Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

Sabatino Vacca, Music Director

Introducing the 2014/2015 Season

Join us for our 54th season of symphonic music in Etobicoke. This year's program features brilliant young stars, world-class soloists, a regimental band and our superb 60 piece orchestra. Our musical highlights include famous concertos, Christmas Chestnuts, Hollywood Blockbusters and Symphonic Masterworks. For the young and young at heart enjoy our new Family Concert with the EPO and talented young musicians from the community.

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The EPO is inviting submissions for its Young Composers Competition. Original works scored for orchestra will be judged by a three member panel. Three winners will receive cash prizes and the Grand Prize composition will be performed by the EPO during its 2014/15 season. More Info >>

2014/2015 Season

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A Youthful Celebration

Friday, October 17, 2014

The EPO is proud to present the four concerto class winners from this year's North York Music Festival, and members of the Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada will join the orchestra for a rousing finale!

Johannes Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
Dmitri Kabalevsky
Violin Concerto in C Major, Op. 48, 1st mvmt.
Cécile Chaminade
Flute Concertino in D Major, Op. 107
Ottorino Respighi
Pines of the Appian Way from The Pines of Rome
Camille Saint-Saëns
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61, 1st mvmt.
Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22, 1st mvmt.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
1812 Overture

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Family Concert: Klassical Favourites for Kidz

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fun family concert with classical and film music favourites for kids of all ages, along with visuals and other surprises.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Excerpts from Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Camille Saint-Saëns
Excerpts from Carnival of the Animals
Sergei Prokofiev
Excerpts from Peter and the Wolf
Modest Mussorgsky
The Hut of Baba Yaga/Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition
Maurice Ravel
Little Ugly Girl, Empress of the Pagodas from Mother Goose Suite
John Williams
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Concert Suite
Hans Zimmer
Symphonic Highlights from Pirates of the Caribbean

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Christmas Chestnuts

Friday, December 12, 2014

The angelic voice of soprano Allison Arends will be sure to lift your spirits. Works to include festive and classical favourites along with our popular Annual Silent Auction.

Arr. Bruce Chase
Around the World at Christmas Time
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tu Virginum Corona and Alleluja from Exsultate Jubilate
Leroy Anderson
A Christmas Festival
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden
Adolphe Adams
O Holy Night
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Russan Dance: Trepak from The Nutcracker
Mykola Leontovych
Carol of the Bells
Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride
Antonio Vivaldi
Winter from The Four Seasons, 1st mvmt
Pietro Yon
Gesù Bambino
John Finnegan
Christmas Singalong
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz Finale and Apothesis

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Salute to the Cinema

Friday, February 20, 2015

Let the EPO put you in the mood this Oscar weekend as we celebrate some of Hollywood's blockbuster hits.

Arr. Carl Strommen
Salute to the Cinema
Claude-Michel Schönberg
Les Misérables: Selections
John Williams
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Concert Suite
Frederick Loewe
Selections from My Fair Lady
Alexander Borodin
Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
John Williams
Throne Room & End Title from Star Wars Suite
Nino Rota
Music from The Godfather
Stanley Myers
Cavatina from The Deerhunter
Lionel Bart
Oliver: Selections
George Gershwin
An American in Paris

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Platinum Classics

Friday, April 10, 2015

Etobicoke native Bryan Holt performs one of the most breathtaking concertos in the repertoire, while the orchestra performs two masterworks from the symphonic literature.

Carl Maria von Weber
Overture to Der Freischütz
Antonín Dvořák
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

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Arias and a Symphony

Friday, May 22, 2015

Join us in our spectacular season finale as we feature two outstanding soloists performing popular arias and duets. The season will close with Rachmaninoff's hauntingly beautiful Second Symphony.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Giacomo Puccini
Vissi d'arte from Tosca
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Vesti la giubba from I Pagliacci
Giuseppe Verdi
È strano Sempre Libera from La Traviata
Giacomo Puccini
Nessun dorma from Turandot
Pietro Mascagni
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Giacomo Puccini
Duet from Act I from Tosca
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

See you at the Symphony!

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