Acclaimed as “a world-class ensemble”, Sinfonia Toronto is one of Canada’s finest chamber orchestras. The orchestra performs its Masterpiece Series in two of Toronto’s finest concert halls, CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio, where many of its concerts have been recorded for national broadcast, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The orchestra has recorded on its own label and for Marquis Classics EMI, Cambria and Analekta.
Sinfonia Toronto consists of virtuoso strings who perform standing, in the tradition of great European chamber orchestras, blending each musician’s soloistic energy and passion into a brilliant ensemble style under Nurhan Arman’s inspired direction. The orchestra’s repertoire includes all the major compositions for string orchestra from the Baroque through the Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods. Sinfonia Toronto has premiered many new works, and has been recognized by the Canada Council for the Arts for its commitment to performing music by Canadian composers.
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Sinfonia Toronto is available for in-school performances; community outreach events; performances in hospitals; retirement homes and community centres.
The orchestra tours regularly throughout its home province of Ontario, playing on series in Brockville, Kingston, Lindsay, Midland, Port Hope, Sarnia, and annually in Barrie and Sault Ste-Marie.
Sinfonia Toronto has enjoyed great success in international tours. Its 2008 tour in Germany drew headlines like ‘’Sinfonia Toronto Inspires,’’ and ‘’Sinfonia Toronto Thrilled the Audience.” Its 2010 tour of Spain was greeted with calls for encores at every concert, including a thrilling four encores demanded by the audience at the renowned hall l’Auditori in Barcelona. The orchestra performed in Florida in 2015, and in April 2018 for a two-week tour in Peru, Argentina and Uruguay. Every concert in South America received standing ovations, demands for multiple encores, superb reviews and requests to return.
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