2022/2023 Season

Dear Friends of the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra!

After the major disruption to the last two seasons of programming your award-winning Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra is looking forward to a triumphant return to the concert hall to engage and inspire our diverse community.

After many delays, the orchestra will celebrate 60 years of your support with a grand concert featuring our dear friend to the EPO, violinist Jonathan Crow. He will perform the beautiful Brahms Violin Concerto.

The great music is only just beginning!

The EPO season boasts such talents as pianist Kara Hubert performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2, Flautist, Lauren Yeomans is joined by Rose Soenen for a performance of Mozart’s Flute and Harp concerto, and soprano, Christina Haldane, performing a delightful collection of opera’s greatest hits.

Paired with such majestic symphony performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 “The New World” and Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 2, you can not afford to miss a concert!


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A Diamond Jubilee

Friday, October 21, 2022

Special guest Jonathan Crow joins us to celebrate our 60th anniversary! Hear him play the Brahms’ Violin Concerto right here in Etobicoke before he performs it downtown with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Johannes Brahms
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 5 in D major/D minor, Op. 107 "Reformation"
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Fireworks of Sound

Friday, November 25, 2022

Experience a dramatic concert featuring Kulesha's "Fireworks and Processional" with strings and brass, followed by Rachmaninoff's intense "Piano Concerto No. 2" performed by guest soloist Kara Huber. The night will also feature Louise Farrenc's "Symphony No. 2 in D major" and the world premiere of Dr. Matthew Emery's "Unanswered Letters."

Gary Kulesha
Fireworks and Processional
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Louise Farrenc
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 35
Matthew Emery
Unanswered Letters
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Ho Ho Ho, EPO!

Friday, December 16, 2022

After two long years, we can return to well-loved EPO traditions—familiar Christmas selections, audience-sourced ‘Conductor for a Moment,’ lively carol sing-along. Our special gift this year? Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with Lauren Yeomans and Rose Soenen. Get your tickets early as this concert typically sells out!

John Finnegan
Christmas Singalong
Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299/297c
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Selections from Nutcracker Suite No. 1
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Christmas Overture
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DISCOVERY CONCERT: Electrifying Rhythm

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Join us as we explore rhythm: that invisible force that can propel us forward in excitement, panic, or joy, or slow us down with sadness, nostalgia or dreamy reverie.

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in D minor
Johann Pachelbel
Canon in D, P 37
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Terry Riley
In C
Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
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Inspirations of a New World

Friday, March 24, 2023

New experiences are often a source of inspiration, as Dvorak demonstrated by composing his 9th Symphony while visiting the New World. We take his cue in the rest of this program with pieces new to us (and to you?)

Umberto Quattrociocchi
Grazie Altrettanto
Larysa Kuzmenko
A Prayer for String Orchestra
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Ballade for Orchestra
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95
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Power and Passion

Friday, May 12, 2023

Experience the passion of humanity and power of nature through Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and Kevin Lau's "Sea of Blossoms," contrasted with Mozart, Puccini, Delibes, and Lehar. Soprano Christina Haldane captures a range of human emotions from joy to sorrow in this deeply moving concert.

Kevin Lau
Sea of Blossoms
Léo Delibes
Les filles de Cadix
Giacomo Puccini
O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
Franz Lehár
Viljia from The Merry Widow
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Alleluja from Exsultate Jubilate
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D major, Titan


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