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October 24, 2023



MISSISSAUGA, ON – On Saturday, November 18 at the Living Arts Centre, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to the late Hazel McCallion with a performance of the awe-inspiring Verdi Requiem. A unique and towering masterpiece, the Verdi Requiem is filled with a whirlwind of emotions moving through profound loss and ending with a sense of eternal peace. Verdi Requiem – A Tribute to Hazel McCallion will be produced with the generous support of the Hazel McCallion Foundation.

The Verdi Requiem is a monumental and powerful composition by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The Verdi Requiem is a masterpiece that combines the grandeur of an operatic sensibility with the solemnity and reverence of a religious work. It continues to be celebrated for its emotional depth and dramatic power, making it a significant composition in the choral and orchestral repertoire. Joined by the Mississauga Festival Choir and soloists Cristina Pisani (soprano), Deanna Pauletto (mezzo-soprano), Paul Williamson (tenor), and Johnathon Kirby (baritone), a rare performance of this incredible work is not to be missed.

“It is a great honour to pay tribute to one of the most powerful women in Canadian politics with our performance of the monumental Verdi Requiem” says Eileen Keown, Executive Director of the Mississauga Symphony. “As a staunch supporter of the arts in Mississauga, I’m sure that Mayor McCallion would have been proud to see a staging of this great work in her city”.

Verdi Requiem – A Tribute to Hazel McCallion – Regularly priced tickets start at $40. Special pricing is available for seniors, families, youth (15-26), and groups of 10 or more. Free underground parking is included with every ticket purchase. Showtime is 8pm. Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE, or by calling the Living Arts Centre box office at: 905-306-3000.

About the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra

The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra is passionate about, and committed to, maintaining and continuing the tradition of classical symphonic music in Mississauga. They take pride in their designation as the best hybrid orchestra in Canada, a term that describes an orchestra with a mixture of professional musicians and highly skilled amateurs. Under the direction of Maestro Denis Mastromonaco since 2013, the orchestra offers entertaining and increasingly sophisticated programs performed to the highest artistic standards. With the inclusion of the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2014, the organization has become the centre of classical music in Mississauga, built around the pillars of music education, performance, and entertainment.

The MSO can be found online at:; on Facebook at:; on Instagram at: @mississaugasymphony, and on Twitter at: @MSymph.

For further information, contact:

Ryan Tobin, Director of Marketing & Production

P: (905) 615-4404