2017/2018 EPO Symphonic Season
Our new season offers five concerts to suit every lover of the classics, including 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.
The EPO has vacancies for the following principal player positions: Cello, French Horn, Trombone. Click here for more information.
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Friday, October 20, 2017
Our opening concert of the season celebrates the genius of Dvorak and Beethoven. 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
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
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
- Ian Chan
- Fields of Sun
- Jean Françaix
- L'Horloge de Flore
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
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.
- Ronald 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
- 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
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! The award winning Mimico Children's Choir will inspire you with their accomplished performance! 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
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
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!