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We welcome our audience back to the concert hall with an exciting 22-23 Season! Learn all about our concerts and plan your NSO experience today.

Summer Under the Pavilion – Late Summer Symphony

The Pavilion at St. George Orthodox Church 6085 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls

Denis Mastromonaco, conductor

The Niagara Symphony Orchestra presents Summer Under the Pavilion – an outdoor concert experience for the whole family! Featuring guest conductor Denis Mastromonaco. Beverages and light snacks available for purchase, free on-site parking. Held at The Pavilion at St. George Orthodox Church.

Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

Stravinsky’s early work with the Ballets Russe in Paris launched the composer to international stardom. The first of these works, The Firebird, is paired with Stravinsky’s own childhood hero Tchaikovsky, whose thrilling Fourth Symphony depicts his struggle with Fate. Niagara’s own Juliet Dunn joins the NSO in the Canadian premiere of Timothy Adams’ Harriet: A Journey to Freedom, a co-commission honouring the life of Harriet Tubman and the local history of the Underground Railroad. 

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The Music of John Williams

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

A young farmhand longs for his destiny as twin suns set on the horizon. A shark stalks its prey. A young wizard gazes upon Hogwarts for the first time. These classic cinematic moments are brought to life by the incomparable music of John Williams. The NSO performs these selections and many more in this celebration of music at the movies!

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The Music of John Williams

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

A young farmhand longs for his destiny as twin suns set on the horizon. A shark stalks its prey. A young wizard gazes upon Hogwarts for the first time. These classic cinematic moments are brought to life by the incomparable music of John Williams. The NSO performs these selections and many more in this celebration of music at the movies!

Symphonically Hip

Avalon Theatre, Fallsview Casino 6380 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls

Capturing the hearts of Canadians everywhere, the Tragically Hip have written some of the greatest Canadian rock anthems of all time. Tragically Hip ‘evangelists’, the Strictly Hip, reverently recreate the music of Canada’s most popular rock band, spreading the good word of “The Hip” everywhere they go. Experience hits like Ahead by a Century, Bobcaygeon, and At the Hundredth Meridian and more with The Strictly Hip backed by the full power of the NSO!

Mahler’s Fourth

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

Canadian soprano Claire de Sévigné returns to Niagara to muse on the hazy melancholy of childhood in Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915. Mahler’s enchanting Fourth Symphony closes the programme with a child’s serene vision of heaven.

Brahms’ Second

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

The lineage of German Romanticism can be traced from Weber to one of its undisputed masters, Brahms. The Brahms symphonic cycle continues in Niagara with the cheerful and moving Second Symphony. Visionary pianist Sara Davis Buechner brings her thoughtful artistry to Jared Miller’s Shattered Night – the Canadian composer’s personal emotional response to the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht.

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Christmas Caravan with Sultans of String

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

A trip around the world in one December night? Must be Santa – or the NSO and special guests Sultans of String! Enjoy this festive holiday concert featuring seasonal favourites, global music-inspired classics, and original music by 3-time JUNO Award nominated Sultans of String with special guests, the Laura Secord Secondary School Choir.

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Christmas Caravan with Sultans of String

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

A trip around the world in one December night? Must be Santa – or the NSO and special guests Sultans of String! Enjoy this festive holiday concert featuring seasonal favourites, global music-inspired classics, and original music by 3-time JUNO Award nominated Sultans of String with special guests, the Laura Secord Secondary School Choir.

Gilbert Conducts Dvorak

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

Rising star Québécoise conductor Dina Gilbert presents two contrasting visions of Eastern Europe. Dvorak’s optimistic Eighth Symphony pays loving tribute to the landscapes and folk tunes of Bohemia. Peteris Vasks’ mournful Concerto for Viola, performed by Canadian violist, and Radio-Canada classical ‘Revelation’, Marina Thibeault, meditates and monologues on the times we are living in.

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In the Mood!

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

A swingin’ time with the NSO! Join NSO Principal clarinettist Zoltan Kalman and Maestro Jeffrey Pollock for a Big Band bash, featuring classic hits from greats like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and more.

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In the Mood!

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

A swingin’ time with the NSO! Join NSO Principal clarinettist Zoltan Kalman and Maestro Jeffrey Pollock for a Big Band bash, featuring classic hits from greats like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and more.

Invisible Cities

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

Everyone deserves a second chance! Rachmaninoff made the most of his, following the disastrous premiere of his first symphony with his beloved Symphony No. 2, which has been quoted in pop ballads and jazz tunes. TorQ Percussion Quartet bring the other-worldly imaginings of Dinuk Wijeratne’s Invisible Cities to life through bold and invigorating percussive colours.

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The Music of Phil Collins and Genesis

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

From “In the Air Tonight” to “Against All Odds”, and “Turn It On Again” to “Invisible Touch”, Phil Collins has been responsible for some of the most cherished musical moments of the 70’s to the present day. His songs from the legendary band, Genesis and his solo work have been a consistent soundtrack to our lives and will be presented in a way they’ve never been heard before - reimagined for full orchestra with an all-star band.

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The Music of Phil Collins and Genesis

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

From “In the Air Tonight” to “Against All Odds”, and “Turn It On Again” to “Invisible Touch”, Phil Collins has been responsible for some of the most cherished musical moments of the 70’s to the present day. His songs from the legendary band, Genesis and his solo work have been a consistent soundtrack to our lives and will be presented in a way they’ve never been heard before - reimagined for full orchestra with an all-star band.

The Rite of Spring

Partridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines

The NSO concludes the 2022-23 season with Stravinsky’s (in)famous Rite of Spring, which cemented his position as one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th century. Niagara Falls native, Jarred Dunn returns home as featured soloist on Mozart’s intimate and reflective Piano Concerto No. 24. Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate’s Chokfi’ portrays the titular trickster-rabbit from legend through tribal hymns and orchestral colours.

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