Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra

December 11, 2006 08:00 ET

Via Salzburg: Toronto's Premier Chamber Music Series Presents "Season's Celebration"

VIA SALZBURG CHAMBER ORCHESTRA featuring Jaime Martin, flute

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 11, 2006) - On Thursday, December 14, and Friday, December 15, at 8pm at the Glenn Gould Studio, Via Salzburg, Toronto's premier chamber music series will present its annual holiday concert featuring the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra with the highly sought-after, international flutist, Jaime Martin. This stunning programme will feature a Baroque theme and will include B Minor Suite and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 by Bach, Christmas Concerto by Corelli and Les fleurs anciennes by Ontario composer Linda Catlin Smith.


- Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

- Corelli Concerto Grosso No. 8, "Christmas Concerto"

- Linda Catlin Smith Les fleurs anciennes

- Bach B Minor Suite

Born in Santander, Spain, Jaime Martin currently holds the position of principal flute with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the Orchestra of the English National Opera. Solo recordings include Mozart concertos with Sir Neville Marriner, a premiere recording of the Sinfonietta Concerto for Flute and Orchestra written for him by Xavier Montsalvatge and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, Bach works for flute, violin and piano with Murray Perahia and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields for Sony and Mozart flute quartet for EMI amongst others.

Founded in 1999 by Artistic Director Mayumi Seiler, the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra has developed into Toronto's premier chamber music orchestra. The 15-member core orchestra boasts some of Toronto's best young talent who are also some of its top classical musicians. And the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra 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 "ebullient and glowing tone".

Toronto-based composer Linda Catlin Smith was awarded the 2005 Jules Leger Prize for New Chamber Music by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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

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Contact Information

  • Via Salzburg (Media Contact)
    Josie Vint
    (416) 972-9193
    (416) 962-3301 (FAX)