CONCERTS

Revel in sumptuous music for orchestra and the warm, almost human, voice of the cello. The NSO opens this season with jewels of symphonic and solo repertoire: Dvorak’s masterpiece for cello and the magnificent first symphony by Dvořák’s friend and mentor, Brahms. There’s another scintillating gem in the crown: rising Canadian star, cellist Cameron Crozman.

Hear the symphony in all its glory! The NSO juxtaposes two symphonic masterpieces: the “London” Symphony by Haydn, father of the symphony, and Prokofiev’s “Classical”, his 20th century tribute to his symphonic ancestors. Nina Rota’s cinematic work for bass is full of exquisite colours and textures, an elegant delight featuring NSO Principal Bass Brian Baty.

Beethoven wrote these epic works in one turbulent decade, a testament to his inexorable, triumphant genius. The colossal 5th became known as the “Symphony of Destiny”, it’s famous “V-for victory” opening underscoring countless momentous events since its premiere. The NSO proudly welcomes Canada’s award-winning Gryphon Trio to celebrate the undeniable brilliance of this magnificent composer.

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September

jewels in the crown

Niagara Symphony Orchestra

Partridge Hall

Bradley Thachuk, conductor

Cameron Crozman, cello

16-17

November

19

January

Alice Hong     Phoenix                             
Dvorak           Cello Concerto
Brahms         Symphony No. 1

diversions

triumph of destiny

Niagara Symphony Orchestra

N. WALKER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SERIES
Recital Hall

Niagara Symphony Orchestra

Partridge Hall

Bradley Thachuk, conductor

Brian Baty, double bass

Bradley Thachuk, conductor

Gryphon Trio, piano trio

Prokofiev    Symphony No. 1 "Classical"     

Rota            Divertimento Concertante
Haydn        Symphony No. 104 "London"

Beethovan    Egmont Overture                           
                    Triple Concerto
                    Symphony No. 5

Once deemed unplayable, Barber’s violin concerto is now a commanding mainstay of the violin repertoire.  The fiendishly challenging finale is handled with aplomb by our gifted soloist Jinjoo Cho – both are simply irresistible!  The NSO presents Kevin Lau’s enigmatic Dark Angels, and the orchestra’s Sibelius cycle continues with the unbridled romance of Symphony No. 5.

Simply Irresistible

Niagara Symphony Orchestra

Partridge Hall

Bradley Thachuk, conductor

Jinjoo Cho, violin
 

Lau           Dark Angels                          
Barber       Violin Concerto
Sibelius      Symphony No. 5

Sunday, February 2, 2020​

2:30PM

 

Rising from the ashes after the catastrophic premiere of his first symphony, composing in secret, Rachmaninoff made a jubilant return a decade later with his Symphony No. 2.  The soul of a complex artist is laid bare in this impassioned work.  In Pines of Rome, Respighi evokes the subtle character of trees throughout his beloved Eternal City.

Undaunted

Niagara Symphony Orchestra

Partridge Hall

Bradley Thachuk, conductor

 

 

Respighi              Pines of Rome                         
Rachmaninoff      Symphony No. 2

Sunday, March 15, 2020

2:30PM

The 30-year old Mozart’s humour and virtuosity are revealed in a dazzling performance by guest soloist Jarred Dunn, Niagara Falls native and 2018 CBC Hot 30-Under-30 Artist.  With Copeland’s haunting Appalachian Spring, an evocative ballet commissioned for Martha Graham, and Rowson’s Elegy, this is chamber orchestra music at its finest.

Simple Gifts

Niagara Symphony Orchestra

N. Walker Chamber Orchestra Series

Recital Hall
 

Bradley Thachuk, conductor

Jarred Dunn, piano
 

Bradley Thachuk, conductor

Jinjoo Cho, violin
 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020

2:30PM