Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

2017/2018 Season

Dear Friends of the EPO,
Come join us again for another vibrant season of wonderful classical music presented by the award-winning Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra!

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.

These very special and enjoyable musical experiences from your very own community orchestra are made possible by you, our friends and supporters.

See you at the symphony!

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Romantic Classics

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"

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Pastoral Wonders

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"

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Holiday Magic

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

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Kids 'n Klassics

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

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20th Century Platinum Masters

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

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Classical Brilliance

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

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