Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra

December 10, 2007 10:30 ET

Via Salzburg: Toronto's Premier Chamber Music Series Presents "Festivity" Featuring Morton Katz, Visual Artist, and Terrence Jon Dyck

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - On Thursday December 13 at 8:00 p.m. Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra is joined by visual artist Morton Katz and on Friday December 14, 2007 at 8:00pm by multidisciplinary visual artist Terrence Jon Dyck to create a canvas during the performance of "Three Images for String Orchestra" commissioned by Canadian composer William Rowson. As well, Mayumi Seiler will perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The canvas that is created during the performance will be auctioned at intermission along with a CD of the recording.


- Valentini - Concerto for Four Violins, Opus 7, No. 11 in A Minor

- William Rowson - Three Images for String Orchestra with Morton Katz - Thursday, December 13 - Visual Artist and Terrence Jon Dyck - Friday, December 14 - Multidisciplinary Visual Artist

- Vivaldi - The Four Seasons Concertos Opus 8, Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4

The Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra was created in 1999 by Artistic Director, violinist Mayumi Seiler, with the mission of presenting high caliber chamber music concerts with an emphasis on strings. The ensemble performs without a conductor and is led from the front desk by Ms. Seiler. The orchestra boasts some of Toronto's top professional musicians and the best young talent in a group that plays to consistent critical acclaim. The Globe and Mail has hailed the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra as an "elite band of string players, that performs with passion and dedication," while The Toronto Star has lauded its "ebullience and glowing tone." This dynamic and virtuosic chamber orchestra is comfortable in any repertoire. Each piece and every performance reflects the attention to detail and energy that is the signature of this group. Via Salzburg is very proud to have Series Sponsor Acura.

Morton Katz is an Architect and former Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto. His works can be found in Canada, Europe, and the U.S. with additional public art and commissions at the Windsor Sculpture Garden, University of Windsor, the University of Toronto, the Baycrest Centre, Toronto, and the Art Gallery of Windsor. He has taught at the Haliburton School of Fine Art, the Avenue Road School of the Arts, St. Michael's College School, was a full-time volunteer instructor at the Art Centre, Central Technical School, and is a tutor to private students.

Terrence Jon Dyck was born in Oshawa, Canada and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1991. Terrence's multidisciplinary artistic practice includes mixed media painting, video, installation, performance poetry, photo-based art & large-scale sculptural works. His artworks have been widely exhibited art in galleries, public art venues and museums in Canada, Brazil, France, Germany, Holland and Mexico. His works are held in private and corporate collections in Canada, United States, Europe and Mexico.

Canadian composer William Rowson has become a strong presence in the Toronto new music scene through his highly original compositions, and his energetic performances. Mr. Rowson's music has been performed at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Niagara on the Lake International Chamber Music Festival, the Brott Music Festival and in Switzerland at the prestigious UBS Verbier Festival.

Tickets: Adults - $50, Seniors - $45, Students - $20

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Via Salzburg
    Sharon Hudson, Executive Director
    (416) 972-9193
    Via Salzburg, P.O. Box 1116
    TDC Postal Station
    77 King Street West
    Toronto, Ontario M5K 1P2