Windsor, ON August 31, 2021
The lights of the Capitol Theatre will be on again on September 25th with the return of live performances by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra after being dark for 18 months. Maestro Robert Franz, WSO Music Director, says “It is an extraordinary day at the WSO when we can invite people back into our home at the Capitol Theatre. We are thrilled to make music with people, both in the theatre and for audiences in their own homes. We are back and loving it!”
The Fall Season:
All concerts performed before live audiences at the Capitol Theatre. The Bill & Rochelle Tepperman Masterworks and Toldo Pops will also be available via livestream.
Two Viewing Options: Our Home or Yours
Fall 2021 brings the excitement of returning to live musical performances combined with maximum flexibility. The Bill & Rochelle Tepperman Masterworks Series and Toldo Pops Series will be available as both in-person concerts at the Capitol Theatre and digital subscription packages. In-Person Subscription Packages will automatically include a Digital subscription. Concerts will be livestreamed on Saturdays. Even better: the concerts will be available to both groups of subscribers digitally until December 31st. So, our home or yours?
Family Concert tickets will be sold in advance for each performance and seating will be limited. For this series, there will be no livestream option.
Live Performance Bonus: In response to demand for tickets, the WSO as added a second performance to the concerts in the Masterworks Series, a Sunday Matinee. Depending on demand, we will add a third performance of the Holiday Pops. Single tickets for a live performance on the evening of Sunday, December 19 will be announced in mid-October.
Staying Safe: The WSO is pleased to announce that its concerts will be COVID-safe events. In addition to rigorous screening for staff, musicians, and volunteers, the WSO will require patrons attending live performances of Masterworks and Pops concerts to provide proof of double vaccination. For all concerts, seating will conform with social distancing requirements and audience members will be required to wear masks.
Looking Ahead: In response to the ongoing uncertainty of COVID, the WSO has divided its 2021-2022 season in three: Fall 2021, Winter 2021-2022, and Spring 2022. This approach allows the organization to provide a safe environment for patrons and expand live performances. Today’s announcement outlines the Fall 2021 line-up. More good news to follow about Winter and Spring!
About the Series:
The Tepperman Masterworks
The Masterworks Series will transport audiences to Italy, showcase the passion and charm of world folk music, and feature music inspired by the great bard, William Shakespeare. In each program, Maestro Robert Franz teams up with the Art Gallery of Windsor for a special Perfect Pairing of visual arts and music.
The Toldo Pops
Soul diva and international star, Shakura S’Aida kicks of the Toldo Pops with the best of the First Ladies of Song, from Ella Fitzgerald to Tina Turner. A salute to Broadway musicals and the annual holiday Pops performances, including a special guest straight from the North Pole, will keep Toldo Pops audiences entertained this Fall.
Family Concerts are designed for the entire family to introduce young people (and the young at heart) to the magic and wonder of orchestral music. In the first concert, audience members will be invited to join Moose, Beaver, and Bear in a musical retelling of Nicholas Oldland’s book, Walk on the Wild Side. At the second concert, holiday magic will be in the air when the WSO performs alongside The Snowman, the 1982 British animated film based on the book created by Raymond Briggs.