Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

2020/2021 Season

Celebrating our diamond Jubilee season!

For 60 years, EPO has performed live classical music in Etobicoke and we won’t let a pandemic stop us!

Concert Programs

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Violin and Oboe Duo

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Concertmaster Mark Whale and principal oboe Cristina Sewerin were delighted to return to Tapestry retirement home in early September with an eclectic program of duets and solo works for violin and oboe. Breezy conditions did not dampen spirits and it was EPO’s pleasure this summer to continue bringing wonderful music safely to our audiences!

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Summer Winds

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

As soon as the weather allowed, the EPO principal woodwind players came together for backyard rehearsals.

In July and August they performed one hour concerts in gazebos and courtyards of various Etobicoke retirement homes, with Music Director Matthew Jones pivoting to new roles as Master of Ceremonies and special guest recorder player.

Residents were treated to selections written for wind quintet as well as arrangements of orchestral works by flutist Lauren Yeomans.

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Beethoven Unmasked

Friday, October 23, 2020

You’ve never seen our EPO musicians in these ensembles and settings before!

In this LIVEstreamed online musical journey, Music Director Matthew Jones and Concertmaster Mark Whale will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday by exploring his music as part of a centuries-long conversation starting with Bach.

Enjoy our full orchestra plus smaller string and wind ensembles, including performance of an original arrangement for woodwind quintet by principal flutist, Lauren Yeomans.

Please plan to stay on after for a post-concert Zoom chat with our hosts and musicians.

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Music to Tell a Story

Friday, December 18, 2020

Join your hosts Matthew Jones and Mark Whale for an online event to bring us all together, whether from afar or from across the street.

Your generosity of any amount is greatly appreciated. Tax receipts issued for $20+.

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Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 "Christmas Concerto"
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in B minor for 4 Violins, No. 10, Op. 3
Edvard Grieg
Gavotte (Allegretto) from The Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Engelbert Humperdink
Evening Prayer from Hänsel and Gretel
Jehan Tabourot
Ding Dong Merrily on High
EPO Brass
Festive Music
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Building a Symphony﹣[De]constructing Ode to Joy

Friday, April 9, 2021

Join Music Director, Matthew Jones and Concertmaster, Mark Whale LIVE online as they guide you inside Beethoven’s iconic 9th Symphony, the Ode to Joy.

Our locked-down musicians played it safe for this concert, submitting home recordings to Matthew who digitally constructed them into the full orchestral sound.

Meet some of our musicians as you discover how their amassed contributions come together to create this joyous masterpiece – and be sure to switch afterward for an informal Zoom chat.

While there is no charge for this event, we greatly appreciate donations of any size and issue tax receipts for $20+.

Please consider what a regular ticket and transportation would cost.

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