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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Time For the WSO to “Go Baroque”

Winnipeg, MB – December 10, 2009 – The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO), together with Virtuosi Concerts, are proud to present Baroque I – Bach & Sons. The two concerts being held at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at The University of Winnipeg, on December 12 and 13, will feature the WSO’s Gwen Hoebig, Yuri Hooker, and the Baroque Chamber Players performing classics by Bach.

Johann Sebastian Bach's towering musical stature produced sons whose music reflected both their heritage and their times. With stories and insights to complement the music, we explore the mightiest of musical families.

Recognized as one of Canada's most outstanding violinists, Gwen Hoebig is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City and has been the WSO concertmaster since 1987, a position she was awarded by a unanimous choice of the audition committee. Gwen was recently recognized at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Canadian Music Centre for her exemplary commitment to the performance of the music of Canadian composers.

Principle Cellist with the WSO and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MBO) and an avid chamber musician, Yuri Hooker has performed with a variety of ensembles at numerous venues throughout Western Canada and the United States. In past seasons he has performed concertos with the WSO, MCO and MusikBarock, arranged and performed music for the MCO Chamber Music Night, and has been featured on CBC Radio's Arts Encounters.

For more information, visit www.wso.ca or www.virtuosi.mb.ca.

In partnership with Virtuosi Concerts, the WSO presents Baroque I on Sunday, December 12 at 8 pm and Saturday, December 13 at 2 pm at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at The University of Winnipeg.

Regular tickets are $29 and student tickets are just $10. Tickets for Saturday are nearly sold out and are only available through Virtuosi at 785-9000. Tickets for Sunday are available at the WSO box office until noon on Friday, December 11, at 949-3999 or wso.ca. After noon, tickets will be available through Virtuosi.

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