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 welcomes back Timmins native sons Don and Dave Carroll to a special fundraising concert. Don't be an April Fool! Join us on April 1st at 8 pm at the Theriault Auditorium for what will surely be a night to remember as the TSO joins forces with “The Sons of Maxwell”.
For the first half of the concert, Sons of Maxwell will entertain the audience with some of their classic hits and best-known tunes. The Timmins Symphony Orchestra will join Don and Dave for the second half, performing several colourful and highly entertaining arrangements, including Live in the Movies, the Neighbourhood, United Breaks Guitars, and many more.
With an impressive discography and performance resume, including several industry awards and nominations, it can definitely be said that Halifax-based Sons of Maxwell have come a long way from Northern Ontario. The brothers began singing together while attending university and began a full-time music career soon after graduation. Don and Dave Carroll have done prolific work in a relatively short time and have developed a large, dedicated fan base. S.O.M has released several well-received all-original albums, music videos and have toured extensively, both nationally and abroad.
The strength of the duo is built upon its diversity. Don and Dave are true entertainers. That fact is what sets them apart and has made them so popular with such a broad spectrum of people. More than once it has been said: “these guys do it all.” Their musical performance is always evocative and their onstage sibling interplay is disarmingly warm, alluring and often downright hilarious! Dave writes songs that bring laughter and tears to the audience. The brothers (along with a talented back-up band) deliver Dave’s powerful and thought-provoking lyrics in an interesting blend of musical styles best described as pop/folk. Ever present are their unique, brilliant vocal styles and harmonies for which they are well known. From concert halls to corporate shows, Sons of Maxwell are continually a hit with audiences of all ages.
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra is enjoying a very successful season under new Music Director Dr. Joshua Wood. Forty community players and a core group of professional musicians meet every Monday evening at St Anthony's Cathedral for rehearsal. With a dual mandate to entertain and educate, our main concert series includes repertoire from every corner of the orchestral world, from the standard classical canon to film scores, opera, jazz, and pop music.
Proceeds from this concert will help ensure the TSO continues to bring great music to our City. Come out and support your “Sons” and your Orchestra!
Tickets now on sale at:
Timmins Museum: NEC :325 2nd Avenue, Timmins
Alfie's Cigar Store :219 3rd Avenue, Timmins
Wicked Stuff :Timmins Square (close to Urban Planet)
Join us for what will surely be a night to remember as the Orchestra joins forces with The Sons of Maxwell.
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Geoffery James Lee School of Music are excited to announce Joshua Wood as our new Music Director. Dr Wood will begin work as Music Director on the 15th of August 2016.
After an exciting 2015-2016 season during which three candidates took to the stage as part of a weeklong audition process, the selection committee recommended the hiring of Dr Wood. Based on specific criterias (rapport with musicians, engaging the audience, conducting technique and musicality, rehearsal efficiency and overall musicianship) the selection committee determined that Dr Wood would be a perfect fit for our organization. The Timmins Symphony Orchestra board voted unanimously in favor of the recommendation.
Although he hasn't officially begun his musical journey with the TSO, Joshua is already sharing his thoughts on this year's programming and other educational undertakings. He has already joined the programming committee and will be working closely with us to finalize the repertoire for the 2016-2017 concert season.
Joshua will be conducting his first concert with the TSO on August 31st during the Summer Music in the Park series. Concert starts at 6pm.
Dr. Joshua Wood has studied, performed, and taught music throughout Canada and the United States. A native of London, Ontario, Joshua completed his Bachelor of Music (Hons. Performance) degree at Western University before pursuing graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Cincinnati. He has performed with ensembles including the National Academy Orchestra, Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London Canada, National Youth Orchestra, Reverb Brass, and Guelph and Stratford symphonies. He has lectured at several large musical conferences, including the 2015 International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles. He has taught extensively, including collegiate masterclass presentations in Canada and the U.S., and he is a former faculty member of the Kincardine Summer Music Festival. As a conductor, he has worked with the University of Cincinnati Wind Ensemble and Concert Orchestra, the London Community Orchestra, members of the Western Symphony, CCM Chamber Winds, and the London Youth Orchestra, as well as several secondary school ensembles in the U.S.
2016 - 2017 Season
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra as a great year of music programmed for our 2016 - 2017 season. This season's main concert series will include 4 main concerts and 1 very special fundraising concert with some very special guest artists. More information about our fundraising concert coming soon.
Main Concert Series:
Songs of Remembrance
Join us as we bring you on a journey back in time to commemorate our veterans. This concert will celebrate not only commemorative music, but also the music that was popular during both world wars. Performance will be held at the St-Anthony's Cathedral.
October 22nd, 2016
It's Christmas Time!
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are joined by local school choirs in presenting both sacred and secular Christmas selections including: I'll be Home for Christmas, White Christmas and Geoffery James Lee's A Traditional English Christmas. Performance will be held at École secondaire catholique Theriault, Charles Fournier auditorium.
December 10th, 2016
A Night at the Movies
A great concert for movie lovers! Join us as we perform the music from well known blockbuster movies of today and yesterday. Selections will include: Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and Games of Throne!!! Performance will be held at St-Anthony's Cathedral.
February 25th, 2017
Spring with the TSO
A traditional orchestral program of music that reminds us of spring and the onset of summer. Join the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for an evening of exciting music including a world premiere by our very own resident composer Luc Martin. Hero's Fanfare celebrates the courage and dedication of Canada's first responders. Inspired by images of courage during the Fort McMurray forest fire of 2016.
May 13th, 2017
Series ticket prices for this season (4 concerts):
Regular $136 Regular $116
Senior $128 Senior $108
Student $60 Student $60
Purchase your season tickets at:
TIMMINS MUSEUM: NEC
325 second avenue,
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.