London Symphonia plays on!

Like all of the best secrets, this has not been easy to keep under wraps! After months of discussion, and consulting with the London community, London Symphonia is our new name. Hooray! We have a new website as well:

LondonSymphonia.ca

Stay connected as we continue this exciting transition. Both websites will stay active for the time being as these changes are made. 

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A New Orchestra Name for the New Year

#WePlayOn will be starting the New Year with a new identity.

After months of creative thinking, surveys and consultation, the musicians and the Board of #WePlayOn have finally selected a new name for the orchestra. With a mix of appreciation and respect for how the name #WePlayOn encapsulated our efforts to keep professional orchestral music alive in London, we are ready to move into 2017 with a new look and a brand new name.

Our new logo is ready to go … but we’ve decided that we’re going to let the excitement build just a little while longer. We will launch our new identity at our January 20th concert titled Brave New World. We invite our loyal supporters who have cheered us on to join us in this celebration of live orchestral music. The concert will be held at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St, London.

For two years, a group of musicians has stubbornly committed itself to playing on. We are very excited for what lies ahead. Thank you to all who have believed in us.

As this is going to be a party you won’t want to miss, you may purchase tickets now online, or at our ticket outlets: Long & McQuade (725 Fanshawe Park Rd W), Oxford Books (226 Piccadilly St), Mandala Books (190 Central Ave), and Mykonos Restaurant (572 Adelaide St N). Special package discounts are now available.

#WePlayOn with a New Name

The campaign name #WePlayOn has served us well over the past two years, but on Jan 11th, 2017 the orchestra will announce a new name. In the meantime, tickets are now on sale for our three Winter/Spring concerts. Explore details under Concerts+Tickets.

Or, Purchase tickets here.

Tickets are also available in person at these ticket outlets: Long & McQuade (725 Fanshawe Park Rd W), Oxford Books (226 Piccadilly St), Mandala Books (190 Central Ave), and Mykonos Restaurant (572 Adelaide St N).

Gift certificates make a perfect holiday gift for your family and friends. These E-Certificates may be purchased in any denomination and are emailed directly to you. Purchase a gift certificate today. 

#WePlayOn this Autumn

#WePlayOn is in the process of naming, branding and launching a new musical ensemble for London.  Three concert programs are planned for this fall under the #WePlayOn banner, while we continue a consultative process to choose a new name for the New Year. Through focus groups and online input, we hope to include all who are interested in contributing to this process.

Share your voice by participating in our Audience Survey.

Explore the rest of the website for the three upcoming events:

London Remembers
Metropolitan United Church, Friday, November 11 at 7:30 pm
A special concert marking Remembrance Day with conductor Scott Good and special guests Ian Raeburn, Hillary Watson, Chelsea Van Pelt, and young musicians from the University of Western Ontario.

Comfort and Joy
Metropolitan United Church, Friday, December 2 at 7:30pm
Enjoy seasonal favourites under the baton of conductor Brian Jackson, featuring soloist Sonja Gustafson.

Dublin Messiah
First St Andrews United Church, Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30pm
A re-creation of the very first performance of this perennial holiday classic, led by conductor Kevin Mallon.

#WePlayOn in April

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

As our season draws to a close, we are delighted to be joined by Tom Allen from CBC Radio 2. Tom is our guest MC for this concert and, with his trademark humour and spontaneity, he will guide us through the narrative behind Ravel’s exquisite orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Pictures at an Exhibition - Tourism London - v3b

Guest conductor, Jean-François Rivest, will lead the #WePlayOn orchestra in Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde, and acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz joins us in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme.

Please join us at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St., on Saturday 23 April, 7:30 pm. Doors open 6:45 pm.

Tickets are available at the door: $45 general, $15 student.

Did you know we now have charitable status and are able to issue tax receipts?

Please visit our donation page to donate through CanadaHelps. #WePlayOn thanks all of our supporters for their continued commitment to the arts in our community.

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