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  • RBS Canadian Conductor Showcase

Canadian Conductor Showcase Finale Concert


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Centennial Concert Hall

555 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Have you ever wondered what it takes to lead an entire symphony? Maestro Raiskin makes it look so easy. This is your chance to watch some of the most talented up-and-coming conductors in the country! The biennial RBC Canadian Conductor Showcase provides a unique professional training opportunity to four talented emerging Canadian conductors. They’ll be immersed into the orchestral world with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and mentored by music director Daniel Raiskin, associate conductor Julian Pellicano, assistant conductor Naomi Woo and the WSO artistic team. This finale concert will feature emerging cellist Matthew Stobbe performing Edward Elgar‘s Concerto in E minor for Violoncello & Orchestra and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, all conducted by the 2021 RBC Emerging Canadian Conductor Showcase participants.

Tickets to the RBC Canadian Conductor Showcase concert are free. Reserve your seat today as quantities are limited for this concert!

COVID health regulations are in effect at the Centennial Concert Hall. Only fully vaccinated patrons will be allowed in. Proof of vaccination and picture ID required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated caregiver. Masks are also mandatory. For more information on reopening protocols, visit



Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO), currently celebrating its 72nd year, is a gem of an orchestra tucked into the geographic centre of North America. Music critic Norman Lebrecht describes it as “an orchestra with a sound all its own,” and that is no surprise. From its debut 1948 performance to over 3,000 audience members, the WSO has become a powerhouse orchestra, regularly surprising guest conductors and artists with the exceptional musicianship and flexibility of its members.

The WSO’s activity regularly extends beyond its home stage at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg. It has produced concerts everywhere from Olympic size diving boards to cottage country harbours. The orchestra has toured twice to Carnegie Hall and regularly performed across Manitoba and Canada.

From its founding, the orchestra has been a pillar in the Canadian music scene, commissioning and premiering hundreds of new works. The Canadian Music Centre recently recognized the WSO with its Award of Excellence for its work promoting the Canadian voice. This work has also been recognized by a 2017 JUNO win and 2018 nomination for best classical recording of the year. In 2011, the WSO founded Sistema Winnipeg (based on the famous Venezuelan El Sistema), in partnership with two Winnipeg school divisions, to deliver daily, intensive music education that focuses on children with the fewest resources and greatest need in Winnipeg’s urban core. Over 32,000 students attend orchestra concerts presented by the WSO each season, and its innovative pops and film programs introduce a rapidly growing audience to symphonic music.


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