Performances

Rhythms & Riffs
Sunday November 5, 2017 at 1:00pm
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
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Special Guest:
Larnell Lewis, drums

Our season opens with a performance with the Symphonic Winds and the Wind Orchestra boasting works from the whimsical to the outrageous.  Leading this musical charge is Grammy award-winning musician Larnell Lewis, member of the breakout supergroup Snarky Puppy! You’ll certainly want to catch this!

Program includes:
GORB – Awayday
NELSON – Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice
TYZIK – “Riffs” for Drumset and Wind Ensemble
MACKEY – Strange Humours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Joyful Noise
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3:00pm
St. Michael’s College Centre for the Arts
1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto


 

Special Guests:
The St. John’s York Mills Handbell Ringers
Swansea School of Dance

Bells a-ringing, drums a-drumming and choirs a-singing. It’s the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra’s annual holiday concert featuring our three ensembles in an afternoon of holiday classics, familiar tunes, concert masterworks and audience sing-a-longs. There may also be a visit from the North Pole’s number one resident! A musical holiday treat for the whole family!

Repertoire includes:
ANDERSON – Sleigh Ride
HOSHIDE – A Christmas Carol Fantasy
JESSEL – Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
WHITACRE – Equus

 

 

 

 

 

 
Annual Fundraising Luncheon & Concert
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Le Parc Dining & Banquet Hall
8432 Leslie Street, Thornhill
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Arrival & Silent Auction: 11:30am
Luncheon: 12:30pm
Concert: 2:30pm
The Archaeological Institute of America presents it's 4th Annual Spring Gala at Capitale in New York City.

 

Our annual fund-raising dinner-concert will take place once again in the beautiful and elegant setting of Le Parc’s banquet halls.  This evening of fun, food and frivolity will feature all the Concert Winds, Symphonic Winds and the Wind Orchestra in a toe-tapping, movie-inspired musical presentation.

Program includes:
WILLIAMS – Adventures on Earth
BATES – Mothership, for wind ensemble and eletronica
STRAVINSKY – excerpts from “The Firebird”

 

 
 
 
 
A Space Odyssey
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga
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That’s no moon…that’s a space station! Or possibly a planet. Taking advantage of the date, the Wind Orchestra will present a program that’s out of this world. This event will feature selections from John Williams’ iconic score Star Wars, as well as Gustav Holst’s epic masterwork The Planets. May the Fourth be with you!

Program includes:
WILLIAMS – Star Wars (music from Episodes I, IV, V, VII)
HOLST – The Planets, Op. 32
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An Evening with Brian Balmages
Friday, May 24, 2018 at 8:00pm
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street, Toronto
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Special Guest Conductor: Brian Balmages

For our season finale, we welcome award-winning composer, conductor, producer, and performer Brian Balmages. His music for winds, brass, and orchestra has been performed in countries throughout the world, including members of the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, and others. World premieres have included prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. His music was also performed as part of the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, which was attended by both President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Maestro Balmages will lead the Concert Winds, Symphonic Winds and a host of elementary and high school ensembles in a celebration of his music.

All repertoire subject to change.