Tickets still left for TBSO concert

As a fundraiser for the Fort Frances Museum restoration project, tour de Fort is bringing the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra to the Townshend Theatre on Thursday (Feb. 16).
And there’s still quite a few tickets left, tour de Fort president Dave Legg said yesterday afternoon.
“I don’t know the exact number, but we are planning to be selling them at the door,” he noted, adding he’d love to see the show sell out.
Legg said tour de Fort picks a group every year to hold a fundraiser concert for, whether it’s the Aquanauts, the high school band, or Borderland Community Orchestra.
This year, they wanted to help out the museum renovation campaign, which the tour de Fort board of directors thought was a timely cause that benefited the entire community.
Tickets for the TBSO performance cost $15 per person, which are available at the Fort Frances Museum, Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, and the Fine Line Art Gallery.
They also will be available at the theatre box office on Thursday evening.
The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will feature music director Geoffrey Moull and the symphony performing pieces like Richard Strauss’ masterpiece “The Bourgeois Gentleman,” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8,” the string adagio “Such Sweet Sorrow” by Canadian composer John Estacio, and the “Overture, Scherzo and Finale” by Robert Schumann.
The TBSO has been a part of the cultural vitality of Northwestern Ontario for the past 45 years. Under the current leadership of Moull, the orchestra has gained local, regional, and national recognition.
In the 2005-06 season, the TBSO will perform nearly 50 concerts in a 24-week stretch between mid-October and the end of April. These dates include both educational programming and touring of the region.
Last year, the TBSO released a CD, “Variations on a Memory,” which was nominated for a 2005 Juno Award.
In related news, a second fundraiser for the museum renovation campaign is coming up Feb. 23-25.
Fort Frances Theatre (formerly Fort Frances Little Theatre) will be performing “I Bet Your Life,” dubbed a “dinner theatre comedy thriller” written by the prolific Fred Carmichael, at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Each evening begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 and then the show at 7:30.
Tickets for this cost $30 each, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and the Rendez-Vous.