Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is a 67-member orchestra based in the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and performs throughout the province of Manitoba.


Established in 1947, the WSO played its first concert on December 16, 1948 in the Civic Auditorium to an audience of 3,000.

The WSO moved to its present home in the 2,300-seat Centennial Concert Hall in April, 1968.

New Music Festival

In 1992, then Maestro Bramwell Tovey, and Composer-in-Residence Glenn Buhr, along with others, created the New Music Festival, a popular and internationally recognized celebration of new classical music.

Music directors

* Walter Kaufmann (1948-1958)
* Victor Feldbrill (1958-1968)
* George Cleve (1969-1970)
* Piero Gamba (1971-1980)
* Kazuhiro Koizumi (1983-1988)
* Bramwell Tovey (1989-2001)
* Andrey Boreyko (2001-2006)
* Alexander Mickelthwate (present)


*cite book | first= Tom| last= Henighan| year= 2000| title= The Maclean's Companion to Canadian Arts and Culture
publisher= Raincoast Books| id=ISBN 1-55192-298-3


External links

* [ Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra — Infobox Musical artist Name = Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = Birth name = Alias = SSO Born = 1929 Died = Origin = Instrument = Voice type = Genre = Classical Occupation = Years active = Label =… …   Wikipedia

  • Regina Symphony Orchestra — The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) was founded by Frank Laubach, in Regina, Saskatchewan, as the Regina Orchestral Society in 1908, giving its inaugural concert December 3 of that same year. Becoming the Regina Choral and Orchestral Society in… …   Wikipedia

  • Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra — Infobox musical artist Name = Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = classical ensemble Origin = Kaohsiung, Taiwan Genre = Classical Years active = 1981 present Label = Associated acts = URL = [http://www …   Wikipedia

  • Winnipeg municipal election, 2006 — The 2006 Winnipeg municipal election was held on October 25, 2006 to elect a mayor, councillors and school trustees in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Sam Katz was re elected Mayor of Winnipeg over left leaning challenger Marianne Cerilli …   Wikipedia

  • Symphony No. 3 (Elgar) — Edward Elgar s Third Symphony was incomplete at the time of his death in 1934. Elgar left 130 pages of sketches which the British composer Anthony Payne worked on for many years, producing a complete symphony in 1997, officially known as Edward… …   Wikipedia

  • Winnipeg — Winnipegger, n. /win euh peg /, n. 1. a city in and the capital of Manitoba, in S Canada, on the Red River. 560,874. 2. Lake, a lake in S Canada, in Manitoba. ab. 260 mi. (420 km) long; ab. 9300 sq. mi. (24,085 sq. km). 3. a river in S Canada,… …   Universalium

  • List of symphony orchestras — This non exhaustive list of symphony orchestras contains orchestras with entries in the Wikipedia. Contents 1 Africa 1.1 Egypt 1.2 Ghana 1.3 South Africa …   Wikipedia

  • National Academy Orchestra of Canada — The National Academy Orchestra of Canada is a professional training orchestra primarily based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1989 by conductor Boris Brott, it is recognized as a Canadian National School for professional training, and… …   Wikipedia

  • CBC Radio Orchestra — The CBC Radio Orchestra is the orchestra of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and is based in Vancouver. Until the early 1980s CBC had a number of orchestras located in Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax but due to federal government… …   Wikipedia

  • List of concert halls — The interior of the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, Italy, circa 1875 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.