Ontario Resonance

Featuring Six World Premieres by Ontario Resonance Mentoring Composers! 

Ontario Resonance is a free student mentorship program created by Esprit Orchestra with support from the Government of Ontario to mark Ontario’s 150th anniversary. Students at six schools across the GTA are paired with a professional composer who mentors them in the creation of their own piece of music, which is then performed by a combination of student musicians and members of Esprit Orchestra. The program focuses on the creation of new music with the theme of Ontario places, sounds, and historical and cultural ties. Students receive hands-on performance and composition opportunities, and develop an awareness of and appreciation for Ontario’s contemporary cultural environment.

Free admission for the general public. 

Programs

  • Regent Park School of Music

    BEKAH SIMMS - COMPOSER MENTOR


    November 6, 2017

    7:00 PM

    Paintbox Bistro
    555 Dundas St. E
    Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Secondary School

    CHRIS THORNBORROW - COMPOSER MENTOR


    November 7, 2017

    7:30 PM

    St. Elizabeth Catholic S.S.
    525 New Westminster Dr.
    Thornhill, ON L4J 7X3

  • Earl Haig Secondary School

    EUGENE ASTAPOV - COMPOSER MENTOR


    November 9, 2017

    10:00 AM

    Earl Haig S.S.
    100 Princess Avenue
    North York, ON M2N 3R7

  • Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts

    ADAM SCIME - COMPOSER MENTOR


    November 14, 2017

    7:00 PM

    Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts
    36 Greenfield Ave
    North York, ON M2N 3C8

  • Unionville High School

    CHRIS THORNBORROW - COMPOSER MENTOR


    November 16, 2017

    3:00 PM

    Unionville High School
    201 Town Centre Blvd
    Markham, ON L3R 8G5

  • University of Toronto Schools

    CHRISTINA VOLPINI - COMPOSER MENTOR


    November 17, 2017

    Time 5:00 PM

    University of Toronto Schools
    371 Bloor St West
    Toronto, ON M5S 2R7

  • ONTARIO RESONANCE FINALE CONCERT

    ONTARIO RESONANCE FINALE CONCERT

    EUGENE ASTAPOV - CONDUCTOR

    November 23, 2017
    7:30 PM

    Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity St. Paul’s Centre
    427 Bloor St. West
    Toronto, ON M5S 1X7

    In addition to guiding students in the creation of their own pieces, each Composer Mentor is commissioned by Esprit to compose a short piece under the same Ontario theme. Members of Esprit Orchestra will perform the world premieres of these special commissions at the Ontario Resonance finale concert. This is a great opportunity to connect with the professional music community in Toronto, all for free!

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    Artist Biographies and Program Notes