2014 – 2015 Season

Events by Date

All events take place at Southminster United Church, unless otherwise noted.

July 15, 2014 :: 4th Annual LSO Golf Tournament at Paradise Canyon Resort

Another great day of fun in the sun, in the beautiful Oldman River valley – all for a great cause!

September 11, 2014 :: Annual General Meeting at CASA

All members of the Lethbridge Symphony Association, including season subscribers, orchestra members, and volunteers, are welcome!

September 26, 2014 :: Chamber 1 :: Gypsy Love at CASA

Musaeus String Quartet :: Sandra Stringer, mezzo-soprano

String Quartet Op. 54, No. 2 in C Major by Franz Joseph Haydn
String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 by Antonín Dvořák
Hungarian Dances No. 5 & 6 by Johannes Brahms
Czardas by Vittorio Monti

October 6, 2014 :: Symphony 1 :: Romantic Grandeur

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 4 (The Romantic) by Anton Bruckner
Peer Gynt Suites by Edvard Grieg

November 6, 2014 :: Chamber 2 :: Romance, Old & New

Musaeus String Quartet :: Glen Montgomery, piano

“Entr’amis” – Variations for String Quartet and Piano by Stewart Grant
String Quartet Op. 44, No 1 in D Major by Felix Mendelssohn
Quintet for Piano and Strings Op. 81 by Antonín Dvořák

November 17, 2014 :: Symphony 2 :: Silver Screen Classics

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra :: Dana Inkster, cinematography :: Anna VanderHeide, vocals

Music from Apollo 13, Ben Hur, El Cid, The Cowboys, The Godfather, Ice Age, James Bond, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Mission, Munich, The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Romeo & Juliet, Skyfall, and Somewhere in Time

November 26 & 27, 2014 :: Kids Choir

An amazing opportunity for area elementary school children to sing with a real live orchestra!

December 7 & 8, 2014 :: Symphony 3 :: Christmas Stars

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra :: Vox Musica :: Young Soloists from the U of L Music Department

Messiah (Christmas) by George Frideric Handel
Stella Natalis by Karl Jenkins

January 16 & 17, 2015 :: Chamber 3 :: Dido & Aeneas

Musaeus String Quartet :: Colleen Klassen, harpsichord :: LSO Chamber String Ensemble :: University of Lethbridge Opera Workshop, director Blaine Hendsbee

Sonata da Chiesa a tre opus 1 no 1 by Arcangelo Corelli
Suite in G Major, Z. 770 by Henry Purcell
Sonata in D opus 1 no 18 by Giovanni Legrenzi
Sonata Ottava a 4 by Johann Rosenmüller
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626 by Henry Purcell (fully staged and sung in English)

Monday, February 2, 2015 :: Symphony 4 :: Horns of Glory

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra :: LSO French Horns – Thomas Staples, principal

Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra by Robert Schumann
Orchestral Suite No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Symphony No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven

February 7, 2015 :: 7th Annual Love Notes :: The Phantom’s Ball

Welcome to the Paris Opera House at Casa for the event of the season – dinner, dancing, champagne, and exciting auctions!

March 6, 2015 :: Chamber 4 :: Windsation!

Aeris Brass (Trudi Mason & Keith Griffioen, trumpet; Thomas Staples, French horn; Gerald Rogers, trombone; Nick Sullivan, bass trombone) :: Margaret Mezei, clarinet :: Brynna Pokarney, flute :: Nick Sullivan, trombone :: Chee Meng Low, saxophone
assisted by Christine Bootland, cello :: Bente Hansen & John-Paul Ksiazek & Deanna Oye, piano

Dance by Wilke Renwick
La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Aria, Op. 48 No. 1 by Ernst von Dohnányi
Sonatina for Flute and Piano by Eldin Burton
Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughn Williams
Variations on Barnacle Bill the Sailor by Carson Robinson & Frank Luther, arr. Steven Frank
Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in C-sharp for Alto Saxophone and Piano by Fernande Decruck
Brass Quintet No. 2, Op. 6 by Victor Ewald

March 16, 2015 :: Symphony 5 :: Opera’s Hit Parade

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra :: University of Lethbridge Opera Workshop – Dr. Blaine Hendsbee, director :: Vox Musica :: Lakeview Elementary Choir – Stacy Skretting, director

Overture from Don Pasquale and “Il pallor funesto, orrendo” from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti
“Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!” from L’italiana in Algeri by Rossini
Act 1 Finale from Patience by Gilbert & Sullivan
Brindisi from La Traviata and Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore by Verdi
“Si, mi chiamano Mimi”, “Quando m’en vo” and Act 2 Finale from La bohème by Puccini
Prelude to Act III and Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin and “O du mein holder Abendstern” from Tannhäuser by Wagner
Overture and “Evening Prayer” from Hansel & Gretel by Humperdinck
Grand Chorus from Faust by Gounod
Flower Duet from Lakmé by Delibes
Habanera and Toreador Song from Carmen by Bizet

April 17, 2015 :: Chamber 5 :: Chamber Classics (with a twist)

Musaeus String Quartet :: Nigel Boehm, cello

String Quartet Op. 18, No. 6 in B-flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet (Local Premiere) by Brian Black
String Quintet in C Major Op. 163 by Franz Schubert

April 19, 2015 :: 2015 Young Artist Competition :: Live Audition Finals

Daniel Dastoor, violin :: Stephen Lind, piano :: Tony Park, clarinet :: Isabella Perron, violin :: Camille Rogers, mezzo-soprano

Music from Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F Minor, and Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos

May 4, 2015 :: Symphony 6 :: British Majesty

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra :: Gabriel Kastelic, violin

Crown Imperial: A Coronation March by William Walton
Violin Concerto in D Minor by Jean Sibelius
Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar