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Past Concerts

The orchestra typically presents three concerts a year, performing mostly works from the classical symphonic repertoire and occasionally contemporary music. Concerts from our recent seasons have included:
From the East of Europe

Sat May 4 2024

From the East of Europe

Parkdale United Church

Conductor:

John Kraus

Soloist(s): 

  • Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances 

  • Kodály - Háry János Suite

  • Dvorák - Symphony No. 8

POpera

Sat Feb 10 2024

POpera

Parkdale United Church

Conductor:

John Kraus

Soloist(s): 

Stephanie Piercey Beames (soprano), Kyle Derek (bass), and Corey Arnold (tenor)

  • Rossini - William Tell Overture 

  • Mozart Papageno! Papagena! Duet (The Magic Flute)

  • C. Arnold and K. Derek - The Lion Heart: Overture; Blondel's Aria; Come, Challenge Me Again; The Struggles of the Day are Done

  • Puccini - Tosca/Cavaradossi Duet (Tosca)

  • Beethoven - Egmont Overture

  • Puccini - Vissi d'Arte (Tosca)

  • Rossini - La Calunnia (The Barber of Seville)

  • Puccini - Nessun Dorma (Turandot)

  • Verdi - Tacea La Notte Placida (Il Trovatore)

  • Bizet - Au Fond du Temple Saint (The Pearlfishers)

  • Verdi - Brindisi (Drinking Song) (La Traviata)

Christmas at Parkdale!

Sat Dec 9 2023

Christmas at Parkdale!

Parkdale United Church

Conductor:

John Kraus

Soloist(s): 

Parkdale United Church Choir

  • Mozart - German Dance No. 3

  • Delius - Sleigh Ride

  • Anderson - Sleigh Ride

  • W. Kirkpatrick & M. W. Smith - All is Well

  • J. Raney - Rise Up, Shepherd

  • C. Eaton & A. Grant - Breath of Heaven

  • M. W. Smith & J. Carlson - Christmastime

  • M. Leontovich - Carol of the Bells 

  • Prokofiev - Troika (from Lieutenant Kije)

  • F. Gruber - Stille Nacht

  • A. Silvestri & G. Ballard - Suite from The Polar Express

  • Anderson - A Christmas Festival

In Remembrance

Sun Nov 12 2023

In Remembrance

Parkdale United Church

Conductor:

John Kraus

Soloist(s): 

Susan Elizabeth Brown (soprano)

  • Frank Horvat - A Thing of Beauty

  • R. Strauss -  Four Last Songs 

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 3

Spring

Sat May 13 2023

Spring

Parkdale United Church

Conductor:

John Kraus

Soloist(s): 

Adam Nelson (Violin); Joseph Song Chi (Narrator)

  • Bruckner - Libera Me

  • Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E Minor

  • Nielsen - Helios Overture

  • Jim McGrath - Hollywood Nocturne

  • Arturo Márquez - Danzón No. 2

  • Stravinsky - Berceuse & Finale from The Firebird

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