• 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.

  • Brilliant Piano Roll Hues

    In the late 1970s, tuning in to a radio broadcast in California, I heard some remarkable piano pieces that left me astonished. The pieces...

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  • The Musical Mind #21: Bethany Bergman, Violinist

    Esprit's principal second violinist, Bethany Bergman, elaborates on the function of the second violin section within the orchestra, and offers her thoughts on the impact of music on mental health & wellness.

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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.

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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.

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