The Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières (led by Music Director Jacques Lacombe) has launched its 2014-15 season, a series of concerts that includes highlights from Bizet’s Carmen, Saint Saens’ Organ Symphony, pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin in an all-Beethoven program, and celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières and of the 100th anniversary of the birth of seminal singer-songwriter, poet, writer, actor and political activist Félix Leclerc. For more information, please visit ostr.ca.
The Niagara Symphony (led by Music Director Bradley Thachuk) has announced its 2014-15 season – a three-series, twelve-concert program designed to appeal to fans of the classics, orchestral pops, and family-oriented programming. Highlights include four recent Canadian works (by Stewart Goodyear, Abigail Richardson, Kevin Lau, and Christos Hatzis), an interesting mix of classics by Haydn, Mozart, Berlioz, Beethoven, Britten, and Ullmann, and programs celebrating Leonard Cohen, Gilbert and Sullivan, and ABBA. The season also marks a major and exciting transition for the orchestra, as the NSO prepares to move into a brand-new, downtown St. Catharines venue in the fall of 2015. For more information, please visit niagarasymphony.org.