Wind Orchestra

The Wind Orchestra is the most advanced group in TYWO’s family of ensembles.  It comprises approximately 55 players whose technical level is advanced and who show strong musicianship.  The group performs a wide range of repertoire, from demanding classical and contemporary works for wind band, as well as lighter selections for its annual holiday and specialty concerts.  In addition to regular performances for the public, the Wind Orchestra presents a series of one-hour Student Concerts, designed specifically for elementary and high school students.  Members of the Wind Orchestra also participate in smaller chamber ensembles including groups for percussion and brass.

Under the direction of Colin Clarke, the Wind Orchestra performs four concerts each season, culminating in a performance in the George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Rehearsals
Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-4:00pm at St. Michael’s College School, 1515 Bathurst Street in Toronto. Map it  Rehearsals begin in September and run through to May, with the first rehearsal scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Click to download a PDF copy of the 2014-2015 Rehearsal Schedule.

Recent Repertoire
GORB  YIddish Dances / SIERRA Sinfonia No. 3 / TORKE Grand Central Station / SPARKE Year of the Dragon / MENARD Joe’s Last Mix / DE MEIJ Symphony No. 1 “The Lord of the Rings” / ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine / MACKEY The Frozen Cathedral / HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

The Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra exists to supplement music programs in our community.  Musicians are expected to maintain participation in their school music programs.

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