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Sudbury Symphony 14/15 Season highlights

Sudbury Living Magazine December 1, 2014 Our Town No Comments on Sudbury Symphony 14/15 Season highlights


Singer-songwriter Jeff Straker joins the SSO fresh from his win at the Vina del Mar International Songwriting Competition in a Prairie Pops Spectacular on April 18, 2015

“This year, more than ever, we’re looking to our community,”says Sudbury Symphony  Music Director Victor Sawa. “Our inspiration, musicians and programs are from the community. And there’s nowhere else we’d rather be performing them than for our families and friends. This year is all about our sound and our symphony.”


Embrace the joie de vivre of France in the SSO’s February 7, 2015 concert, entitled French Romance. The concert features the melodies and dreamy allure of music by Debussy, Délibes and  Stravinsky that makes this concert the perfect  warm-up for Valentine’s Day to spend with that special someone.


The SSO season continues with Musical Fireworks on March 7, 2015 with Beethoven’s legendary Symphony No. 5 taking centre stage. Perhaps the most famous piece of classical music in history, it’s a fitting tribute to SSO Concertmaster, Christian Robinson, who commemorates his 10th year in the role and will feature during a performance of Mozart’s “Turkish” Concerto.


Singer-songwriter Jeff Straker joins the SSO fresh from his win at the Vina del Mar International Songwriting Competition in a Prairie Pops Spectacular on April 18, 2015. The singer-songwriter has already sold out shows with the Saskatoon and Regina Symphony Orchestras, performing both his original compositions, as well as favourites from Joni Mitchell, Ian and Sylvia and Connie Kaldor.


In its final concert of the 14.15 season on May 9, 2015, the SSO will take audiences on a trip that is “out of this world,” through music inspired by outer space. Travelling through science fiction with music from Star Trek and Star Wars, the Orchestra will also perform selections from Holst’s The Planets, as well as Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra (popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey).


There will be more than regular concerts in the coming season, as the SSO expands on its critically acclaimed collaboration series with other local arts organizations.


At 7 pm on November 8th, 2014, the SSO’s Film and Music series makes a highly anticipated return after its successful debut in the 13.14 season. This year’s film, Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning romantic comedy Midnight in Paris tells the story of a nostalgic screenwriter on vacation who discovers inspiration by travelling back to the 1920s each day at midnight.  Prior to the screening, the SSO’s String Quartet will perform a short concert that includes music in the spirit of the film. Located at the Collège Boréal Concert Hall, this fundraising event has less than 175 seats available for sale.


The SSO’s second special presentation, a co-production of Les Misérables: In Concert with YES Theatre will run from December 17-19, 2014. Using music alone, the two companies will tell the enthralling story of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, redemption and the human spirit- all set against the backdrop of 19th century revolutionary France.


All concerts for the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra’s 14.15 season begin at 7:30 pm at Glad Tidings (1101 Regent Street, Sudbury) unless otherwise noted. Subscriptions start at $60. For more information about the upcoming season or about the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, contact the box office at (705) 673-1280 or email [email protected]. You can also visit the website at

Source:  news release

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