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SEASON 2017-2018 MAIN SERIES

PROGRAM 2 • DECEMBER 2017 • Masters Series

Saturday, December 16, 2016 at 8pm | Regent Theatre (Oshawa)

iN THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS • DVOŘÁK VISITS TCHAIKOVSKY FOR CHRISTMAS

Take a well-deserved breather on December 16th!   Join Ontario Philharmonic as we evoke the ‘spirit within’ through the masterful works of Tchaikovsky and Dvořák.  The masterful playing of guest Concertmaster and Soloist, Iván Pérez adds to the panache of the evening. We are delighted to welcome Durham Youth Orchestra Players to the OP stage for this rousing Christmas program. Get your tickets as an early stocking stuffer.
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY
Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY


Antonin DVOŘÁK        
The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a
Serenade Mélancolique Op 26
• Ivan Pérez, solo violin                                              
 Intermission (15')
Symphony no.9 “From the New World”
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8 pm

michael ciufo -  singer/songwriter

"Ciufo is an expert at telling the story – creating and capturing musical and/or cinematic moments…a keen romantic sensibility, deadly intonation, excellent taste, high musicality and a deeply communicative approach insure that Ciufo is well on his way to International recognition”  
-Lesley Mitchell-Clarke (The WholeNote)

 “Everything seems to be in place for mainstream success” 
- John Terauds (musicaltoronto.org) 

Michael Ciufo’s young career has explored performances across the globe, including an unforgettable performance at the age of 17 at the Pantheon in Rome, Italy.  His sophomore album release of Momento, debuted at #15 on the Canadian Classical charts.  
Michael maintains a busy performance schedule and has just returned from a special performance for the re-launch of the newly renovated Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Previous to that, Michael spent much of the winter and spring touring the southern United States and performing to sold-our audiences with pop-opera vocal group, Vivace [vee-vah-chay]

A native resident of Mississauga, Michael is a graduate of the prestigious Glenn Gould School of Music at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto and has worked with Arthur Post and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Kerry Stratton and the Toronto Concert Orchestra, and the North Bay Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Jones, to name a few.  

His most recent operatic performances include the role of “Alfredo” in La Traviata in celebration of Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday in Fidenza, Italy and “Gernando” in the Canadian Premier of Rossini’s opera Armida with Opera in Concert in Toronto.
Michael is humbled by opportunities to give back to his community.  He continues to donate his time and talents to a number of causes, and sits on   adjudication panels and special arts initiative committees throughout Mississauga.

For more information about Michael and his upcoming performances, please visit www.michaelciufo.com.
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