The Toronto Mozart Players are composed of professional solo, chamber and orchestral musicians dedicated to performance of the highest calibre. Specializing in the music of Mozart and his contemporaries, the Toronto Mozart Players perform a variety of repertoire from the early eighteenth century to the twenty-first century under the direction of David Bowser.
The Toronto Mozart Players present Sunday afternoon concerts in the visually and acoustically beautiful setting of the historic St Lawrence Hall on King Street. Concert programs are varied, alternating chamber and orchestral works and featuring exceptional Canadian vocal and instrumental soloists. The repertoire is presented with informative introductions drawing connections among the compositions. Interspersed in the programs, these brief discussions explore Mozart’s life, relationships and inspirations, often finding new meaning for today’s audiences and musicians alike. Works by Johann Christian Bach, Pergolesi, Jommelli, Haydn, Beethoven and others are often featured among works by Mozart to provide contrast and historical context. A new composition, with a connection to Mozart, composed by the winner of the Toronto Mozart Composition Competition is also performed each season further linking Mozart’s world with our own. These entertaining and engaging concerts permit a relaxed atmosphere in an elegant setting and may be enhanced with a glass of wine or other refreshment.
In addition to the concert series at the St Lawrence Hall, the Toronto Mozart Players perform concerts in communities across the GTA to encourage music appreciation and to inspire and support participation in music performance. Members of the Toronto Mozart Players perform in educational modules for the Mozart Project’s In-School Music Education Program, sharing the joys of music performance and awakening potential in children and youth across the city. The Toronto Mozart Players offer valuable opportunities for musical development and performance to young emerging musicians through the Mentorship Program and the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition.
The inaugural concert of the Toronto Mozart Players will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St Lawrence Hall.See Musician List