Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra to perform here

Looking for a way to surprise the classical music-lover this Christmas? Or maybe you just want a night out for yourself while supporting good causes at the same time.
Then tickets for the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra just might be the perfect answer, said Fort High music teacher John Dutton, who again is bringing them here for a performance Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.
“What we found last year was they were exceptional,” he enthused. “Under the new conductor [Geoffrey Moull], they’ve really grown up.
“It’s a great thing,” added Dutton. “I consider them to be our symphony. They’ve been wonderful for the region.”
He noted the program contains a wide range of works, from Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 to trumpet concertos, which are sure to please even casual fans of orchestral music.
While the concert isn’t for another three weeks, “We want to make sure its well-attended,” Dutton noted.
Tickets, available at Northwoods Gallery and Gifts, cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, and children.
“We’ve put a student price in this time. It’s great to promote to the students,” Dutton remarked. “Classical music is an important part of the Grade 10, 11, and 12 music curriculum.”
And those who buy tickets just won’t be paying to hear the performance, as a portion of the proceeds from the concert will go to both the Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Team, who has frequent road trips to pay for, and the FFHS band, which is going to Alberta in late April and still has costs to cover.