Reviews & Media

Sept. 30, 2016 – Oakville Beaver: Oakville’s OCO Concerto Competition winners shine at concert 

“Fresh off of their concert last Sunday (Sept. 25), five teens had the chance to share their love of music and talents with audiences as winners of the Oakville Chamber Orchestra’s Concerto Competition…”

Jan. 1, 2015 – Ontario Arts Review: 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…”

Dec. 13, 2014 – The Oakville Beaver: Manulife sponsoring free concert

Nov. 1, 2014 – The Oakville Beaver: Music Director/Conductor Charles Demuynck wins Established Artist Award from Oakville Arts Council

Oct. 18, 2014 – Ontario Arts Review: Chamber Orchestra begins its 3rd decade

 “This particular piece [Dvořák’s opus 44], just under 30 minutes long, is comprised of four movements… The familiar 2nd movement has some delightful glissandos which unless performed faultlessly, can defeat an arrangement. The OCO aced it.”

March 2, 2014 – Ontario Arts Review: OCO & Israelievitch – Ace Beethoven

“…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.”

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