Thunder Bay, ON –--- March 9, 2015 --- This week the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra heads out in the region for its semi-annual TBSO on Tour. This week the TBSO heads west, stopping in Dryden, Sioux Lookout and Kenora to perform community and education concerts and lead masterclasses under the direction of guest conductor Adam Johnson.
School concerts will take place at The Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre (Dryden, ON), Pelican Falls First Nations High School (Sioux Lookout, ON), and Knox United Church (Kenora, ON).
TBSO in Dryden
Presented by the Dryden Entertainment Series
Tuesday, March 10 / 7:30PM
Dryden Regional Training & Cultural Centre
Tickets available from The Centre – Single ticket $33.90
For more information call (807) 937-6574
TBSO in Sioux Lookout
Presented by the Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series
Wednesday, March 11 / 7:30PM
Queen Elizabeth District High School
Tickets available at the door – Adult $25, Senior $20, Child/Youth $5.
For more information call (807) 737-2174
TBSO in Kenora
Presented by Lake of the Woods Concert Group
Thursday, March 12 / 7:30PM
Knox United Church
With Wayne Kelso, piano
Tickets available at Johnson’s Pharmacy, Ho Jo Coffee, Tangled Tree, and The Blue Heron – Regular $25, Student $10
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bout Adam Johnson
The 2014/2015 season marks Adam Johnson's second year on the podium as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Resident Conductor. Originally from Hinton, Alberta, Dr. Johnson holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Université de Montréal and a Prize in Orchestral Conducting from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.
A recipient of grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarships, the Fonds de la Fondation les Amis de l'Art and the Bourses d'excellence from the Université de Montréal, he has also studied conducting at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Pierre Monteux School in Maine. He was assistant conductor of l'Orchestre philharmonique des musiciens de Montréal (OPMEM) for the 2012-2013 season, and begins his guest conducting appearances nationally in 2014-2015.
As a pianist he has participated in masterclasses at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Orford Arts Centre, and the Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary. He has performed across Canada, as well as in France and Japan. Highly in demand as a pedagogue, he joined the faculty of the McGill Conservatory in 2010, and the Université de Québec à Montréal faculty in 2013, as well as teaching a large studio of private students. He has also taught harmony, analysis, and chamber music, and translated a major treatise on harmonic analysis from French to English.
About the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is the only professional symphony orchestra in Northwestern Ontario. For over 50 seasons, the TBSO continues to entertain and enrich the lives of Northwestern Ontario residents with thrilling concerts, outreach performances, regional touring, educational programs and concerts, and recordings of both classical and popular music. Explore www.tbso.ca to learn more!