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Media release ~ For immediate release ~ November 13, 2017


EUROPEAN GUESTS TO SHINE AT SINFONIA TORONTO CONCERT 


Musical gems old and new will sparkle at Sinfonia Toronto’s Masterpiece Series concert on Friday, December 8, at 8 pm in Glenn Gould Studio. The concert will feature two outstanding European virtuosi – Polish violinist Janusz Wawrowki who makes his Canadian debut and beloved Italian flutist Mario Carbotta returning for his fourth appearance with Sinfonia Toronto. Maestro Nurhan Arman will conduct a program that includes the world premiere of Toronto composer Norbert Palej’s Violin Concerto. Mozart’s Flute Concerto in D Major and Beethoven’s op. 74 String Quartet (The Harp) in an orchestral version. 


Violinist Janusz Wawrowski has performed at the Berliner Philharmonie, Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Grosser Saal of Mozarteum in Salzburg, De Doelen Concertgebouw in  Rotterdam, and in many other prestigious concert halls. He has appeared with Polish National Radio Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw Philharmonic, the Polish Radio Symphony, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Simón Bolívar Symphony in Venezuela and many other orchestras in Poland, Czech Republic and Ukraine.


Flutist Mario Carbotta has played with many international orchestras like Mannheim Kammerorchester, Mainzer Kammerorchester, DKO Frankfurt, Sinfonia Toronto, Silesian Chamber Orchestra Katowice, Solisti Aquilani, I Virtuosi di Praga, Archi della Scala, Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich of Vienna, Karntner Sinfonieorchester of Klagenfurt, Thüringer Symphoniker, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Loh-Orchesters Sondershausen, the Symphonette Orchestra of Israel, the Orquestra do Algarve and Orquestra Classica de Madeira in Portugal, the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milano, Orchestra of the Provincia di Bari, Sanremo Philharmonic and many others. 


Nurhan Arman has conducted throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and the United States, returning regularly to many orchestras in Europe. Among the orchestras Maestro Arman has conducted are the Moscow Philharmonic, Deutsches Kammerorchester Frankfurt, Filarmonica Italiana, St. Petersburg State Hermitage Orchestra, Orchestre Regional d’Ile de France, Hungarian Symphony, Milano Classica and Belgrade Philharmonic. 


Now in its 19th season, Sinfonia Toronto has toured in United States and twice in Europe, receiving glowing reviews. It has released four CD’s, including a JUNO Award winner, and performs in many Ontario cities. Its extensive repertoire includes all the major string orchestra works of the 18th through 21st centuries, and it has premiered many new works. Under the baton of Nurhan Arman the orchestra’s performances present outstanding international guest artists and prominent Canadian musicians.  


Tickets are $42 adult; $35 senior and $15 student. They can be purchased by phone at 416-499-0403  or online at http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/


Subscriptions to the remaining Masterpiece Series are available from http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/ or by phone at 416-499-0403 


Details at a glance:

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West            

BEETHOVEN’S HARP

SINFONIA TORONTO 

NURHAN ARMAN Conductor

JANUSZ WAWROWSKI Violinist 

MARIO CARBOTTA Flutist 

A Polish violin star, an Italian flute virtuoso and a mighty Beethoven

MOZART Flute Concerto in D Major  

PALEJ Violin Concerto No. 1 world premiere

BEETHOVEN Sinfonia op. 74a ‘The Harp’ 

Tickets: $42 ad; $35 senior; $15 student

http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/ or by phone at 416-499-0403



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TRIPLE BILL AT SINFONIA TORONTO CONCERT

A kaleidoscope of musical styles will sparkle at Sinfonia Toronto’s MOZART & MENDELSSOHN Masterpiece Series concert on Friday, November 10 at Glenn Gould Studio. German maestro Johannes Rieger returns to Sinfonia Toronto and Sinfonia Toronto’s Associate Concertmaster Marcus Scholtes will appear as both piano and violin soloist. The concert features Canadian composer Alice Ho’s ‘Quest’, Mozart’s delightful Violin Concerto, Gerald Finzi’s Eclogue, Mozart’s well-known Eine kleine Nachtmusik and a brilliant Symphony No. 12 by Mendelssohn’.

Marcus Scholtes, Associate Concertmaster of Sinfonia Toronto has a Doctor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Indiana University where he studied with renowned pedagogue Mimi Zweig. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an Honours Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University, Montreal. Dr. Scholtes currently teaches at the Wilfrid Laurier University String Academy and has also been professor of String Pedagogy. He has performed internationally at music festivals in Canada, the USA, and Europe and has attended the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Suffolk, England. He has toured with the Aldeburgh World Orchestra in 2012, in Germany and Holland before playing at the BBC Proms as part of the 2012 London Olympiad. He has participated in the Aldeburgh String Residency Programme in 2010 and 2012, and was again invited to join the Residency as part of the Britten Centenary concerts in 2013.

German maestro Johannes Rieger has appeared as a guest conductor with the Regensburg Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, Jena Philharmonic, New Philharmonic of Westphalia, North German Radio Philharmonic, South West German Philharmonic in Konstanz, and the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, the Chamber Orchestra Archi della Scala in Milan and Orchestra Milano Classica. His concerts have been broadcast on Bavarian Radio and Stuttgart Radio, and his recordings are available on both Germany's Wergo and Italy's Symposion labels.

Now in its 19th season, Sinfonia Toronto has toured in United States and twice in Europe, receiving glowing reviews. It has released four CD’s, including a JUNO Award winner, and performs in many Ontario cities. Its extensive repertoire includes all the major string orchestra works of the 18th through 21st centuries, and it has premiered many new works. Under the baton of Nurhan Arman the orchestra’s performances present outstanding international guest artists and prominent Canadian musicians.  

Tickets are $42 adult; $35 senior and $15 student. They can be purchased by phone at 416-499-0403  or online 

Subscriptions to the remaining Masterpiece Series are available from http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/ or by phone at 416-499-0403 

Details at a glance:
MOZART & MENDELSSOHN
Friday Nov 10 2017 8 pm Glenn Gould Studio
SINFONIA TORONTO
JOHANNES RIEGER Conductor
MARCUS SCHOLTES Violinist and Pianist
A German maestro, a Sinfonia Toronto Virtuoso who will do triple duty and great music!
ALICE HO Quest 
FINZI Eclogue for Piano and Strings
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 2 
MOZART Serenade
MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No. 12
Tickets: $42 ad; $35 senior; $15 student
http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/ or by phone at 416-499-0403



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‘BEETHOVEN’ OPENS SINFONIA TORONTO’S NEW SEASON 


Sinfonia Toronto will open its 19th season with a brilliant concert titled ‘Beethoven’ featuring the extraordinary Moscow based violinist Haik Kazazyan on Saturday, October 21, 8 pm. Mr. Kazazyan will play one of the most beloved compositions of the repertoire, Beethoven’s sublime Violin Concerto. Music Director Nurhan Arman will conduct the program that also features Edvard Mirzoyan’s gorgeous Tema and Variations and lively dances from Khachaturian’s Gayane Ballet Suite.  The concert is in George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. 


Violinist Haik Kazazyan is a laureate of several international competitions, including the XII International Wieniawski Competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition (3rd prize), and the 2011 Enescu International Competition (First Prize). He has performed as a soloist with many European and Russian orchestras, including the Orchestra of Marinsky Theater, the Scottish Royal National Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic and Moscow Symphony Orchestras, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra and many others.


Now in its 19th season, Sinfonia Toronto has toured in United States and twice in Europe, receiving glowing reviews. It has released four CD’s, including a JUNO Award winner, and performs in many Ontario cities. Its extensive repertoire includes all the major string orchestra works of the 18th through 21st centuries, and it has premiered many new works. Under the baton of Nurhan Arman the orchestra’s performances present outstanding international guest artists and prominent Canadian musicians.  


Nurhan Arman has conducted throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and the United States, returning regularly to many orchestras in Europe. Among the orchestras Maestro Arman has conducted are the Moscow Philharmonic, Deutsches Kammerorchester Frankfurt, Filarmonica Italiana, St. Petersburg State Hermitage Orchestra, Orchestre Regional d’Ile de France, Hungarian Symphony, Milano Classica and Belgrade Philharmonic. 


Tickets are $42 adult; $35 senior and $15 student. They can be purchased by phone at 416-250-3708 or toll free 1-855-985-2787 or online at http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/


Subscriptions to Sinfonia Toronto’s seven-concert Masterpiece Series are available from http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/ or from 416-499-0403 with an additional $10 per subscription for phone orders.


Details at a glance:

Saturday October 21 2017 8 pm, Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street

BEETHOVEN

SINFONIA TORONTO / NURHAN ARMAN Conductor

HAIK KAZAZYAN Violinist 

A winner of top international competitions, violinist Haik Kazazyan makes his Toronto debut with a Beethoven masterpiece

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto Chamber version 

MIRZOYAN Tema and Variations

KHACHATURIAN Dances from Gayane Suite 

Tickets: $42 ad; $35 sr; $15 st online from http://www.sinfoniatoronto.com/

Or by phone 416.499-0403

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