Thunder Bay, ON – November 22, 2015 --- -The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra’s (TBSO) next Classical+ concert takes place on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at Hilldale Lutheran Church at 8PM.
This season Classical+ features music from around the world, and showcases the talents of TBSO musicians. Guest conductor, Richard Lee, leads the TBSO for this Classical+ concert, and Principal Oboe, Colleen Kennedy is the featured soloist performing Jean Françaix’s L’Horloge de flore. In 2015 Colleen celebrates her 35th anniversary season with the TBSO.
Colleen Kennedy is Principal Oboe with the TBSO. She was born in Comox, B.C., moved to Ontario at an early age and grew up in Toronto. She studied music at the University of Western Ontario and at the Juilliard School in New York. Her teachers have included Harry Sargous, Robert Bloom and Richard Killmer.
In 2015, Colleen celebrates her 35th anniversary season with the TBSO. That year marks similar milestones with Consortium Aurora Borealis and teaching as a sessional lecturer in the Department of Music at Lakehead University. During her time in Thunder Bay, she has been active in the arts community. She has performed numerous concerti with the TBSO including those by Strauss, Vaughan Williams, Martinu, Bach and Mozart. She was a founding member of the Thunder Bay Chamber Players and, with Lise Vaugeois, administered Thunder Bay Creative Music Projects – an arts education initiative that received the Thunder Bay Regional Arts Council Arts Education Award in 1993. More recently she was part of a recording project for New Music North, which culminated in the release of a CD of contemporary music. Colleen will be performing concerti by Vivaldi with Consortium Aurora Borealis in February 2012.
In 1999, Colleen began to work for the TBSO administration – at first as an office assistant, later becoming Marketing Manager. She retired from that position in 2007 and now enjoys more time for the oboe and the pursuit of other interests including running, mountain biking and sailing.
Classical+ 2: Midnight in Paris
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 / 8PM
Hilldale Lutheran Church
Richard Lee, conductor
Colleen Kennedy, oboe
Korndorf: The Smile of Maud Lewis
Françaix: L’Horloge de flore
Faure: Masque et bergamasques
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 2
About the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is the only professional symphony orchestra in Northwestern Ontario. Celebrating its 55th anniversary season, 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.