“Take Note” – GSO Interview Series

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Ep.8: Jacques Israelievitch, Violinist (Dur 5:19) (Oct.22, 2012)

Internationally renowned violinist Jacques Israelievitch has enjoyed an exciting and varied career as concertmaster, soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and conductor. As one of North America’s most distinguished performing artists, he appears regularly throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

On December 9, 2012 Jacques will be performing with the Guelph Symphony as both conductor and violin soloist. The concert will feature Vivaldi’s Winter from the Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and other seasonal music.

Ep.7: Joe Macerollo, Accordion Player (Dur 6:44) (Aug.25, 2012)

Joe Macerollo has performed on some of the world’s most renowned stages, alongside such icons as Luciano Pavarotti & Placido Domingo. In October 2012, he will be performing Bridges’ “Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra” with GSO; as well as an onstage presentation highlighting themes from Symphonie Fantastique. Thanks again Joe, for taking the time to be interviewed on “Take Note”.

Judith YanEp.6: 2012-13 Season with Judith Yan (Dur 13:53) (Mar.28, 2012)

Steven is joined in-studio by Judith Yan, Artistic Director, in this lively discussion covering some of the highlights of the GSO’s upcoming 2012-13 Season. All Concerts will be at River Run Centre, and tickets go on Sale at the River Run Box Office – May 1, 2012.

Ep.5: Mark DuBois, Lyric Tenor (Dur 29:43) (Dec.6, 2011)

Mark DuBois is universally acclaimed for his outstanding lyric-tenor voice, its exceptional clarity and tonal purity, and his artistry and musicianship in performance. He has performed with every major orchestra in his native Canada and with several in the U.S.A. Mark DuBois’ busy career on opera and concert stages has taken him across Canada, the U.S.A., Italy, France, Belgium, Hungary, and the UK.

Click here for more information about Mark DuBois.

Ep.4: Catherine Molina, principal viola & Tony Snyder, principal horn (Dur 14:03)
(Oct.22, 2011)

Catherine Molina, principal viola, is a performance graduate of both the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has also completed advanced chamber music studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and in Assisi Italy at the Academia Ottorino Respighi. Catherine has been a member of the Thunder Bay Symphony, the Toronto Sinfonietta and has performed with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.

Tony Snyder, principal horn, received his bachelor of music at the University of Western Ontario. Tony has performed as a soloist and principal player with the Sudbury Symphony, North Bay Symphony and the Northern Music Festival Orchestra. Currently he is also principal horn of the Wellington Winds and performs with Brassroots of London.

Featured music in this episode: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Concerto No.1 for Horn and Orchestra, K412/386b” (Allegro) / Franz Strauss, “6 Quartets for Horns” (Rondino a la Chasse)

Ep.3: Edward Malison, 2nd Trumpet / GSO board member (Dur 05:46) (Oct.20, 2011)

Ed graduated from the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s College) holding a B.Sc. in Physical Sciences, but music has always been an important part of his life. Ed has been a semi-professional musician for his entire career while working professionally in the chemical industry for over 25 years. Currently, he is the Director of Business Development for CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. Although he travels extensively in the United States, he always brings his trumpet mouthpiece along so he can “keep the chops in shape by buzzing”.

Please be sure to check out “Rockin’ with the GSO”.

Jacques Israelievitch, ViolinistEp.2: Jacques Israelievitch, Violinist (Dur 21:11) (Sept.30, 2011)

Mr. Israelievitch served as Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for a record-setting twenty years, and was formerly Assistant Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for six years and Concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra for ten years. He teaches and performs each summer at the Chautauqua Institution and is a faculty member at the University of Toronto and York University. In growing demand as a conductor, he has been Music Director of the Koffler Chamber Orchestra since 2005.

Click here for more information about Jacques Israelievitch.

Judith YanEp.1: Judith Yan, Artistic Director (Dur 10:24) (Sep.8, 2011)

In this first episode of “Take Note” Steven chats with newly appointed Artistic Director for the Guelph Symphony Orchestra about the upcoming season and the creative vision for 2011/12.





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