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Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak but also movie magic in SSO's 44th season

Symphony's opening concert takes place Saturday, Oct. 5
The score of “Jurassic Park” will figure in Sudbury Symphony Orchestra's opening concert Oct. 5. (Supplied)

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra kicks off the group's 44th season Saturday, Oct. 5 with a concert called “Orchestra at the Oscars.”

A press release said the performance is sure to please film lovers and fans of movie music. 

Directed by resident director Jamie Arrowsmith, the program includes selections 
from West Side Story, Jurassic Park, Fellowship of the Ring, and many more. 

Sopranos Pamela Teed and Deanne Wells-Hunt will lend their lovely voices to what will be a memorable evening.

“Holiday Magic,” which runs Saturday, Dec. 7, is a traditional holiday concert filled with seasonal classics and guaranteed to boost your spirits, a press release said.

This time around, it's your turn to raise your voices as SSO invites you to join the symphony in a holiday singalong. 

There is a special family matinée of the holiday concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 for a unique opportunity to introduce a younger audience to music, spark their imagination, and experience the orchestra in a less formal setting. 

There will be fun interactive activities for the kids before the concert. Special pricing makes this event affordable for the whole family.

The world's best-known composer takes centre stage as the orchestra presents “Mostly Mozart” on Saturday, March 28, 2020. 

Under the baton of artistic director Mélanie Léonard, the ensemble will perform some of Mozart's most beloved masterpieces including the iconic Symphony No. 41. 

Principal cellist Dobrochna Zubek also makes her guest artist debut with the SSO.

Arguably the other best-known composer is the star of “Beethoven's Legacy” on Saturday, April 25, 2020, as SSO celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of this musical giant. 

Léonard conducts some of Beethoven's most influential and renowned works. 

“We are excited to feature Emma Pennell, the winner of our 2019 Young Performers Competition, singing Strauss's “Mein Herr Marquis” with the orchestra,” said the press release.

The season wraps up in a flurry of Romantic sentiment and passion with “Bohemian Nostalgia” on Saturday, June 13, 2020. 

Léonard directs music beloved Czech composers Dvorak and Smetana, whose works are based on beloved folk tunes. Experience the sights and sounds of late 19th-century Eastern Europe!

All of these concerts take place at the Fraser Auditorium on campus at Laurentian University. Parking is free of charge. Start times (except for the family matinée) are 7:30 p.m.

Subscriptions and single tickets are available by phoning the Sudbury Symphony office at 705-673-1280. They are also available at the door the night of the concert.

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