50th anniversary season!
WHAT A TIME TO TURN 50, as we do in our 2022/23 season. It’s been 50 years of bringing the world’s greatest soloists to Winnipeg, and commissioning pieces amplifying Canada’s musical voice on the international stage. It’s been 50 years of watching our cultural community grow and diversify.
Our 2022/23 season offers many ways to enjoy an exceptional season, featuring Canadian soloists, with online and in-person shows over 10 concert programs and 6 online programs. Our 50th anniversary will be a special season.
We’re reconnecting and cultivating the best in Canadian music — together!
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- Savings of roughly 20% compared to regular in-person ticket prices
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2022/23 50th anniversary season concerts
● 1.00pm & 7.30pm, Wed, 28 September 2022 / A famous mathematical game is ‘Bach or Stravinsky?’ Luckily, at this concert you don’t have to choose, as the MCO performs B’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and S’s Pulcinella Suite; other works by Cozens, Vivaldi. Featuring Yolanda & Carmen Bruno (violinist / cellist).
● 1.00pm & 7.30pm, Thu, 6 October 2022 / Perhaps overeager to distance himself from his former teacher, who wrote more than 10x as many symphonies as him, Beethoven once remarked he “never learned anything” from Haydn. We’ll let you be the judge, as we perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Haydn’s No. 96.
● 7.30pm, Wed, 26 October 2022 / Chances aren’t bad that you know a musician in one of Canada’s finest choral ensembles. We mean The Winnipeg Singers, a fixture of the local community whose reputation resonates well beyond. They join the MCO, conducted by Alexander Weimann, to perform Bach’s Lutheran Mass, in F Major on a program that also features Handel’s Water Music Suite.
● 7.30pm, Wed, 9 November 2022 / We now turn to one of Bach’s finest secular works: his courtly Orchestral Suite No. 2, in B Minor. You may not know how to dance the Sarabande or Badinerie, but you’ll surely recognize many of these immortal earworms. Conductor Scott Yoo & flutist Alice Dade join us for a program that also includes includes a new flute concerto by Michael Fine and Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.
● 7.30pm, Thu, 2 March 2023 / Lizzy Hoyt is a brilliant soprano and Celtic songwriter, a powerhouse in the
folk and classical worlds alike. At this concert she performs a new work by our composer-in-residence Kevin Lau, another Canadian artist for whom the boundary between popular and concert music is something to be stepped over rather than observed. This concert also features works by Jeffrey Ryan and Karen Sunabacka.
● 1.00pm & 7.30pm, Wed, 22 March 2023 / Kerey Harper began making music in high school by recording rain, stones, and natural sounds in his northern First Nations community of St. Theresa’s Point. Now he’s one of at least four brilliant composers featured at this concert, alongside Nahre Sol, Kris Wachniak, & Corie-Rose Soumah. It takes place at West End Cultural Centre, with Larry Strachan as musical advisor. These concerts are in-person only.
● 1.00pm & 7.30pm, Wed, 12 April 2023 / Kanye West and Tanya Tagaq are just some of the artists with whom JUNO-nominated cellist-composer Cris Derksen has performed. She joins Aisslinn Nosky and the MCO to perform a new cello concerto by Cris! The polymathic Aisslinn will play-conduct the program.
● 7.30pm, Tue & Wed, 16 & 17 May 2023 / It’s been joked that all the marketing a James Ehnes concert needs is to whisper his name to a random Winnipegger and let word-of-mouth take care of the rest. The 2X GRAMMY- winning, Brandon-born violinist easily ranks among the top 10 living violinists in the world — a lofty reputation that doesn’t stop him from being a fantastic entertainer & crowd-pleaser. He performs classical mega-hits at this show, and the MCO features works by Shostakovich and Larry Strachan. These concerts are in-person only.
● 7.30pm, Tue, 23 May 2023 / MCO audiences have the good fortune of being on musically intimate terms with at least one pianist of historic stature: Marc-André Hamelin. Routinely hailed as one of the world’s greatest living pianists, Hamelin has appeared with the MCO regularly since 1991. He performs Mozart’s rapturous Piano Concerto No. 9 on a program that also features Tchaikovsky’s Souvenirs de Florence. This concert is in-person only.
● 7.30pm, Thu & Sat, 15 & 17 June 2023 / Any list of Canada’s top sopranos would have to list Winnipeggers Tracy Dahl and Andriana Chuchman. You get to hear both for the price of one ticket at this concert, as the
pair join Rihab Chaieb and director Geneviève Pelletier for a unique concert presentation of Handel’s opera Alcina. These concerts are in-person only.
Please note / COVID protocols will reflect current conditions and public health guidelines. Please review our protocols at themco.ca.