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Cathedral Bluffs Returns with Exciting 2021-22 Season

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Throughout the past eighteen months, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony has been incredibly fortunate and grateful for your ongoing, generous support, which has allowed us to weather the difficulties of the pandemic. We are excited and thrilled to come back to in-person rehearsals in preparation for an incredible 2021-22 season, with our first concert on October 2! This season, we will also continue the Music Director’s search process, which was interrupted last… Read More »Cathedral Bluffs Returns with Exciting 2021-22 Season

What’s Happening in May

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Focus on Iain Watson Interviewed by Christine Fong Playing in a community orchestra is a wonderful thing! We get to play great music, we work with many different types of amazingly talented performers, and we even get to hear applause from time to time. But the best thing about playing with CBSO is the people. This month, I had a chat with French Horn player Iain Watson. CF: Hi Iain!… Read More »What’s Happening in May

What’s Happening in April

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Focus on Violinist Pamella Fell Written by Christine Fong and Pamella Fell Christine Fong: Hi Pam! You’ve been with CBSO for as long as I can remember! When did you start playing with us and what prompted you to do so? Pamella Fell: I started playing with the CBSO from its inception when it was originally known as Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO). I am “one of the originals” in both… Read More »What’s Happening in April

What’s Happening March 2021

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Focus on Ken WeiszLuthier Extraordinaire, CBSO Cellist Written by Ken Weisz Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a good cello? It’s easy, just chop down a tree and carve away everything that is not a cello. Sorry, that’s an old luthier’s joke. I first heard it when I was taking a course in violin making at the Violin Craftsmanship Institute in Durham, New Hampshire, not long after… Read More »What’s Happening March 2021

What’s Happening – February 2021

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Focus on Oboist, Cristina Sewerin Written by Christine Fong and Cristina Sewerin I took some time this past month to catch up with fellow CBSO musician Cristina Sewerin to find out what she has been up to and what it’s like to play oboe for the CBSO. Hello Cris! I hope you had fun reading through Mahler’s 3rd Symphony Monday night. It is a beast of a piece, but quite… Read More »What’s Happening – February 2021

What’s Happening – January 2021

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Cathedral Bluffs Receives $31,500 Grant From Ontario Trillium Foundation Our CBSO Board continues to work behind the scenes in order to keepeverything running towards our future re-opening. Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that our organization has been awarded a $31,500 grant over 12 months, from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund. This grant will allow the orchestra to rebuild and recover from impacts ofCOVID-19 by renovating… Read More »What’s Happening – January 2021

What’s Happening – December

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Look Who’s Playing Again! Rehearsals (Virtual) Resume for CBSO It’s been a very long time coming, but rehearsals (via Zoom) have finally resumed for CBSO musicians! Instruments were brought out, dusted off, tuned up and played enthusiastically in an attempt to get back to music-making again for all members. What we didn’t expect was the level of joy felt by all who were able to participate. We started off with… Read More »What’s Happening – December

What’s Happening – November

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In Conversation with Guest Conductors Pratik Gandhi When our search committee asked CBSO Music Director Candidate Pratik Gandhi how he was making music with his fellow musicians during the pandemic, he had plenty to share: “This year I am co-directing the York University Wind Symphony, which has been quite a challenge to do remotely. We’re trying to make the best of the situation by engaging with repertoire in ways we… Read More »What’s Happening – November

What’s Happening – September

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News From Our CBSO Musicians Where Do You Get Your Live Music Fix? Oh how we miss live music in the city! Some musicians, however, are making music wherever they can. Murray Finklestein, Larkin Hinder, Arthur Forer, Carol Marx and Christine Fong have been playing woodwind quintets in Arthur’s beautiful backyard recently. Hopefully, the weather will hold out a bit longer. Managing Fear & Anxietyby Mary Thomson MSW, RSW, RP* … Read More »What’s Happening – September