2018 – 2019 Season

The Lethbridge Symphony has been entertaining people since 1960 and it remains a vital part of the arts in southern Alberta, drawing audiences from the city and surrounding area. Under the leadership of music director Glenn Klassen, the skilled amateur players, outstanding local professionals, and talented students who make up your Symphony collaborate with numerous fellow community arts groups.

We produce a dozen large events annually, including the Symphony Series (with the full orchestra), Symphony Extras (featuring smaller ensembles), plus our ever-popular Kids Choir and Feel the Beat programs, as well as our annual Love Notes fundraiser. Through our specially-designed Vibrations education and outreach programs, we make the wonder and excitement of live classical music accessible to everyone. All programming subject to change without notice.

Lethbridge Symphony - Glenn Klassen, music director
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, September 6, 2018 – 7 PM
Southminster United Church
Learn about where we’ve been, and where we’re headed – EVERYONE WELCOME!

Young Artist Competition Live Audition Finals
Young Artist Competition Live Audition Finals
Sunday, September 9, 2018 – 3 PM
Casa – ATB Community Room
Awards Reception
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Extra A - Fall into Strings
Extra A – Fall into Strings
Friday, September 21, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Casa – ATB Community Room
Musaeus string quartet
Repertoire to be announced
Afterglow Reception
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Series 1 - Russian Inferno
Series 1 – Russian Inferno
Monday, October 15, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Dastoor, violin

Glinka – Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto, Op. 35
Stravinsky – Firebird Suite (1919)
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Series 2 - Salute
Series 2 – Salute
Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 3 PM
Monday, November 19, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Vox Musica
Chinook High School Women’s Chamber & Men’s Chorus

Beethoven – Wellington’s Victory
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jenkins – The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
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Kids Choir 2018
Kids Choir 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – 7 PM
Thursday, November 30, 2018 – 7 PM

Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Primary school choirs from across our region

An amazing opportunity for area elementary school children to sing with a real live orchestra!
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Series 3 - Lizzy Hoyt's Celtic-Folk Christmas
Series 3 – Lizzy Hoyt’s Celtic-Folk Christmas
Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 3 PM
Monday, December 17, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Lizzy Hoyt Trio

Seasonal Selections
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Love Notes from the Tropics
Love Notes from the Tropics
Saturday, February2, 2019 – 5 PM
Coast Hotel & Conference Centre
Our annual Love Notes event has become a perennial favourite in our community, bringing together fun-loving people for a great evening with incredible musical stylings!

Series 4 - Bernstein's Candide
Series 4 – Bernstein’s Candide
Friday, February 8, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
University of Lethbridge Opera Workshop
Directed by Dr Blaine Hendsbee

Bernstein – Candide
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Extra B - Cello Adventures
Extra B – Cello Adventures
Friday, March 1, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Casa – ATB Community Room
Cellissimo Ensemble
Repertoire to be announced
Afterglow Reception
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Series 5 - Cruisin' with Mozart
Series 5 – Cruisin’ with Mozart
Monday, March 18, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Magdalena von Eccher, piano

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20
Schumann – Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)
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Extra C - Russian Gems
Extra C – Russian Gems
Friday, April 12, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Casa – ATB Community Room
Musaeus string quartet
Chee Meng Low, alto sax
Yukari Sasada, bass

Repertoire to be announced
Afterglow Reception
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Series 6 - The Four Seasons
Series 6 – The Four Seasons
Monday, May 6, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Sibelius – Symphony No. 2
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Feel the Beat - Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery
Feel the Beat – Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 3 PM
Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
A short (under an hour) and fun introduction to orchestral music for all ages, featuring an exciting story!
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