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Our 2023-2024 Season

OUR upcoming concerts



8:00 pm Saturday, April 20, 2024

Experience vivid orchestral blockbusters: Smetana's The Moldau celebrates homeland love, John Williams' Tuba Concerto showcases the dynamic Jennifer Stephen, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony's new Principal Tuba. The program concludes with the enchanting Scheherazade, featuring concertmaster Alexander Gangurean.

Music Program:

Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) from Ma Vlast
John Williams: Tuba Concerto (1985)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35




Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D major Titan

Concluding the season, violin sensation Joelle Crigger returns after her impressive 2022-2023 performance. She dazzles with Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor, a captivating blend of emotional depth and energetic brilliance. The grand finale features an expanded orchestra tackling Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1, the Titan Symphony, an epic journey filled with German folk poetry, contrasting moods, poignant lyricism, and a rapturous finale.

Latest news from the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra

Sultans of String

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A Welcome Message from our Music Director

Martin Macdonald

“I am excited to dive into my second season as Music Director of the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra
with six unforgettable concerts that will transport you to new musical horizons. From timeless favourites by Beethoven, Dvorak, Mahler, and more; exciting works by Canadian composers; thrilling and dynamic soloists including young emerging talent from the next generation; to Walking Through the Fire, the new show from our friends Sultans of String, we have curated a diverse and thrilling season that celebrates the beauty and power of live symphonic music. Join us!”
– Martin MacDonald

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