Beethoven: Wind Quintet Op. 16

The RSO chamber players light up government house with the return of Music Director Gordon Gerrard as he joins them once again at the piano for this program of works old and new.

Mozart Quartet
January 27 & 28, 2018

Mozart: Oboe Quartet
Michael Oesterle: Sunspot Letters
Carl Nielsen: Serenata in vano
Gustav Helsted: Decet

Canadian composer Michael Oesterle’s Sunspot Letters provides thought provoking contrast to Mozart’s perfect miniature, the Oboe Quartet.  

Brahms & Ravel
February 24 & 25, 2018
Gordon Gerrard, piano

Ravel: Pavane pour une infant défunte
Reinecke: Trio in A minor
Brahms: Clarinet quintet

Romantic chamber music warms Saskatchewan’s historic Government House in a must see concert with the return of Music Director, Gordon Gerrard.

Beethoven Grand Fugue 
March 17 & 18, 2018

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jordan Pal: Inclinations
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 130
Beethoven: Grand Fugue Op. 133

The genius of Beethoven is showcased in two works that pushed the boundaries of the string quartet genre in this program of aural contrasts

April 21 & 22, 2018

Julius Röntgen: Serenade
Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade
Bizet: Carmen Suite

Bizet’s melodic genius is on full display in this suite of tunes from the world’s most famous opera,  Carmen.