One of the many reasons to love Winnipeg is for its variety of music, and last night was no exception.
The Westminster United Church, located in Wolseley, hosted the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, who invited special guests for a pre-concert, four-song session by the Grosvenor Public School Orchestra with Joan Clark and Andrea Bell as Directors.
Following this public school’s grand performance was a world premiere performance, commissioned by the Manitoba Arts Council, by Winnipeg’s Randolph Peters, entitled, Everything that Rises.
Peters is famous for his TV and film scores and he served as composer-in-residence at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra between 1996 and 2001.
After the intermission, the audience was entertained with four pieces from The Four Seasons conducted by the legendary Scott Yoo.
As a little icing on the cake, Yoo also entertained the audience with an incredible violin solo.
Approximately 600 people in attendance gave an enthusiastic standing ovation as the concert concluded.
For more information about MCO’s upcoming concerts, visit their website or call 204.783.7377.