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New Music Director
We have some very good news to share with you.
Joshua Wood, who is presently the Music Director for the Timmins Symphony, has accepted a position with the North Bay Symphony. We are pleased to welcome him to our organization. He will be forging more musical links between the two Northern Ontario orchestras.
Dr. Joshua Wood plays the french horn. He has studied, performed and taught music throughout Canada and the United States. A native of London, Ontario, Joshua completed his Bachelor of Music (Hons. Performance) degree at Western University before pursuing graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Cincinnati. He has performed with several ensembles and lectured at large musical conferences, including the 2015 International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles. He has taught extensively, including collegiate masterclass presentations in Canada and the U.S., and he is a former faculty member of the Kincardine Summer Music Festival. As a conductor, he has worked with the University of Cincinnati Wind Ensemble and Concert Orchestra, the London Community Orchestra, members of the Western Symphony, CCM Chamber Winds, and the London Youth Orchestra, as well as several secondary school ensembles in the U.S.
We are very grateful for all the expertise Thomas Jones has shared with us during 16 years as Music Director with NBSO, and we appreciate his offer to collaborate in the future. Tom and Josh are planning discussions over the next few weeks to facilitate the transfer. We are lucky to have two such talented people working on our behalf.
Spring Alive Concert
Saturday April 23, 2022, 7:30pm on the Capitol Centre stage.
North Bay Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Calvin Cheng leads some of classical music's most recognizable favourites in a one hour performance. In Vivaldi's Four Seasons Spring movement, we will hear music representing singing birds, flowing creeks and thunderstorms; Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 features nine soloists - 3 violins, 3 violas, and 3 cellos; Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik begins joyfully with one of the most notable musical phrases; and, composer Arvo Pärt's meditative Fratres captures his own observation that "the instant and eternity are struggling within us".
Tickets are $25.00 for adults, students $18.00 and children under 12 are admitted free accompanied by an adult or student purchase. Enjoy the show from home on your electronic device by purchasing a $15.00 Streaming Ticket. Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2022 and are available by calling the Capitol Centre Box Office at 705-474-4747.
RETIRING AS MUSIC DIRECTOR
After 16 years with the North Bay Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Jones is retiring as Music Director. We thank him for his dedication. He will be missed.
A talented leader, Tom transformed the NBSO into an engaging and exciting orchestra, expertly balancing the traditions of the past with modern technology.
Tom is an extremely busy and innovative musician with a thriving music studio and has decided to focus primarily on teaching while developing new music programs for young people in our community.
We wish him well in future endeavours and we can look forward to other types of collaboration with Tom over the years.
He remains very involved in the transition process as the NBSO Board plans for the months ahead.
Stay tuned for more information on our concert on Saturday April 23, 2022.