The Prince George Symphony Orchestra has something extra special planned for February 29: A main stage concert at Vanier Hall featuring guest artist Jonathan Crow, Prince George born and raised and current concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the most prestigious orchestral position to be earned in all of Canada.
Crow began his career in Prince George learning violin at age six. Within ten years his hard work and prodigious talent were earning multiple awards from local and provincial festivals. At age 19 he joined the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, then ascended to the position of concertmaster at age 24, the youngest concertmaster in North America at the time. He became concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2011.
Although Crow’s career has taken him across Canada and around the world, he returns occasionally to Prince George to play with the orchestra that gave him his start. His last performance with the PGSO took place in 2009, to rave reviews. Now Jonathan Crow Comes Home once again to share his love of classical music with his hometown.
And the concert date is no coincidence. Around the world, “Leap Day” is morphing into “Take A Leap Day,” a day to encourage the expansion of personal boundaries, to try something new. For members of the public who have never attended a symphony, this unique combination of notable date and guest artist provides the perfect opportunity for an unforgettable experience.
More information and tickets are available at www.PGSO.com, or by phone at (250) 562 0800, or at the PGSO offices located at 2880 15th Avenue (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
WHO: Prince George Symphony Orchestra
WHAT: Mainstage concert, “Jonathan Crow Comes Home”
WHERE: Vanier Hall
WHEN: February 29th, 2020 – 7:30 PM