Two pioneers in the world of Canadian and international new music, Toronto’s Esprit Orchestra and Montreal’s Nouvel Ensemble Moderne announced details of their 2015-16 seasons recently. To learn more, please click the links!
March 25, the Orchestre symphonique de Laval (led by music director Alain Trudel) presents an all-Respighi program at the Église Sainte-Rose-de-Lima, featuring star Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian. She’ll be featured in the composer’s symphonic poem, Il Tramonto. The concert has not only been designed to please the audience; it’s also hoped that the repertoire can Read more about Cool Concerts[…]
On Thursday, January 29 at Toronto’s Koerner Hall, the Esprit Orchestra, led by Alex Pauk, presents the world premieres of commissioned works by Canadian Samuel Andreyev and British composer Philip Cashian, along with the Canadian premiere of a piece by Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason and a repeat performance of a work for flute and orchestra Read more about New Works Performed by the Esprit Orchestra[…]
Sunday, November 23 at Toronto’s Koerner Hall, Esprit Orchestra (led by founding music director Alex Pauk, with viola soloist Teng Li and solo singers from the Canadian Children’s Opera Company) presents a program featuring four works not previously heard by Toronto audiences. The concert includes Canadian premieres of music by Yoji Yuasa, and Henri Dutilleux, Read more about Canadian and World Premieres by Esprit Orchestra[…]
Congratulations to conductor and composer and Esprit Orchestra founder Alex Pauk, who was appointed to the Order of Canada in late June. Maestro Pauk was cited for “contributions to the development of contemporary Canadian orchestral music and for his promotion of Canada’s composers.”