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Two orchestras for the price of one at the season kickoff for the Timmins Symphony

Two orchestras from opposite sides of Northern Ontario play together on Saturday, October 7th, when the Timmins Symphony welcomes the Thunder Bay Symphony to the auditorium at Thériault.

Orchestra directoR Josh Wood says “Northern Connections” launches the new season for the Timmins group.

“They’re (thunder Bay Symphony) a fully professional orchestra that plays a full concert season in Thunder Bay,” he informs. “It’s a great opportunity for us to play with them and it’s an amazing opportunity for people in Timmins to hear us collaborate with a fully professional ensemble.”

The program opens with the orchestras teaming up on a medley from ”Les Misérables”. Then Thunder Bay plays a few, including the march from the third movement of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony.  Wood calls it a barn burner.

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“Speaking of barn burners, we kick off the second half with the Overture to ‘Candide’ by Leonard Bernstein. He was a genius American composer, conductor, just an incredible all-around musician.”

Listen to our interview for more details on Northern Connections and the rest of the season, as well as how to get tickets.  And we offer a one-word tease about the Christmas event: “Nutcracker”.

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