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WSO Names Raiskin as New Music Director

WSO Names Raiskin as New Music Director

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Daniel Raiskin has been named the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s new music director. (WSO)

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has hired maestro Daniel Raiskin as its next music director.

The Russian native has made a career for himself around the world, recently guest conducting orchestras in Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Athens, Osaka, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mexico City.

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WSO’s Mickelthwate Sharing Leadership Knowledge at Chamber Luncheon

WSO’s Mickelthwate Sharing Leadership Knowledge at Chamber Luncheon

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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)

Before Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra music director Alexander Mickelthwate leaves the city, he plans on sharing his reflections on leadership with the local business community.

The maestro will speak to a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce audience during a luncheon on September 29.

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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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