A season to share.
Music has the power to evoke profound emotion, open new worlds and help us discover ourselves. We are proud to present a season where everyone is welcome to experience this at the Oakville Symphony.
You will indulge in hearing live the iconic Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s Symphony no. 40. But you will also discover new voices, reflecting the global sensibility of our times. We are excited to present the Canadian premiere of Overture by Jessie Montgomery and Symphony in B minor by Leokadiya Kashperova – written in 1904 but just re-discovered.
We will have thrilling performances from incredibly talented guest artists, including one of Canada’s most admired artists, TSO’s concertmaster Jonathan Crow, and internationally renowned pianist Alexander Panizza. The powerful mezzosoprano Stephanie Yelovich makes her awaited return and we invite you to discover two young rising stars, soprano Julia Surette and Sophie Lanthier on flute, winner of our own Hollier Award in 2014.
While we share our passion with all of you, we hope that you will share precious moments experiencing everything that the Oakville Symphony has to offer with your friends and family.
I’m looking forward to spending time with all of you throughout our season as we together experience the emotion of the Oakville Symphony.
Music Director & Conductor
An enchanting orchestral odyssey
Nov 4 & 5, 2023
Jessie Montgomery: Overture (Canadian premiere)
Claude Debussy: Nocturnes
Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 in B minor
Guest artist: Alexander Panizza, piano
A soaring call of the horns, the piano’s dramatic entry, then the atmosphere becomes majestic for Tchaikovsky’s passionate journey. Debussy brings to life ethereal images of moonlit clouds, street festivities and a choir of sirens. The driving rhythms and lush harmonies of Jessie Montgomery’s dramatic overture reveal why she is one of the most compelling composers of our time.
A feast of exuberant energy
Feb 10 & 11, 2024
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance no. 1
Nadya Poklad: Imagination (World premiere, local composer)
Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto no. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 5
Guest artist: Jonathan Crow, violin
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to listen to one of Canada’s most sought-after virtuosos playing the energetic and intricate Bartok Violin Concerto in Oakville. Beethoven’s iconic symphony brings a message of re-birth after tragedy, also found in Imagination by Oakville resident Nadya Poklad, which she composed in her native Ukraine in 2021.
The realm of goddesses and heroines
Apr 6 & 7, 2024
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino
Giuseppe Verdi: “O don fatale” from Don Carlo
Hector Berlioz: La Mort de Cléopâtre
Leokadiya Kashperova: Symphony in B minor (Canadian premiere)
Guest artist: Stephanie Yelovich, mezzosoprano
Together we discover the captivating romanticism of forgotten composer, Leokadiya Kashperova and we welcome back the expressive Stephanie Yelovich for Berlioz’ dramatic telling of the last moments of Cleopatra. Verdi offers the perfect vehicle for drama and emotion in excerpts from two operas.
A mix of cultures before your eyes
May 4 & 5, 2024
Georges Bizet / François Borne: Fantaisie Brillante pour flûte sur Carmen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no. 40 in G minor, “Vorrei punirti indegno” from La Finta Giardiniera
Vincenzo Bellini: “Ah, non credea” & “Ah, non giunge” from La Sonnambula
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
Guest artists: Julia Surette, soprano / Sophie Lanthier, flute
Immerse yourself in the sound world of 18th century Europe with Mozart’s sophisticated Symphony in G minor, and in the 20th Century Finnish independence declaration portrayed in music by Sibelius. Prepared to be dazzled by two rising stars, the talented Julia Surette with captivating arias, and the extraordinary flutist Sophie Lanthier.
Dec 10, 2023
With special appearances by the Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra (OSYO) and the Oakville Choir for Children and Youth
Tickets go on sale September 1, 2023
Save the date as seats sell quickly!
Adult $44 | Senior $36 | Student/Child $20
Sun December 10, 2023 – 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts