The Regina Symphony is hitting the road!

The 12 members of the Regina Symphony Chamber Players will be performing for free at the Moose Jaw Public Library on January 14, 2023 and at the Weyburn Public Library Branch on March 11, 2023.  These are the first public performances outside of Regina since 2019.    The concerts are free to attend and offered in partnership with the libraries.    The Regina Symphony has a long-standing relationship with libraries, performing the Free Library Concert Series at Regina Public Library Central branch for years.


The Regina Symphony Orchestra is proud to support the Women in Musical Leadership (WML) program as one of the 2022-2023 Participating Partner Organizations.  WML is a three-year program designed to collectively develop the next generation of female and non-binary conductors and music directors in Canada.  Led by Tapestry Opera, this program provides female and non-binary conductors with active mentorship from the leading conductor in professional companies to expand their knowledge and artistic networks.

The Program Cohort members attend rehearsals, engage in music score studies with the Maestro, attend staff meetings for an overall view of concert preparation and administrative realities, and act a ‘cover conductors’ for the music being prepared. In championing the WML initiative, the RSO hopes to work with colleagues to develop an already robust slate of Canadian conductors enjoying success in North America and abroad, while ensuring that women conductors in Canada have equal opportunity for conducting opportunities upon completion.

Maestro Gordon Gerrard of the Regina Symphony Orchestra will serve as mentor for two of the WML Program members for Classics Series concerts.  Jennifer Tung assited with the Beethoven Five concert on September 24, and Juliane Gallant assisted with the performance of Mahler Four on November 26.


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Monica Chen

A native of Vancouver, Monica Chen is one of the conducting fellows at the Orchestre Métropolitain working closely with Yannick Nézet-Séguin for the 2021 through 2023 seasons. Recent conducting engagements include working with Opera Kelowna, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and the Orchestre Métropolitain. She has participated in festivals at the Eastman School of Music, Domaine Forget International Summer Academy, the UBC Chamber Music Festival, and the University of Oregon Conducting Institute, working closely with maestros including Jonathan Girard, Neil Varon, Thomas Rösner, and Bramwell Tovey. She was one of three finalists at Domaine Forget chosen to perform in concert with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec two years in a row and is currently closely associated with Tapestry Opera, frequently working with orchestras across Canada.

Jennifer Tung

Assisting Gordon Gerrard with September 24 Beethoven Five concert

Conductor Jennifer Tung leads a uniquely versa-tile career as a music director, collaborative pianist, and soprano. She is Artistic Director of Toronto City Opera, Assistant Conductor of Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and was named a conducting fellow with Tapestry Opera’s Women in Musical Leadership program. Jennifer serves on the faculty at Toronto’s prestigious Glenn Gould School of Music, and is a sought-after fac-ulty member for summer programs internationally

Juliane Gallant

Assisting Gordon Gerrard with November 26 Mahler Four concert

Conductor Juliane Gallant is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London, UK. She has led productions for HGO, King’s Head Theatre, Opera on Location, St Paul’s Opera, Opera Up Close, Opera Mio, and Clapham Opera Festival, and in 2021, made her Royal Opera House debut in Mami Wata as part of the Engender Festival.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 12, 2022


REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN:  The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) has released a new online education tool in the RSO in Schools program Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima.  This is the third online offering from the RSO in Schools program, and the second program created for elementary school level students.

RSO In Schools is a long-running program with schools in the Regina area, where orchestra musicians would perform live at schools. In 2020, the program pivoted from in-school performances to a recorded performance, available to stream online, with accompanying Teachers’ Guide and resources. The entire program is available for free online.  The other RSO in Schools videos, as well as other recorded performances from the RSO at Home series are also available for streaming online.

Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima, originally a picture book, is reimagined with music by composers of African descent performed by RSO Musicians, featuring narrator Sharon-Ann Brown, and singer/drummer Jeff Cappo.  The story chronicles one of Saskatchewan’s first settlers of African descent, Dr. Alfred Schmitz Shadd. Through this story, students will learn about compassion, and the philosophy of social responsibility the led Dr. Shadd to become an engaged citizen.

The RSO’s performance of Li’l Shadd was created in partnership with The Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum (SACHM).  SACHM is a provincial organization whose primary purpose is to celebrate, explore, research, document and preserve the history, heritage and contributions of people of African ancestry.  Brown, who is also the chair of SACHM, said of the project, “We choose to collaborate with all organizations that focus on history, heritage, culture and arts. Part of SACHM’s goal is to provide education and we accomplish this goal by working with RSO on this milestone project”.

Li’l Shadd includes the concert, which is available for online streaming, as well as a teacher’s guide with detailed background on the story, activities and information the contributions Black composers have made to classical music. We strive to showcase the history of people of African descent and Dr. Shadd is one of the first person of African descent in Saskatchewan to contribute in the area of Agriculture, Medicine, Communication and Politics”, said Brown when asked about the importance of sharing this story with students in Saskatchewan, It is all important for people to be aware of the history and heritage of people of African descent in our Province.”

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Financial support for the RSO in Schools program is provided by SaskTel and the Canada Council for the Arts, with additional support from SGI.






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The RSO is proud to announce the release of the second online education tool in our RSO in Schools program: Enough is Enough. Centred around the poetry of Saskatchewan’s own Zoey Roy with music produced by Omar Ballantyne and arrangements by Juliet Palmer, this is our first offering specifically for high school students. The performance with RSO musicians was conducted by Karl Hirzer and is available for viewing online through the RSO at Home video collection. There are also a detailed Teachers’ Guide and lesson plans available for use in grade 9 to 12 classrooms through the RSO in Schools program.

This project is presented by SaskTel, and with support from SGI.  Thank you to them, and to the production team who help make this video possible.

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Four new concerts have been launched for the fall portion of the 2021-2022 RSO at Home season.

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Four Seasons Recomposed

Corgliano & Ives

Haydn & Somers

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