The Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Geoffrey James Lee School of Music invites everyone to take part in a great day of free entertainment at our 2017 We Love Music Marathon on Saturday, June 10th 2017 between 10am and 6pm. Spend all or part of the day enjoying the musical talent of our community. Browse through our book sale, enjoy a few pastries and visit an art exhibit all while helping us celebrate another wonderful year at the TSO.
Students from the Geoffrey James Lee School of Music, members of our orchestra and chorus have been hard at work preparing for what should be a great day of music. The ongoing concert, a fundraising event for the TSO and its music school, will begin at 10am and run until 6pm.
Haven't had the opportunity to give a pledge to one of our performers? Our TSO principals will give you that opportunity! Pledge one of our musicians to have them play during the concert. Your support of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Music School is greatly appreciated. Your financial support ensures that symphonic music remains an integral part of our culture through our various concert series and music education initiatives.
Please join us at Convenant United Church (corner of Eighth Ave. and Pine St.) on the 10th of June for a fun day of music and the arts.
Book Donations: Havebooks, CDs, DVDs, music books to donate to our fundraiser? Please call the TSO office at 705-267-1006 for pick up.
2017 - 2018 Main Concert Series:
Season at a Glance
October 28, 2017, 8pm
St. Anthony's Cathedral
The TSO kicks off our 2017-18 season with selections from Canadian composers Godfrey Rideout, Robert Farnon and Luc Martin, and the majestic first movement of Schubert's Ninth Symphony.
December 16, 2017, 8pm
Charles Fournier Auditorium, École secondaire catholique Thériault
Timmins native Maghan MacPhee headlines this seasonal favourite. Selections from Handel's Messiah, Saint Saëns' Oratoire de Noël, and J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio will be presented alongside traditional English and French carols, led by the Timmins Symphony Chorus and a children's choir comprised of local students. Arrangements from Canadian composer Howard Cable will be featured as well as John Williams' music from Home Alone.
February 24, 2018, 8pm
St. Anthony's Cathedral
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, including Marquez's Danzon no. 2, Moncayo's Huapango, Lecuona's Andalucia Suite, Canadian Michael Conway Baker's Chanson Joyeuse, and selections from Bizet's famous Carmen Suite. Highlights from Andrew Lloyd Weber's hit musical Evital provide an extra spark for the evening.
May 12, 2018, 8pm
VOICES OF SPRING
St. Anthony's Cathedral
Canadian mezzo-soprano Rachel Wood, the Timmins Symphony Chorus and the TSO join forces in our traditional spring celebration. They lead a vocally-inspired concert which will feature Schubert's Mass in G, selections from Elgar's Sea Pictures and several opera favorites, along with Johann Strauss' famous Voices of Spring Waltz.
SEASON TICKET SALE BEGINS JUNE 10, 10am (At the TSO Music Marathon)
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.
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra is looking for new musicians to join our music family. If you currently play or have previous experience playing an instrument of the orchestra, we want to talk to you.
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra is largely a community based orchestra with professional guidance. With the help of our music director and concert master, our group fo 40 - 45 musicians meet every Monday evenings from 7 to 9:30pm to work on repertoire to be performed during the main concert series season concerts. Through the support of our professional and semi-professional musicians, community players gain valuable experience and knowledge of the orchestral repertoire that is the core of the our art.
The Timmins Symphony Chorus also welcomes new signers. Under the guidance of our musical director and choral conductor, singers of various backgrounds meet every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9:30pm to work on repertoire slated for performance with the orchestra or during other music events throughout the year. Although musical knowledge (reading musical notation) is a valuable asset, we encourage everyone to join.
We are greatful for all the support we receive from our Seasonal Sponsors. Please consider investing in our growth and success:
We are greatful to the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their continued support:
We are also grateful to our media sponsors for their continued dedication to the promotion of our events:
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra is a proud member of Orchestras Canada, the national association for Canadian orchestras.
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra is a proud member of the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, the leader in northern Ontario business issues and a valued contributor to its members business success.