Saturday, March 11, 2017
Event Title: Angela Hewitt and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $25-120
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: https://wso.ca/angelahewitt/
Description:

Angela Hewitt is among the world’s most celebrated and recorded pianists. Hear this great Canadian in two of her specialties: the Spanish flare of Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain plus Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G. Arc of Horizon, by WSO Composer-in-Residence Harry Stafylakis, contrasts his competing passions for metal and classical music. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite completes this exotic program.

Friday, March 10, 2017
Event Title: Angela Hewitt and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $25-120
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: https://wso.ca/angelahewitt/
Description:

Angela Hewitt is among the world’s most celebrated and recorded pianists. Hear this great Canadian in two of her specialties: the Spanish flare of Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain plus Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G. Arc of Horizon, by WSO Composer-in-Residence Harry Stafylakis, contrasts his competing passions for metal and classical music. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite completes this exotic program.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Event Title: The New World - Winnipeg New Music Festival
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall 555 Main St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $25
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: http://wnmf.ca/the-new-world/
Description:

A fascinating new work for cello and orchestra by Canadian Cassandra Miller will be heard. The world premiere was recently given by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with the piece being commissioned by cellist Charles Curtis, who himself has worked closely with iconic artists La Monte Young, Elaine Radigue Alvin Lucier, and others. The concert will begin with Icelandic-Canadian composer Fjóla Evans’ short, textural work and will end with Turkish composer Fazil Say’s major work for extra large orchestra Symphony No. 2 Mesopotamia.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Event Title: The New World - Winnipeg Symohony Orchestra
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall 555 Main St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 3:05pm
  • Price: $25
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: http://wnmf.ca/the-new-world/
Description:

A fascinating new work for cello and orchestra by Canadian Cassandra Miller will be heard. The world premiere was recently given by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with the piece being commissioned by cellist Charles Curtis, who himself has worked closely with iconic artists La Monte Young, Elaine Radigue Alvin Lucier, and others. The concert will begin with Icelandic-Canadian composer Fjóla Evans’ short, textural work and will end with Turkish composer Fazil Say’s major work for extra large orchestra Symphony No. 2 Mesopotamia.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Event Title: Migration Patterns- Winnipeg New Music Festival
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $15-40
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: http://wnmf.ca
Description:

Join the WSO and conductor Alexander Mickelthwate for the world premiere of Christos Hatzis' Syn-Phonia: Migration Patterns. The evening will also feature Farangis Nurulla-Khoja's L’infini de l’instant (North American premiere), and E Meredith Monk's Weave for two voices, chorus and orchestra (Canadian premiere).

An Interview with Conductor Alexander Micklethwate

December 6, 2016
Prairie

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra reported in its 2015-2016 Annual Report an accumulated surplus of more than half a million dollars. Financially, things were not always so rosy. At some point in its now almost seventy-year-old existence, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra had a staggering deficit of three million dollars. Along the way, there had been accomplishments, but also labour issues, poor concert attendance, and instead of getting a raise, musicians in this professional large-market Prairie orchestra took a fifteen per cent hit in their salaries.

Related Composers: Harry Stafylakis






Saturday, November 26, 2016
Event Title: Finjan Returns!
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $25-75
  • Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1-9 Performers)
  • External Link: https://wso.ca/finjan/
Description:

Few knew about klezmer music when Finjan came on the Winnipeg scene 30 years ago. As Canada’s first roots band of its type, Finjan paved the way for a klezmer and Yiddish music revival. The band has produced five award-winning discs, toured North America countless times and has performed with Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion, the Lonesome Pine Specials on PBS and in the movie The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick. Finjan returns to the WSO with traditional works and Sid Robinovitch's Suite for Klezmer Band and Orchestra. To life? Finjan!

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Event Title: Artic Symphony
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $15-30
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: https://wso.ca/arctic/
Description:

Join conductor Alexander Mickelthwate and the Nunavut Sivuniksavut Choir as they perform selections from Vincent Ho's Arctic Symphony.

Part of the 5th annual Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony presented by ARCTICNET, an umbrella organization of scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector.

WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE

September 22, 2015
National

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra seeks applications for the position of Composer-in-Residence.

• Composing works for orchestra, ensembles and youth programs of the WSO.
• Participating in educational programs regarding the role and skills of a composer for the benefit of youth in our community.
• Arranging music for the orchestra may be required.
• Advising the Music Director on the suitability of other composers’ works for performance by the WSO.







Kati Agócs: Like Treasure Hidden in a Field

August 3, 2012
Atlantic

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra premieres, Like Treasure Hidden in a Field by Kati Agócs on its 20th Anniversary New Music Festival's Gala Closing Concert, February 4, 2011.

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Gil Rose, conductor) also performs the work in Boston March 6 with rave reviews, and records it for upcoming BMOP orchestral CD.

To hear a rough recording of BMOP's live performance in Jordan Hall, click here.

Related Composers: Kati Agócs