True Jive PluckersThis Pops concert is the second last of the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 season. It goes Saturday April 16 at Conexus Arts Centre and features the local trio The True Jive Pluckers composed of (from right to left in photo) Ed Minevich (violin), Stephen McLellan (bass) and Jack Semple (guitar) who will sit in with the regular symphony players to perform a mix of classical, blues, tango, gypsy, klezmer and jazz tunes.

The concert starts at 8 p.m., and ticket information is available on the RSO website.

Further to the Pops series, with new conductor Gordon Gerrard coming on board in 2016-17 to replace Victor Sawa, the RSO has decided to discontinue its annual Oscar tribute to movie music. Instead, it’s put together the following line-up of concerts:

Reimagining Broadway with Sarah Slean
October 22, 2016
Gordon Gerrard, conductor; Sarah Slean, vocals: Mike Janzen, vocals/piano/arranger; George Koller, bass and Davide Direnzo, drums.

A Celtic Tenor Christmas
December 3, 2016
Mélanie Léonard, conductor

Fifty Years of Bond…James Bond
February 18, 2017
Gordon Gerrard, conductor

Prairie Pops with Jeffery Straker
March 25, 2017
Gordon Gerrard, conductor; Jeffery Straker, singer-pianist; Connie Kaldor, special guest

Time for Three
May 6, 2017
Gordon Gerrard, conductor; Nikki Chooi, violin; Nicholas Kendall, violin and Ranaan Meyer, double bass