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Copland, Gershwin and Still
Classics Series

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Elisabeth Pion, piano

Date: Saturday, May 10

Time: 7:30 PM

Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Pre-Show Chat with Christian R
obinson and Gordon Gerrard: 6:45 PM

Standing Ovation Post Show Reception Presented by Conexus Arts Centre: 9:00 PM

Location: Conexus Arts Centre, Capital Auto Theatre

Regular Prices: $32.00 - $112.00 (Plus Applicable Service Charges)

16 & Under Prices: $20.00 (Plus Applicable Service Charges)




COPLAND Rodeo: Four Dances Episodes

GERSHWIN / Ed. F.Campbell-Watson. Concerto in F, for Piano & Orchestra


STILL Afro-American Symphony (Symphony No.1)

About The Artists
The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is a musical organization that has been in operation for almost 50 years, with roots stretching back to the early 1900s.  Growing from a volunteer group of musical Regina residents, the RSO is now a professional musical ensemble composed of wind, string, brass and percussion instruments, performed by expert musicians. Through live concert events and engaging educational opportunities, the RSO provides musical experiences for people of all ages and levels of musical knowledge. Concerts feature music from a variety of creative periods, cultures, and musical styles – making an RSO orchestra performance a unique experience in Southern Saskatchewan.  RSO performances are a place to gather in celebration of our musicians and of our community.  The RSO concert season runs from September to June, with ticketed concerts featuring the full orchestra ranging from intimate chamber performances to large- scale symphony spectaculars.

Gordon Gerrard, conductor
Conductor Gordon Gerrard is among the exciting new generation of music directors demonstrating new visions for orchestral leadership in Canada. Currently in his sixth season leading the Regina Symphony Orchestra, Gordon has distinguished himself as a leader in innovative and inclusionary programming. Trained first as a pianist and subsequently as a specialist in operatic repertoire, he brings a fresh perspective to the podium that endears him to audiences and musicians alike. After an international search, Gordon was appointed Music Director of the Regina Symphony Orchestra where he has taken bold steps reimagining the orchestra’s programming, including its Forward Currents Festival dedicated to social change and community engagement.

Élisabeth Pion, piano 
An enquiring and innovative artist, pianist Élisabeth Pion leads an imaginative career as a soloist & artistic collaborator. Recent highlights include her nomination as Révélation Radio-Canada 2024/2025, the release of her first recording with ATMA Classique, as well as being awarded the Bita-Cattelan Philanthropic Engagement Award at the Concours musical international de Montréal 2024 & the 3rd prize of the 2023 Rio Piano Festival, performing with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira & Roberto Tibiriçá. Her second album with ATMA Classique, a collaboration with Mathieu Lussier & Arion Orchestre Baroque, will be out this upcoming June 2024. 

Élisabeth is a regular guest artist with several orchestras, such as the Toledo Symphony, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Victoria Symphony, the Orchestre classique de Montréal & Arion Orchestre Baroque.

Her strong interests in literature, writing, composition, repertoire research and Tai Chi nurture her musical practice. She also is the co-founder & co-artistic director of the Festival Unisson with cellist Agnès Langlois

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