A COVID-safe concert is coming to Mississauga soon


Published November 23, 2020 at 3:36 pm


Now that Mississauga–along with Brampton, Toronto and Caledon–is back in lockdown for at least 28 days, it’s safe to assume that residents will not get to enjoy live entertainment in the traditional way any time soon. 

Fortunately, music lovers can enjoy a virtual concert this coming weekend. 

On Saturday, Nov. 28, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will return to the stage in Hammerson Hall in the Living Arts Centre to produce A Celebration of Beethoven–a free, live-streamed digital concert.

The concert will kick off at 8:00 pm. 

Presented in partnership with Celebration Square, the concert will feature works by the world-renowned musician. Pieces include Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, the third movement of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto performed by concertmaster Corey Gemmell, and Beethoven’s Second Symphony. 

A Celebration of Beethoven will be broadcast live through the MSO’s Facebook page and on the MSO website. If you prefer to enjoy music outside under the stars, you will be able to watch the show live at Celebration Square, although current lockdown rules do limit the size of any outdoor gathering to no more than 10 people. The MSO says increased health and safety measures will be in place and anyone watching outside is asked to wear a mask, keep within their household group, and maintain a distance of three meters from anyone they do not live with.

The symphony’s Meet the Maestro presentation series will return, digitally, in the weeks leading up to A Celebration of Beethoven. Viewers can learn about the history behind the music and interact with Maestro Mastromonaco. Music fans can enjoy a pre-concert chat with the Maestro on Thursday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 pm.

Registration links for each Meet the Maestro can be found by visiting mississaugasymphony.ca.

Cover photo taken pre-pandemic

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