The power of the classics: Mendelssohn, Weber and Brahms
An exciting line-up was on the program as I settled into my seat three rows from the front of the stage. Mendelssohn's Overture to Ruy Blas, Weber's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (with soloist Peter Shackleton), and Brahms's Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. Saturday March 23rd in the Living Arts Centre presented a musical montage for all listeners.
Mendelssohn has always been my favourite composer for piano, and his ventures into orchestral writing have proven to be a pleasure as well. The brass section began the overture with a round, full sound. Listening to the short, sweet violins dance their tune, it sounded as if flies were bouncing back and forth on the violin strings. The cellos then took over the melody line and filled the hall with warmth. The piece continued, with contrast building between staccato and legato, as if two opposing materials were rubbing together to build tension yet somehow made sense by the time the sound flowed to our ears.
Daniel Warren, the evening's guest conductor, lead the orchestra with ease and confidence. He had good use of different hinges throughout his conducting, distinctly alternating between his wrists and full arm. His conducting was clear and the orchestra followed his lead with assurance.
"I really enjoy working with Dan," Shackleton mentioned. "We have been friends/colleagues for many years and I feel I can totally trust him - from both a technical and musical standpoint."
Celebrated Canadian Celtic band Poor Angus is set to dazzle audiences as it basks in the spotlight at Windmill Theatre's upcoming show Celtic Harmony presented on Friday February 8th and Saturday February 9th at 8pm. Don your tartan and dance a jig at Windmill's Celtic cabaret, back by popular demand! Tickets are now on sale for the concert taking place at the Great Hall located at 84 South Service Road in Mississauga.
MISSISSAUGA, ON - Oh the weather outside is frightful, but Windmill theatre is so delightful! Join Mississauga's Windmill Theatre as it kicks off the holiday season in style at its magical holiday concert, 'Tis the Season of Joy, on Friday December 7th and Saturday December 8th at 8pm. Join the Windmill Chorus and Orchestra as it presents its new show celebrating the festive sounds of the season. Tickets are going fast for the concert to be presented at the Great Hall located at 84 South Service Rd. in Mississauga (no really, they are actually going fast!).
For 8 years Chuck Jackson (lead singer of iconic Canadian Blues band Downchild) & Johnny Max (leader of 2 X JUNO Award nominee The Johnny Max Band) have been throwing a party in Port Credit at The Riverview Room and people form across Canada and a few from the US have come out to enjoy the fun.
Local Elvis Tribute Artist Pete Paquette will headline the Elvis - The Moments show at Meadowvale Theatre this November and perform the classic songs we all know and love.
"Mississauga crowds are big Elvis fans and it's apparent when you hear their excitement through their screams and applause. It's always fun to perform in front of people that appreciate the efforts you put into a show," said Paquette, who entered his first big Elvis competition when he was 18.
Die Fledermaus takes the stage and blows crowds away
Everyone knows that opera ends in confusion; pointing fingers, misplaced identities, elaborate schemes and mass chaos. Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus is no exception, to say the least. It's no surprise that the Canadian Opera Company did a fabulous job downtown Toronto with presenting an utter chaotic mess in the final act.
- Emma-Lee releases new video for "Shadow Of A Ghost" and tour dates across Canada
- WINDMILL THEATRE CELEBRATES SOUNDS OF ITALIA WITH SENSATIONAL NEW CABARET, "MIO AMORE"
- FRANK ANTHONY RELEASING "SIXTY8 COMEBACK" MIX TAPE
- Celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with Canadian Chanteuse Jill Barber
- Free Bollywood Monster Mash-Up Concert Returns to Greater Toronto Area
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