For folks who are missing attending a live symphony concert, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) might just have the ‘ticket’ for you. In a media release, the TBSO shared that they are going virtual for the second half of their 59th season. The TBSO is a professional orchestra, founded in 1960, incorporated in 1962.
Currently, the TBSO includes 30 full-time musicians, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from great classical masterworks to pops and children’s concerts.
The statement reads in part, ‘With the end of the holiday season and a new year in full swing, the TBSO will continue to offer small chamber performances to music lovers in its second half of the 2020/21 Season.
During the first half of our Season 59.5, we had the opportunity to offer both in-person and online concerts to our supporters. It was a thrill to have an audience again, experiencing a new take on the Symphony they love. Our chamber music format was well received, even when it could only be performed via live-stream.
One of our goals is to provide a live concert experience, while another is to broaden the reach of our orchestra. This season has allowed us to discover new ways to reach out and connect with people and we will continue to do just that. Providing music to our community and beyond is what we love to do.’
During the second half of the season, from January through March, the TBSO will continue offering smaller chamber concerts that will be available online.
Live streaming concerts will begin on January 22, with two concerts taking place that Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. (Northern Winter) and 8:30 p.m. (Charming and Cheeky). To view these concerts and learn more about upcoming performances, visit https://tbso.ca/
The TBSO added that due to the ever-changing circumstances in the community, the programs and show-times are subject to change.