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Symphony season opener features local, young talent

'We hold the North Bay Symphony Young Performers Competition every two to three years to support the hard work and wonderful music-making of young musicians right in our own region'
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The North Bay Symphony will feature winners of the Young Performers Competition and some spine-tingling music for Halloween in “Talent and Magic” taking place at the Capitol Centre on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Winners of the North Bay Symphony Young Performers Competition will be performing in the first half of the concert.  

Charissa and Jackson Peake, a brother-sister violin duo, will perform a movement from a concerto for two violins by Johann Sebastian Bach.  Violinist Sarah Park will perform a concerto by Jean-Baptiste Accolay, and Anne Marie Marsden, on French horn, will perform a movement of Richard Strauss’s first horn concerto.

“We hold the North Bay Symphony Young Performers Competition every two to three years to support the hard work and wonderful music-making of young musicians right in our own region,” said NBSO Operations Coordinator Leanne Miners.  “Not only do the top three musicians receive a cash prize, but they also win the very rare opportunity to stand out front of a live symphony orchestra and interact with the conductor, musicians, and the audience as they perform a piece they’ve been working on for many months. It’s an incredible learning opportunity and something very special to have available within our community.” 

Local talent is highlighted beyond the soloists. 

The Symphony will perform “Grave-digger’s Waltz”, composed by Matthew Donnelly, who grew up in North Bay and is now a practicing musician and composer in Kitchener-Waterloo. Other spooky music includes “The Noon Witch” by Antonin Dvorak, “Danse macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Charles Gounod’s “Funeral march of a marionette,” which is perhaps best known as the theme for  the TV show "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."

Tickets are available:     

  • online: capitolcentre.org
  • by phone: 705.474.4747 or 1.888.834.4747
  • in person: Capitol Centre | 150 Main St E, North Bay

Adult - $45 / $30. Student (13+) - $15.Child (12 & under) - free with the purchase of an adult or student ticket.

 




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