• Eternal Light


    Sunday October 15, 2017
    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.

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  • Musical Passion by Telephone

    In the 1970’s when I was getting to know Claude Vivier, he would sometimes phone me from Montreal to passionately play parts of whatever...

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  • Celebrating 35 Years of Esprit

    Our musicians share some of their favourite Esprit memories, and Founding Music Director & Conductor Alex Pauk shares his thoughts ahead of the 35th Anniversary Season Opener.

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  • FOUNDER AND MUSIC DIRECTOR ALEX PAUK

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

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

Upcoming Concerts

Eternal Light

  • Sunday October 15, 2017
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    The Royal Conservatory of Music,
    273 Bloor St. W.
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From its beginning, Goddard’s Spacious Euphony, a vast musical arch, builds in energy and exuberance to transform itself into a fanfare for the start of the concert as well as the celebration of Esprit’s 35th Anniversary ... Read More

Emergence

  • Sunday November 19, 2017
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    The Royal Conservatory of Music,
    273 Bloor St. W.
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Dalbavie’s Violin Concerto, with its spectacular virtuosity combined with distribution of the orchestra throughout the hall, exhibits the full power, intellect, and engaging capacity of his music... Read More

Plug In

  • Sunday February 11, 2018
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    The Royal Conservatory of Music,
    273 Bloor St. W.
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Astapov’s Hear My Voice has embedded in its musical texture the recording of Alexander Graham Bell on his first ever telephone. Paired with this piece is Tan Dun’s Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds... Read More

Taiko Plus!

  • Sunday April 15, 2018
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    The Royal Conservatory of Music,
    273 Bloor St. W.
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Ishii’s Mono-Prism brims with emotional, intoxicating energy. Seven Japanese Taiko drummers provide the monochrome sounds which are set against the prismatic tone quality of the orchestra... Read More

2017-18 Season Brochure

Esprit Brochure

See what's in store for our 35th Anniversary 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.