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Winnipeg Symphony brings surprising and spectacular music from the North

Winnipeg Symphony brings surprising and spectacular music from the North

May 13, 2014
National

"At seventy-four members—exactly divided between men and women—the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is easily the smallest group to appear in this year’s fourth, and final, Spring for Music festival. A community ensemble, they brought the most spirited fans with them to Carnegie Hall Thursday night—their fellow Canucks gave them a standing ovation when they stepped onstage, and applauded warmly in between symphony movements.

Their size means that there is a limit to the volume of sound they can produce. But under music director Alexander Mickelthwate, they play with excellent intonation and such a fine overall blend and balance of sound that, on their own terms, they may be the best orchestra to appear in the week’s worth of concerts..."

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