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World Premiere for Sinfonia Toronto

World Premiere for Sinfonia Toronto

On Friday, April 11 Sinfonia Toronto, led by guest conductor Johannes Rieger will give the world premiere of a new work by Toronto composer, conductor, and educator Ron Royer. Created as a ST commission, The Four Seasons of Canada depicts the beautiful contrasts in the Canadian landscape caused by the changing seasons. For more information, please visit sinfoniatoronto.com.

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New Seasons

New Seasons

Orchestra London has announced its 2014-15 season, a 4 series extravaganza based at Centennial Hall and London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. The season features a number of guest conductors, as the orchestra begins its search for a successor to Alain Trudel, and guest performers include pianists David Jalbert, Anastasia Rizikov, Janina Fialkowska, violinist Scott St. John and violist Sharon Wei, along with a number of OLC principal players in solo roles. Perennial Pops favourite Brian Jackson leads most of the pops series concerts, and the Red Hot Weekends programs feature such guests as Randy Bachman, Jim Witter, and Jim Cuddy.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony has announced its 2014-15 season, its eighth under the leadership of music director Edwin Outwater. The statistics-packed season launch media release notes that the orchestra will give 70 performances over 8 distinct series with more than 35 special guest artists and over 180 works of music. Featured soloists include Time for Three, pianist Todd Yaniw, Cirque Mechanics, the Barra MacNeils, and Gene Kelly (at least, on the big screen, accompanied by the orchestra in a special version of Singin’ in the Rain). The orchestra’s Signature Series will feature the performance of new works by Canadian composers, some established and some just making their mark, with four of them “invited to attend concerts, speak with the audience and interact on a deep level throughout a performance week.” And there’s even two performances with a local youth show choir.

The string orchestra, Sinfonia Toronto, has announced its 2014-15 season, a seven concert season at both the Toronto Centre for the Arts and the Glenn Gould Studio, led by music director Nurhan Arman. Featured soloists include pianist Antonia Rizikov, violist Sharon Wei, and flutist Mario Carbotta. Repertoire highlights include newer Canadian works by Airat Ichmouratov and Alice Ho, an orchestrated version of Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata, and the Toronto premiere of a piano concerto by Alan Hovhaness.

The Orchestre symphonique de Québec wants to make very, very certain that you read its brochure with care—and to inspire you, they are running a contest with 67 clues, one for each member of the orchestra. There’s also an accompanying contest for younger members of the family. A fresh clue is revealed each day between January 13 and March 20. You can learn more (and participate), here.

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New Seasons

New Seasons

Sinfonia Toronto, a professional string orchestra led by founder Nurhan Arman, has announced its 2013-14 season, its 15th! The orchestra performs at both the Glenn Gould Studio and the George Weston Recital Hall, and will present seven distinct programs this year. Highlighted guests include violinist Lara St. John, clarinetist Julian Milkis, and cellist Karen Ouzounian, and the repertoire includes two brand new works by Canadians John Burge and Ron Royer.

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Sinfonia Toronto and Rivka Golani Premiere a New Work

Sinfonia Toronto and Rivka Golani Premiere a New Work

On Friday, March 8, Sinfonia Toronto (led by music director Nurhan Arman) will give the world premiere at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio of a new work for viola and chamber orchestra by Kingston composer Marjan Mozetich, written especially for violist Rivka Golani. The program also features piano soloist Angela Cheng in Mozart’s Concerto No. 9, “Jeunehomme”. For more information, please visit sinfoniatoronto.com.

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Sinfonia Toronto Highlights Canadian Creation

Sinfonia Toronto Highlights Canadian Creation

On Friday, December 14, Sinfonia Toronto (led by music director Nurhan Arman) will present another concert in its series at the Glenn Gould Studio. The program includes a pair of Canadian works, along with music by Borne, Ennio Morricone, and Beethoven: the world premiere of Chan Ka Nin’s Strings Together, and John Burge’s Forgotten Dreams. For more information about Sinfonia Toronto, please visit sinfoniatoronto.com.

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Season Openings with Style (and a lot of cello soloists!)

Season Openings with Style (and a lot of cello soloists!)

On Friday, October 12, Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra opens its 2012-13 season at St. Andrew’s Church in a varied program that features music for cello and orchestra, and the world premiere of a jazz-influenced work by Ottawa bassist and composer John Geggie. The cello soloist is Denise Djokic, and she’ll be featured in works by Leopold Hoffman, and Canadian John Burge.

October 13 and 14, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra opens its Masterworks series in a new venue, with a new work on the program, and with a music director candidate on the podium. The concert marks the WSO’s main series debut in the Capital Theatre, a recently-refurbished heritage building in Windsor’s core. Cellist Shauna Rolston will give the Windsor premiere of a new concerto for cello and orchestra written for her by Vincent Ho and co-commissioned by the Windsor and Winnipeg Symphonies, and conductor Kevin Rhodes (Music Director of both the Springfield MA Symphony Orchestra and the Traverse Symphony (MI) Orchestra) will lead. Thanks to the SOCAN Foundation, Vincent Ho will attend the performances and is in town the week prior for presentations and workshops in area schools.

On October 14, the Orchestre symphonique de Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (led by music director Jacques Clement) opens its season with a concert celebrating the art of tango, featuring Tango Boreal (Denis Plante, bandoneon; David Jacques, guitar) and music by Piazzola, De Falla, and Marquez. The concert opens the third edition of Festival Tang-aux-foins, which runs from 14-21 October. For more information about the orchestra, please visit lorchestre.org. For more information about the Festival, please visit tangauxfoins.com.

Toronto’s Esprit Orchestra opens its 30th anniversary season on October 14 at Koerner Hall, at the same time as it helps to launch R. Murray Schafer’s new autobiography, My Life on Earth and Elsewhere. The program includes works by Schafer, John Rea, Alexina Louie, Xenakis, and Colin McPhee, many of which have featured prominently in earlier seasons.

Sinfonia Toronto opens its 14th season on October 27 (under the leadership of founder Nurhan Arman) a few miles north of its usual concert home, the Glenn Gould Studio. This year’s opening concert will take place at the George Weston Recital Hall of the Toronto Centre for the Arts, and will feature 2011 Tchaikovsky competition winner, cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan.

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People

People

Sinfonia Toronto has announced the appointment of three violinists to its core roster. They include first violinists Dezso Salasovics and Tanya Charles, and second violinist Alex Toskov.

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Job Board

Job Board

AUDITIONS

The National Ballet of Canada
Principal Percussion
Application deadline/Date limite : August 27 août 2012

The National Ballet of Canada
Assistant Principal 2nd Violin
Application deadline/Date limite : August 20 août 2012

Sinfonia Toronto
Section First Violin (1 year only)
Section Second Violin (core position)
Application deadline/Date limite : September 5 septembre 2012

 

ADMINISTRATIVE / ADMINISTRATIFS

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Assistant Music Librarian
Application deadline/Date limite : July 16 juillet 2012

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Director of Educational Outreach
Application deadline/Date limite : June 28 juin 2012

Honens International Piano Competition
Corporate Development Associate
Application deadline/Date limite : July 13 juillet 2012

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New works being premiered this month

New works being premiered this month

Rob Teehan: a new work by this Toronto-based composer is being premiered Friday, 11 May by Sinfonia Toronto, led by Nurhan Arman.

Tim Brady: his Short Stories/Courts métrages for electric guitar, video and orchestra, gets its world premiere on May 9 as part of a program devoted to film music, being performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Laval led by music director Alain Trudel, with the composer as soloist.

Airat Ichmouratov: this busy conductor, clarinettist and composer leads the world premiere of his own Three Romances for viola, harp and strings with I Musici de Montréal on May 16 and 17.

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Season Launches

Season Launches

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony launched its 2012-13 season last week – more than 70 performances across 8 distinct series, beginning with an opening night celebration of Kitchener’s centennial with performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Additional season highlights include a Tchaikovsky Festival, a unique Mahler Symphony No. 5 concert, a holiday concert with Canadian pop superstars Barenaked Ladies, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony and an Intersections program saluting Indian music, Bollywood and Beyond. The season marks Edwin Outwater’s sixth as music director, and he promises “an adventure for both the audience and the orchestra.”

Sinfonia Toronto, the intrepid Toronto-based string chamber orchestra led by Nurhan Arman, has announced its 14th season, a 7-concert series at the Glenn Gould Studio (with a gala season opener at the George Weston Recital Hall). ST regularly features stellar Canadian and international soloists, and next year is no exception: soloists on the season include Tchaikovsky competition gold medallist, cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, pianists Angela Cheng, Dmitri Levkovich, and Anastasia Rizikov (a Toronto prodigy who won the adult level of the Rotary International Competition in Spain at the age of 11) – and many others. As well, the orchestral will continue its Composer-in-Residence program, next year with distinguished Toronto composer Chan Ka Nin.

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