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May
24
Sat
Toronto Concert Band Official Launch @ Faculty of Music, MacMillan Theatre
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Toronto Concert Band will be holding its formal launch announcement on May 24, 2014 at the Etobicoke Youth Band’s Spring Musical 2014 concert at the MacMillan Theatre, in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.  Join us there and sign up for this great new band!

Jan
31
Sat
Premiere Performance @ Glenn Gould Studio
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the Toronto Concert Band for its premiere performance at the prestigious Glenn Gould Studio in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district.

The Toronto Concert Band is comprised of 60 musicians of all ages. It is led by two band music icons in the city of Toronto, Les Dobbin and Ken Hazlett. With over six decades of concert band leadership between them, this performance represents a milestone for music in the city.

The concert programme is loaded with rich and varied repertoire – from Percy Grainger and Ralph Vaughan-Williams to Robert W. Smith and Eric Whitacre to Frankie Valli and The Beatles – including hot Spanish rhythms, jaunty sea songs, timeless folk pieces, modern themes and splashy Jersey Boys hits. Make it a night out, with dinner at one of countless nearby restaurants then head over to the studio, or enjoy the concert and hit the town afterward.

Ticket Information

Single Tickets
$15January 31, 2015 7:30pm
  • Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W.
  • general admission
  • tickets held at door in your name
Season Subscription
$482014-2015 season
  • one pair of tickets to each concert this season (January & June)
  • 20% discount off single tickets
  • general admission
  • tickets held at door in your name

 

 

Jun
12
Fri
Spring 2015 Concert @ Glenn Gould Studio
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for our second concert on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Glenn Gould Studio.  We will be featuring popular concert band repertoire including The Hounds of Spring, Salvation, October, Selections from Les Miserables, the Blues Brothers Revue, Bayou Breakdown and so much more.

 

Single Tickets
$15June 12, 2015 7:30pm
  • Glenn Gould Studio
  • 250 Front St. W.
  • general admission
  • tickets held at door in your name
Sep
22
Tue
Open Rehearsal @ Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Interested in joining the Toronto Concert Band? Then bring your instrument and join us for our open rehearsal! More information coming soon.

 

Nov
21
Sat
Fall 2015 Concert @ Glenn Gould Studio
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us in the first concert of our second season, the 2015 Fall Concert! The Toronto Concert Band is the city’s latest community concert band, and is comprised of 75 musicians from all over the Greater Toronto Area. Directed by Les Dobbin and Ken Hazlett, the TCB is critically acclaimed and will be performing at the intimate but incredible Glenn Gould Studio in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment distict. Our concert will feature a number of classical and popular pieces, including Carmina Burana mvts 1-4, Shenandoah, Ross Roy, Bond… James Bond, Kingsmere Overture, Tir Na Nog, Quad City Stomp, Fields of Honor, Selections from Grease, and much more!

Single Ticket
$15November 21, 2015 7:30pm
  • Glenn Gould Studio
  • 250 Front St. W.
  • general admission
  • tickets held at door in your name
Feb
20
Sat
Pipe Dreams featuring special guest organist Dr. John Derksen @ Islington United Church
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

organJoin us on February 20th at 7:30 for our first concert in the community. We will be performing in Etobicoke at Islington United Church. Our concert, Pipe Dreams, will be featuring organist Dr. John Derksen performing Toccata in B minor by Eugene Gigout and Symphony #3 (III. Finale) “Organ Symphony” by Camille Saint-Saëns with the band.

The band will also feature Carmina Burana (V – VIII) by Carl Orff, First Suite in E-flat by Gustav Holst, Requiem (Introit, Kyrie Eleison) by W. A. Mozart, Suite Française (I, IV) by Darius Milhaud and much more!

Single Ticket
$15February 20, 2016 7:30pm
  • Islington United Church
  • 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd.
  • general admission
  • tickets held at door in your name
Jun
11
Sat
Stomp on Front! @ Glenn Gould Studio
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

For our final concert of our 2015-2016 season, we return to the beautiful Glenn Gould Studio right in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district, for the fourth time. Make it a night out, with dinner at one of the countless nearby restaurants, then head over to the studio, or enjoy the concert and hit the town afterward!

The Toronto Concert Band presents “Stomp on Front”, a night of music that will fill you with rhythms, sounds, images and emotions from around the world. Its percussionists are joined by special guest Rhythm Works, with Troy Sexton (from the London and New York casts of Stomp) and Sheldon De Souza in a performance of Michael Sweeney’s Quad City Stomp. The rhythm keeps going with Tico Tico, a famous classic and fast-paced piece about an observant cuckoo bird. Enjoy the sounds of Dizzy Gillespie’s A Night In Tunisia, a saxophone feature, along with a very special arrangement of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. On the more traditional side, the tcb will conclude its season-long performance of Carmina Burana with the final five movements, perform Scenes from “The Louvre” by Norman Dello Joio, along with works by Robert W. Smith, Jacob de Haan, and more.

We hope you enjoy this fun performance to mark the end of our successful second season.

Single Ticket
$15June 11, 2016 7:30pm
  • Glenn Gould Studio
  • 250 Front St. W.
  • general admission
  • tickets held at door in your name
  • sorry no refunds

 

Nov
26
Sat
Musical Expeditions @ Glenn Gould Studio
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Toronto Concert Band presents Musical Expeditions. The performance will feature music about places, journeys, and travels. With music ranging from Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous Procession of the Nobles, to Oscar and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! to modern works like Robert W. Smith’s Inferno (from the Divine Comedy), let the tcb transport you across the globe and by way of different modes, for an evening of music to kick off our third concert season.

Join us at the beautiful and intimate Glenn Gould Studio in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in the heart of the entertainment district. Tickets sell out fast so get yours today.

Mar
4
Sat
Hallelujah! @ Humber Valley United Church
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the TCB on March 4th at 7:30pm for Hallelujah! – a celebration featuring Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s The Messiah, Copland’s famous Appalachian Spring, and the second installment of our season-long performance of Robert W. Smith’s The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio. In addition, we will play more from Copland, along with Grainger, Whitacre, Hazo, and more.

We are pleased to present our second “concert in the community” in Etobicoke’s beautiful Humber Valley United Church, at 76 Anglesey Blvd, just north of Dundas between Royal York and Islington.

 

2016-2017 Platinum Sponsor

BMO Bank of Montreal

Jun
17
Sat
From Sea to Sea @ Glenn Gould Studio
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for the musical celebration of our nation’s 150th birthday, including works by Canadians Howard Cable, Matthew Morris, and Dolores Claman, along with other band favourites, and the final two movements of our season-long performance of Robert W. Smith’s The Divine Comedy: The Ascension and Paradiso. Our final concert of the 2016-2017 season at the beautiful Glenn Gould Studio, in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district.

 

2016-2017 Platinum Sponsor

BMO Bank of Montreal