Youth Award Recipients 2016-17

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016-17 Georgian Bay Symphony Youth Awards! The GBS has been fortunate to work with several talented young musicians, who have demonstrated their passion for music throughout the year. The Burton Morrison Award has been awarded to Radine Kruisselbrink, First Violin. Thank you to the Morrison family for their support of this award. Radine Kruisselbrink has just completed her seventh season with the Georgian Bay Symphony. She began in 2010 at the age of 11. She has played in both the first and second violin sections, and for the past three years has had the pleasure of filling the position of assistant concert master. She also enjoys playing piano, and

Program Notes "French Melody" Oct 21

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (L’ apprenti sorcier) Paul Dukas (1865-1935) is not only the best-known work by the composer, it remains one of the most familiar of all concert pieces. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, an instant success at its 1897 premiere, continued to enjoy tremendous popularity for the next several decades. Then, in 1940, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was immortalized on the silver screen, courtesy of the Walt Disney animated classic, Fantasia. In the film, Mickey Mouse portrays the hapless apprentice, whose misadventures are set to Dukas’ brilliant score, performed by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The great German poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe provided the ins

Pianist Marc Toth is a Friend of mine.

How I first meet Marc Toth. Many years ago, Marc Pierre Toth and I met as first year undergraduates at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Marc, a native of London, Ontario had come to study piano performance with the great Marietta Orlov. I recall vividly that even back then he was a larger than life character in many regards: how is it I have a mental image of him goose-stepping around the Edward Johnson building impersonating Basil Fawlty with one of our friends? I always remember the time he immediately corrected me when I exclaimed that there were ‘too many ALL-Beethoven programmes!!’ He made his point VERY clear, “No, Richard! The problem is that there are not ENOUGH all-Beet

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