Orchestra London

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Orchestra London
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London, Ontario's professional Orchestra since 1957. Orchestra London performs over 50 concerts every year, including everything from Beethoven to the Beatles, to music for young children. Music Director, Alain Trudel, is in his third season with the orchestra and is conducting some fabulous programs this year. The 2013/2014 lineup will include amazing performances by Angela Cheng, Frederique Vezina, Guy Few, Sarah Slean, Matt Dusk, and many more!
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dainaj2014
London, Canada62 contributions
Friends
Full disclosure- I am a volunteer for this organization- have lugged rummage up and down stairs for our biannual fund-raising sales, bought boutique items, attended concerts for years - and am addressing with the musicians the greatest crisis in their history. They will DO it! If you are watching their progress, keep January the 14th, 2015 open- a Wednesday night when our professional musicians will put together a concert that honours subscriber tickets, offers their glorious expertise at very affordable rates to others- and reveals their plans for a whole new musician-based structure that will keep them playing for years to come. It's not about a single hall, a single person, even a Board- it's all about professionals, citizens of this city who love it, and the confidence to approach the community with the very best they can do.
London can be part of an exciting renaissance- some orchestras have done it on this continent in the face of Hurricane Katrina, bankruptcies, and other disasters that have wiped out their entire underpinnings. London has some of the best musicians ON this continent in this orchestra- multi-talented performers, teachers, artists - who will show Londoners what skills emerge from intense musical training- and what humanity they have preserved in the face of financial troubles that are not of their making! January 14th- and many dates in 2015 thereafter. It's going to be thrilling!
Written January 4, 2015
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CanadaWideTraveller
London, Canada74 contributions
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For a long time, Orchestra London has been a major attraction in this city, and would definitely have topped most people's recommendations. However, what I want to warn people about now is that the orchestra is in severe financial difficulties. It has cancelled performances with little or no warning, and with - so far - no refunds. DO NOT book tickets via Orchestra London's website right now. There is no guarantee that these future performances will take place and, if you look for current news stories about the orchestra (eg in the London Free Press, AM980.ca and so on) you will see that there is unlikely to be money for refunds - the musicians are not even getting paid.

Stay away - at least until it's clear that the orchestra is back on a financially-stable footing, if that happens.
Written December 15, 2014
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Jzjsolo
Saskatchewan, Canada470 contributions
Friends
Recently I attended a production of the "Messiah" at St. Paul's Cathedral with the orchestra and London Pro Musica. It was the best performance of this concert that I have ever heard. Possibly it was because they were all under the direction of a fabulous guest conductor because I also attended the Christmas Pops concert and was not as impressed.
Well worth the ticket for the "Messiah" but not for the pops concert.
Written December 10, 2014
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EAP5104
London, Canada55 contributions
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Was involved with the original Lollipop concerts where the children would sit on the floor, the orchestra (mini) would play at their level - always a sell out. Have attended various other performances and found it very rewarding; really liked the "Jeans and Classics" especially when introducing outsiders to the orchestra - have had visitors ask me to set up tickets when they next visit. This orchestra is a blessing to the city!
Written June 30, 2014
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That Guy
Mount Brydges, Canada194 contributions
Family
We have been before and bring the kids. We choose the Red Hot Weekends because we want both the classic sound with the Orchestra element. Our family loves and is involved in music so the Orchestra is a great experience. We just saw the Kings of Corduroy: the ‘70s with Jim Witter. What a fantastic show. So much fun and relaxed. Just like the last two Red Hot shows we've attended. Jim Witter's voice is phenomenal (and so is his candid humour). The flashback for me was awesome and emotional. Loved it!

Centennial Hall has always been something to be desired. There are no good seats in Centennial Hall. Face it. It's an arena. Not a theatre or a music hall. The lighting operator shouldn't quit his day job ... unless it's lighting operator.

Regardless. A great event. Our 15 yo and 11 yo loved it. And so did we.
Written January 26, 2014
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chubchub2013
Toronto, Canada163 contributions
Family
They really play a fine music and London needs them very much. Especially I like their classical and not the pop performances.
hey alos play for kids and it is a really good experience for the whole family.
Written July 31, 2013
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Don L
Mindanao, Philippines262 contributions
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London is lucky to have Orchestra London. The Berlin Philharmonic it ain't, not even the Toronto Symphony, but for a city the size of London we are indeed bless to have this fine orchestra. PLEASE support it by contributions and by making each and every concert a sell-out.
Written May 12, 2013
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Dear Don, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Orchestra London! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at a concert soon. Sincerely, Terri Anne Moses Sales & Marketing Manager Orchestra London
Written May 21, 2013
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GEMSeeTheWorld
Small City, Ontario47 contributions
I subscribed for several years, but find the drive too far so have switched to Waterloo. Orchestra London is to be congratulated for offering a variety of music, form 20th Century challenge to Pop to Bach. Centennial Hall has poor acoustics and a crowd that gets too participatory for my taste, but the various church settings are great.
Written February 19, 2013
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raggedcoast
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada144 contributions
Couples
The orchestra was fun, the music good and the Music Director made the whole thing most enjoyable. The concert we attended seemed to have a few insturments short due to the Christmas season with several musicians elsewhere - but just great
Written December 11, 2012
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Alexander W
Elora10 contributions
I bought a student bottomless pass for the orchestra earlier this year. For $65 dollars I was able to go to every show and get the best seating they had available. The first show I went to with my girlfriend and we got front row balcony seats 25 feet back. It was amazing. I highly recommend this for students who are looking for a great date idea with their significant other. The orchestra is extremely skilled, and if you arrive an hour early the conductor holds a pre-show talk in which he discusses the pieces they will be playing. This is a must for anyone who appreciates music and the skill involved in playing it. 10/10
Written December 5, 2012
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