Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

Sabatino Vacca, Music Director

Sabatino Vacca

Sabatino Vacca

Sabatino is the Music Director for the Cambridge Community Orchestra and the Guelph Youth Music Centre Youth Symphony. The CCO, led by Sabatino, accompanied Tenor Ben Heppner in a special benifit concert in Cambridge.

Sabatino has conducted orchestras in the Czech Republic, Symphony Hamilton, the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Brampton Symphony Orchestra. For Opera York he has served as Artistic Director for productions of Carmen, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, Tosca, Rigoletto, and La Bohème, and as Conductor for Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosí Fan Tutte. Next season he will conduct Madama Butterfly for Opera York, and Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci for Bel Canto Opera. For Brampton Lyric Opera he has conducted Pagliacci, and Rigoletto. For Opera Kitchener he has conducted Madama Butterfly, and La Bohème. He is also currently on staff with Opera Hamilton and Wilfrid Laurier University, and has worked as an opera coach for the University of Toronto, as well as the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Recently he performed the Totentanz by Liszt as piano soloist with Symphony Hamilton. He also recently completed arrangements for Quartetto Gelato’s latest CD.

Sabatino is the recipient of the Spirit of Ontario award for the Arts by the National Congress of Italian Canadians.