• The Musical Mind #14: Paul Widner, Cellist - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
    Esprit sits down with Principal Cellist Paul Widner, one of Canada's foremost contemporary music performers and educators, to talk about his history with the orchestra and why he enjoys playing new...
  • The Musical Mind #13: Omar Daniel, Composer - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    Esprit chats with Canadian Composer Omar Daniel about the world premiere of his new work, Sinfonia Concertante - to be performed on Sunday October 4th, 2015. Inspired by Nordic mythology and adapti...
  • Experience Esprit Orchestra: 2015-2016 Season - Duration: 32 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    Esprit's season programming combines music from Iceland, England, France, the U.S.A. and Germany with fine Canadian music. Aiming to bring you music by the most important and influential composers...
  • The Musical Mind #12: Stephen Sitarski, Violinist - Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    Esprit Orchestra’s final concert of the season, The Last Paradise, takes place on Sunday, March 29 at Koerner Hall. It features Esprit’s own Concertmaster, Stephen Sitarski, as soloist in Xiaogang ...
  • The Musical Mind #11: Robert Aitken, Composer & Flutist - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    Robert Aitken appears as soloist in the performance of his own work, Berceuse for flute and orchestra, Thursday January 29 @Koerner Hall, Toronto.

    The piece demonstrates Aitken’s impressive knowle...
  • “Conversations at The WholeNote” with Alex Pauk on Esprit Education - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    Now in its 18th year, The WholeNote is a comprehensive guide to classical, new, early and world music, jazz, opera and musical theatre in Toronto and beyond. Dedicated to the promotion of live musi...
  • “Conversations at The WholeNote” with Alex Pauk on Upcoming Soloists - Duration: 4 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    Now in its 18th year, The WholeNote is a comprehensive guide to classical, new, early and world music, jazz, opera and musical theatre in Toronto and beyond. Dedicated to the promotion of live musi...
  • The Musical Mind #10: Samuel Andreyev, Composer - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    Don’t miss Samuel Andreyev’s world premiere of, The Flash of the Instant, Thursday January 29 @Koerner Hall, Toronto.

    Samuel Andreyev was born in Kincardine (Ontario), Canada in 1981. He studied c...
  • The Musical Mind #9: Soloists from the Canadian Children’s Opera Company - Duration: 3 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    The Shadows of Time, for large orchestra with children’s voices, will have its Canadian Premiere performance by the Esprit Orchestra at Koerner Hall on November 23, 2014. The performance features s...
  • Experience Esprit Orchestra - 2014/15 Season - Duration: 54 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    This season Esprit Orchestra has a line-up of composers unlike any other, whose music will move you emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. We will be featuring the works of acclaimed internat...
  • Creative Sparks 2014 - Duration: 7 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Every year Creative Sparks, a 15-week mentorship program, prepares aspiring young musicians to write music for large instrumental ensembles. A lead mentor/composer and professional musicians from E...
  • The Musical Mind #8: Wallace Halladay, Saxophonist - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Canadian saxophonist Wallace Halladay captures the qualities of the modern virtuoso, being at home in numerous styles, from the traditional to jazz and beyond. A specialist in the performance of co...
  • The Musical Mind #7: Zosha Di Castri, Composer - Duration: 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    On Sunday, May 25th 2014, Esprit presents its concert, "Mysteries". Featured on the program is a new work by New York based Canadian composer, Zosha Di Castri. Esprit takes pleasure being among the...
  • The Musical Mind #6: Samy Moussa, Composer & Conductor - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Samy Moussa joins Esprit on Sunday January 26th to conduct the premiere of his new work, "Intermezzo for orchestra" along with music by Ruzika. Moussa's musicianship is rapidly being recognized, ap...
  • The Musical Mind #5: Bryan Cheng, Cellist - Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    On January 26, 2014,16-year-old Canadian cellist Bryan Cheng makes his Esprit Orchestra debut performing the third movement from Concerto for Cello No 1 by Gabriel Prokofiev.

    Canadian cellist Brya...
  • The Musical Mind #4: Blair Mackay, Artistic Director - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    The Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan expands and develops gamelan repertoire by interspersing traditional Indonesian techniques with contemporary Western ones. In the works by Chan, Ristic and H...
  • The Musical Mind #3: Alex Pauk, Composer - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    There are two elements which stimulated and then influenced the writing of "Echo Spirit Isle". First of all, Alex Pauk had made an in depth study of Javanese gamelan music and had become fascinated...
  • The Musical Mind #2: R. Murray Schafer, Composer - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    R. Murray Shafer is a Canadian composer, writer, music educator and environmentalist, perhaps best known for his World Soundscape Project, concerning acoustic ecology. On Thursday, October 24th, Es...
  • The Musical Mind #1: Teng Li, Violist - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    On October 24th, 2013, Teng Li will be performing Alfred Schnittke's Concerto for Viola and Orchestra with Esprit Orchestra. Teng Li made a splash when she hit the Toronto music scene in 2004 by la...
  • ESPRIT ORCHESTRA - 30 AND COUNTING! - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    On March 28, 2013, Esprit performed its final concert of the season. This Season Finale combined the phenomenal energy of soloists Wallace Halladay (saxophone) and Ryan Scott (percussion) with Espr...
  • Esprit Orchestra - January 31, 2013 - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    On January 31, 2013, Esprit performed Claude Vivier's, "Orion" featured here in rehearsal at Koerner Hall. The concert simultaneously celebrates Esprit's 30th Anniversary and the 30th Anniversary o...
  • Esprit Orchestra - 2012/13 Season - Duration: 114 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Esprit Orchestra is Canada's only full-sized orchestra devoted exclusively to performing and promoting new orchestral music. Every season, the orchestra collaborates with outstanding soloists and e...
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