Vacancy

SINFONIA TORONTO
Nurhan Arman, Music Director

Announces the following vacancies for the 2019-20 season 

SECTION SECOND VIOLIN (One year position)
SECTION VIOLA (One year position)

Sinfonia Toronto is a per-service chamber orchestra operating under a master agreement with the Toronto Musicians' Association. The 2019-20 contract will offer a guaranteed minimum of 37 services. The position of section violin will pay $171.00 per-concert and $133.95 per 3-hour rehearsal plus 7.5% pension contribution. 

The orchestra is invited for a three-week tour of China (September 9-30, 2019). The successful candidate needs to have valid travel documents.

Sinfonia Toronto presents its Masterpiece Series in Glenn Gould Studio and Toronto Centre for the Arts, performs regularly in other Ontario centres, and presents education/outreach performances in the Greater Toronto Area. It has toured twice in  Europe, performed in Florida in 2015, and toured in South America in April 2018 for two weeks in Peru, Argentina and Uruguay.  The orchestra has recorded four CD recordings, including a JUNO Award winner. Its repertoire includes most of the standard chamber orchestra music as well as many contemporary works; it has given numerous premiere performances.

Auditions are by invitation. They will be held on Wednesday, June 12, starting 12:30 pm at the Willowdale Emmanuel United Church, 349 Kenneth Avenue, Toronto.

Audition repertoire for violin

1. The first movement from any one of the following violin concertos: 
Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Glazounov, Sibelius, Prokofiev 1 or 2

2. First Violin parts for the following works:
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Mozart: Symphony No. 39, 2nd movement
Mozart: Symphony No. 40, 1st and last movements

No sight-reading will be required. Applicants must play their concerto choices without piano  accompaniment.

Audition repertoire for viola

1. The first movement from any one of the following: 
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola; Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Hindemith; Bartok; Piston
2. Viola parts for the following works:
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge
Dvorak: Serenade

No sight-reading will be required. Applicants must play their concerto choices  without  piano accompaniment.

Qualified applicants are invited to send their resume by June 11 to: 

Margaret Chasins, Director of Operations 
Sinfonia Toronto 
3901 Don Mills Road, Box 5 
Toronto, ON M2H 2S7 
email: margaretchasins@sinfoniatoronto.com

We thank all applicants for their interest; only short-listed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls please. 

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Radio

Burge: Flanders Fields Reflections
Mendelssohn: Symphony for Strings no 7 in D minor
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in A flat major, Op. 118a
Williams: Hook
Barry: Dances with Wolves
Broughton: Triptych
Lau: Joy

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