AMADEUS CHOIR JOINS ORCHESTRA TORONTO
FOR BRAHMS CONCERT FEBRUARY 18
Pre-Concert Talk by Artist-In-Residence Catherine Manoukian
Toronto, January 24, 2007 ---- On Sunday February 18 at 3 P.M., Orchestra Toronto will perform a concert of Brahms with the Amadeus Choir as its guest artist. The concert takes place at the conveniently located and easily accessible Toronto Centre for the Arts on Yonge Street north of Sheppard Avenue.
The highlight of the February program features members of the Amadeus Choir, one of Canada’s pre-eminent choral groups, led by conductor and artistic director Lydia Adams. The all-Brahms program will include Schicksalslied, Neue Liebeslieder Walzer (Orchestra and Choir) and Symphony #3 (Orchestra).
"I am so excited about joining together two of Toronto's finest ensembles to perform this concert featuring the music of Johannes Brahms," said Dr. Adams. "Each organization brings its own talents and experience to make an ensemble that will bring out the luminous and profound beauty of this glorious music."
Prior to the concert at 2:15 P.M., Orchestra Toronto’s Artist-in-Residence Catherine Manoukian will present her first Pre-concert talk of the season, free to all concertgoers. Her insightful comments will help set the tone for the program to be performed at 3:00 P.M.
All Orchestra Toronto’s performances are held at the acoustically superb George Weston Recital Hall of the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, where it is a Company in Residence. The Toronto Centre for the Arts is the only major theatre complex north of Bloor Street and is easily accessible by car, public transportation and wheelchair. Several parking facilities are conveniently located around the Centre.
Orchestra Toronto is one of the best performing arts investments in the Greater Toronto Area. Single tickets (Adults $30, Seniors/Students $25) can be purchased at the Toronto Centre for the Arts box office or through TicketMaster (416.872.1111 or ticketmaster.ca). Tickets for Children/Youth up to 18 yrs ($10), Special Rate tickets ($20 for groups of 10 persons or more), are available by calling the Orchestra Toronto office at 416.467.7142.
For more information visit www.orchestratoronto.ca .
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Orchestra Toronto is one of Canada’s premier community volunteer symphony orchestras dedicated to providing affordable family entertainment, music education and full repertoire in its programs.
Concert sponsors include TD Canada Trust, RBC Investments, Long & McQuade Limited Musical Instruments, Yamaha and PureWhite Dental Wellness & Spa. Continuing support of the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Foundation is also gratefully acknowledged.
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