Reviews

OCO March 2014 concert makes the top ten of the year

“The soloist’s interpretation, the orchestra’s counterpuntal support and Demuynck’s loose rein made this an outstanding evening. The OCO’s reading of the rarely-performed Brahms Serenade in D major was also faultless…”

Ontario Arts Review
January 1, 2015

Music Director/Conductor Charles Demuynck wins Established Artist Award from Oakville Arts Council

The Oakville Beaver
November 1, 2014

Chamber Orchestra begins its 3rd decade

“This particular piece [Dvořák’s opus 44], just under 30 minutes long, is comprised of four movements, with a somewhat dour introduction that sets the theme. Keyed in D-minor the piece utilizes alternating riffs that require a valiant effort by the clarinets, followed closely by the oboes. The familiar 2nd movement has some delightful glissandos which unless performed faultlessly, can defeat an arrangement. The OCO aced it.”

Ontario Arts Review
October 18, 2014

Manulife sponsoring free concert

“As new residents of Oakville, it was our pleasure to sponsor the Oakville Chamber Orchestra and its mandate to give amateur musicians a stage to showcase their passion,” Rick Annaert, senior vice president, advisory services and president and CEO of Manulife Securities

The Oakville Beaver
December 13,  2014

OCO & Israelievitch – Ace Beethoven

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra was for the most part, in superb form. Clarinettist Greg James was stellar in every solo and was ably supported by Samantha Benjamin in the wind duets…The interpretation by both the guest soloist and conductor Charles Demuynck was tender and understated without any annoying drama or histrionics.  No liberties were taken with tempi or emphasis…the composition and performing talents were sufficient.”

Ontario Arts Review
March 2, 2014

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