This performance was originally planned for February and was moved to May 28. This happens to coincide with another exciting Regina event – The Cathedral Village Arts Festival Street Fair. The fair takes over 13th Avenue with musicians, craft vendors, and other activities. We are excited to be a part of it with a concert in the iconic building that the community was built around.

This concert will feature three selections – EWART Cueva de Villa Luz, BRUCH Concerto No.1 in G minor for Violin & Orchestra Op.26 and BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8 in F major Op.93. It will be about an hour long.

Matinee – 2 pm

The fair runs from 10 am to 5 pm which means the area and streets around the cathedral will be busy

Parking may be tough to find close to the Cathedral, as there is programming planned for the parking lot

Festival organizers advise walking or riding your bike.

There is a Bike and Stroller Valet service run by Holy Rosary School just north of the Cathedral in Holy Rosary Park. Parking is pay-what-you-can.

The fair will be busy so we invite you to check out the vendors, then make your way to the show. Doors will open at 1:30

If parking and walking in to the area is not an option for you, we can move your tickets to the evening performance.

Evening – 7:30 pm

The street fair will be over by 5 pm

Parking in the Cathedral Lot should be more easily accessed

by the evening

Doors to our concert open at 7:00

There are music performances taking place in the park beside the

cathedral throughout the evening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 12, 2022

 

REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO HOLD THREE DAY MUSIC  FESTIVAL OF LGBTQ2S+ ARTISTS

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN:   The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is celebrating the power of queer artists in the third edition of the Forward Currents Festival.  The festival will be held April 29, 30 and May 1 at mâmawêyatitân centre in Regina.  The 2022 festival theme is LGBTQ2S+ Living Out Loud, and will feature a line-up of Canadian artists sharing their stories through music, as well as education opportunities for the community.

“Queer voices possess extraordinary power. They challenge us to examine our lives with fresh perspectives, they inspire us with their resilience, and they lift us up with the unwavering strength of community”, said Gordon Gerrard, RSO Music Director and artistic director for the festival who will also be conducting two of the three performances, “The festival aims to present ideas and issues that are socially relevant to those of us who live here, to spark conversation, and ultimately to create consciousness about the choices we make.”

Isaiah Bell, tenor and composer, will share his story in a unique, comedy confessional on the first night of the festival with Book of My Shames.  Cris Derksen, Juno-nominated cellist and composer, returns to Regina with Buffalo Girls, a show performed along with singer Rebecca Benson about their home life and what it means to keep their three fires going. The festival will wrap-up with another group returning to the city, The Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO) will present a show full of familiar pop songs reimagined in a collaborative performance that will also feature local actor Ruaridh MacDonald as narrator.

The festival will be held for the second time at the mâmawêyatitân centre – an innovative building that houses a community gathering place, as well as a police station, high school and public library.  The building provides a unique space for the audience to experience a symphony performance, and connection with community partners.  Regina Public Library is presenting the pre-concert talk with award-winning author Joshua Whitehead on April 30, with UR Pride providing an educational session on April 29.  A group of teachers, students and local educational leaders will share their experiences of safe spaces in schools on the final night of the festival.

As a way to make sure that community connection happens off the stage as well, a new Share the Music ticket level has been added for the 2022 festival.  This ticket is a way to see the shows but also pay it forward with a ticket being offered to a community group to attend the festival.

The pre-concert events are free to attend and start at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are required for the concerts, which start at 7:30 pm.  Single day tickets are available, $30 for floor seating, $20 for bleachers.  Three-day weekend passes are available, $75 for floor seating, $50 for bleachers.  Tickets are available online at reginasymphony.com, or by calling 306-586-9555.

The Forward Currents Festival is made possible by support from Heritage Canada, the City of Regina, partners of the mâmawêyatitân centre and the Regina Public Library.

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RSO MEDIA CONTACT

Megan McCormick

mmccormick@reginasymphony.com

Cell/Text 306-596-1833

 

 

https://reginasymphony.com

@ReginaSymphony

 

 

Festival Day One / April 29

PRE SHOW: CREATING POSITIVE SPACES

A discussion about LGBTQ+ identities, creating safe spaces, and using inclusive language.

Presented in Partnership with UR Pride

 

CONCERT: THE BOOK OF MY SHAMES

Gordon Gerrard, conductor

Isaiah Bell, tenor

Sean Guist, director

Kolby Zinger-Harris, orchestration

 

This performance contains mature content and language. The RSO recommends audiences of 14 + and parental discretion.

 

Festival Day Two / April 30

PRE SHOW: JOSHUA WHITEHEAD

An intimate conversation with Joshua Whitehead, author of Jonny Appleseed, about writing, Indigeneity, queerness, and the power of story.

Presented in Partnership with Regina Public Library

 

CONCERT: BUFFALO GIRLS

Cris Derksen, cello & composer

Rebecca Benson, vocals

Jesse Baird, drummer

 

Festival Day Three / May 1

PRE SHOW: SCHOOL-BASED GENDER & DIVERSITY ALLIANCES

A panel discussion led by David Popoff, learn about why these groups are important in making LGBTQ2S+ students feel safe in schools.

 

CONCERT: QSO X RSO

Gordon Gerrard, conductor

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Shaun Brodie, QSO artistic director

Supported by the Regina Folk Festival

 

 

Festival Bonus Round / May 7

 Conexus Arts Centre | 7:30 PM

THORGY THOR AND THE THORCESTRA

Thorgy Thor, of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame, the reigning Queen of Classical will slay with song, dance & hilarious shenanigans.

 

Tickets start at $25.  Part of the RSO Pops Series.

 

 

The Regina Symphony Orchestra isn’t just powered by music – it’s also powered by our volunteers!

RSO volunteers help with welcoming audiences at our performances, assisting at special events, serving as non-Board members or advisors for Board committees, and as members of our Board of Directors!

A special thanks to a special group of people, and if you have interest in being a volunteer for your Orchestra, send an expression of interest to info@reginasymphony.com

 

Tickets are now available for Forwards Currents Festival 2022 LGBTQ2S+ LIVING OUT LOUD

April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022 mâmawêyatitân centre

Three day festival with a purpose – combining art, music and education in an immersive environment with the goal of creating new connections.

6:30 PRE SHOW | 7:30 CONCERT

 

Day 1 THE BOOK OF MY SHAMES with Isaiah Bell

Day 2 CRIS DERKSEN

Day 3 QUEER SONGBOOK ORCHESTRA

Learning events with UR Pride & Regina Public Library. Festival is supported by the City of Regina and Heritage Canada

 

Explore the Festival Line Up & Buy Tickets https://reginasymphony.com/concerts/forward-currents-festival/

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.

View it here:

https://reginasymphony.com/rso-at-home/enough-is-enough/

Updated January 24, 2022

2022 Single Ticket Flyer Feb Version

As you are aware, the Regina Symphony Orchestra has postponed a number of concerts, in the interest of public health and safety, as well as the wellbeing of our audiences, musicians, and our staff.

We have been working to reschedule the concerts to later in the season.  This email contains the information on the new dates and other changes.  The RSO Team will be following up with you to make sure your tickets are updated, and to offer options if the new plans do not work for you.

We hope these changed will suit your personal schedules.  If not, the full range of options, including credits for future performances, changes into other concerts or refunds are available to you.  You can also donate the value of your tickets to the RSO and receive a tax receipt.

You can call the box office at (306)- 586-9555, and if you get a recording while we assist other callers, we will be back to you as quickly as possible.   You are also welcome to email info@reginasymphony.com and will receive a reply as soon as possible

Thank you for your continued patience and support, as we navigate the current challenges caused by the pandemic together!

Mike Forrester, Executive Director

2022 Concert Changes

An Evening with Pink Floyd.  This concert, originally planned for January 15th, has been moved to Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 at Conexus Arts Centre.  Please note that it will be on a Sunday evening.

Tickets from January 15 that were not already refunded or returned as a donation will be moved to the new date.  If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.

RSO Special: Beethoven Nine. This concert, originally planned for January 22nd, has been moved to Saturday, May 14th at 7:30 PM as the Season Finale for the Classics series at Conexus Arts Centre.  It will be a spectacular finish to the season with soloists, a large orchestra and the debut of the RSO Beethoven Nine Chorus.

Tickets from January 22 that were not already refunded or returned as a donation will be moved to the new date.  If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.   If you hold tickets to the January 22 and May 14 concerts, you will be provided options for your tickets from the Box Office.

 The Canada Life Family Series: A Nighttime Story.  This concert, originally planned for January 23rd, has been moved to Sunday, April 24th at 3 PM at the University Theatre, University of Regina.  It will now be the second show in the series with the first one taking place on April 3 at the U of R, followed by the final show on May 22.  Full season subscriptions are still available for series.

Tickets from January 23 that were not already refunded or returned as a donation will be moved to the new date.  If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.

New Year, New Music: Chamber At Government House.  This concert, originally planned for January 29th, will be moved to the 22/23 concert season, on a date to be confirmed.

Tickets from January 29, either the matinee or evening performance can be exchanged to a different concert, returned for a tax receipt or refunded.  You can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com to discuss your options.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE SUBSCRIBERS. This change reduces the number of 21/22 Chamber at Government House series from 4 to 3 . The series will now conclude for the season on April 23.  The Baroque Series finale has been moved to May 21 at Government House which would be good option for an exchange.

 

Sarah Slean: The Music of Joni Mitchell.  This concert, originally planned for February 12, has been moved to Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 PM at the Conexus Arts Centre.  This will replace the previously planned performance of Orchestral Rock Odyssey by the Gary Cable Project.  This show will be rebooked for next season.

Tickets from February 12 that were not already refunded or returned as a donation will be moved to the new date.  If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.   If you held tickets for the original March 19 performance and do not wish to attend the new program, please contact the Box Office for options.

POPS SUBSCRIBERS: This change reduces the number of 21/22 Pops concerts from 5 to 4.    The Pops Series will wrap up for the season on May 7 with Thorgy & the Thorcestra.  If you are looking for a special live music experience, consider moving your tickets to the Beethoven Nine concert on May 14th.  It’s a huge production with singers, 100+ person choir and a true greatest hit of classical music.

 

Corelli & Telemann: Baroque Series.  This concert, originally planned for February 5th at Holy Rosary Cathedral, has been moved to Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 PM at Government House.

Please note that this series has been reduced from an evening and matinee to a matinee performance only.  Tickets for the evening performance will be moved to the May 21 matinee show.   If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.

 

Bruch & Beethoven: Classics at the Cathedral Series.  This concert, originally planned for February 26 at Holy Rosary Cathedral, has been moved to Saturday, May 28 with performances at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Tickets for the performance will be moved to the May 28 show. If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2022 

REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA POSTPONES CONCERTS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

REGINA, SK – In the interest of public health in Regina, and in consideration for the well-being of the general public, patrons, staff, the artists of the orchestra, and guest performers travelling to the area for concerts, the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) regretfully announces the cancellation of all planned performances through mid-February, effective immediately.  In taking these measures, the RSO is following the counsel of Dr. Saqib Shahab and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), based on public health concerns with respect to large gatherings and organized events.

 

The following performances are now postponed:

  • January 15 – An Evening of Pink Floyd, Pops series
  • January 23 – Canada Life Family Series, A Nighttime Story
  • January 29 – New Year, New Music, Chamber at Government House series
  • February 5 – Corelli & Telemann, Baroque series
  • February 12 – Sarah Slean: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Pops series

The Beethoven Symphony No. 9 performance that was scheduled for January 22 has been moved to May 14, 2022 at the Conexus Arts Centre as the new season finale for the Classics Series.

The RSO will be working to reschedule performances where possible.  The Box Office team will be contacting ticket holders with options, including reissuing tickets for a rescheduled or other upcoming concert, turning the tickets in to credits to be redeemed in the future, or refunds.   The value of tickets can also be donated to the RSO to receive a charitable tax receipt.

After cancelling shows in 2020, and for most of 2021, the RSO resumed in-person performances in July 2021, continuing safely until December 18 with performances at five venues in Regina.  The concerts were carried out using carefully developed safety protocols meeting or exceeding recommendations by the SHA.  It is a disappointment to once again be cancelling and making changed to our schedule for performances that were highly anticipated by artists and patrons.  However, given the extreme transmissibility of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, and with respect for the counsel of Dr. Shahab and the SHA, the RSO Management, Board of Directors, and members of the Orchestra believe this is the responsible course of action.

 

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For further information, contact:

 

Mike Forrester, Executive Director

mforrester@reginasymphony.com

Posted: January 7, 2022

 

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to present challenges to our work of sharing live music with our community, we have had to adjust our 2022 schedule to ensure we are offering the best experience to our audiences, musicians, and guest performers. This email contains information on the shows and changes that impact tickets that you hold to the upcoming affected performances.

 

Beethoven 9: New Date

It has been moved from January 22 to May 14, 2022

Your tickets will be reissued for this new date.

If you have tickets to the May 14 Classics series performance, you will be able to book seats for another performance of your choice during the season or you can donate the value of the tickets for a tax receipt.

 

Canada Life Family Series:  A Nighttime Story on January 23 

This concert was scheduled for January 23rd and will be rescheduled to Spring 2022

Your tickets will be reissued for this date when it is confirmed

 

Baroque Concert Series: Corelli & Telemann on February 5

This series has been reduced to the 2:00 PM matinee performance only

Your tickets to the evening show have been moved to the matinee

If this timing does not work for you, please contact the box office to make different arrangements.  We have Chamber concerts in the evenings on January 29, March 5, and April 23.

 

Baroque Concert Series: Barocco on March 26

This series has been reduced to the 2:00 PM matinee performance only

Your tickets to the evening show have been moved to the matinee

If this timing does not work for you, please contact the box office to make different arrangements.  We have Chamber concerts in the evenings on January 29, March 5, and April 23.

 

Classics at the Cathedral Concert Series: Bruch & Beethoven on February 25

This series has been reduced to the 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM performances on Saturday only

Your tickets to the Friday night performance have been moved to the Saturday evening performance

If this does not work for you, please contact the box office to make different arrangements.  We have concerts at the Cathedral on February 5, March 5, March 26, and April 9.

 

 

Classics at the Cathedral Concert Series: Murphy, Haydn, and Dvořák on April 8

This series has been reduced to the 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM performances on Saturday only

Your tickets to the Friday night performance have been moved to the Saturday evening performance

If this does not work for you, please contact the box office to make different arrangements.  We have concerts at the Cathedral on February 5, March 5, and March 26.

 

We appreciate your continued support of our work.  Tickets are an important part of our annual revenue, and it is a very meaningful sign of support for the orchestra, especially during times like these.  Thank you for being such a valued part of our community.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our office via email or phone.  Our box office team members, Jamie and Mart-Mari are available to talk further and provide any clarifications you may need.

 

You can email info@reginasymphony.com or 306-586-9555.  We are open Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 4:30.

 

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to sharing a live music experience with you soon!

The Regina Symphony Offices will be closed from. December 22 to January 4, 2022

Emails and voicemails will be returned starting on January 5 at 9 am.

Tickets can be purchased online and emailed to you during this time

Concerts

Donations can also be made online with tax receipts dated for the date of the donation to be sent out once the office reopens

Become a RSO Donor

 

Thank you! Happy Holidays! 

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

Concerts are available online for free to view from the comfort of home.

Rubaboo
GORDON GERRARD, CONDUCTOR
ANDREA MENARD, VOCALIST
ROBERT WALSH, GUITAR AND VOCALS

Four Seasons Recomposed
GORDON GERRARD, CONDUCTOR
CHRISTIAN ROBINSON, VIOLIN

Corgliano & Ives
GORDON GERRARD, CONDUCTOR
VERONIQUE MATHIEU, VIOLIN

Haydn & Somers
GORDON GERRARD, CONDUCTOR

View here:

RSO at Home

A tax-efficient way to support your orchestra.

When you donate securities directly to a charity, capital gains tax is eliminated, allowing you to donate more.   You receive the charitable tax receipt for the market value on the date the security is received

Donate online through CanadaHelps, or have your financial advisor initiate the transfer to the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF).

Note on End of Year Donations

It can take 10-15 business days to process a donation through Canada Helps or SSCF so it’s recommended to initiate the transfer prior by December 15 to ensure qualifying for a current year tax receipt.  

Donate Securities & Mutual Funds

 

 

Ho Ho Ho with the RSO! 🎄 🎼 🔔

 

 

Celebrate the season with a mix of holiday classics, familiar faces and holiday fun. Featuring dance performances from FadaDance and the musical magic of the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra, plus festive surprises to be unwrapped at the concert!

Saturday, December 11 at 7:30 at the Conexus Arts Centre

Tickets on sale now!

Family 4-Pack now available for $130

RSO Christmas Special