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Classics Series


Gordon Gerrard, conductor

Christian Robinson, violin
South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra

 

Date: Saturday, November 23

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)

 

 

Programme

TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio italien, op.45

MOUSSA "Adrano" Violin Concerto

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DVOŘÁK The Wood Dove, op.110

SCHUMANN Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, op.97 (Rhenish)

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.

 

Christian Robinson, violin

Violinist Christian Robinson has an extremely active career as a chamber musician and orchestral leader. Having been awarded the prestigious Felix Galimir Award for Chamber Music during his studies at the University of Toronto, his solo and chamber music activities have seen him perform in feature concerts for many of Canada’s premier festivals and concert presenters. Christian joined the Regina Symphony Orchestra as Principal 2nd Violin in 2016 and was appointed Concertmaster in 2018. He is currently co-director of Regina Summer Strings, an exciting summer learning program for string players based in Regina each July, and is a violin instructor in the music department at the University of Regina. Outside of his musical activities, Christian can be found perfecting his ramen recipes, studying and collecting wine, and especially enjoying time with his wife Julie and son Linden around their neighbourhood in the Cathedral area of Regina.

South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra
The South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra (SSYO) began in 1976 as a group of forty young musicians under the sponsorship of the Regina Symphony Orchestra.  With a commitment to excellence, the SSYO offers talented students from all over Southern Saskatchewan an orchestral experience - the opportunity to rehearse, perform, travel, and make lasting friendships with other young people who love music.

 

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