May 4, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II by Canadian and Allied Forces. Several Winnipeg and Manitoba based units served in the Netherlands including Lord Strathcona’s Horse, 12th Manitoba Dragoons, The Fort Garry Horse, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and 402 (City of Winnipeg) Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Almost 6000 Canadian soldiers are buried in the Netherlands and Canada is still fondly remembered by the Dutch for ending their occupation and oppression during the war. The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is invited to the Netherlands to perform in a historic tour to commemorate this important milestone anniversary.
You can join us on this once in a lifetime adventure!
Sunday, May 3 – Arnhem, Musis Sacrum | TICKETS
Monday, May 4 – Amsterdam, Concertgebouw | TICKETS
Tuesday, May 5* – Rotterdam, de Doelen | TICKETS
Wednesday, May 6 – Groningen, Oosterpoort | TICKETS
Thursday, May 7 – Antwerp, de Singel | TICKETS
Friday, May 8 – Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg | TICKETS
Saturday, May 9 – Heerlen, Parkstad Theater | TICKETS
*Rotterdam Gala Dinner & Concert
Join us as we celebrate the WSO’s first European concert series with a Gala Dinner and post-concert reception at the de Doelen Concert Hall in Rotterdam on May 5. Gala, concert and reception ticket packages are $300 CAD per person and very limited. Gala tickets available exclusively by calling Natalie at Great Canadian Travel at (204) 949-0199.
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is community funded. More than 33% of our operating funding comes from fundraising. Our donors and sponsors ensure that the WSO continues to survive and thrive. We can’t do it without you. Your support of one or more of our musicians will help make this tour a reality. By adopting a musician you will help give the WSO the opportunity to embark on their first ever European tour, while also celebrating this important event in world history, an event that stands out as a defining moment for all Canadians. The WSO May 2020 Tour will take place in some of the Netherland’s most iconic halls. From the Musis Sacrem in Arnhem, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the de Doelen in Rotterdam, the Oosterpoort in Groningen, the de Singel in Antwerp, Parkstad Theatre in Heerlen, to the Tivoli in Utrecht, this tour will also be a defining moment for the WSO. The WSO will perform celebrated works on the tour by Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 and Berlioz, Messe Solennelle, along with a piece composed especially for the tour by well-known Canadian composer Matthew Whittall. Two soloists from the Netherlands, Renate Arends, Soprano and Henk Neven, Baritone will join Canadian soloist Andrew Naji on the stage along with the Winnipeg Singers, Toonkunst Koor Amsterdam, and the WSO.
Download the Netherlands Tour brochure
To Adopt A Musician, click here.
For more information on our Adopt A Musician program, contact Beth Proven, VP Development at (204) 949-3989, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a general donation in support of the Netherlands Tour, click here.