Winter Concert

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:00pm

Thank you to all who came out and made our Fall Concert a great success! A special note to Toronto blogger whyilovetoronto who shared some lovely photos from our performance on Instagram!

Our Winter Concert will take place on February 12 in the New Year. The orchestra will also be on tour on February 14 to perform in Sudbury.


  • Delius: Walk to the Paradise Gardens
  • Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending w/Soloist Joanna Tang, Violin
  • Brahms Symphony No. 4
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Call for Submissions: Internal & External Competitions

The Hart House Orchestra (HHO) is now accepting submissions for the 2015-2016 Internal & External Concerto Competitions. The Internal Competition is open to current members of the orchestra. The External Competition is open to those not currently affiliated with the HHO.

The winners of the each competition will perform with the orchestra during the 2015-2016 season (specific concert dates to be determined). The winners must be available for four rehearsals prior to the concert, and the dress rehearsal Tuesday on the week of the performance. (HHO rehearses on Tuesday evenings at Hart House.)

Submission Process

The competition is a two-stage process.

Stage 1 requires entrants to submit an audition package containing the following:

  1. A brief biography and/or resume.
  2. Contact information (including email and/or telephone number).
  3. A recording: Instrumentalists, please submit a high quality recording of a slow movement and a fast movement of a concerto of your choice, or a single-movement work it its entirety with orchestral or piano accompaniment. If submitting a full-length recording, the audition committee reserves the right to only listen to selections. Vocalists, please submit high quality recordings of three arias. Recordings must be submitted in .wav format via physical media (USB key) or electronically. (Please note that electronic submissions sent as email attachments will not be received - contact HHO to make arrangements for electronic submission.)

Deadline for Stage One: Dec. 8, 2014

Stage 2: Up to three candidates will be selected for the final audition, to be held April 14, 2015 at Hart House. Finalists will be notified by Feb. 16, 2015 if they have been selected to perform a live audition, and should be prepared to perform their chosen work in its entirety. Accompanists are required for the live audition and are not provided. Please make appropriate arrangements.

Candidates may make arrangements to submit electronic recordings by contacting competitions _at_ harthouseorchestra _dot_ ca.

Physical recording media (USB key) may be submitted to:
Hart House – The Hub
Hart House Orchestra Concerto Competition
University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

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