Nadia SantoroUWindsor music grad Nadia Santoro is one of two pianists to be featured in performance with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

Concert marks orchestra’s return to Assumption Hall

Two pianists from the School of Creative Arts are among the featured performers joining the Windsor Symphony Orchestra this weekend for its first Intimate Classics chamber concerts of the season.

Mary-Valene DanielAlumna Nadia Santoro (BMus 2016) and fourth-year music student Mary-Valene Daniel were selected via competition to play Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with the orchestra in three performances — including Sunday, October 23, in the Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, ending a four-year hiatus from the venue.

Conductor Robert Franz will lead flutists Liesel Deppe and Jaimie Wagner, violinist Min Xie, oboist Graham Mackenzie, trumpeter Ross Turner and violinist Michèle Dumoulin in a program that also features J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 2 and 4, Wolfgang Mozart’s Divertimento in F, and Suite for Strings by Arthur Foote.

Sunday’s concert begins at 2:30 p.m., with Franz leading a discussion one hour before. Earlier performances are set for Friday at St. Andrew’s United Church in Chatham and Saturday at Leamington United Mennonite Church.

Student and senior discounts are available. For tickets, phone 519-973-1238, buy online at, or visit the WSO Box Office at 121 University Avenue West.

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