WINNIPEG — It’s been almost a year since the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra had an in-person audience at the Centennial Concert Hall.
Owing to public health restrictions last fall, this weekend will mark the first time since then that the WSO will have a live audience.
The Bluegrass Symphony featuring The neWSOunds on September 18 and 19 will mark the first concert where members of the public can attend.
“Like so many people around the world, we are looking forward to once again connecting through live music performances,” said Angela Birdsell, WSO executive director.
“Although the WSO has received a lot of support from patrons with regards to the health restrictions, this will be the first time that our staff has had to undertake this kind of screening.”
All patrons must be fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination and photo identification. Masks are mandatory and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who is fully vaccinated.
“We are working closely with the Centennial Concert Hall management and staff to ensure the experience goes as smoothly as possible,” added Birdsell. “We thank patrons in advance for their patience and understanding.”
WSO Pops conductor Julian Pellicano leads the full orchestra with Bluegrass Symphony featuring The neWSOunds bluegrass folk ensemble made up of WSO musicians.
Performances run at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $25 can be purchased by calling (204) 949-3999 or visiting wso.ca.