Violins & Valentine’s Day: A Perfect Match

posterDetails: The Hart House Orchestra continues its 2012/2013 season with Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony. Also in the programme is a relatively unknown gem by Beethoven, the King Stephens Overture, and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, with the orchestra’s very own Assistant Principal clarinetist Phil Lam as soloist. Under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Henry Janzen and Assistant Conductor William Rowson, the Hart House Orchestra is one of Toronto’s best amateur performing groups and the worst kept secret for a classical night out. The Orchestra has been making music for more than 2 decades and prides itself on its expertise, vast repertoire and the enthusiasm of its 70+ members. The Hart House Orchestra is composed of students, alumni, and senior members of Hart House who share a love of music and a dedication to the orchestra.


When: Thurs, Feb. 14, 8 pm
Where: Great Hall, Hart House
Cost: Free / Arrive early seats fill up quickly


About the conductor: Henry Janzen’s formative influences include Maser Classes with Menahem Pressler and William Primrose at Banff School of Fine Art coupled with advanced studies in New York City with renowned pedagogues Lillian Fuchs, Arinna Bronne and Raphael Bronstein. Subsequent teaching positions include the University of Western Michigan, Wayne State and the University of Western Ontario. For the past 20 years, Mr. Janzen has taught in the Orchestra, Applied and Chamber Music areas at the University of Guelph. Henry Janzen has been at the helm of the Hart House Orchestra for 6 years.


About the Assistant Conductor: Bill Rowson is a gifted violinist, Bill is a recent Ph. D graduate from the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. He has been assistant conductor to the orchestra for the past 4 years and is an integral part of the group’s success. His music has been featured at festivals nationally and internationally.

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