• Grand Slam!

    Sunday March 24, 2019
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat

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  • A commitment to community engagement

    Through several outreach programs, Esprit provides zero-cost opportunities for students and the public to meet and learn from Canadian composers.

  • Composing River Memory

    I have always wanted to compose a work about the Niagara Falls. Countless times I have walked along the Niagara River, from the upstreams...

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    Through founding Esprit Orchestra in 1983 and devoting the organisation to new music, Pauk revitalised orchestral life for composers across Canada.


Esprit Orchestra is Canada's only full-sized, professional orchestra devoted to performing and promoting new orchestral music.

Upcoming Concerts

Grand Slam!

  • Sunday March 24, 2019
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning,
    273 Bloor St. W.
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Music by Maki Ishii and a World Premiere of music by Christopher Thornborrow combine in a concert of maximum resonance and musical excitement.... Read More

New Wave Reprise

  • Friday April 5, 2019
    7:00pm Keynote Address
    8:00pm Concert
  • Trinity St. Paul's Centre,
    427 Bloor St W
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Featuring five World Premieres by Canadian emerging composers, and a keynote speech by renowned composer John Rea.... Read More

2018-2019 Season Brochure

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See what's in store for our upcoming season.

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Esprit Orchestra is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization that relies on your financial support to help achieve all of its goals. Each season we engage over 1000 musicians, composers, students, volunteers, and community members to produce high quality concerts and outreach programs.

We can’t do this without donations from people like you.