For over 59 years the award-winning Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra has been presenting great classical concerts and is delighted to announce the 2019/20 season starting October. Music director Matthew Jones once more engages audiences with his energy and enthusiasm and presents a great-composer lineup of works by Elgar, Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and more. The new Sunday matinee Discovery Series was a great success last year and will be an ongoing seasonal feature. Once again, the orchestra welcomes great artists: Joseph Johnson, principal cellist with the TSO performing Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Variations” at the opening concert, and renowned pianist Arthur Ozolins presenting Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 at the final concert of the season.
Concerts are at Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr., Etobicoke with the Christmas concert “The Gift of Christmas” and the Discovery Series matinee concert at Humber Valley Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. Advanced orchestral musicians of all ages interested in joining the orchestra should contact Judy Gargaro, EPO president. Student scholarships are by audition in the Spring. Rehearsals are every Wednesday at Martingrove Collegiate 7:30pm to 10pm. and continue until mid-May.