18th Annual Vintners' Dinner & Wine Auction

You may have heard mention of the Vintners’ Dinner coming up in April. We wanted to let you know what that is all about. 18th Annual Vintners’ Dinner & Wine Auction “Exceptional wines, great food and good friends” Saturday April 22nd at the Best Western Inn on the Bay. Your evening includes a multi-course dinner paired with unique wines from our two featured Ontario wineries, Back 10 Cellars and Westcott Vineyards. During dinner our guest vintners will introduce you to the wines they have selected for the evening and share stories about wine and wine making. You will experience one of the most unique selections of Silent Auction items in the area and the “not-to-be-missed” Live Auction of o

Meet our Co-Op Student

My name is Alia Reynolds, and I will be completing a co-op placement with the Georgian Bay Symphony during my last semester of high school, finishing at the end of June. I grew up in Southampton, but I have attended high school in Owen Sound and moved here in the fall of 2015. Music has always been a very big part of my life. I started playing the flute when I was nine years old. I was the youngest person to join my elementary school band by three years, and I enjoyed performing with them as well as performing as an accompanist during school productions like musicals and assemblies. I was a part of the Southampton community band with the rest of my family for five years as well, and briefly

Why We Support the Arts

Seasons Owen Sound is proud to sponsor the Georgian Bay Symphony. GBS encourages the appreciation of classical music in the Grey Bruce Owen Sound area and plays an important role in promoting the talents of the many skilled, community musicians who perform there. Seasons believes strongly in supporting organizations in the communities where we operate retirement residences. Our staff and residents are patrons of local arts, and many of our residents are talented, retired musicians themselves. By supporting the GBS we are reflecting our corporate values, as well as the values of those who live and work in our homes. Music has great benefits for people of all ages. Many studies on music a

Feb 11 Concert Program Notes

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) In 1775 at the age of 19 Mozart, over the course of nine months, composed five concertos for violin and orchestra. The fifth and last of the composer’s violin concertos serves as a fine summation of what he achieved in the genre. Although known as a keyboard virtuoso he was also very adept playing string instruments. He was taught violin by his father, Leopold, whose violin treatise, Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing, was used as a teaching tool into the early nineteenth century. Mozart was court violinist and then concertmaster in Salzburg. Following the very vigorous orchestral paragraph that begins the Concerto for Violin No. 5, the solo vio

Promo video helps support tourism in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Last fall the Georgian Bay Symphony, Owen Sound Little Theatre, The Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Summer Folk Music Festival and Grey Roots along with our partner Ontario Tourism Region 7 embarked on making short videos about each of our organizations. Professional videographers went to Summerfolk, toured the art gallery, took in a play and went to a GBS rehearsal and concert. The four area cultural organizations had been meeting for a while discussing joint problems concerns as well as ways to cross promote and make Owen Sound and area a cultural destination. A short video featuring each organization was a major result of these meetings. The videos will be used by regional tourism to promote t

Things Heat Up At The Symphony

On Saturday February 11 the Georgian Bay Symphony will finish off their concert with one of the most recognizable works of classical music, Ravel’s Bolero. Written as a ballet and first performed in Paris in 1928 it was immediately meet with popular success. Over the years it has appeared in many movie scores, most famously in the 1979 movie 10 staring Bo Derek. Sales of recording of the Bolero took a huge jump after that. In 1988 rock legend Frank Zappa he had an arrangement made to play during his World Tour. Despite its popularity Ravel himself never really much like the piece. The afternoon concert “Waltzing Through the Winter” will feature many other well-known and significant classical

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