Toronto, ON – Sinfonia Toronto has just announced their 2022-2023 concert season. The new season will celebrate returning to live concerts with the resilience and exciting talents of artists from the newest generation to Canadian icons. Next season marks the orchestra’s 24th year of performances in Toronto and throughout Ontario. The orchestra has performed in Ontario cities from Brockville to Sarnia and appeared annually on the Barrie Concert Series and the Algoma Conservatory Concerts in Sault Ste-Marie.
In 2022-2023 Sinfonia Toronto will again present a hybrid season, combining in-person and virtual concerts. The orchestra will present four Downtown Concerts at the Trinity St-Paul’s Centre and Jane Mallett Theatre and three North York Concerts in George Weston Recital Hall at the Meridian Arts Centre. Audiences will be able to purchase virtual or in-person tickets, accommodating both GTA music-lovers and virtual listeners coast-to-coast-to-coast and abroad who have discovered Sinfonia Toronto online.
In announcing the new season, Music Director Nurhan Arman stated, “I am delighted to announce a season full of great music and brilliant guest artists. Our season will include world premiere performances. beloved classics and great Canadian works both old and new.”
In 2022-23 Sinfonia Toronto will continue their Digital Inclusion Project, bringing the joy of music to residents in an ever-expanding list of long-term care homes, already consisting of 30 partner homes. Maestro Arman has spoken about this project with keen enthusiasm, noting that “this project enriches the lives of people who are unable to attend concerts in person even when public health conditions are normal.”
The new season features pianists Christina Petrowska Quilico, Jean-Philippe Sylvestre and Sunny Ritter; violinists Marc Djokic and Julia Mirzoev; soprano Lynn Isnar; bassoonist Samuel Fraser; harpist Teresa Suen-Campbell; Italian flutist Luisa Sello; and German maestro Johannes Rieger.
Season highlights will include performances of beloved serenades by Antonin Dvorak and Josef Suk, an orchestral version of Beethoven’s Opus 95 “Serioso” String Quartet; world premieres of works by Canadian composers Vania Angelova, Chan Ka Nin and Wayne Toews; four works by Canadian female composers; and three works by Indigenous Canadian composers.
In addition to the Toronto concert series, the orchestra’s 2022-2023 season will include a recording project with pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico and violinist Marc Djokic for a CD of double concertos by three eminent Canadian composers, Christos Hatzis, Alice Ping Yee Ho and Larysa Kuzmenko, and a projected return tour of South America in spring 2023.