Orchestra London Canada has been sharing the magic of live orchestral music for more than 60 years. Under the direction of Music Director Alain Trudel, Orchestra London currently offers six series, ranging from the classical Masterworks and Cathedral Series to the popular styles of the Red Hot Weekends (rock) and Pops (Broadway/Big Band).
In fact, the popular Red Hot Weekends have become London’s hottest ticket! Here’s a look at their lineup for the 2012-13 season:
Oct. 12 & 13
Multi-platinum album sales, Grammy nominees, multiple Juno winners ... the Barenaked Ladies make their Orchestra London debut at this not-to-be missed season opener. BNL will pair their eclectic mix of folk and pop/rock with Orchestra London for an unforgettable night of red hot music.
Nov. 9 & 10
Two-time Juno Award winning, singer-songwriter and pianist Chantal Kreviazuk, known for her hits “Surrounded,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and “Feels Like Home,” makes her Orchestra London debut! Alain Trudel conducts.
Dec. 14 & 15
The magic of the season comes alive as Juno nominee Jim Witter and his amazing band ring in the holidays with Christmas favorites. The sights and sounds of the season will have you smiling and singing along at this seasonal show, perfect for families.
Jan. 18 & 19, 2013
Feeling Groovy: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel
Juno-nominated piano man and songwriter Jim Witter and friends take the stage to pay tribute to the ’60s and the rich music of Simon & Garfunkel. Let this incredible performance take you back to the golden age of music.
Feb. 15 & 16, 2013
Grammy-nominated and Juno award-winning singer Alex Cuba takes center stage alongside conductor David Martin and Orchestra London for an explosive evening of funk, rock and samba.
March 22 & 23, 2013
The Long & Winding Road: The Music of The Beatles
Orchestra London, Jim Witter and friends are your tour guides on this “Magical Mystery Tour” into the minds of the legendary creators behind the Beatles biggest hits, including “Backbird,” “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be.” Enjoy the ride!
April 19 & 20, 2013
The Piano Men: The Music of Elton John & Billy Joel
Join Maestro Alain Trudel, Orchestra London and Jim Witter at the grand piano for a musical journey through the ’70s at this memorable salute to two of the most popular contemporary songwriters.
For more information, visit www.orchestralondon.ca or call (519) 679-8778. For assistance planning a getaway to nearby London, please visit www.londontourism.ca.