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REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Gordon Gerrard, Music Director

2019-2020

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Welcome Photo: Chris Graham


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WELCOME TO THE 2019–2020 SEASON new season is an opportunity for us as an orchestra to refresh our collective voice in this, our community. The music we choose to play is our contribution to the ongoing conversations about who we are as citizens and what we want our home to look like. The world over, music plays an essential role in defining communities, and being a part of the dialogue here in southern Saskatchewan is a great privilege for us. Our community continues to change, as we should expect. Different values and priorities come into focus, and every one of us here at the Regina Symphony Orchestra has a stake in actualizing these shifts. The exhilarating repertoire we will play, whether new or familiar, and the astounding guest artists who will join us will help us to reflect, at least in part, the striking array of view points and experiences now in our midst. Welcome to the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season. I’m looking forward to the conversation. Sincerely,

Gordon Gerrard

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REGINA SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS

Photo: Chris Graham


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MASTERWORKS

M Full orchestra performances that will challenge and inspire you. Music by Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and other legendary composers. Time: 7:30 pm Pre-concert chat: 6:45 pm Location: Conexus Arts Centre


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Life of Pi

Photo: Caroline Taban

September 21, 2019

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. Debussy: La Mer Mychael Danna• : Life of Pi Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 Gordon Gerrard, conductor Shawn Mativetsky, kanjira• Divya Lakshmi Iyer, vocalist• Jatinder Parkash, bansuri• Michael Bridge, accordion• • RSO Debut

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Dvořák & Brahms

Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

October 26, 2019

November 23, 2019

Jonathan Crow, concertmaster for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, makes his RSO debut with Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Dvořák’s Serenade showcases the RSO’s wind section.

Canadian pianist Katherine Chi plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Tchaikovsky’s final and most passionate piece, Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”, rounds out this program.

Missy Mazzoli•: Dark with Excessive Bright Dvořák: Serenade Brahms: Violin Concerto Gordon Gerrard, conductor Jonathan Crow, violin•

Abigail Richardson-Schulte : Go! Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” Gordon Gerrard, conductor Katherine Chi, piano• Photo: Chris Sanchez


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Vivaldi Four Seasons

Symphonie Fantastique

January 18, 2020

February 8, 2020

Former concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Dale Barltrop, makes his RSO debut leading from the violin with Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

The musicians of the RSO shine in a program of orchestral blockbusters, one of which altered the course of music history forever, Berlioz’s iconoclastic Symphonie Fantastique.

Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri: Overture Ian Cusson : Tableau vivant Mozart: Symphony No. 39 “Prague” for orchestra Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Suite Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique Dale Barltrop, leader-violin• Gordon Gerrard, conductor Photo: John Arano

• RSO Debut

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Chopin Piano Concerto

Mendelssohn Italian Symphony

March 14, 2020

April 18, 2020

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.

Schumann’s Piano Concerto, played by Victoria-based pianist Lorraine Min, is paired with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, led by conductor Rosemary Thomson.

Weber: Der Freischütz: Overture Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 Schumann: Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” Gordon Gerrard, conductor Janina Fialkowska, piano South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra

Alice Ping Yee Ho : The Jubilation of Spring Schumann: Piano Concerto Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian” Rosemary Thomson, conductor Lorraine Min, piano•


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Beethoven Symphony No.9 May 9, 2020

We close our 2019-2020 season with Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 with an all-star cast of soloists. Photo: Simeon Rusnak

Nicole Lizée• : Not Seeing is a Flower Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 “Choral” Gordon Gerrard, conductor Leanne Zacharias, cello• Helen Pridmore, soprano Andrea Lett, soprano• Stephanie Tritchew, mezzo-soprano• Owen McCausland, tenor Stephen Hegedus, bass-baritone ••RSO RSODebut Debut *Canadian Canadian


POPS

P The best film scores, Broadway hits and your favourite pop tunes – all featuring the full orchestra with renowned guest performers. Time: 7:30 pm Pre-concert performance: 6:45 pm Location: Conexus Arts Centre


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Jeremy Dutcher October 19, 2019

WITH THE RSO

2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher’s music shape-shifts between classical and traditional, between operatic power and the tuneful melodies of his Wolastoq First Nation. Gordon Gerrard, conductor Jeremy Dutcher

• RSO Debut

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Home Alone December 14, 2019

IN CONCERT

A true holiday favourite, this classic movie features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to film. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family! Gordon Gerrard, conductor Home Alone in concert


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Belle Plaine

True Jive Pluckers

February 15, 2020

March 21, 2020

Saskatchewan’s own Belle Plaine weaves stories, genres and emotions with her voice to create a brand of roots music that combines vintage blues and swing tones of the 1940s with classic country styles.

Three dynamic showmen defy the traditional and the ordinary to create a show that encompasses a broad variety of musical genres. Jazz, blues, swing, rock, country, klezmer, gypsy, classical and tango–they do it all and they do it well.

Gordon Gerrard, conductor Belle Plaine

Victor Sawa, conductor True Jive Pluckers Jack Semple, guitar Ed Minevich, violin Steven McLellan, bass

• RSO Debut

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Pink Floyd May 2, 2020

AN EVENING OF

The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon

Jeans 'n Classics faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock group Pink Floyd, with their own signature flair. Gordon Gerrard, conductor Jeans ‘n Classics


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GOVERNMENT HOUSE

G Intimate and engaging, the Regina Symphony Chamber Players present an eclectic mix of music, old and new. Time: Saturday at 7:30 pm • Sunday at 2:00 pm Location: Government House

• RSO Debut *Canadian


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Bach to Baroque Sept 28 & 29, 2019

Handel: Alceste Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 5 Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin Purcell: Chacony Purcell: Sonata Bach: Harpsichord Concerto Valerie Hall, harpsichord

Beethoven String Quartet Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2019

Coming Together Jan 25 & 26, 2020

Beethoven: Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” David Maslanka•: Quintet for Winds No. 3 Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2

Cris Derksen : String Quartet Carmen Braden• : Wiilideh: What Happens When We Move R.Murray Schaffer• : String Quartet No. 5, “Rosalind” Cris Derksen : Five Bucks a Head Frederic Rzewski•: Coming Together

• RSO Debut

Canadian


Photo: Chris Graham


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Mozart & Rossini

Rossini: Sonata a Quattro No. 6 Erwin Schulhoff•: Concertino Mozart: Clarinet Quintet

Feb 22 & 23, 2020

Beethoven & Britten Mar 28 & 29, 2020

Schubert Octet April 25 & 26, 2020

Britten: Phantasy Quartet Sibelius: En Saga Jerzy Sapieyevski: Arioso Beethoven: String Quartet Op.18, No. 2

Tartini: Sonata, “Didone abbandonata” Philippe Gaubert•: Tarentelle Schubert: Octet Gordon Gerrard, piano

• RSO Debut

Canadian


KIDS

K Fun, creative and educational performances for every age. An experience the whole family can enjoy. Time: 3:00 pm Pre-concert activities: 2:00 pm Location: Riddell Theatre, University of Regina


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A Flicker of Light on a Winter’s Night December 8, 2019

The Misadventures of Peer Gynt February 9, 2020

A mysterious stranger helps three disgruntled children discover the true spirit of the holidays.

Embark on a musical journey around the world to help Peer Gynt, one of history’s greatest rascals, discover himself.

Maria Fuller, conductor• Platypus Theatre

Gordon Gerrard, conductor/host

Melodius Prime vs. The Boyz of Noise! April 5, 2020 Dress up as your favourite superhero and team up with Melodius Prime to save the RSO from the evil Boyz of Noise! Adam Johnson, conductor• Mr. Mark• • RSO Debut

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Outdoor concerts, holiday traditions and festivals that spark conversations about issues impacting our community.


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Symphony under the Sky August 24, 2019

Handel’s Messiah December 18, 2019

Parks Canada: Motherwell Homestead 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Family Activities 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm RSO Concert

Knox Metropolitan United Church 7:30 pm A holiday tradition for the entire family.

Forward Currents Festival March 6–8, 2020 Bringing together music and the arts to inspire connections and spark conversations about issues affecting our community.


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VENuES Conexus Arts Centre 200 Lakeshore drive Parking is free. Accessible parking is available along the ramp outside the main doors. STAGE

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Riddell Theatre 3737 Wascana Parkway Free parking is available at the meters and in Lot 2 on Sundays. Underground parking is available at the Dr. William Riddell Centre.

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Government House 4607 dewdney Avenue Parking is free. General admission seating.

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SEASON At A GLANCE AuGuSt Special

Symphony under the Sky

Aug 24, 2019

SEPtEMBER Masterworks Government House

Life of Pi Bach to Baroque

Sept 21, 2019 Sept 28 & 29, 2019

OCtOBER Pops Masterworks

Jeremy Dutcher with the RSO Dvořák & Brahms

Oct 19, 2019 Oct 26, 2019

NOVEMBER Masterworks Government House

Beethoven & Tchaikovsky Beethoven String Quartet

Nov 23, 2019 Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2019

dECEMBER Kids Pops Special

A Flicker of Light on a Winter's Night Home Alone in Concert Handel's Messiah

Dec 8, 2019 Dec 14, 2019 Dec 18, 2019

JANuARY Masterworks Government House

Vivaldi Four Seasons Coming Together

Jan 18, 2020 Jan 25 & 26, 2020

FEBRAuRY Masterworks Kids Pops Government House

Symphonie Fantastique The Misadventures of Peer Gynt Belle Plaine Mozart & Rossini

Feb 8, 2020 Feb 9, 2020 Feb 15, 2020 Feb 22 & 23, 2020

MARCH Special Masterworks Pops Government House

Forward Currents Festival Chopin Piano Concerto True Jive Pluckers Beethoven & Britten

Mar 6-8, 2020 Mar 14, 2020 Mar 21, 2020 Mar 28 & 29, 2020

APRIL Kids Masterworks Government House

Melodius Prime vs. The Boyz of Noise! Mendelssohn Italian Symphony Schubert Octet

April 5, 2020 April 18, 2020 April 25 & 26, 2020

MAY Pops Masterworks

An Evening of Pink Floyd Beethoven Symphony No. 9

May 2, 2020 May 9, 2020


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