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Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall | 555 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
204 949 3999
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Ranked #12 of 111 attractions in Winnipeg
Type: Symphonies
Owner description: For 60 years the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has delighted audiences with its innovative programming and musical excellence. The WSO has become the... more » Owner description: For 60 years the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has delighted audiences with its innovative programming and musical excellence. The WSO has become the celebrated hub of Winnipeg's rich cultural life and has gained international recognition for the International New Music Festival. Under the guidance of Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate the WSO's 2008-2009 concert performances feature world renowned guest conductors and artists, celebrates music from the great composers to the crowd-pleasing Pops. The WSO’s concert program runs September through May. « less
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Especially in winter, when there's not much to do around here, lol, The Symphony Orchestra has the best musicians and venues out here, book online early to get the best seats in the house.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For a city a small as Winnipeg, having a high level symphony orchestra is a rare treat! The season showcases a wide variety of different styles and themes of symphony performance. I have seen both classical as well as pop series and I have never been disappointed. If you are visiting Winnipeg or if you are a local who is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I never thought I would EVER be going to the symphony on a regular basis, but my wife bought season tickets to the Pops series a few years ago and we have been ardent fans ever since. The program is varied every year and we absolutely look forward to how the producers are going to wow us every year. Haven't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The WSO outdid themselves with their "Bond and Beyond" concert celebrating 50 years of the various incarnations of James Bond movies. The orchestra was most excellent and highly enjoyable was the self-effacing and entertaining banter of conductor Michael Krajewski. I particularly enjoyed watching the percussionists - some very exciting and visceral pieces played with great artistry and skill.The guest vocalist... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The Steve Bell concert was amazing, again better than expected. Natalie McMaster was also an amazing performance. Well done WSO, world class entertainment,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I have been subscribers forever, and we grow more fond of the WSO with each concert we attend. They are sublime! They make us believe the quote that "music soothes the savage soul" each time we go. We love the classical works best, but we also attend concerts in the New Music and Pops series. Our design-your-own... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the tops in Canada. It has a very eclectic repetoir from major classic works with artists from all major centres to pops and contemporary. Its annual festival of new music is the largest in Canada bringing in talented composers and musicians from all over the globe to present new works. The 2200... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We love you and will support you always. My wife and I love music and we have always left your concerts with a song in our hearts. You make us proud to say we're from Winnipeg.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I've been to the WSO a number of times, and I'm often impressed with the variety they offer and the ways they try to bring a modern twist and a modern audience to the performances. Their work with the New Music Festival and their performances with local bands, as well as their ticket options for students and young adults, keep... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I took my 4 year old daughter to the WSO kids series on June 23rd. What an amazing experience. There is really no room for improvement because it is top notch. The only place where I could suggest better communication is that the theatre actually opens at 1pm for various activities for 1 hour prior to the actual show which... More

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