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WSO Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate Off to Oklahoma City

WSO Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate Off to Oklahoma City

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WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate leads an orchestra to record the soundtrack for the Winnipeg Jets’ new game-opening video on Monday, September 19, 2016. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s music director is stepping down for a new opportunity south of the border.

Alexander Mickelthwate has been named the music director of Oklahoma City Philharmonic, effective for the 2018-19 season.

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Refugees Treated to Crokicurl Lesson, WSO Concert

Refugees Treated to Crokicurl Lesson, WSO Concert

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Crokicurl at The Forks combines crokinole and curling. (PUBLIC CITY ARCHITECTURE)

With an influx of asylum-seekers having crossed into the province in recent weeks, Manitobans are doing their best to welcome them to the community.

A new winter game designed by Public City Architecture in Winnipeg is expecting 40 to 50 newcomers out on Sunday. Crokicurl has gained international attention ever since it was introduced at The Forks this winter.

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Jets’ Game-Opening Video Gets a Classy Touch

Jets’ Game-Opening Video Gets a Classy Touch

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WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate leads an orchestra to record the soundtrack for the Winnipeg Jets’ new game-opening video on Monday, September 19, 2016. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
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Hollywood producer Shawn Pierce scored the musical piece for the new Winnipeg Jets game-opening video. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

It’s a soundtrack to get Winnipeg Jets pumped up before every home game, and this year, it has a Hollywood touch.

The Jets teamed up with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for a recording session on Monday night at the Centennial Concert Hall.

A group of media gathered to get a preview of the soundtrack for this season’s game-opening video. And while we couldn’t record video or audio, we can assure you fans are in for a treat. The musical piece, overseen by WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate, was scored by Hollywood producer Shawn Pierce. Pierce’s work can be heard on “The Bridge,” CTV/ABC’s “Motive” and the long-running SYFY/Showcase hit series “Haven.”

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Winnipeg Jets, WSO Partner Up for Game-Opening Video

Winnipeg Jets, WSO Partner Up for Game-Opening Video

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Hollywood composer Shawn Pierce (IMDB)

The Winnipeg Jets have gone local to source the music for their new game-opening video for the 2016-17 season.

The Jets have teamed up with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to record the soundtrack.

“The opening video for our games sets the tone to energize our fans,” said Mark Chipman, chairman of True North Sports + Entertainment.

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