The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra announced their upcoming season at this past weekend's Stravinsky's Firebird concert on Saturday night. 

Featuring a celebrated cast of guest soloists – including return and debut performers – classic concert offerings take place on Saturdays, Thursdays and, new this upcoming season, Sunday afternoons. 



Opening night on Saturday, September 14 features the return of world-renowned violinist James Ehnes to his home province. The evening provides a rare opportunity to see Ehnes not only perform on violin in the Brahms concerto, but also on viola as he performs Berlioz's Harold in Italy.  

Other Classics concerts include performances by pianists Charles Richard-Hamelin, Marianna Shirinyan, Anna Geniushene, cellist Bryan Cheng, and violinist Rachel Barton Pine in a world premiere of a concerto by WSO Composer-in-Residence Haralabos Stafylakis, amongst others. 

Tannia Miller, Leslie Suganandarajah and Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser are some of next season's guest conductors. 

The popular "Live at the WSO" series presents a blend of classical, folk and pop artists, including the WSO debut of NYC-based drag performance artist Thorgy Thor, a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin with vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw, and the return of vocal group Rajaton.

The 2024/25 "BMO Night at the Movies with the WSO" has expanded this year to include five offerings. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back opens the run, followed by The Phantom of the Opera (1925 version), The Princess Bride, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and concluding with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. 

"Untuxed" concerts continue to offer bite-sized concerts over the lunch hour. 

Find the full list of offerings online at: