The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra unveiled their upcoming season on Saturday night.

On Saturday, May 8, the (A)bsolute Classics performance of Mozart & Brahms marked the final concert in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s current season. Despite the challenges, changes and hurdles of the past year, the WSO continued to provide live-streamed music to audiences in Winnipeg and beyond.

Before the concert, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Music Director Daniel Raiskin, Associate Conductor Julian Pellicano, and RBC Assistant Conductor Naomi Woo presented a preview of the upcoming season.

On Thursday, Maestro Daniel Raiskin spoke to Simeon Rusnak on Morning Light. Find the full conversation below!

WSO 2021/22 Season:

Masterworks Spring Special:

June 29: Yuri Hooker, David Liam Roberts, cellists

Absolute Classics

Oct. 2: Stewart Goodyear, piano

Nov. 20: Cameron Crozman, cello

Jan. 15, 2022: Beverly Wang, oboe

Feb. 5: Naomi Woo, piano

March 12: Vadim Gluzman, violin

April 30: Netherlands tour celebration preview with Renate Arends, soprano; Andrew Haji, tenor; Henk Neven, baritone; Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir


Beyond Classics

Dec. 4: Blake Pouliot, violin

Jan. 22, 2022: Winnipeg New Music Festival opener with Evelyn Glennie, percussion


Masterworks Specials

Dec. 7: Handel’s Messiah, with Jessica Kos-Whicher, Matthew Dalen, Neil Craighead and the CMU Festival Chorus with conductor Jane Brenneman

Feb. 18-19, 2022: Alexei Volodin, piano

March 25: Tracy Dahl, soprano; Monica Huisman, Daniel Taylor and the University of Manitoba Singers



Sept. 18-19: The neWSOunds, with Gregory Hay, banjo; Chris Anstey, fiddle; Mike Kemp, percussion; and Meredith Johnson, double bass

Oct. 22-24: Don Amero with the WSO

Dec. 10-12: Holiday Magic with Ray Co-Co Stevenson, Ca Claque, Raine Hamilton, Momentum Aerial and the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Feb. 11-13: Li Keur, Riel’s Heart of the North

March 18-20: My Favourite Things: the best of Rodgers & Hammerstein, with Andriana Chuchman, Aaron Hutton, Donna Fletcher, Gregory Dahl and the University of Manitoba Opera Theatre.

April 22-23: Paul Shaffer & the WSO, with Valerie Simpson


Night at the Movies

No date yet: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in concert


Kids concerts

Oct. 31: Halloween spooktacular, with Naomi Woo, conductor and piano

Dec. 5: The Snowman, with the Hockey Sweater, with Abigail Richardson and Howard Blake

Jan. 16, 2022: Jack and the Beanstalk

March 16: The Spirit Horse Returns