Suite 1000 – 555 Main Street
Immediately after the east coast leg of our Edges of Canada tour, NYO Canada travels to Winnipeg to perform at the Centennial Concert Hall, the home of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
In 1960, Duff Roblin P.C. and Maitland B. Steinkopf MBE, QC formed the concept of a Centennial Centre with desire to initiate an urban renewal of Winnipeg’s Point Douglas Area and to also commemorate Canada’s 100th anniversary. The result was the construction of the Manitoba Centennial Centre, which includes the Centennial Concert Hall, Manitoba Museum, Planetarium, and Manitoba Theatre Centre.
Designed by a group of local architects, the $8 million, 253,014 square foot hall opened in 1968. The hall was built in large part due to the funding that the Manitoba Centennial Centre was able to secure from all three levels of government, along with a successful local fundraising campaign that secured close to $7 million through private and corporate donations.
Since opening, the venue has built a reputation as being one of the top music concert halls in the province. From BB King to Drake to Les Miserables, the Centennial Concert Hall has hosted some of the biggest names in every genre of music imaginable. It has been a venue that the orchestra has performed in previously and with many of our musicians residing from Manitoba, it will no question be one of the more memorable concerts of our tour.