March 22, 2023
Windsor, ON – The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is elated to host Canadian Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser this weekend, as the WSO brings Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, inspired by the colours and atmosphere of Italy into the grey storms of Windsor!
This concert marks the Windsor debut of the extraordinary conductor, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser. Bartholomew-Poyser has a unique gift for creating and conducting shows designed to introduce orchestral music to groups outside of its traditional audiences, blending classical with contemporary genres and themes targeted to groups who do not typically attend the symphony.
Through music, Daniel will take you on an evocative trip to Italy. Paired with two works by women composers: Canadian composer Barbara Pentland’s beautiful Symphony No. 2, and Errollyn Wallen’s intriguing Photography this concert is sure to inspire!
Saturday, March 25at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 26at 2:30pm
The Capitol Theatre
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser is an educator-turned-conductor. Having grown up in Calgary, Bartholomew-Poyser now conducts orchestras across North America. His unique journey as a black gay conductor has led him to audiences that do not have access to traditional concert halls. In 2017, Bartholomew-Poyser became the artist in residence and community ambassador for Symphony Nova Scotia. There, he developed Thorgy and the Thorchestra, Canada’s first orchestral drag show, alongside RuPauls’ Drag Race star Thorgy Thor. He was also the focus of Disruptor Conductor, an award-winning CBC documentary.
For information and interviews contact:
Monica Bunde, Manager, Marketing, Communications & Sales
Windsor Symphony Orchestra
519-973-1238 ext. 28