Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (TYWO)

Support Material for Whistler Music Festival (2017)
The following footage are all unedited, archival videos shot by members of the TYWO staff or by enthusiastic audience members.

Conga del fuego nuevo
George Weston Recital Hall – Toronto Centre for the Arts
Friday, May 12, 2017

Celebrated composer Arturo Marquéz is a professor at the National University of Mexico. He grew up with musical styles in his childhood which would be the impetus for his later work. This fiery work speaks from the composer’s love for Mexican “salon music.” A TYWO favourite!

Time Index: 0:35 to 5:35

ALFRED REED (1921-2005)
Armenian Dances Part I for Wind Ensemble (excerpt)
George Weston Recital Hall – Toronto Centre for the Arts
Friday, April 11, 2014

Reed’s masterwork “Armenian Dances” is considered by many to be one of his most sophisticated and challenging compositions. It is currently listed as a university-level piece on the MusicFest Canada national syllabus for bands, and one of this band’s favourite works.

Time Index: 0:00 to 5:16 (entire clip)

JOHN MACKEY (b.1973)
Kingfishers Catch Fire (movement II)
St. Michael’s College Centre for the Arts
Sunday, November 2, 2014

Composer John Mackey was in attendance at this concert, and gave valuable insight into his compositions in a workshop with the musicians the day before this event. It was a very enriching experience that the musicians thoroughly enjoyed.

Time Index: 0:00 to 2:22