Carnegie Hall!

Join the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on our musical journey to Carnegie Hall to perform in Spring for Music in May 2014!

Plan your trip to Carnegie Hall with the WSO by visiting the CAA Manitoba to Manhattan website! Browse hotel packages, optional tours and concerts and keep updated with the countdown clock.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Mickelthwate, music director
R. MURRAY SCHAFER: Symphony No. 1 (NY Premiere)
DEREK CHARKE: Thirteen Inuit Throat Song Games (NY Premiere)
Tanya Tagaq, Throat Singer
VINCENT HO: The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (NY Premiere)
Dame Evelyn Glennie, Percussion

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Focus Manitoba: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to play Carnegie Hall


About Spring for Music

The WSO will be participating in Spring for Music (S4M), next year being the final year for this festival that is held each May at Carnegie Hall, celebrating and exhibiting the quality and creativity of North American orchestras. S4M looks for unfettered imagination and boldness in the submitted programs, not standard fare. After Internet voting polls closed to the public, six orchestras were chosen by the Spring For Music judging panel, including Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris, to perform. The WSO topped the final tally with 3059 votes, over 1000 more votes than the second-place program.

The fourth Spring For Music festival, runs from May 5 to May 10, 2014 at Carnegie Hall, will include the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, Alan Gilbert, music director; the SEATTLE SYMPHONY, Ludovic Morlot, music director; the ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, Michael Christie, conductor; the WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Alexander Mickelthwate, music director; the CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and MAY FESTIVAL CHORUS, James Conlon, music director Cincinnati May Festival; and the PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Manfred Honeck, music director. Tickets are $25 for any seat in the house. Spring For Music firmly believes that great musical ideas and great concert programs are essential to the success of orchestras.

To learn more about the Spring for Music program, please click here.

Click here to download the Spring for Music 2014 Program Announcement


Big Dreams, Then Rude Awakening (The New York Times)
From The Attic: "Symphony set for big night" (Winnipeg Free Press – March 3, 1979)
N.Y.-bound WSO musicians up for adoption (Winnipeg Free Press)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Hall (Going Places)
Northern Exposure (League of American Orchestras)
Start Spreading the News (On Manitoba)

Media Releases:

Gary Doer Named Honorary Chair of WSO’s ‘Manitoba to Manhattan’ Experience
WSO announces one-year countdown to Carnegie Hall performance
Successful 2013 New Music Festival launches 2014 Carnegie Hall adventure!
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to play Carnegie Hall in May 2014!

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Carnegie Hall Registration

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Carnegie Hall Program Book

In May 2014, the WSO will be leaving for New York City to perform at the famous Carnegie Hall. To commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime experience, the WSO will be creating a keepsake Carnegie Hall book.

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