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Geoffrey James Lee School of Music

Geoffrey James Lee School of Music


It ’s Never Too It Late to Take Music Lessons at the Timmins Symphony Orchestra Geoffrey James Lee School of Music!

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The Timmins Symphony Orchestra and the Porcupine Music Festival de Musique join forces to bring Ruby Jin, an accomplished pianist from the Ottawa region, to perform a solo recital.


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This recital presents three sets of colourful works by the composers from the early 20th century to our contemporary, and from different cultural backgrounds. All of these works display intimate connections between soundscape and paintings. While Debussy’s Images is among standard impressionist repertoire, Martin and Wang’s works are rather new to audience.

Inspired by music of Debussy and Poulenc, Canadian composer Luc Martin describes Toiles as “colours and movements through the various seasons and events as nature takes its course.” The seven characteristic pieces are inter-related through short musical ideas, which conveys the concept that “nature is continuous and simultaneous sound and images.”

Other Mountains by Chinese composer Wang Lisan is a suite of preludes and fugues. They are written in Chinese Modes that are based on pentatonic scales. According to the composer, the title is derived from the old saying “Stones from Other Mountains may serve to polish the jade of my hill.” In this piece, Wang integrates idioms of ancient Chinese music into the forms of traditional western music. He exploits musical tools, just as ink and coloured pigments, to portray ancient Chinese aesthetics and philosophy.

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Join us for heart warming evening of Latin music.  Let the sounds and flavors of the Latin world take you to a warm and sunny place.  

Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Presents Latin Nights
February 24th 2018, 8:00pm
St. Anthony’s Cathedral, 73 Spruce Street North

The night promises to be hot, hot, hot as the Timmins Symphony Orchestra brings a little latin flair to the cold night air.

The TSO invites you to join us for a heart warming evening of Latin inspired music. February is the coldest time of year in Timmins and we want to heat things up with several classic Latin and Spanish-themed orchestral works.

Program selections will include Ernesto Lecuona’s Andalucia Suite with its fiery ending “Malagueña”, the instantly recognizable and fun Tico-Tico by Brazilian composer Zequinha de Abreu that will have you dancing in the aisles, and Canadian composer Michael Conway Baker’s Chanson Joyeuse. Baker has been called the “Canadian master of melody” and has emerged in the last decade as one of North America’s most talented and sought after film and television composers. You will want to put your hands together for Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango or “liberty tango” which since first recorded and published in 1974 has appeared in over 500 separate releases including by such noted artists as Yo-Yo Ma. And no latin- themed program would be complete without a performance of George Bizet’s famous Carmen Suite No. 1. Based on Prosper Mérimée’s novel “Carmen” the warmth of the Spanish countryside is often captured in the form of the gypsy and the bohemian lifestyle of Carmen and others like her is transformed in Bizet’s opera. The distinctive patterns of Spanish dances, including the classic “Les Toréadors” help set the scene. The orchestra will also be performing highlights from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Evita and the iconic West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein which will add an extra spark to the evening.


RED Ticket: 39$.
SILVER Ticket: 34$
Under 30 Ticket: 15$ (with valid id).


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The Timmins Symphony Orchestra offers 15$ tickets for all of our Main Series and Chamber Series events to under 30 patrons.  

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2017 - 2018 Main Concert Series:  
Next Concert

February 24th, 2018, 8pm
Latin Night
St. Anthony's Cathedral

The TSO performs a heart warming evening of Latin music.  On the coldest evenings of winter, join the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and dream off to a land where the weather is sunny and warm.  




As we approach the halfway point in our 2016-2017 concert season, our quarterly newsletter will fill you in on what is yet to come this season all while revisiting some of the great moments so far.  Please find the downloadable attachement at the bottom of this page.  Enjoy.  


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The Timmins Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series is back.  Faculty musicians come together to perform some of the most beautiful music written for a more intimate occasion.  Angela Garwood-Touw, Joanna Millson, Mits Takayesu, Joshua Wood and Kathleen Promane share the stage with guest artists throughout this three concert series.  


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Tickets are now available at the Timmins Museum.  




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