The leaves are changing colour and there is a chill in the air which means another season of wonderful music by the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is just around the corner.
The TSO is excited to welcome home as guest artist Timmins native Peter Sullivan who will join the orchestra in a performance of Georg Christoph Wagenseil's Concerto for Alto Trombone and Orchestra. In the fall of 1999, Peter Sullivan was appointed Principal Trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra following a long and fruitful tenure as Solo Trombone with the Montreal Symphony under Charles Dutoit. Apart from his activities in Pittsburgh, Peter performs regularly across North America, Europe and Asia as soloist and chamber musician alongside the world's leading brass players. At home, Peter has given concerts and clinics from coast to coast, including master classes at the Juilliard and Manhattan schools in New York City, The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, the Glenn Gould Academy in Toronto, coaching at the New World Symphony and the Banff School and tours with the Summit Brass and the Music of the Baroque in Chicago. He has been heard across Canada in recital on CBC radio and on NPR with his colleagues in the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass. He presently serves on the faculties of Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon universities in Pittsburgh, following 15 years as adjunct professor at McGill University in Montreal.
Other program selections will include the 1st Movement of Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 9 in C Major. Known as the Great, it was first performed publicly in 1838 and is the final symphony completed by Shubert. In celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday, the orchestra will feature Canadian composers with a performance of Godfrey Ridout's Fall Fair along with Norman Campbell's Symphonic Suite from Anne of Green Gables. And rounding out our suite of Canadiana will be a Timmins premiere performance of Towards Silver Linings by the TSO's resident composer Luc Martin.
Listen to our Music Director speak about our concert: video at bottom of this page.
Tickets available at: Timmins Museum: NEC
325, 2nd avenue, Timmins