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WSO celebrates musical milestone on the storied stage at Carnegie Hall

WSO celebrates musical milestone on the storied stage at Carnegie Hall

May 6, 2014
National

Magic moment in New York

"It will be a moment when the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will have come of age.

The 66-year-old organization will make its latest foray onto the world stage Thursday evening when it performs at the Spring for Music Festival at New York's famed Carnegie Hall.

"It's a huge milestone," says WSO executive director Trudy Schroeder, who joined the organization in 2008. "It's also a recognition of the special work going on here in Winnipeg, and our commitment to new music. It's a real feather in our cap, and for our composers.

"Performing at Carnegie Hall is not only an affirmation of where we are now, but also a strong indicator of an orchestra that is on the rise, not on the fall. We're having a lot of fun with this and the community is also having fun.

"It's really quite beautiful."

The WSO was invited by the festival's organizers to apply nearly three years ago. It received the official word in January 2012 that it had earned one of the six coveted spots from a field of 33 North American orchestras, chosen in particular for its risk-taking, "quintessentially Canadian" program..."

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