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Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra and CMC: Orchestral Reading Concert

February 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Pentastar Theatre

Organizer: Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra and CMC Select Composers for Reading Workshop

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Music Centre and the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO) are pleased to announce the names of the composers who will participate in the first edition of the CMC-WSYO Orchestral Reading Workshop.

The Orchestral Reading Workshop is designed to give early-career composers an opportunity to gain new orchestration skills while collaborating with aspiring musicians. The composers will be writing their new pieces during the fall of 2016, and will have two intensive days with the orchestra in Windsor on February 17 and 18.

The public will be invited to attend a concert of the new works in the afternoon on Saturday, February 18. 3:30 pm

Ticket information to be announced.

// 2017 Workshop Participants //

  • David Bergeron
  • Mian Chen
  • Henrique Gomes Coe
  • Saman Shahi
  • Bekah Simms

The participants were selected through a jury process, and will consult with WSYO Conductor Peter Wiebe and composer mentors to write a short piece for Orchestra that will be rehearsed and performed in February 2017.

About the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra
Formed in 2004 along with the Windsor Symphony Junior Youth Orchestra (WSJYO), the WSYO exists to help young people develop their talent and realize their full potential through the experience of making music at a high level of excellence. The Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra is a program administered by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Its director is the WSO’s Associate Conductor, Peter Wiebe.

About the Canadian Music Centre
The Canadian Music Centre is a catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of Canadian musical creation through performance, education, and promotion. The CMC provides unique resources for exploring, discovering, and performing Canadian music. It is passionate about nurturing a musical community that honours its legacy and supports the professional development of Canadian musicians and composers. The Canadian Music Centre inspires fresh perspectives, celebrates inventive composers, and provides transformative experiences. It champions artistic diversity and embraces Canada’s rich cultural heritage in creative centres across the country and internationally.