• For Orbiting Spheres


    Wednesday October 24, 2018
    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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  • Dark Matter: Music Meets Physics

    Several years ago, my friend and collaborator Konstantinos Vasilakos approached me with an idea to develop a collaboration...

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  • The Musical Mind #22: Nagata Shachu, Japanese taiko drummers

    Esprit sits down with Kiyoshi Nagata, Artistic Director of Toronto's Japanese taiko drumming group Nagata Shachu to discuss how the group came to be, and their role as guest artists in Esprit's 35th Anniversary Season Finale concert.

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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

For Orbiting Spheres

  • Wednesday October 24, 2018
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning,
    273 Bloor St. W.
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A program with celestial connections featuring rising star Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres).... Read More

North/White

  • Wednesday November 28, 2018
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning,
    273 Bloor St. W.
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North/White, R. Murray Schafer’s iconic orchestral depiction of the Canadian North (complete with snowmobile in the percussion section) provides the thematic core for this concert.... Read More

Constellations

  • Sunday January 20, 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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Highlights include the Canadian premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Concerto for Saxophone (with Wallace Halladay as soloist) plus a World Premiere of a new work by Christopher Goddard.... Read More

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

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.