Well, what a year it’s been! More than ever, I am thrilled to be able to invite you back to the concert hall and our new season. This is your first look at the Regina Symphony’s 2021-2022 season, and it’s one that I’m particularly excited about. I don’t need to explain to anyone how difficult this past season has been for me and our wonderful RSO musicians. We all remain deeply committed to bringing compelling orchestral music to life for you, and to have been prevented from doing so for many months has been hard for us. But we are a determined bunch, and we’ve been using our time wisely by making exciting plans for our return to the stage in the fall.
Things are going to look a little different at the RSO, and I’m truly glad to invite you back to join us as we take this opportunity to reinvent ourselves. Last fall, public health restrictions forced us to find ways to make music for you on a smaller scale—and we loved it! So we’ve decided to keep some of our programming at the magnificent Holy Rosary Cathedral, while some of the biggest blockbusters in our library—like Strauss’s epic Also Sprach Zarathustra and Prokofiev’s fiery Romeo and Juliet—will remain at Conexus Arts Centre. Our Pops line-up will include many of the artists we didn’t have a chance to bring you last year, including Jess Moskaluke and drag queen/violinist sensation Thorgy Thor! Brand new this year will be an entire series of Baroque masterpieces—another chance for our amazing RSO musicians to shine.
I speak for all of us at the RSO when I say how excited we are to welcome you back for our new concert season. We know you have been patiently waiting for us to return. With your help, the RSO will continue to make southern Saskatchewan a better place to live, and for that, we’re all deeply grateful.
I hope that you and yours stay safe and well in the months ahead. Rest assured that I am counting the days until we can see you again!
Gordon Gerrard, Music Director