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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ontario Philharmonic Presents 2012-13 Season with Anton Kuerti, Shlomo Mintz and Angela Meade

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ONTARIO PHILHARMONIC presents
SHLOMO MINTZ, violinist
Marco Parisotto, Music Director
Tursday, November 6 at 8 PM, Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning / $85 - $40
http://performance.rcmusic.ca/tickets-and-packages/ontario-philharmonic-packages or www.ontariophil.ca
or call The Weston Family box office: 416 408 0428 or visit in person: 273 Bloor Street West
 “The most ravishingly beautiful playing we mortals can hope to hear" - Milwaukee Sentinel
 “(Marco Parisotto) made the Montreal Symphony Orchestra sound like a marvel.....an artist who stands among the greatest” - Le Devoir, Montreal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 October 11, 2012
TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Ontario Philharmonic, led by Marco Parisotto, returns to Toronto’s Koerner Hall for the Great Soloists Series, and its opening night November 6 features the legendary violinist Shlomo Mintz in his long-awaited Toronto return.  The all-Tchaikovsky program features the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 and the Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64. Maestro Mintz also appears November 3, performing the same concert at Oshawa’s Regent Theatre.
SHLOMO MINTZ, violin - One of the greatest violinists of our time, Shlomo Mintz is lauded by critics, colleagues and audiences for his impeccable musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique. Mr. Mintz regularly appears with the most celebrated orchestras and conductors on the international scene and is heard in recitals and chamber music concerts all around the world. He made his concerto debut with the Israel Philharmonic at age eleven and his Carnegie Hall debut, with the Pittsburg Symphony, at age sixteen. He has recorded the greater part of the important violin repertoire mostly for Deutsche Grammophon. His first CD, the Mendelssohn and Bruch concertos with the Chicago Symphony under Claudio Abbado, won the Diapason d’Or in 1981. In the late 1990s due to high demand, Deutsche Grammophon re-released the complete collection of Mintz’s recordings, many of which have garnered repeat critical praise. He is the recipient of several prestigious music prizes including the Grand Prix du Disque, the Gramophone Award and the Edison Award.  Since 2004 he has been recording for AVIE Records, London.
An esteemed mentor, Mr. Mintz has served on the juries of many important competitions, including the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels.  For more information, please visit http://www.ontariophil.ca/index.php?ID=50 or http://www.shlomo-mintz.com.
Maestro MARCO PARISOTTO - One of Canada's most distinguished conductors on the international scene, Maestro Parisotto has led major orchestras around the world, including the Philharmonia of London, the Orchestre National de France and the China National Symphony. He recently conducted the 130th anniversary concert of Paris’ oldest and distinguished orchestra, the Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux; and conducted Milan’s renowned Verdi Orchestra with great success and an invitation to return.  Marco Parisotto is the winner of seven international competitions, including the elite Besançon Competition in France. http://marcoparisotto.com or www.sumarts.com/roster/BioParisotto.html
ONTARIO PHILHARMONIC - Founded in 1957, the Ontario Philharmonic has become a notable player in the landscape of classical music in Ontario. It is comprised of players that are among the finest professional musicians in the GTA. Since the appointment of Marco Parisotto in 1996, the Ontario Philharmonic has evolved into one of the most exciting and respected orchestras in Ontario and in Canada. www.ontariophil.ca and http://www.ontariophil.ca/index.php?ID=5

Future Ontario Philharmonic dates:
Great Soloists Series, Concert II
Toronto: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8 PM / Koerner Hall / (Oshawa: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8 PM / Regent Theatre)
MAJESTIC BRAHMS: THE 2ND PIANO CONCERTO WITH ANTON KUERTI / Brahms: Piano Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 83 and Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 93 A joint presentation with Mooredale Concerts

Great Soloists Series, Concert III
Toronto: Tuesday January 29, 2013 at 8 PM / Koerner Hall / (Oshawa: Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8 PM / Regent Theatre)
STAR DIVA ANGELA MEADE SINGS STRAUSS / R. Strauss: Four Last Songs and Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

Messiah with Amadeus Choir
Friday, December 21, 2012 at 8 PM  Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street (2 blocks north of St. Clair) / (Oshawa: Tuesday December 18 and Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM / Regent Theatre)
MESSIAH WITH AMADEUS CHOIR / Jennifer Taverner, soprano; Leigh-Anne Martin, alto; Zachary Finkelstein, tenor; Justin Welsh, baritone / Handel: Messiah (*The Messiah is not part of the Great Soloists Series)

The Ontario Philharmonic gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:
UOIT, TD Bank, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The City of Oshawa, Ontario Power Generation, Marigold Ford, Edmond & Sylvia Vanhaverbeke, Charles & Anne Morison
Media Partners: The Wholenote, The New Classical 96.3 FM

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