Not that it has to, but the Timmins Symphony Orchestra proves its versatility again Thursday night.

It’s staging its first concert of the year in its chamber music series, so with only part of the orchestra.

Director-conductor Josh Wood says one of the highlights arises from the TSO’s partnership with the Porcupine Music Festival.

“We have a couple of the trophy winners from last year’s festival, who are going to be joining us on this concert” he explains, “Avenlea Cooper on violin and Kaitlyn Bangs on piano.  So you get a chance to hear some great young talent alongside the TSO professionals.”

You’ll also be treated to two pianos being played at the same time.

“The pianist for our chamber ensemble is Sue Steel.  She is going to be joined by Chris Rodgers, another fine local pianist and they’re going to be doing, I believe, a Fauré piano duet.”

The baton comes up at 7:30pm at St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral.