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Tuesday May 7th, 2013

Posted at 11:00am

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John Morris Russell, Conductor Laureate of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, returns to Windsor this weekend to lead the season finale concerts at the Capitol Theatre.

The concerts, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm, will feature works by two Canadian composers and Concertmaster Lillian Scheirich.

These concerts mark Russell’s first return to Windsor since stepping down as Music Director on May 12th, 2012. He subsequently became the first conductor awarded the prestigious title of Conductor Laureate in the WSO’s 65-year history.

This Masterworks concert will open with Poème by Canadian composer Jacques Hétu. Concertmaster Lillian Scheirich will step into the spotlight to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 1 in B-flat major under the baton of the maestro she worked closely with for more than a decade.

The concert also features Stone and Star by Canadian composer, University of Windsor professor and former WSO Composer-in-Residence Brent Lee. Schubert’s bright and beautiful Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major rounds out this program put together by Maestro Russell.

Tickets are $38-$58, senior and student discounts available. Purchase from the WSO Box Office, 519-973-1238 ex. 2, online at mywso.ca and at the door prior to the performance.

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