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Graham Lord and Uri Mayer (Front)
Émilie Paré and Jeffrey Wall (Back)

Photo from The Concert Given by
The Musicians of Orchestra London
at The Metropolitan United Church, January 14, 2015
 

Updates

Note: Tuesday January 20, 2015

The organization is gone but the musicians are determined to continue working as a group in the London area. The small gatherings they've organized and their first concert suggest they're on a good track. When possible I'll be covering their events.

Monday January 19, 2015

Review of The Musicians of Orchestra London's Show at The Metropolitan United Chirch added …

The tone for this performance was set before the first notes were played. The musicians were already primed to play an emotionally charged show but the rapturous standing ovation they received while taking their places …

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Sunday November 2, 2014

Review of the Masterworks November Show, 'Beethoven and Sibelius' added …

Their performance of the 3rd symphony by Sibelius begs the question of how the piece ever fell into neglect. A wonderfully melodic rendering of the early passages yielded the floor to some ravishingly beautiful wind playing by clarinettist Graham Lord, 1st oboe player Graham MacKenzie and flautist Kaili Maimets …

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Monday October 6, 2014

Review of the Masterworks Opening Night Show, 'Dvořák and Brahms' addded …

Kevin Mallon's attention to dphrasing through the opening of Dvořák's Cello Concerto emphasized the qualities that led an acerbic New York critic to describe the composer's New World Symphony as sounding like the work of the "loneliest Czech in New York City". Cynicism aside, his music frequently carries the sense of an individual's isolation …

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Monday May 26, 2014

Review of 'Tour Eiffel' from the Masterworks Series added …

It was an emotional evening. The show marked the last appearance of Alain Trudel as Music Director and the focus everyone had on making his finale one to remember came through from the opening notes …

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Monday March 10, 2014

Review of 'Mozart's Requiem' from the Masterworks Series added …

A lot of terms come to mind when thinking about Mozart's music but impressionistic isn't one of them. At least, not normally, which reasserts the well known idea that no amount of familiarity ever bring …

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Monday March 3, 2014

Review of 'The Great Canadian Songbook' from the Pops Series added …

The work of Canada's best songwriters is always worth looking at. It's a great reminder of the talent that's here. It shows how fresh and consistently flexible the works are and it's a lot of fun to go back …

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Thursday December 5, 2013

Review of 'Messiah, Mozart's Arrangement' added …

Conductor Alain Trudel led the orchestra, The London Pro Musica Choir and an exemplary group of soloists through the arrangement one of Handel's masterpieces that's not heard often these days and made a really good case for doing it more often …

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Live Performances

Freelance

Beethoven's 5th
January 2015

Pops Series

The Great Canadian Songbook
Movie Magic

Classics and Beyond

Messiah; Mozart's Arrangement
Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

Handel's Messiah

Crow Plays Beethoven

Masterworks

Beethoven and Sibelius
Dvořák and Brahms

Tour Eiffel

Mozart's Requiem

An English Romance

Arabian Nights

Mozart and Brahms

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

The New World Symphony

The Beethoven Experience

Special Feature

The Time with Alain Trudel as Music Director

 

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Kevin Mallon
Guest Conductor

Joseph Lanza
Concertmaster

Kaili Maimets
Flautist

Sonja Gustafson
Guest Vocalist

Timothy Chooi
Guest Soloist

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