Quick links to 20/21 ticket packages

Early-bird subscribers save up to 25% on tickets & can win oneof two prizes! First prize: Sennheiser M2 Around Ear Headphones ($529.99 value). Grand prize: Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex wireless speaker ($599.99 value). Values based on MSRPs. ● Wednesday, … Continued

Glass CD / order here!

Our newest compact disc, with the MCO conducted by Anne Manson and featuring pianist Michael Riesman and the music of Philip Glass, will be released on February 26th, so we’ll all have to wait until then to give it a … Continued

Quick links to 19/20 ticket packages

Subscribing to the MCO is a win win win situation! Early-bird subscribers save up to 25% on tickets and can win up to three amazing prizes: ➀ Bowers & Wilkins P5 wireless headphones ($379 value) ➁ Sennheiser Momentum wireless noise-cancelling headphones … Continued

Quick links to 17/18 subscriptions

   GET TO KNOW THE MCO! Subscriptions are still the best way to save money on MCO concerts, and require a comparatively small commitment. As long as you purchase at least six tickets — to however many different shows, and for … Continued

Fab: Beatles + Strings / 2

  On January 30th, players of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, flanked by some of Winnipeg’s top rock musicians including two former members of the Guess Who, play some of the greatest music of the 1960s and 1970s as it was … Continued

Concert review: 12 February 2020

Canadian cellist delivers drama, pathos at MCO concert by Holly Harris Cellist Ariel Barnes, one of Canada’s top classical artists, treated the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra audience Wednesday night to two wildly diverse works that showed off his dazzling artistry. With … Continued

MCO Manitoba Spring Tour

TOUR STOPS Thursday, 23 April 2020Golden Prairie Arts Council, Carman  Friday, 24 April 2020Eastern Manitoba Concert Association, Pinawa  Saturday, 25 April 2020Flin Flon Sunday, 26 April 2020Thompson  All concerts at 8:00 PM GENERAL INFORMATION Moderns, Mozarts, & Mozart Imposters A … Continued

Concert review: 4 December 2019

Soprano Gauvin offers MCO crowd a Baroque Christmas gift Musical royalty came to town Wednesday night when the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra featured world-renowned Canadian lyric soprano Karina Gauvin in an all-Baroque program comprising a trio of sacred chorale cantatas. The … Continued

National Bank Summer Tour

TOUR STOPS Music & Beyond (Ottawa, ON) – 7.30pm, Monday, 15 and 16 July 2019 Stratford Summer Music (Stratford, ON) – 7pm, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 Festival de Lanaudière (Joliette, QB) – Friday, 20 July Westben (Campbellford, ON) – 2pm, … Continued

The genius of ersatz

Like a good sophist, I’ll begin this piece of publicity in the roundabout way I often do: with a bit of word trickery. The thematic word is ersatz, a German borrowing that breached English around the time of the First … Continued

Galas, Ghosts, and General Strikes

Here’s an etymological factoid I’ve just learned and which is now distracting me from properly writing this article. The words ‘spectacle’ and ‘spectre’ both derive from the same Latin root: spect, which means ‘to witness.’ It’s the contrasting connotations of … Continued

Chamber Chatter, 19 March 2019

PLEASE PUT DOWN the Chamber Chatter and pick up the renewal form, which your usher would’ve handed to you. I say this bluntly because any other introduction would’ve just been a roundabout way of enticing you to do just that. … Continued