Our exciting 2015 / 2016 Season


Going Dutch

Sunday October 18th, 2015 3:00 PM, Jane Mallett Theatre

Johan de Meij, Conductor
Joe Alessi, Trombone

Joe Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic returns to Toronto to dazzle audiences with Johan de Meij’s T-Bone Concerto. Making his HSSB debut, conductor and composer Johan de Meij will lead the HSSB in the Canadian premier of his Sinfonietta No.1 and the jaw dropping Extreme Make-Over.

Welcome Christmas

Tuesday December 15th, 2015  7:30 PM, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

The Orpheus Choir
Robert Cooper, Conductor

Welcome Christmas returns with the HSSB and the Orpheus Choir collaborating in an entertaining and inspirational evening of seasonal music. Add your voice and sing along with the Orpheus Choir and HSSB in the splendour of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

German Brass

Sunday February 21st, 2016  3:00 PM, Jane Mallet Theatre

James Gourlay, Conductor
Fergus McWilliam, French Horn
Hannaford Youth Band

A member of the legendary Berlin Philharmonic, Canadian horn virtuoso Fergus McWillammakes his much anticipated HSSB debut performing Concerto No.1 by Richard Strauss.Keeping our German theme, frequent HSSB guest James Gourlay will direct the HSSB inshimmering performances of Wagner’s Grand March from Tannhauser and Die Fledermaus Overture by Johann Strauss.This event will come to a grand conclusion as the members of the Hannaford Youth Band will sit side-by-side with the HSSB for Festmusik der Staadt Wein by Richard Strauss.
This concert will also feature the world premiere of a new work by acclaimed composer Kelly-Marie Murphy, jointly commissioned by the HSSB and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Entre Amis

Sunday April 17th, 2016  3:00 PM, Jane Mallett Theatre

Alain Trudel, Conductor
Stéphane Beaulac, Trumpet

Recently appointed member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Canadian trumpet virtuoso Stéphane Beaulac will perform the legendary Canadian trumpeter and composer Johnny Cowell’s Trumpet Concerto. This concert, under the assured baton of HSSB Principal Guest Conductor Alain Trudel, features the world première of Kevin Lau’s Concerto for Brass Band commissioned by the HSSB with the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts CouncilThe concert is the grand finale of our annual 3-day festival of brass that celebrates youth, community and the very best of professional music making!