Germany 2019: Düsseldorf

In celebration of Hart House’s 100th anniversary, the Hart House Orchestra will go on concert tour to Germany in April/May 2019.

Performances

Programme

  • Ravel – Le tombeau de Couperin
  • Richard Strauss – Concerto in D major for Oboe AV144, Soloist: Bhavani Kotha
  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 7

Please consider giving to help support this special opportunity for the orchestra! Donations can be made online here. Thank you for your kind support!

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Germany 2019: Tübingen

In celebration of Hart House’s 100th anniversary, the Hart House Orchestra will go on concert tour to Germany in April/May 2019.

Performances

Programme

  • Ravel – Le tombeau de Couperin
  • Richard Strauss – Concerto in D major for Oboe AV144, Soloist: Bhavani Kotha
  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 7

Please consider giving to help support this special opportunity for the orchestra! Donations can be made online here. Thank you for your kind support!

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Tchaikovsky & Nielsen

15 November 2018, Thursday at 8pm
Great Hall, Hart House

Berlioz – Benvenuto Cellini Overture
Yuang Chen – Danse Sibérienne
Carl Nielsen – Flute Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1

Gabriel Quenneville-Belair, Piano
Vincenzo Volpe, Flute

Hart House Orchestra, University of Toronto
Henry Janzen, Conductor and Music Director
Eszter Horváth, Assistant Conductor

Admission: Donate what you can at the door or please consider donating online in support of a wide range of the orchestra’s activities. Thank you.

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Concert Programme

 

 

Rachmaninoff & Sorcerer’s Apprentice

13 May 2018, Sunday at 4pm
Great Hall, Hart House

Dukas – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1897)
Whittington – Across This Land (2015)
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2 (1901)

Soo Jin Chung, Pianist

Hart House Orchestra, University of Toronto
Henry Janzen, Conductor and Music Director
Eszter Horváth, Assistant Conductor

Admission: Donate what you can at the door or please consider donating online in support of a wide range of the orchestra’s activities. Thank you.

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Hart House Orchestra in Ottawa

17 February 2018, Saturday at 8pm
St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa

Arnold Bax – The Garden of Fand (1916)
Sergei Prokofiev – War and Peace (Orchestral Suite), op. 91 (1942)
Max Bruch – Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 (1880)

Buon Park, Violinist

Hart House Orchestra, University of Toronto
Henry Janzen, Conductor and Music Director
Eszter Horváth, Assistant Conductor

This special benefit concert is presented by Centre 454, a day program serving people who are precariously housed or homeless in the Ottawa area by providing assistance in the form of support services, social recreation, and essential needs. Bring your family and friends for an evening of classical music, while supporting the work of Centre 454 to build community for those without it this season.

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Centre 454

The Orchestra

Since 1976, the Hart House Orchestra has provided an opportunity for musical fellowship among members of the University of Toronto community with training and interest in performing symphonic works. The Orchestra is based in Hart House, a unique cultural and recreational centre at the heart of the University of Toronto, at the St. George campus.  Membership is determined annually by audition, which is open to university students at all levels of study, alumni, faculty, staff and Hart House senior members. The Orchestra rehearses in the Great Hall at Hart House, a famous concert venue in the city of Toronto, where regular musical events are presented featuring world class musicians.

In a typical season the HHO performs three concerts in the Great Hall and one concert in another city in Ontario, Quebec or the northern United States in co-operation with a not-for-profit community organization or in exchange with another ensemble. In February 2017 the HHO performed for the first time at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Other fundraising partnerships include MAB-MacKay Foundation in Montreal and the Canadian Diabetes Association in Kingston.

Prokofiev and Bruch

15 February 2018, Thursday at 8pm
Great Hall, Hart House

Arnold Bax – The Garden of Fand (1916)
Sergei Prokofiev – War and Peace (Orchestral Suite), op. 91 (1942)
Max Bruch – Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 (1880)

Buon Park, Violinist

Hart House Orchestra, University of Toronto
Henry Janzen, Conductor and Music Director
Eszter Horváth, Assistant Conductor

Admission: Donate what you can at the door or please consider donating online in support of a wide range of the orchestra’s activities.  Thank you.

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Mahler 6

Mahler 6

23 November 2017, Thursday at 8pm

Great Hall, Hart House

Mahler – Symphony No. 6 in A minor

  1. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig, aber markig.
  2. Andante moderato
  3. Scherzo: Wuchtig
  4. Finale: Sostenuto – Allegro moderato – Allegro energico

Performers:

  • Hart House Orchestra, University of Toronto
  • Henry Janzen, Conductor and Music Director

Admission: Donate what you can at the door

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Holst: The Planets

The Planets, a Musical Odyssey of Evolution, Environment and Exploration

Sunday 29 October 2017 at 3pm

Great Hall, Hart House

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“Explore the mystic and the scientific in this unique presentation, in which the Hart House Orchestra plays excerpts from Holst’s The Planets, interspersed with talks about planetary science in 2017.”– Hart House

Speakers

  • Dr. Alan Jackson, University of Toronto, Centre for Planetary Sciences
  • Dr. Matt Russo, University of Toronto Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics

Program

  • Gustav Holst – The Planets, Op. 32 (1914-1916)

Performers

  • Hart House Orchestra, University of Toronto
  • Henry Janzen, Conductor and Music Director

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This is a free concert presented in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience). Registration is required for entry to the event.  Please register for free at our Eventbrite page.

Summer Concert 16/17

Summer Concert

  • Decruck – Sonate en ut# pour saxophone alto et orchestre (1943)
  • Tchaikovsky – Fifth Symphony in E minor, Op. 64 (1888)

Performers:

  • Hart House Orchestra, University of Toronto
  • Henry Janzen, Conductor and Music Director
  • James Conquer, Saxophone

Admission: Donate what you can at the door

Sun, 05/14/2017 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Summer concert begins at 4:00pm in the Great Hall.

Summer Concert 2017