Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

Sabatino Vacca, Music Director

2017/2018 EPO Symphonic Season

Our new season offers five concerts to suit every lover of the classics, as well as one featuring star guest soloist - Joseph Johnson, the principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The ever-popular children's matinee concert returns as well as a presentation showcasing the always exceptional winner of the Young Composer's Competition.

Music Director, Sabatino Vacca, again leads our 60-plus talented musicians through the season with the audience enjoying his interesting and informal chats before each concert.

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2017/2018 Season

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Romantic Classics

Friday, October 20, 2017

Our opening concert of the season celebrates the genius of Dvorák and Brahms, who admired each other's works from afar. Canadian composer John Weinzweig delights with his Round Dance in honour of Canada's 150th

John Weinzweig
Round Dance
Antonín Dvorák
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 83

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Pastoral Wonders

Friday, November 24, 2017

The beauty and majesty of nature has been a great source of inspiration for composers such as Beethoven through his sixth symphony, and French composer Jean Françaix in a playful work for oboe and orchestra

Richard Wagner
Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Y Chan
Fields of Sun
Jean Françaix
L'Horloge de Flore
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"

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Holiday Magic

Friday, December 15, 2017

Our annual holiday concert will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit with a selection of festive favourites along with our popular silent auction.

Roger Royer
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
César Franck
Panis Angelicus
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043, 1st movement
Mykola Leontovych
Carol of the Bells
Spiritual
Mary had a Baby
Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride
Engelbert Humperdink
Evening Prayer and Pantomime from Hänsel and Gretel
Adolphe Adam
O Holy Night
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
John Finnegan
Christmas Singalong

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Kids 'n Klassics

Sunday, February 11, 2018

This one hour programme of Classical favourites will appeal to children of all ages. Brother and sister trumpet duo Matisse and Aled Blundell will leave you breathless! Come and share in the fun!

Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse Macabre
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Two Trumpets
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade No. 10 in B major, "Gran Partita" K. 361, last movement
John Iveson
Frère Jacques for Brass Quintet
Edvard Grieg
In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46

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20th Century Platinum Masters

Friday, March 23, 2018

The winner of our 4th Young Composer's Competition will usher in this programme of 20th Century masterworks by Richard Strauss and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Young Composer's Competition Winner
Richard Strauss
Four Last Songs
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 5

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Classical Brilliance

Friday, May 11, 2018

Our season concludes with special guest soloist Joseph Johnson, Principal Cellist of the TSO. Ravel's colourful homage to Couperin and Brahms's monumental fourth symphony will be sure to satisfy your classical soul!

Maurice Ravel
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

See you at the Symphony!