2008 - 2009 Concert Schedule

Matthew Jaskiewicz - Founding Artistic Director

SEASON AT A GLANCE


Roncesvalles Street Festival
POLKA, POLONAISE, MAZURKA, AND.....

Sunday, September 14, 2008 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Roncesvalles Avenue

Come, dance in the heart of the Polish community. It is multiculturalism at its best - Polish traditional rhythms, Hungarian csárdás, Austrian waltzes, Czech polkas and American hoe downs. Bring the family and your dancing shoes!

      Kornel Wolak, clarinet
      Toronto Sinfonietta
      Polish Symfonia Choir


Holocaust Education Week
THROUGH THE ROOF OF MY HEART

Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park

A celebration of life, survival and the triumph of the human spirit! Please join us in our musical reverie and remembrance with new composition written especially for this poignant occsion. Also, classic Hebrew songs will be performed. Put this date on your calendar today as a 'must see'!

Philip McConnell Through the Roof of my Heart it Rains
The Museum
The Burning Book
Michael Pepa Psalm de Liliane
Traditional Hebrew Songs  

      Toronto Sinfonietta
      Baycrest Music Society
      Philip McConnell
           Toronto Sinfonietta's composer in residence, Guest Conductor


POLISH NOVEMBER
POLSKI LISTOPAD

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto

Remembering Independence. It is the 90th anniversary of Poland's victory and regaining independence. It is also the day to remember all veterans - Canadian, Polish, and many others who have fought and continue to fight to ensure our democratic freedoms!

Stanislaw Moniuszko Concert Overture "Conte d'hiver"
Ignacy Jan Paderewski Menuet
Harry Friedman (Pol - Can)   March
Witold Lutoslawski Mala Suita
Fryderyk Chopin Piano Concerto no 2 in F Minor

      Janusz Olejniczak, piano
           Finalist of VIII International Chopin Piano Competition
      Toronto Sinfonietta


Third Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competirtion 2008
GALA CONCERT

Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto

For the third year, young winners of the Competition in the woodwind, string and piano categories, will play with the professional orchestra in excerpts from magical solo concertos. It will be their star making moment, participating in a professional concert with a symphony orchestra. Come to cheer them on!
      Competition winners
      Toronto Sinfonietta


Choral Concert
HYMN OF PRAISE

Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West

Christmas is coming, and so are you to hear and sing along to festive oratorio music.

Felix Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise (2nd Symphony)
Holly Aides Christmas Festival
Leroy Anderson Carols for Strings

      Ryerson Oakham House Choir
      Soloists
      Toronto Sinfonietta


Choral Concert
THE CREATION

Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the composer's death

Joseph Haydn     The Creation
Oakham House Choir of Ryerson University
Toronto Sinfonietta

      Kathie Murphy, soprano
      Stuart Howe, tenor
      Andrew Tees, aritone


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