Nov 3rd, 2013 Toni Williams
NSO Performs at WFOL!
Niagara Symphony Orchestra Performs!
at the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights
‘Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ as the Niagara Symphony Orchestra performs live. The opening festivities fireworks will be synchronized to the live orchestral performance.
For the first time ever, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra (NSO) conducted by Bradley Thachuk, will play a live musical performance choreographed to the fifteen-minute fireworks extravaganza planned for the OPG Winter Festival of Lights Opening Festivities taking place on Saturday, November 9th at 8:00pm in Queen Victoria Park, along the Niagara Parkway.
“This would be the longest fireworks show ever held in Niagara Falls during the winter season and, for the first time ever, the fireworks will be synchronized to a live performance by the 42-piece Niagara Symphony Orchestra,” said Kevin Harding, Chairman, OPG Winter Festival of Lights. “We invite the public to join us for what could prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Opening Festivities activities begin at 2pm with a special tribute to Niagara’s Korean War Veterans, organized in conjunction with the Korea Veterans Association of Canada, Niagara District. The free, all-day event also includes performances by traditional Korean dance and drum troupes; over 100 musical performances including YTV’s The Next Star – Season 5 winner Brooklyn Roebuck; ice sculpture demonstrations; food vendors; and numerous children’s activities including: The Home Depot Santa’s Workshop, Meridian Credit Union Face Painting, Polar Express Train Rides, Magicians, Mural Art, Buskers, and Photos with Santa!
“On behalf of everyone at the NSO, we are thrilled to be a part of the OPG Winter Festival of Lights, one of the most important family and cultural events of the year,” said Bradley Thachuk, Music Director of the NSO. “Thank you to everyone involved for producing this unprecedented program and for having the Niagara Symphony Orchestra choreograph a musical explosion, which will surely be talked about for many years to come.”
At 6pm, the official Opening Festivities ‘flip the switch’ illumination ceremony begins. The 90-minute stage production includes plenty of entertainment concluding with the live performance by the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. The NSO performance was made possible by the generous support of the Tourism Partnership of Niagara and Niagara Falls Tourism.