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 Meridian Arts Centre (formerly the Toronto Centre for the Arts).

Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:30 pm at the  Meridian Arts Centre (formerly the Toronto Centre for the Arts) 5040 Yonge Street in Toronto.  Map it  Rehearsals begin in September and run through to May.

Recent Repertoire
ELLERBY Menorcan Dances | TORKE Grand Central Station | DAVID All Dark is Now Gone | GRAINGER Themes from “Green Bushes” | MACKEY The Frozen Cathedral | MERCURE Pantomime | BATES Mothership | HOLST The Planets, Op. 32 | GORB Awayday | MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition | ALARCON Duende

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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