Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

2018/2019 Season

Dear Friends of the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra,

We are very excited to share with you the 2018/19 season of the award-winning Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Please join us in October in welcoming our new Music Director and experiencing his vision and enthusiasm as we continue to present engaging classical music concerts in Etobicoke.

Our season consists of five subscription concerts and a family matinee, presenting an unprecedented number of classical masterworks: Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Eroica Symphony and Brahm's 3rd Symphony.

Once again, we are delighted to welcome Jonathan Crow, concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony, who joins us in October with Sibelius' violin concerto as well as the popular Arthur Ozolins, who returns to Etobicoke in March to perform Schumann's piano concerto. We are proud to present Samir Abd-Elmessih, our new principal French Horn player, who will perform Mozart’s 4th Horn concerto.

Thank you!

Concert Programs

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Jonathan Crow plays Sibelius

Friday, October 19, 2018

Jonathan Crow, esteemed concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, returns to Etobicoke with a work from the Scandinavian composer, Sibelius, to melt hearts with the intensity and the richness of his violin.

Louis Applebaum
Stratford Fanfare No. 1
Pierre Mercure
Kaleidoscope
Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163
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The Day that Changed Music

Friday, November 23, 2018

“Can we play it a little slower, Herr Beethoven?” asked the first viola at the first reading of the Eroica, as Napoleon and an upended political order threatened to engulf Europe in 1804. “No,” answered the master. “Not slow, urgent.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Concerto in E-flat major, K.495
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
Harry Somers
Little Suite for String Orchestra on Canadian Folk Songs
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Christmas in the City

Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas in the City combines the sacred with the secular, mystery with meaning, steeple bells with sleigh bells, to make this the ultimate musical celebration of the holiday season.

Louis Applebaum
Stratford Fanfare No. 2
George Frideric Handel
Selections from The Messiah
Frederick Delius
Sleigh Ride
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Bugler's Holiday
Felix Mendelssohn
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Pictures in Sound - Family Concert

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Can music sound like winter feels, battles look, and lovers woo? Come share in our exploration into how we paint pictures in music.

This one hour programme will appeal to children of all ages.

Gioacchino Rossini
William Tell Overture
Sergei Prokofiev
Lieutenant Kijé
Antonio Vivaldi
Winter from The Four Seasons
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It’s All About the Tunes

Friday, March 22, 2019

Big works, big composers, big tunes: Come and be swept away by the greatest melodies ever written!

Louis Applebaum
Stratford Fanfare No. 3
Edward Elgar
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Robert Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
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Love, Death and Hope

Friday, May 10, 2019

Love, death, hope and the life of angels: we explore all the big themes in this final concert of the year with two of Canada’s rising stars in the opera world.

Richard Wagner
Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner
Prelude to Tristan und Isolde
Richard Strauss
Morgen
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 4 in G major

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