For over 56 years, the award-winning Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra has presented great classical music and is well known for its talented musicians and exciting repertoire.
Their new season of six concerts for 2017/18 includes a children's matinee, “Kids 'N Klassics,” and begins with “Romantic Classics,” October 20, (Dvořák’s Symphony No.7 and Beethoven's Emperor Suite with guest star Peter Longworth). November's concert is “Pastoral Wonders” (Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony); December brings “Holiday Magic” and March 2018 highlights the annual Young Composer Competition winner, Strauss (Four Last Songs), Shostakovich (Symphony No. 5) and soprano Allison Cecilia Arends. The May final concert is “Classical Brilliance” (Joseph Johnson, principal cellist with the TSO, with Elgar's Cello Concerto; Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel; and Brahms’ Symphony No.4).
Concerts are at Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke. “Holiday Magic” and “Kids 'N Klassics” are at Humber Valley Church.
Advanced orchestral musicians of all ages interested in joining the orchestra should contact our personnel manager. Student scholarships are by audition in spring. Rehearsals every Wednesday at Martingrove Collegiate 7:30pm to 10pm, and continue until mid-May.


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