Toronto Mandolin Orchestra

Toronto Mandolin Orchestra Trinity St-Paul's Centre

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Toronto Mandolin Orchestra

  • The Ensemble: Founded in 1956, the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra—an offshoot of the Shevchenko Musical Ensemble—is one of Canada’s oldest community performance groups. Throughout its history, it’s performed all across the world, including two separate tours in the Ukraine.
  • The Musicians: Since the TMO has its roots in Toronto’s Ukranian Canadian community, much of its members are of Ukranian descent—though it has representation of several other ethnicities as well. Leading the charge and whittling the batons: artistic director Alexander Veprinskiy.
  • The Instruments: The mandolin family of instruments subs in for the violins in an orchestra otherwise composed of a five-piece wind section and a full percussion section, resulting in a unique timbre unlike most any other symphonic ensemble.
  • This Performance: Unofficially titled Your Favorites from Opera, Operetta and Popular Musicals, this evening pairs the TMO with several local singers—including Lorna D’Silva, MD, on soprano and Hassan Anami on tenor—to perform selections to benefit Free the Children’s “Adopt-a-Village” program.

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About Shevchenko Musical Ensemble


The Shevchenko Musical Ensemble brings Eastern Europe to North America. But rather than using a cumbersome land-bridge, the company transports the folk, classical, and contemporary music of the Ukrainian people and other ethnic groups to Canada via lively performance. Throughout the season, the ensemble—made up of a choir, a mandolin orchestra, and folk dancers—present events ranging from lectures to orchestral concerts. And though SME has been a part of Ontario's cultural landscape for more than 55 years, its dedication to revitalizing classical works keeps the ancient heart of Ukrainian traditions beating half a world away.

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