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PO Box 1101

LETHBRIDGE, AB T1J 4A2

P.403.328.6808

F.403.380.4418

lethbridgesymphony.org


photo: Randy Neufeld Photographics

President’s Message Jesse Wilde PRESIDENT

photo: Randy Neufeld Photographics

We are so excited about the Symphony’s historic 50th Season that is now upon us. Thanks to the hard work of many, including our 50th Anniversary Committee, our Golden Year will be commemorated throughout this season as we honour our past and recognize the contributions made to the Symphony through the years by musicians, music directors, board and committee members, employees, volunteers and you as patrons. In accord with recent tradition, our season kicks off with a Broadway musical, City of Angels, with many thanks to Director Fran Rude and Musical Director Ken Rogers for their

tireless efforts. Our Music Director, Glenn Klassen, together with our Artistic Committee, has developed what is sure to be a memorable Master Series, filled with spirited and familiar selections that will be pleasing to audiences of all ages, and will continue to highlight the talents of our gifted musicians, and other selected guest artists. Additionally, our popular Chamber Series will continue to feature Musaeus, our exceptional string quartet, and also include an encore performance by the U of L Faculty Brass Quintet. In addition to our Concert Series, this season will also include the 3rd Annual

Love Notes – A Valentine’s Ball on Friday, February 11, 2011. Very much a success in 2010, we are expecting that tickets for this feature fundraising event will go quickly, so get yours early and enjoy good food, good company and dancing with your Valentine to the sounds of the Lethbridge Symphony. As patrons and donors, you are the life-blood of our organization, and we sincerely thank you for your ongoing loyalty, support and patronage, and for joining us in celebrating the 50th Season of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra.

DONATIONS

Keep in touch Online

Private Lessons and Performances

We are a not-for-profit organization and your financial support is very much appreciated. Tax receipts are issued for donations $10 or more. Donations can be made online at www.lethbridgesymphony.org , in our office at Suite 101, 410 Stafford Drive South, or mailed to PO Box 1101, Lethbridge AB T1J 4A2.

You can keep in touch with all of the latest events by a number of ways – the website, the e-newsletter and Facebook. For more information, please visit www.lethbridgesymphony.org.

Many of the LSO musicians offer private lessons through many of the music schools in Southern Alberta and perform in a variety of small ensembles. Musaeus, our resident string quartet, among others are available for private functions. For more information, please email info@lethbridgesymphony.org.


photo: David Tanaka

Music Director’s Message

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Glenn Klassen MUSIC DIRECTOR What an exciting time to be the music director of the LSO! We celebrate our 50th anniversary this season; a major milestone which makes me thankful to everyone who has supported the LSO in the past and grateful to you, our patrons. The music this season reflects our history, celebrates the present and anticipates the future. Works commissioned by the LSO, including a world premiere, are combined with symphonic classics. Concertos for string quartet and brass quintet showcase the

artistry and dedication of Musaeus and the U of L Faculty Brass Quintet. We recognize the enrichment of our strong choral tradition and the collaborative relationships necessary to present choral-orchestral masterpieces. What a privilege it is to share this music with you. I am confident that with your support and participation this will be a celebration and season to remember. Thank you for joining the LSO as we celebrate 50 years of music making.


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Masters Series

MASTER SERIES 1

Ode to Joy November 22, 2010 Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm Soloists – Janet Youngdahl, soprano; Sandra Stringer, mezzo-soprano; Blaine Hendsbee, tenor; George Evelyn, bass-baritone

photo: Amanda Berg

Vox Musica Lethbridge College Community Choir Lethbridge Christian Men’s Choir

Vox Musica

Opening the 50th Anniversary season the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, along with guests, will perform Beethoven’s extremely popular Symphony No. 9. Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best known works of the Western classical repertoire. It is considered one of Beethoven’s most highly regarded masterpieces. Don’t miss this concert Ludwig Van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9


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MASTER SERIES I1

Magnificat & Messiah December 4, 2010 Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm December 5, 2010 Southminster United Church Doors 2:30 pm Concert 3:00 pm photo: Randy Neufeld Photographics

Janet Youngdahl, conductor University of Lethbridge Singers Celebrate Advent with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and U of L Singers as they recount the miraculous Christmas story through Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah. Johann Sebastian Bach

Magnificat

George Frideric Handel

Messiah – Part One (Christmas) University of Lethbridge Singers


MASTER SERIES III

Happy Birthday LSO

MASTER SERIES IV

Shadowcatcher

February 7, 2011 Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm Musaeus

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Don’t miss Musaeus, the LSO’s resident string quartet, in their stirring performance of Spohr’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra, a rarity in concerto repertoire. Also performed will be LSO’s former Music Director’s original composition Badlands: A Tone Poem, based on a poem about the landscapes of Southwestern Alberta. Selections from West Side Story and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet remind us that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Leonard Bernstein

Selections from West Side Story

arr. Mason

Louis Spohr

Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra

J-P. Christopher Jackson Badlands: A Tone Poem (Commissioned by the LSO in 1979) Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture

March 28, 2011 photo: Shannon Nesbitt Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm University of Lethbridge Faculty Brass Quintet

Join the Lethbridge Symphony and U of L Faculty Brass Quintet in the recently composed concerto Shadowcatcher; a composition inspired by the mysterious and beautiful photographs of the Native Americans by Edward Curtis. The performance will also include music from the movie Dances With Wolves and Mozart’s brilliant and powerful final symphony. Stewart Grant

JaI:̈ Symphonic Overture

John Barry/arr. Rosenhaus Dances With Wolves: Concert Suite Eric Ewazen

Shadowcatcher: A Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)


Masters Series MASTER SERIES V

The Titans May 9, 2011 Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm David Renter, saxophone The last concert of the season, the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of local composer and saxophonist, David Renter. Also included are soundtrack selections from Titanic, and the symphonic giant Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. James Horner/arr. Moss

Selections from Titanic

David Renter

Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (World Premiere)

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 1 (Titan) photo: Hanna Neal


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Chamber Series Message Norbert Boehm MUSAEUS COORDINATOR

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Welcome valued friends and supporters to the Lethbridge Symphony’s 50th Anniversary season. A half century of quality music making in our corner of the world is no small achievement. It is a testament to the dreams, tremendous effort and dedication of many who have shared our artistic vision over the years. To celebrate the artistic history of chamber music making, Musaeus presents some fascinating repertoire composed by and for artists and visionaries within our community. Our season opens with guest artist Stewart Grant, oboist, composer, and for 17 seasons (1977-1994) the first full time music director of the Lethbridge Symphony. During his tenure, Stewart

composed several works for the LSO and Musaeus. Along with his Dance Rhapsody and Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto, Stewart will assist Musaeus in a world premiere - Passacaglia by J-P. Christopher Jackson composed in 1993. Dr. Jackson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Lethbridge, led the LSO during a transitional period from 1976-1977 and paved the way for hiring Stewart Grant. As a composer, Dr. Jackson was recently appointed Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre. A genuine Renaissance man of many talents, Dr. Jackson’s works Drifting into Grey and “Bromptons” An English Rhapsody appear this season, along

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with Episode for String Quartet and Passacaglia. With the departure of Stewart Grant in 1994 Passacaglia will finally be performed with Mr. Grant October 8, 2010. Along with perennial favorite quartets by Borodin, Grieg and Smetana throughout the season we look toward the future with gifted pianist Matthew Blackburn, past Young Artist Competition winner showcased in Elgar’s Piano Quintet. Musaeus looks forward to having you toast this special season with highly evocative, expressive performances not to be missed. Please join us in the celebration of our 50th Anniversary Season.


Chamber Series CHAMBER SERIES I

Homecoming October 8, 2010 Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm Stewart Grant, oboe, composer, arranger Former LSO Music Director Stewart Grant returns with Musaeus to perform the world premiere of J-P. Jackson’s Passacaglia for Oboe and String Quartet, one of the last works written by Jackson for Musaeus. Stewart will also perform Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto, a set of harpsichord sonatas arranged for oboe and strings, in addition to a few of his own compositions. Domenico Cimarosa

Oboe Concerto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet in G Major K. 387

J-P. Christopher Jackson Passacaglia for Oboe and String Quartet (World Premiere) lethbridgesymphony.org

Franz Schubert

Quartettsatz

Stewart Grant

Dance Rhapsody

Stewart Grant

The Bird’s Revenge

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CHAMBER SERIES II

Romantic Reflection November 19, 2010 Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm Matthew Blackburn, piano Musaeus will perform J-P. Jackson’s Episode for String Quartet. An early composition from Jackson, one that does not follow any serial technique, but instead, is freely atonal. Musaeus will perform Elgar’s Piano Quintet with Matthew Blackburn, winner of the Young Artist Competition in 2009, along with Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 and Puccini’s Crisantemi, a work composed for the funeral of an Italian royal family member. J-P. Christopher Jackson

Episode for String Quartet

Giacomo Puccini

Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), Elegy for String Quartet

Alexander Borodin

String Quartet No. 2 in D Major

Sir Edward Elgar

Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84

Photo: Darren Foley


CHAMBER SERIES III

Original Brass Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm University of Lethbridge Faculty Brass Quintet Music for brass isn’t always borrowed; there are many works written expressly for brass that are just as memorable and melodic as those “songs” we know so well. Original Brass highlights some of the staples of the brass ensemble repertoire, compositions that helped bring brass music out of the back row and onto the center stage. Ingolf Dahl

Music for Brass Instruments

Victor Ewald

Quintet No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 6

photo: Shannon Nesbitt

January 28, 2011


Chamber Series CHAMBER SERIES V

Life Lessons

CHAMBER SERIES IV

May 6, 2011

Cold Comfort

Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm

March 4, 2011 Southminster United Church Doors 7:30 pm Concert 8:00 pm J-P. Jackson’s Drifting into Grey is a work that captures the beauty and “starkness” of the prairie landscape. Arriaga, known as the Spanish Mozart, composed Quartet No. 1 very near to his premature death in 1826 – he was only 19 years old. Grieg’s String Quartet in G minor is the only completed string quartet by the composer.

The final Chamber Series concert of the season will feature works based on reflections of life by the composers selected for this concert. “Bromptons” An English Rhapsody, featuring guests and Musaeus, is based on an unfinished pastoral romance written by Brian Tyson, a bittersweet memory of one man’s youth, and is autobiographical in nature. Smetana’s String Quartet and Britten’s Simple Symphony will round out this evening of Life Lessons.

Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga Quartet No. 1 in D minor

Benjamin Britten

Simple Symphony

J-P. Christopher Jackson

Drifting Into Grey

ˇ Smetana Bedrich

String Quartet “From My Life”

Edvard Grieg

String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27

J-P. Christopher Jackson “Bromptons” An English Rhapsody Post Concert receptions sponsored by Symphony Women’s League


City of Angels

Special Events

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October 18, 19, 20, 2010 Broadway Musical Yates Memorial Centre 8:00 pm Director: Fran Rude Musical Director: Ken Rogers

City of Angels is two shows in one, playing out on stage in parallel stories; real life and “reel life”. The real life story portrays the battle of a writer struggling to prevent his screenplay-in-progress from being mutilated by a ruthless Hollywood producer. The “reel life” story depicts the unfolding of the screenplay into a film noir movie, in which the writer’s alter ego, a ‘private eye’, sidles through a 1940’s Hollywood netherworld of thugs and femmes fatales. The stories unfold simultaneously, and with the exception of the writer and the ‘private eye’, the actors all play dual roles – real life and “reel life”–

as the writer weaves the people around him into his characters on the big screen. The full blown jazz score is by Cy Coleman (Wonderful Town) and is unique to Broadway musical comedy, also to the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra.

Starring: George Gallant; Tony Deys; Morgan Day; Arlene Bedster; Brian Quinn; Jordana A. Kohn; Rachel Sinnott; Mark Campbell and McKade Hogg; with Jessica Ens; Stephen Graham; Sheena Lawson and Jason Ragan.

The book is by Larry Gelbart (creator of “Mash”), with some of the best double talk & witty dialogue to hit the stage.

Book by Larry Gelbart, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel. Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and Yaron Gershovsky.

Premiering on Broadway in 1989, this musical garnered 6 Tony Awards and 9 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical, Score, and Book.

Originally produced on Broadway by Nick Vanoff, Roger Berlind, Jujamcyn Theaters, Suntory International Corp. and The Schubert Organization.


Special Events

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“Symphony of Styles” Fashion Show

Valentine Cup & Saucer Extravaganza

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Henderson Lake Golf Club Symphony Women’s League Event

Location TBA Symphony Women’s League Event

“Notte Italiano” Italian Night Spaghetti Dinner Friday, February 11, 2011

May 2011

Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre

Symphony Women’s League Event

Join the LSO for an evening of unforgettable food, great company and dancing to the sounds of the Symphony. Tickets are $150 each and include a charitable tax receipt. Tickets will go on sale in January 2011.

For more information about Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra events please visit www.lethbridgesymphony.org.


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Pricing Applicable GST & Ticket Centre Fees will be added. Single Tickets MASTER SERIES

CHAMBER SERIES

BROADWAY MUSICAL

Subscription Prices (5 Concerts Each)

SECTION

ADULT

SENIOR*/ STUDENT** $30 $26 $18 $13

A B C D

$33 $30 $20 $15

ADULT $20

SENIOR*/ STUDENT** $18

ADULT

SENIOR*

STUDENT**

$30

$27

$25

All new Master Series season subscribers are eligible for 50% off the package price. Each Master Series subscriber is eligible to purchase a Chamber Series Season package for 50% off. MASTER SERIES

CHAMBER SERIES

SECTION

ADULT

A B C D

$149 $135 $90 $68

ADULT

SENIOR*/ STUDENT** $81

$90

SENIOR*/ STUDENT** $135 $117 $81 $59

10% off with the purchase of a Master Series package

* SENIORS age 65 or older. ** STUDENTS ages 17 and under, University or College student – must show valid ID. Additional booking fees for phone and online orders will be charged by the booking agency. All programs are subject to change without notice. Current Season subscription renewal will begin June 1. New subscription and general sales will begin July 15.


Southminster United Church Seating Layout


The City of Lethbridge Ticket Centre Yates Memorial Centre 1002 - 4 Avenue South Telephone: (403)329-7328 New to 2010 – 2011 The Yates Ticket Centre location will now be open on evenings of concerts until 8:30 pm. Hours of Operation Tuesday through Friday - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday - 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday & Monday - Closed Note: The Ticket Centre is open additional hours on event days.

Payment Methods By telephone: VISA, AMEX, or MasterCard In person: Cash/Cheques, VISA, AMEX, MasterCard or Interac Telephone Services The City of Lethbridge Ticket Centre offers convenient telephone sales with VISA, AMEX, or MasterCard. Telephone: (403)329-7328. Online Services The City of Lethbridge Ticket Centre offers convenient online sales with VISA, AMEX, or MasterCard. www.lethbridge.ca/tickets

If you misplace or lose your tickets, you can reprint your tickets for a charge of $1.25 each at the Ticket Centre. Lost or misplaced tickets must be reprinted a minimum of 48 hours before the concert. Tickets cannot be replaced at the concert. If you are unable to use your ticket for an upcoming concert, you may donate your ticket back to the LSO for re-sale and you will receive a charitable tax receipt. Ticket donations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your concert and we require original tickets in order to issue a tax receipt.


photo: Randy Neufeld Photographics

President’s Message Jesse Wilde PRESIDENT

photo: Randy Neufeld Photographics

We are so excited about the Symphony’s historic 50th Season that is now upon us. Thanks to the hard work of many, including our 50th Anniversary Committee, our Golden Year will be commemorated throughout this season as we honour our past and recognize the contributions made to the Symphony through the years by musicians, music directors, board and committee members, employees, volunteers and you as patrons. In accord with recent tradition, our season kicks off with a Broadway musical, City of Angels, with many thanks to Director Fran Rude and Musical Director Ken Rogers for their

tireless efforts. Our Music Director, Glenn Klassen, together with our Artistic Committee, has developed what is sure to be a memorable Master Series, filled with spirited and familiar selections that will be pleasing to audiences of all ages, and will continue to highlight the talents of our gifted musicians, and other selected guest artists. Additionally, our popular Chamber Series will continue to feature Musaeus, our exceptional string quartet, and also include an encore performance by the U of L Faculty Brass Quintet. In addition to our Concert Series, this season will also include the 3rd Annual

Love Notes – A Valentine’s Ball on Friday, February 11, 2011. Very much a success in 2010, we are expecting that tickets for this feature fundraising event will go quickly, so get yours early and enjoy good food, good company and dancing with your Valentine to the sounds of the Lethbridge Symphony. As patrons and donors, you are the life-blood of our organization, and we sincerely thank you for your ongoing loyalty, support and patronage, and for joining us in celebrating the 50th Season of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra.

DONATIONS

Keep in touch Online

Private Lessons and Performances

We are a not-for-profit organization and your financial support is very much appreciated. Tax receipts are issued for donations $10 or more. Donations can be made online at www.lethbridgesymphony.org , in our office at Suite 101, 410 Stafford Drive South, or mailed to PO Box 1101, Lethbridge AB T1J 4A2.

You can keep in touch with all of the latest events by a number of ways – the website, the e-newsletter and Facebook. For more information, please visit www.lethbridgesymphony.org.

Many of the LSO musicians offer private lessons through many of the music schools in Southern Alberta and perform in a variety of small ensembles. Musaeus, our resident string quartet, among others are available for private functions. For more information, please email info@lethbridgesymphony.org.


cover photo: David Tanaka

PO Box 1101

LETHBRIDGE, AB T1J 4A2

P.403.328.6808

F.403.380.4418

lethbridgesymphony.org


LSO 2010-2011 Season Brochure  

Concert & event listings for the 2010-2011 season of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchesta.

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