One of the COC’s most exciting new initiatives was the recent launch of the COC Orchestra Academy. This unique opera-focused mentorship program offers talented young artists from The Glenn Gould School and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music exposure to world-class opera productions, under the mentorship of professional musicians in the COC Orchestra. In this special performance, members of the Academy perform alongside their mentors in a program of gems from the chamber music repertoire.
Dvorak: String Quintet, Op. 77
Liszt: Am Grabe Richard Wagners
The 2015 COC Orchestra Academy members are Eric Fujita (violin, University of Toronto), Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh (violin, Glenn Gould School), Laurence Schaufele (viola, Glenn Gould School), Tess Crowther (cello, Glenn Gould School), Malcom Armstrong (double bass, Glenn Gould School).