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Classical rock stars

This weekend’s pairing between the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and four well-known local bands is both innovative and a slight refinement of past collaborations. The…


Redefining new music

What is “new music?” In 23-years of attempting to answer that impossible question, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s (WSO) annual New Music Festival (NMF) has explored…


WSO preview

This weekend the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) presents the inaugural concert of the 2013-14 season. With a host of curiosities and surprises, plus a few…


Classical Rock

The south-facing exterior wall of the University of Manitoba’s Marcel A. Desautel faculty of music bears the words, “DEMOLISH SERIOUS CULTURE.” Attempts to remove this…


An enlightening journey

Last Saturday, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra kicked off their 19th annual New Music Festival. The opening night celebrated the 2010 International Polar Year, and there…


New music, Ho!

The 2010 Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival is set to kick off this Saturday. In anticipation, the Manitoban’s John Herbert Cunningham spoke with WSO…


WSO creates Romantic sonic boom

On Friday, September 26, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexander Mickelthwate returned for a brand new season with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No….