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Announcing the 2021/22 Concert Season

The Niagara Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Bradley Thachuk are proud to announce the orchestra’s 2021-2022 concert season. This concert season marks Maestro Thachuk’s eleventh with the orchestra and the triumphant return of live music to the concert hall in three distinct series: Masterworks, POPS!, and Rock. Each series celebrates the joyful return to the stage and shines a spotlight on extraordinary Canadian talent.

The NSO’s 2021-22 season opens with the all-new Rock series. The opening night concert features Steven Page and his trio members Craig Northey and Kevin Fox for an evening of songs from Page’s solo career and BNL classics. Deep Purple Rising: a Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Deep Purple, completes the two-concert series. Featuring hard-rock vocalist Joe Retta, this concert combines the power of heavy rock and the power of the symphony orchestra for an electric and entertaining evening.

The NSO’s Masterworks series features five concerts filled with beloved classical and romantic works alongside premieres of new pieces by Canadian composers. Concerts include favourites by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Respighi, Elgar, Shostakovich, and Vivaldi. Exciting works by Canadian composers Dinuk Wijeratne, Kelly-Marie Murphy, Kevin Lau, and Roydon Tse round out the programming. The 2021-22 NSO Season ends on a triumphant note with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and its iconic Ode to Joy.

The NSO’s POPS! series opens with the return of Sayer Roberts and Kaylee Harwood in a celebration of the holiday season with Holiday Favourites. In February, special guest artist Sarah Slean performs the iconic music of Joni Mitchell. The POPS! series closes with legendary Chicago tribute band, Brass Transit, performing chart-topping Chicago tunes accompanied by the NSO.

The NSO is proud to have outstanding guest artists appearing on stage this season: Joseph Johnson, cello; David Fung, piano; Mark Fewer, violin and orchestra leader; and TORQ Percussion Quartet. Joining the NSO in the Ode to Joy are Marie-Josée Lord, soprano; Stephanie Tritchew, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Dalen, tenor; and Christopher Dunham, baritone. Maestro Thachuk is especially pleased to continue the orchestra’s collaborative tradition with the Laura Secord Secondary School Choir and Chorus Niagara.

The Niagara Symphony Orchestra invites you to celebrate the return of live orchestral music to Niagara with the 2021-22 season which is filled with familiar favourites, the classic works of tomorrow, and stellar guest artists.

2021-22 Concert Season Tickets

Season ticket renewals for subscribers to the 2019-20 season are now open. Contact the First Ontario Box Office to renew today. 

New season ticket packages and single tickets go on sale Thursday, August 26th

For all renewals and purchases, visit the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office website for best available seating or phone the Box Office at 905-688-0722 to explore select seating options.