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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sinfonia Toronto to Tour Germany


Toronto - Sinfonia Toronto will take off for Germany next month for a five-city concert tour in the central German state of Hesse. The 'Heart of Germany' tour includes performances in Kassel, Fulda, Bensheim, Warburg and Florsheim. The Hessischer Rundfunk radio network is a co-sponsor of the tour and will record the orchestra's performance in Fulda for broadcast.

Sinfonia Toronto's Music Director Nurhan Arman comments, "it will be a great honour to showcase Canadian music and culture in one of Europe's most historic and culturally significant regions." The tour repertoire includes compositions by Elgar, Janacek, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Canadian composer Sir Ernest MacMillan. The orchestra's concertmaster Mary-Elizabeth Brown will be the featured violin soloist in works by Schubert and Sarasate.

The 'Heart of Germany' tour is supported by an International Touring Assistance in Music Pilot Project Program grant from the Canada Council, the Hessischer Rundfunk radio network, Lufthansa, Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e.V., the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and the Kasseler Bank.

During the 2008-2009 Sinfonia Toronto will celebrate its 10th Anniversary concert season. The orchestra presents a seven-concert Masterpiece Series in Toronto's Grace Church on-the-Hill each season and a number of community/outreach performances. Marquis Records has just issued Sinfonia Toronto's new CD, Flanders Fields Reflections.
Before leaving for Germany the orchestra will perform in Sarnia on November 5 and will present the 'Violin Magic' concert in Toronto on November 14.

For further information on 'Heart of Germany' concert dates, locations and programs please refer to or contact the orchestra by phone at 416-499-0403.

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