Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Performer

For 30 years, Esprit Orchestra has been at the forefront in presenting contemporary classical music. Commissioning, performing and promoting fine Canadian compositions, along with important new music from around the world, constitute Esprit’s core activity. With its subscription concerts offering audiences music otherwise unavailable in Canada, Esprit Orchestra has continually been developing a Canadian musical legacy, expanding and enhancing its innovative artistic projects and experiencing steady audience growth. Concerts are always programmed imaginatively and performed with the highest standards to be found anywhere under Founding Music Director & Conductor Alex Pauk. The orchestra presents an annual four-concert series in Toronto at the acoustically acclaimed Koerner Hall. During the 2012/13 season, the Esprit Orchestra is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Among Esprit’s activities are the Creative Sparks mentoring and outreach project, Toward a Living Art Education Programme and national and international touring. Esprit has been the recipient of three lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards, the Jean A. Chalmers National Music Award, the Vida Peene Award and the SOCAN Award for Imaginative Orchestral Programming. Esprit’s annual New Wave Composers Festival celebrates young Canadian artists, providing a platform to connect composers and performers with new audiences.

  • Christine Little, flute
  • Dianne Aitken, alto flute
  • Maria Pelletier, piccolo
  • Clare Scholtz, oboe
  • Jasper Hitchcock, oboe
  • Karen Rotenber, English horn
  • Colleen Cook, clarinet
  • Greg James, clarinet
  • Richard Thomson, bass clarinet
  • Jerry Robinson, bassoon
  • Stephen Mosher, bassoon
  • William Cannaway, contrabassoon
  • Christine Passmore, horn
  • Diane Doig, horn
  • Bardhy Gjevori, horn
  • Linda Bronicheski, horn
  • Robert Venables, piccolo trumpet
  • Anita McAlister, trumpet
  • Michael Fedyshyn, trumpet
  • David Archer, bass trumpet
  • David Pell, trombone
  • Herb Poole, bass trombone
  • Jennifer Stephen, tuba
  • Gregory Millar, piano
  • Erica Goodman, harp
  • Ryan Scott, percussion
  • Mark Duggan, percussion
  • Trevor Tureski, percussion
  • Blair Mackay, percussion
  • Stephen Sitarski, concertmaster
  • Sandra Baron, violin
  • Corey Gemmell, violin
  • Sonia Vizante, violin
  • Joanna Zabrowarna, violin
  • Elizabeth Johnston, violin
  • Christine Chesebrough, violin
  • Erica Beston, violin
  • Renee London, violin
  • Laurel Mascarenhas, violin
  • Bethany Bergman, violin
  • Hiroko Kagawa, violin
  • Louise Pauls, violin
  • Michael Sproule, violin
  • Janet Horne, violin
  • Xiao Grabke, violin
  • Kenin McKay, violin
  • Jennifer Burford, violin
  • Douglas Perry, viola
  • Rhyll Peel, viola
  • Katherine Rapoport, viola
  • Nicholas Papadakis, viola
  • Gregory Campbell, viola
  • Ivan Ivanovich, viola
  • Paul Widner, cello
  • Marianne Pack, cello
  • Olga Laktionova, cello
  • Peter Cosbey, cello
  • Garrett Knecht, cello
  • Mary-Katherine Finch, cello
  • Tom Hazlitt, bass
  • Robert Wolanski, bass
  • Natalie Kemerer, bass
  • Eric Lee, bass

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