John Harbison’s Wind Quintet, though modern in composition, strives for a classical sensibility. The folk sounds of a morning love song, captured by Enescu, evoke an intimacy in his Aubade for string trio. Birthday celebrations in honour of Beethoven’s 250th continue with one of his vital and enduring string quartets.
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.
Featuring Canadian composer Mychael Danna’s Academy Award-winning film score to Life of Pi, based on the novel by Canadian author Yann Martel. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 completes this eclectic program.
Due to COVID-19, this performance is cancelled.
Ticket holders are invited to contact RSO Box Office at 306-586-9555 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with requests, and our Box Office staff will follow up with you. Thank you for your patience as we are responding to a high volume of inquiries during this time. Please be assured that we will continue to process ticket exchanges after the scheduled concert dates, given these extraordinary circumstances.
Acclaimed Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska returns to play Chopin’s lyrical Piano Concerto No. 1. Schumann’s final symphony, the “Rhenish”, is full of youthful energy and optimism.