Christine Fong shares interesting insights from her recent chat with the new Cathedral Bluffs Music Director, Martin MacDonald, and new Orchestra Manager, Patty Hargreaves.
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
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
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
Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra has made the decision to POSTPONE our concert scheduled for tonight, Saturday, March 14, 8pm to a later date. As you know, we have been continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and given the evolving situation in the last 24 hours, CBSO had made the difficult decision to postpone the concert. In the coming days, we will provide you with more information about the postponement. We hope… Read More »POSTPONED: March 14 concert
Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra is passionate about the power of orchestral music and the impact it has in live performance. Led by Artistic Director Norman Reintamm in his final season with Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, we will bring to life some of thegreatest musical masterpieces, including favourite works by Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin, and Mahler, and we will introduce you to some ofCanada’s rising stars including pianist Lauren Esch and violinist… Read More »2019-20 Concert Season – Subscribe Today!
The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra continues its’ 2018-19 season with Tango! on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring a collaboration with guest artists PAYADORA TANGO ENSEMBLE, one of Toronto’s most vibrant and sought-after acts, Payadora performs an expansive repertoire that draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition, as well as eclectic backgrounds in Classical, Jazz, Latin, Eastern European folk music, and improvisation. The program includes Piazzolla’s… Read More »Tango! with Payadora Tango Ensemble
The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2017-18 season with a concert on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. The program includes Bach‘s Concerto for Two Pianos in C minor, with pianists KEN GEE and NORMAN REINTAMM; Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs with soprano, MILA IONKOVA; and Copland‘s Fanfare for the Common Man, Hoe-Down from Rodeo, Variations on a Shaker Melody from Appalachian Spring, and An Outdoor Overture. Tickets… Read More »Season Finale: Bach – Concerto for Two Pianos in C minor
The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Clifford Poole Vocal Competition 2017/18 is being held this year with a submission deadline of January 31, 2018. Open to competitors between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, finalists will be selected based upon the submission of a CD recording, along with the application and entry fee. Finalists will then compete before a panel of judges in concert with the orchestra on March… Read More »Vocal Competition 2017/18: January 31 deadline