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Concerts & Repertoire 1995 - 2005 | pdf version

We present three concerts a year, performing mostly works from the classical symphonic repertoire and occasionally contemporary music. Concerts from our most recent seasons have included:

2017-2018 Concert Season
Apr 14
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Dan Armstrong and Malcolm Armstrong, Double Bass
"Festa Italiana"
Rossini, G. - William Tell Overture
Bottesini, G. - Passione Amorosa
Bottesini, G. - Fantasia on Themes of Rossini
Tchaikovsky, P. - Capriccio Italien
Khachaturian, A. - Spartacus Suite No. 2

Feb 10
Angus Armstrong, conductor "Salut d'Amour"
Tchaikovsky, P. - "Romeo and Juliet" Fantasy Overture
Borodin, A. - Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor"
Mendelssohn, F. - "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Wedding March
Bizet, G. - Carmen Suite No. 1
Elgar, E. -  Salut d'Amour
Saint-Saens, C. - Danse Bacchanale "Samson and Delilah"

Nov 25
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Shauna MacDonald, Clarinet
"European Soundscape"
Rimsky-Korsakov, N. - Capriccio Espagnol
Rossini, G. - Introduction, Theme and Variations
Brahms, J. - Symphony No. 4

2016-2017 Concert Season
Apr 22
Angus Armstrong, conductor
"Canada's 150th: A Celebration of Canadian Composers"
McDougall, I - Bells
Ridout, G - Fall Fair
Mercure, P -  Kaleidoscope
Cable, H - McIntyre Ranch Country
Champagne, C - Danse Villageoise
Forsyth, M - Jubilee Overture
Coulthard, J - Canada Mosaics (Introduction and 3 Folk Songs)
Raum, E - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (The Banquet Hall)
Jarvlepp, J - Street Music
Claman, D - Hockey Night in Canada

Feb 11
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Jean-Sebastien Lacombe, Steelpan
Angus Armstrong, Trombone, Euphonium
"Hot Music for a Cold Night"
Marquez, A - Danzon no. 2
Bach, J - Concerto for Steelpan
Sheldon, R -  Danzas Cubanas
Villa-Lobos, H - Bachianas Braslieiras No. 1 - Preludio
Gade, J - Jalousie
Abreu, Z - Tico Tico
Porter, C - Begin the Beguine
Piazzola, A - Libertango
Trad. - Alma Llanera

2016 Nov 19 Angus Armstrong, conductor
Karen Donnelly, Trumpet
Anna Petersen, Oboe/English Horn
Angus Armstrong, trombone
"Donnelly & Petersen"
Strauss, Richard - Festmusik der Stadt Wien
Strauss, Richard - Oboe Concerto
Copland, Aaron -  Quiet City
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk- Trumpet Concerto
Anderson, Leroy - Bugler's Holiday

2015-2016 Concert Season
Apr 23
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Jethro Marks, viola
"Baroque and Beyond"
Bach, C.P.E.  -  Symphony in F Major
Stamitz, C.P. -  Viola Concerto
Bach, J.S. -  Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major
Bach, J.S. -   Passacaglia in C minor

Feb 13
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Risa Renée Tonita, piano
"American in Ottawa"
Gershwin, George - Cuban Overture
Bernstein, Leonard - Overture from Candide
Gershwin, George - American in Paris
Gershwin, George - Piano Cencerto in F Major

Nov 14
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Louis Schryer, fiddle
Angus Armstrong. trombone
"Fiddle con Fuoco"
Copland, Aaron - Rodeo Suite, 4 Dances
Gagnon, André Philippe (arr. Angus Armstrong) - Petit Concerto pour Jean Carignan
(arr. Angus Armstrong) -  La Bottine Souriante Suite
Anderson, Leroy - Fiddle-Faddle
Hardiman, Ronan - Lord of the Dance
Skinner, Scott. (arr. Kimberly Fraser) - Skinner Suite  (East Neuk of Fife / Devil and
                                                                                                    the Dirk)
O'Connor, Mark - Strings and Threads Suite
Hayman, Richard - "Pops" Hoe-Down
Derrane, Joe (arr. Angus Armstrong) - Pastiche for Anne

2014-2015 Concert Season
Apr 24 (Wakefield Community Centre)

Apr 25 (Parkdale United Church)
Angus Armstron, conductor "The Poetry of Music"
Mendelssohn, Felix - The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Overture
Dvořák, Antonin - The Noonday Witch. Op. 108
Sibelius, Jean - Finlandia. Op 26
Smetana, Bedřich - From Ma Vlast. Vitava (The Moldau)
Listz, Franz - Les Preludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3)

Feb 7
Angus Armstron, conductor
Daniel Wade, cello
"Breaking Away"
Wagner, Richard - The Flying Dutchman Overture
Saint-Saëns, Camille - Cello Concerto in A minor
Dvořák, Antonin - Symphony No. 9 in E minor (From the New World)

Nov 15
Angus Armstron, conductor
Natasha MacDonald, violin
Angus Armstrong, trombone
Kamen, Michael - Suite from Band of Brothers
Elgar, Edward - Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Kelly, F.S. - Elegy. In Memoriam Rupert Brooke
Lawson , Peter - Tunes from the Trenches
Copland, Aaron - Fanfare for the Common Man
Beethoven, L. van - Funeral March from Symphony No. 3
Handel, G.F - Music for the Royal Fireworks. Overture.
Anon; arr. Angus Armstrong - Amazing Grace

2013-2014 Concert Season
May 3
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Freya Crawley, violin
Melissa Ramessar, violin
Jennifer Takuski, violin
Paul Caron, clarinet
Nadia Lemaire, piccolo

"Local Heroes"
Vivaldi, Antonio - Concerto for 3 violins RV 551
Pleyel, Ignaz - Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 3. Rondo
Lieberman, Lowell - Piccolo concerto
Beethoven, Ludwig van - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Feb 15
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Pierre-Richard Aubin, piano
"Music with a Story"
Prokofieff, Sergey - Lieutenant Kije
Brahms, Johannes - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor

Nov 9 Angus Armstrong, conductor "Music to Die For"
Mussorgskey - Night on Bald Mountain
Ravel, Maurice - Pavane pour une infante defunte
Barber, Samuel - Adagio for Strings
Saint-Saëns, Camille - Dance Macabre
Berlioz, Hector - March to the Scaffold
Wagner, Richard - Siegfried's Tod und Trauermarsch
Stravinsky, Igor - Firebird Suite  (Dance of King Kashtei and Berceuse/Finale)
Armstrong, Angus, arr - Dem Bones

2012-2013 Concert Season
2013 Apr 27

(Concert repeated at the Wakefield Community Centre on May 4, 2013)
Angus Armstron, conductor
Angus Armstrong, trombone
"The Last Night of the Proms"
Sullivan - The Pirates of Penzance Overture
John Iveson, arr - Londonderry Air
Bob Lowden, arr - Remembering the Beatles
Vaughn-Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
Walton - Crown Imperial: A Coronation March
Wood - Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Webber - Phantom of the Opera Selections
Calvin Custer, arr - Themes from "007"
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March #1 in D Major.

Feb 2
Angus Armstron, conductor
Christian Paquette, guest conductor
Angus Armstrong, trombone
"A Musical Tapestry"
Verdi - Triumphal March from Aida
Grřndahl - Trombone Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 2

2012 Nov 17 Angus Armstron, conductor
Malcolm Armstrong, bass
"Pensiero Italiano"
Rossini - Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri 
Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours
Bottesini - Concerto No. 2 in B minor for Double Bass
Mendelssohn - Symphony No 4. in A Major, Opus 90  "The Italian"

2011-2012 Concert Season
2012 Apr 28 Angus Armstrong, conductor
Karen Donnelly, trumpet
"Heralding the Spring"
Enescu  -  Romanian  Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major
Arutiunian  -  Trumpet  Concerto
Dvořák  -  Symphony No. 6 in D Major

2012 Feb 25 Angus Armstrong, conductor
Frances Armstrong, piano
"Classic, Germanic and Romantic"
Brahms -  Academic Festival Overture
Liszt  -  Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
Beethoven  -  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor

2011 Nov 12 Angus Armstrong, conductor "A Tribute to  the Americas"
Sousa - The Stars and Stripes Forever
Parker - A Northern Ballad, Op. 46
Willsher - America's Suite
Copland - Outdoor Overture
Deussen - Regalos
Bernstein - Selections from West Side Story

2010-2011 Concert Season
May 07
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Stuart Matthews, violin
"A Night in Vienna"
Schubert - Rosamunde Overture
Kreisler - Liebesleid, Liebesfreud
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6
2011 Feb 26 Angus Armstrong, conductor
Dan Armstrong, bass
Hermine Gagné, violin
" Blown In from the Windy City"
Glinka - Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D
Koussevitzky - Bass Concerto
Bottesini - Grand Duo Concertante

2010 Nov 20
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Marianne Boilard, bassoon
Louise St. Germain, cello
Anne Shea, trumpet
Tim Yaychuk, violin
"Local Heros"
Mozart - Concerto #3 for Violin & Orchestra (Allegro)
Bruch - Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra
Elgar - Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra
Hummel - Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (Allegro con Spirito)
Borodin - Symphony No. 2 in B Minor

2009-2010 Concert Season
Apr 30
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Renée Allen, natural horn
Angus Armstrong, alto trombone
Brad Booth, horn
Michael Cooper, horn
David Hallman, horn
Ruth Taylor, horn
"Heavenly Horns"
von Flotow - Overture to Alessandro Stradella
Haydn, M. & F.J. - Medley from Concertino for Horn (MH) and Horn Concerto No 2 (FJH)
Hübler - Concert Piece for Four Horns and Orchestra
Haydn, M - Concertino for Horn and Alto Trombone
Feb 6
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Marc Ruel, piano
"Downbeats for Heartbeats"
Saint-Saëns - Marche héroďque
Ravel - Concerto pour la main gauche
Dukas - Fanfare pour précéder « La Péri »
Debussy - Golliwog's Cakewalk
Debussy - Petite suite
Berlioz - Marche au supplice
Belioz - Marche hongroise

Nov 21
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Yen-Yen Gee, piano
"Parkdale Celebrates the Trillium Timps"
Laver - Jubilee Overture 1906
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Strauss, R - Theme from 2001: a Space Odyssey
Holst - Mars (from The Planets)
Gounod - Funeral March for a Marionette
Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean
Williams (arr. Lavender) - A Tribute To John Williams

2008-2009 Concert Season
2009 May 24 Angus Armstrong, conductor
Tina Fedeski, flute
Alexandre Turmel, violin
"Youth Variations"
[fundraiser for OrKidstra]
Ives - Variations on America
Chaminade - Concertino for Flute and Orchestra 
Rachmaninov - Symphony in D (Youth Symphony)
Mozart-Armstrong - Twinkle Variations
De Beriot - 9th Concerto 
Elgar - The Wand of Youth (Suite 2)
2009 Mar 1 Angus Armstrong, conductor
Angus Armstrong, Alto Trombone
"The Three B's and an A"
Beethoven - Egmont Overture
Bach-Stokowski - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Brahms - Symphony no. 1 in C minor
Albrechtsberger - Concerto for Alto Trombone, string Orchestra and Harpsichord
2008 Nov 30 Angus Armstrong, conductor "Russian Dances"
Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin (Polonaise and Waltz)
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Kalinnikov - Symphony no. 1 in G

2007-2008 Concert Season
Jun 09
Angus Armstrong, conductor "Italian Week Festival"
Verdi - Triumphal March from Aida
Torelli - Sonata a Cinque, (soloist: John Ellis)
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1 (mvts. 1, 3, and 4)
Respighi - Pines of Rome (mvts. 2, 3, and 4)
Clarke - Carnival of Venice
May 04
Angus Armstrong, conductor "Dance Program"
Weber/Berlioz - Invitation to the Dance
Bartok - Rumanian Dances
Khachaturian - Adagio of Spartacus
Massenet - Le Cid
Chabrier - Espana
Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre
Bizet - Carmen
Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango
Khachaturian - Sabre Dance
  2008 Feb 10 Angus Armstrong, conductor "Italian/Late Romantic"
Verdi - Triumphal March from Aida
Bottesini - Concerto in B Minor for Double Bass and Orchestra, (soloist: Daniel Armstrong)
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances
Respighi - Pines of Rome, mvts. 2, 3 & 4
  2007 Nov 25
Angus Armstrong, conductor "In from the Cold" Fundraiser
Ridout - Fall Fair
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
Elgar - Enigma Variations

2006-2007 Concert Season
May 13
Angus Armstrong, conductor
Karen Donnelly, trumpet
Alan Thomas, harpsichord
Tim Yaychuk, violin
Vic Norian, flute
Louise St. Germain, cello
"Baroque Classique"
Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks, Overture
Handel - Suite for Orchestra (from the Watermusic)
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Torelli - Sonata a Cinque No. 1
Haydn - Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
  2007 Feb 18 Angus Armstrong, conductor "Journey Through the Heartland"
Smetana - The Moldau
Dvorák - Romance for Violin and Orchestra, (soloist: Mitchell Gibbens-Schneider)
                - Symphony No. 8 in G Major
  2006 Nov 19
Angus Armstrong, conductor "Fall Variations"
Tchaikovsky - Marche Slave, Mozartiana, Suite 4 in G, op. 61
Goldmark - Rustic Wedding Symphony

2005-2006 Concert Season
  2006 May 14 Angus Armstrong, conductor
Rachel Eugster, soprano
"Voices of Spring" - J. Strauss, F. Lehar, F. von Suppe, J. Strauss Sr.
  2006 February 26 Angus Armstrong, conductor
Kim Murray, clarinet
Mozart Overture to the Magic Flute, Clarinet Concerto
Schubert Unfinished Symphony
  2005 Dec 4 Angus Armstrong,
Sibelius - Karelia Suite, Valse Triste
Grieg - Symphonic Dances

2004-2005 Concert Season
  2005 May 29 Alan Thomas,
guest conductor
Yolanda Bruno, violin
Haydn - Divertimento
Mozart - Violin Concerto in A major
Bizet - Symphony in C major
  2005 March 6 János Csaba,
guest conductor
Valerie Despax, cello
Liszt - Les Preludes
Haydn - Cello concerto in C major
Haydn - Symphony No. 88
  2004 Nov 28 Angus Armstrong,
guest conductor
Marc Ruel, piano
"Downbeats for Heartbeats!"
Fourth annual benefit concert for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Rachmaninoff - Piano concerto no. 2, op. 18

2003-2004 Concert Season
  2004 May 16 Alan Thomas,
guest conductor
Dr. Anthony Bailey, narrator
"Timothy, Gabriel, Peter, and the Wolf : music from 4 centuries" Presenting 2 new works by Ottawa composers Gabriel Major-Marothy, and Timothy Piper
Prokofiev - Peter and the wolf narrated by Anthony Bailey;
Symphonies by William Boyce
new works by G. Major-Marothy, and T. Piper
works by Emmanuel Chabrier, and Frederick Graun.
  2004 Feb 29 Angus Armstrong,
guest conductor
Bizet - Carmen suite #1
Saint-Saens - Danse bachanale
Franck - Symphony in D minor .
  2003 Nov 23 Angus Armstrong,
guest conductor
Marc Ruel, piano
"Downbeats for Heartbeats!"
Third annual benefit concert for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Beethoven - Concerto for piano no. 5, op. 73 "Emperor"
Beethoven - Egmont overture
Beethoven - German dances

2002-2003 Concert Season
  2003 May 27 Angus Armstrong,
guest conductor
J. Sibelius - Finlandia
F. P. Schubert - Symphony No. 3 in D Major
Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
  2003 Mar 16 & 18 Alan Thomas,
guest conductor
Siobhan Desauer, violin
"Mozart & Two Counts!"
W.A. Mozart - Violin Concerto in G Major
K.D. von Dittersdorf - Symphony in F Major
L.J.F. Hérold - Zampa Overture
  2002 Nov 17 & 19 Peter Willsher,
Dr. Fraser Rubens, tenor
Eleanor Sonley bassoon
"Downbeats for Heartbeats!"
Second annual benefit concert for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute
A. Dvorák - Gypsy Songs, op. 55. Soloist
A. Dvorák - Symphony No. 5 (From the New World)
C.M. von Weber - Andante e Rondo Ungarese

2001-2002 Concert Season
  2002 May 28 Peter Willsher,
"Spring Concert Eh?"
In collaboration with the Maple Leaf Brass Band
W.A. Mozart - Marriage of Figaro
P. Willsher - Americas Suite for Orchestra
G. Rossini - The Barber of Seville. Overture.
  2002 March 5 Peter Willsher,
"Firsts and Fourths!"
Haydn - Piano Concert in D (Hob. 8) Soloist Vicky Zhao, piano
Beethoven - Symphony Nr. 3 es-Dur
Dvorák - Slavisch Tänze. Nos. 1 & 4
Mendelssohn - Fingal's Cave Overture. Winds directed by Angela Casagrande.
  2001 Nov 18 & 20 Peter Willsher,
Dr. Fraser Rubens, tenor
"Downbeats for Heartbeats!"
Benefit concert for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Program includes works by Brahms, Grieg, and Mozart.

2000-2001 Concert Season
  2001 May 13 Peter Willsher,
Eleanor Sonley, bassoon
Spring Concert
Bruch, M. - Kol Nidrei: adagio for cello and orchestra. Soloist Thaddeus Morden
Godfrey, A.F. - Lucy Long : theme and variations arr. by E. Sonley
Schubert, F. Siebente Symphonie
  2001 March 4 Peter Willsher,
Carla Sved, Soprano
"Arias and Variations: Operatic arias, by Puccini, Dvorák, Strauss"
Puccini - Un bel di
Puccini - Addio
Strauss - Klänge der Heimat - Csárdás
Dvorák - Rusalka