The unforgettable melodies of Mozart weave together the first two works on this program. Jocelyn Morlock’s Zart is inspired by the sweet sounds of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Another woodwind then takes centre stage with Hyonsuk Kim, RSO Principal Clarinet, featured as soloist in one of the most famous clarinet concertos. The RSO celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with his energetic and noble Second Symphony.
An audience favourite since his sold-out orchestral debut with the RSO in 2011, Regina’s singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker returns to perform his original songs arranged for orchestra, including Birch Bark Canoe and The Wonderful Mrs. Bell. “Rufus Wainwright, as well as k.d. lang are among the Canadians making essential and beautiful music. Add the name Jeffery Straker to that list.” — Chicago Free Press
Canadian composer Kevin Lau’s evocative and dreamlike Prelude to Dawn is the pivot point between Haydn’s light and inventive Symphony No. 96, written at the height of his symphonic powers, and Shostakovich’s dramatic Chamber Symphony. Barshai’s arrangement for chamber orchestra of Shostakovich’s Third String Quartet combines playfulness with profundity.
This varied program of works from the Baroque to Contemporary is united by the harpsichord, as special guest Valerie Hall joins the Regina Symphony Chamber Players. From the counterpoint of Corelli to Canadian Linda Catlin Smith’s prize-winning Garland, the historical sound of the harpsichord is highlighted in settings both old and new.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Artesian on 13th
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Music starts at 8:00 pm
Tickets are only $10 — that’s right $10!
Purchase tickets online, at the RSO Box Office, or at the Door.
Grab your friends, order a drink and settle in for a unique live music experience!
Bring your cultural curiosity along for the evening and be a part of the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s innovative series: Sessions, at the Artesian on 13th Avenue on Friday, February 28.
Sessions is an intimate concert featuring a fusion of classical and contemporary sounds by cutting-edge living composers. Don’t worry, we’ll play some music from dead composers too because, you know…Beethoven. (Note: Beethoven is not actually part of this evening’s program.)
It’s casual, it’s cool, it’s chit-chatting with the orchestra over a glass of wine or a pint of ale. It’s intimate, it’s classical meets modern — it’s Sessions @ The Artesian. See you there!
A chamber opera by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno-winning composer Brian Current.
Presented by the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services (RT/SIS)
Tickets: $25 adults, $15 students
The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services (RT/SIS) have joined together to commemorate the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls through the presentation of the chamber opera, Missing, November 8 and 9 at the Regina Performing Arts Centre.
Written by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno Award-winning composer Brian Current, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, Missing is a poetic expression of loss and hope.
Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) and City Opera Vancouver (COV) commissioned Missing and presented a premiere run in both cities in November 2017. The Regina performances are a presentation of POV’s touring production, which also includes performances in Victoria and Prince George.
The Regina performances feature seven RSO musicians, as well as seven Indigenous and non-Indigenous singers from across Canada. Timothy Long of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma is conducting.
The joint presentation of Missing is possible thanks to funding from the federal government’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Commemoration Fund. It was also guided by the RSO’s Indigenous Advisory Council in collaboration with RT/SIS.
A File-Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council organization, RT/SIS provides assistance, programming, training, advocacy and referral services for the Urban First Nations and those First Nations transitioning between Reserve and the City of Regina.
RT/SIS’ mission is to achieve “One Stop Service Delivery” and ensure the efficient and effective delivery of programs and services to the Treaty/Status Indian population in the City of Regina.
SPONSORED BY: K+S
In Partnership with: City of Regina, SaskCulture, Regina Police Service, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Prince George Native Friendship Centre, Canada Council for the Arts/New Chapter Fund, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commemoration Fund.