England Concert

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3:00pm

Pre-concert chat at 2:15 with Kevin Mallon

We’re pleased to welcome you to our 63rd season and honoured to add our musical voice to Canada’s Sesquicentennial year of celebrations.

Our 2016-17 programming pays tribute to our Canadian cultural roots, our founding nations and the strength of our national character.

The season begins on Sunday, October 23rd with our 3:00pm performance in the George Weston Recital Hall.
Orchestra Toronto pays tribute to ENGLAND.

We are privileged to present Toronto-born mezzo-soprano/contralto, Maria Soulis who joins us for Elgar’s Sea Pictures.

Read our programme notes written by Terry Robbins.


Kevin Mallon – Conductor
Maria Soulis – Mezzo Soprano*

On the Program

Holst – Somerset Rhapsody
Elgar – Sea Pictures Op.37*
Vaughn Williams – Symphony No. 5 in D Major


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George Weston Recital Hall
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6R8


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maria_soulis_headshot_375pxA familiar artist on many European stages, Ms. Soulis has sung the roles Madame de la Haltière in Massenet's Cendrillon, Olga (Eugene Onegin) with the Orquestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon, as well as Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) in Montpellier. She enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate her Greek heritage when she appeared as soloist in Theodorakis's ballet Zorba in Metz, Toulon and Nice.

In Canada, Maria Soulis has appeared as a soloist in Bach's Christmas Oratorio, (Kingston Symphony and Windsor Symphony), Dvorak's Requiem (Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony), Mendelssohn's Elijah (Chorus Niagara) and an Opera Gala with the Elora Festival. The 2012 season marked her debut with Thirteen Strings as Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare.