November 15, 2023
Windsor, ON – This weekend the Windsor Symphony Orchestra concert promises to be a musical feast for classical enthusiasts and first-time concertgoers.
Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, a masterful composition known for its rhythmic vitality and lyrical beauty, is presented by the orchestra under the baton of Maestro Robert Franz. This symphony is a testament to Dvořák’s ability to blend folk elements with classical forms, creating a work that is both exhilarating and deeply moving.
The highlight of the evening is the performance by WSO’s Principal Cellist, Andrew McIntosh, who will showcase his virtuosity in Victor Herbert’s mesmerizing cello concerto. McIntosh, recognized for his exceptional talent and passion for the cello, will take the audience on a 23-minute musical journey, demonstrating the depth and versatility of this timeless instrument.
“We are thrilled to present this concert, featuring two monumental works that celebrate the rich tapestry of classical music.” said Maestro Franz. “Andrew McIntosh’s performance of Victor Herbert’s cello concerto is not to be missed, and combined with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, this promises to be an unforgettable evening for all music lovers.”
Victor Herbert, best known for composing the timeless “Babes in Toyland” created a concerto that beautifully weaves together melody and emotion. Concert goers will experience the power and beauty of live orchestral music.
Dovřák: Symphony No. 8
Saturday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 19 at 2:30pm
The Capitol Theatre
Andrew McIntosh joined the Windsor Symphony Orchestra as Principal Cellist in 1997. McIntosh has shared the stage with many artists ranging from Aretha Franklin and Styx to Pavarotti and Yo-Yo Ma. He has been featured as a soloist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Festival, 4th Wall Music, and Detroit’s Scarab Club. As an educator, McIntosh has taught many cello students in the Windsor area both privately and as the string instructor for Walkerville High School’s Centre for Creative Arts. He enjoys making musical connections with the community through the WSO’s Music Education and Music for Health series. A native of London ON, McIntosh started cello in middle school and continued his studies to earn a Bachelor of Music from McGill University and a Master of Music from The Cleveland Institute of Music in Cello Performance.