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

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

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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.  

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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

FREE LIBRARY CONCERT SERIES

Join members of the Regina Symphony Orchestra for an afternoon of free music.

Presented in partnership with the Regina Public Library

The Regina Symphony Orchestra would like to thank Dr Roberta McKay & Mr Elmer Brenner for their generous support of the Free Library Concert Series.

2022 Free Library Concert Series Performances

2:00 PM, Central Library Mezzanine

November 14, 2021 – Regina Symphony Chamber Players

January 9, 2022 – Regina Symphony Chamber Players

March 20, 2022 – Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble

May 8, 2022 – Regina String Ensemble

June 5, 2022 – Marie-Veronique Bourque Duo

June 26, 2022 – Pile of Bows String Quartet

This event will be held in person on the 2nd floor mezzanine. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. While proof of vaccination is not required to enter the library, it will be required to sit in the concert space for this event. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination and your ID.

We’re hiring!

21-22 Concert Season Specials: Buy 1 ticket, get a second at 50% off.

  • RSO Christmas Special – December 11, 2021
  • Handel’s Messiah – December 17 & 18, 2021
  • Beethoven 9 – January 22, 2022

Save even more on tickets as an RSO Season Subscriber!

Offer available through the RSO Box Office. Call 306-586-9555 or online with code JOLLY

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Safe Workplace Obligations: Requirements for Choral Singers 

 Updated September 16, 2021

Compliance Deadlines: Masking: all in-person rehearsals 

Full Vaccination by October 15, 2021 

 

Policy Overview: 

Following the advice of provincial health officials and noting safety issues and legitimate concerns surrounding orchestral performance under COVID-19 pandemic conditions, RSO management is issuing a requirement for all chorus members attending in-person rehearsals organized by the Regina Symphony Orchestra to be fully vaccinated. This policy is in effect to protect you, all chorus members, the Chorus Director, and all attending RSO personnel.   

The decision to implement a COVID-19 vaccine policy has been made due to rising case numbers in the Province of Saskatchewan and the additional risk posed by the Delta Variant driving those numbers, and as such, government, and health authority recommendations nationally and provincially for organizations to have such policies in place. The RSO also has a legal obligation for provision of a safe workspace.  

This policy, which is subject to revision depending on conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, government requirements or recommendations, may be updated by Management at any time.  

All orchestra members and administrative staff at the RSO are complying with an identical policy, and any staff member required at in-person rehearsals and performances are confirmed fully vaccinated for your protection.   

 This policy is also in effect for any guest artists and guest conductors performing with the RSO, as well as RSO volunteers and any contractors hired directly by the RSO, technical or otherwise, who need to be in proximity to RSO staff and musicians.  

 All personnel should be aware of the Saskatchewan Public Health Authority personal assessment, and can access the SHA website if there are any concerns regarding exposure.  

 

Proof: 

Proof of full vaccination must be provided to the Chorus Director or the RSO Executive Director by October 15, 2021.  If you are unvaccinated for medical reasons, you are required to self-identify to the Chorus Director by September 16, 2021. 

 Your records for COVID-19 inoculation must be indicate that you have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to submitting documentation, as specified by Health Authorities.  Therefore, your 2nd vaccination must have taken place by October 2, 2021. 

 Presentation of either your completed inoculation card or a downloadable certificate from Saskatchewan Health Authority e-health will be accepted.  A QR code smartphone certificate is in development by the province, and is expected to be in place before end-September.  

Medical exemption: 

 If it is not possible for you to be vaccinated for medical reasons, it is required that you provide an original letter or document from your medical professional. In this instance, proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of any in-person rehearsal, or a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to your presence will be required.   

 The note from your medical professional must indicate if the exemption is permanent or temporary, and if temporary, when you can expect to be able to receive the required vaccinations.  This test must be done on for each week of the season in which you participate.  

 

Requirements at Rehearsal and Performance Venues:  

 Masks are mandatory in any rehearsal. Hand sanitizers will be onsite at all rehearsals, and information regarding singers’ masks has been provided by the Chorus Director.  

Information regarding updating the policy for rehearsals and performances at the Conexus Centre in January 2022 will be issued at a later date.  

 

CONFIDENTIALITY: 

All information regarding vaccinations and immunization collected under this policy will be kept in the strictest confidence, in a manner consistent with The Privacy Act, and the RSO’s policies regarding confidentiality.  Documentation received by the Chorus Director or Executive Director will be confirmed, recorded, and destroyed.   No health documents of any kind are retained in the RSO’s files.  ___________________ 

 

If you have questions, please contact Executive Director Mike Forrester, at mforrester@reginasymphony.com .  

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