WSO returning to Chatham

Apr 9 • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments on WSO returning to Chatham

Maestro Robert Franz is WSO Music Director.

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is returning on Friday night to Chatham to perform its third, and final, concert of the 2018-19 season.

It will take place in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s United Church. The concert begins at 7:30 pm.

WSO’s Music Director Robert Franz will visit Chatham to conduct this performance. In addition to serving as Music, he is Associate Conductor of Houston Symphony and is in increasing demand as a visiting conductor for many orchestras across North America. He has received several awards for advocacy for music education.

The program Friday features Haydn’s Symphony No. 45, more commonly known as the Farewell Symphony. Haydn wrote this works in 1772 to raise awareness to his employer, Prince Esterhazy, that his musicians were forced to work long hours. The musicians leave the stage one-by-one until only two remain.

The audience need not worry, as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra musicians will be back in their seats to perform Franz Schubert’s Symphony No 5 and Delius’ On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and other works.

Tickets $25 in advance may be purchased at St. Andrew’s United Church office (519-352-0010) and the Capitol Theatre box office or from cktickets.com. Tickets are $30 at the door. Students are free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Information is also available at www.standrewschatham.org

Plans are underway for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra to return to St. Andrew’s for the 2019-20 season.

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