WELCOME AND CONGRATULATIONS!
The Oakville Chamber Orchestra would like to congratulate and welcome Alberto J. Munarriz as our new General Manager.
Alberto is an ethnomusicologist, a professional double bass player, a music pedagogue, and a published scholar with a broad range of interests. The focal points of his academic work include the musics of Latin America, jazz, analysis, historical and contemporary performance practices, and music pedagogies. He is especially interested in the ways these concerns intersect with broader issues of transnationalism and interculturality. He has over fifteen years of experience as a music instructor and has recently returned from Edmonton where he taught at the University of Alberta. He also worked as a music coach and advisor at IHuman Youth Society, an Edmonton-based organization that engages traumatized youth exhibiting high-risk lifestyles. Prior to his appointment at the Oakville Chamber Orchestra Alberto served as member of the board of the Toronto Latin American Flute Festival.
He competed his Ph.D in ethnomusicology at York University. He holds a MA in Musicology from the City University of New York and also has a BMus in Jazz Performance from McGill University.
2016 CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNERS!
The Oakville Chamber Orchestra would like to congratulate all of the finalists for our 2016 Concerto Competition. Our judges witnessed some amazing variety and talent this year! Thank you to all applicants to this year’s competition.
1st: Myriam Blardone, harp
Our 2nd & 3rd place winners will perform at our Sept. 25, 2016 Youth Concerto Competition Concert. 1st place winners will play at our April 29 and 30, 2017 Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winners Concert. Purchase your season tickets today so you don’t miss it!
ANNOUNCING OUR 33RD SEASON – OAKVILLE SHINES!
This season proves to be one of our most exciting artistically ever! Our Latin Passion concert will feature some of the most famous melodies from Spain and Latin America. You will love the exciting and stirring rhythms! Our winter concert, Celebrating Music in Oakville, presents amazing performers and composers from our hometown to help us celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Our two concerts featuring OCO Concerto Competition winners will once again dazzle, with the incredible young talents that have succeeded in our rigorous process.
OUR YOUTH INSPIRING YOUTH LEAD SPONSOR
OUR 2016-2017 CONCERT SPONSORS
OUR 2015-2016 FUNDERS
The purpose of the Orchestra is to enrich the cultural landscape of Oakville by creating a passion for chamber music concerts, developing local amateur musicians of all ages, and promoting Canadian soloists. The OCO brings exceptional chamber music to the doorstep of Oakville residents and performs at charity, private and corporate events.
To be recognized as a chamber orchestra with high standards of musical excellence and to provide a home for committed musicians of all ages.