Nurhan Arman, Music Director

Announces the following vacancy for the 2019-20 season 


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 principal double bass will pay $188.10 per-concert and $147.36 per 3-hour rehearsal plus 7.5% pension contribution. 

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 is invited for a three-week tour of China (September 18-October 8, 2019). Sinfonia Toronto  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 Monday, September 16, starting at 2:00 pm at the Willowdale Emmanuel United Church, 349 Kenneth Avenue, Toronto.

Audition repertoire

1. J. S.  Bach: A movement of the candidate’s choice from a cello suite 

2. The first movement from one of the following concerti of candidate's choice:
Bottesini Concerto in B; Vanhal Concerto in D; Koussevitzky Concerto; Dittersdorf Concerto in E

2. Excerpts from the following works:
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Mozart: Symphony No. 40, 1st movement
Dvorak: String Quintet op. 77 in G - last movement

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

Qualified applicants are invited to send their resume by September 10 to: 

Margaret Chasins, Director of Operations 
Sinfonia Toronto 
3901 Don Mills Road, Box 5 
Toronto, ON M2H 2S7 

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

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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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