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Photo of the Oakville SymphonyFounded in 1967 by Kenneth Hollier, the original twelve-member orchestra has now grown into a seventy-five member orchestra under the leadership of conductor and musical director, Roberto De Clara.  Dedicated to bringing audiences a variety of music while contributing to the musical growth of its members and the cultural growth of the community, the Oakville Symphony Orchestra's eleven concerts entertain over 5,000 patrons per year.  Each season talented Canadian guest artists perform with the orchestra's 65 amateur musicians and 10 professionals who lead and instruct various sections.  The OSO also supports the Young Artists Program by providing playing scholarships for young musicians each season.

Subscription Information for 2013/2014 Season:   Please contact the box office by phone or in person for new subscription orders.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Oakville Symphony Orchestra, the season is almost completely sold out.           For more information, please visit the Oakville Symphony Orchestra

 

Concert #1: Symphonic Passion November 9 & 10, 2013 

  Guest Artist: Stephen Sitarski, Violin
Distinguished violinist and Oakville native Stephen Sitarski comes home to perform the lyrical and hauntingly beautiful Violin Concerto of the great Antonin Dvorak. The spectacular Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 rounds out this thrilling opening to our 46th season.

DVORAK................................................Violin Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY.........................................Symphony #5

Concert #2: Rome & Vienna February 1 & 2, 2014

Guest Artist: Adam Zinatelli, Trumpet
Warm up the Canadian winter with this musical tribute to two of the world's great musical cities. The program will include Respighi's captivating "Fountains of Rome" and the bold colours of the "Roman Carnival Overture" by Berlioz.The Calgary Philharmonic's Principal Trumpet, and Oakville native, Adam Zinatelli will thrill the Symphony audience with the fireworks of the Trumpet Concerto by J. N. Hummel. This will be a truly stunning musical evening.

BRAHMS..............................Academic Festival Overture

J.N. HUMMEL........................... Trumpet Concerto in Eb

RESPIGHI.....................................The Fountains of Rome

BERLIOZ..................................Roman Carnival Overture

Concert #3: The Romantic Violin April 5 & 6, 2014

Guest Artist: Leslie Ashworth, Violin
Oakville's own Leslie Ashworth will thrill our audiences with her rendition of Mendelssohn's popular violin concerto. Beethoven's dramatic overture CORIOLAN and Dvorak's tuneful Symphony No. 6 will round out this program of exciting works for large orchestra.

MENDELSSOHN...................Violin Concerto in E Minor

DVORAK.....................................................Symphony #6

Concert #4: Season Finale May 10 & 11, 2014

Guest artists Adrian Fung, Chelsey Schill, Joan Browne and composer Hunter Coblentz (who all have roots in Oakville) bring this season to a triumphant close.
An Oakville feast of music and talent is featured in this season ending program. Former residents Chelsey Schill and Adrian Fung, current resident and OSO principal flute Joan Browne perform, and the Symphony premieres a new work written by Oakville composer Hunter Coblentz (currently completing a Master's Degree in Composition at the Royal College of Music in London). A thrilling and fabulous end to a very special season at the Symphony.
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TCHAIKOVSKY...................................Rococo Variations

PUCCINI...............................................Preludio Sinfonico

HUE................................Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra

COBLENTZ.........................World Premiere for Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

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