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Concert in the Park

Sunday, June 26, 2022

  1. E. Coates: The Dam Busters March
  2. Summer Skies
  3. Pink Panther
  4. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
  5. Edward Elgar: Nimrod (from “Enigma Variations”)
  6. Strollin’ (strings only - no other parts)
  7. Skybirds
  8. Big Band Medley
  9. So Nice (Summer Samba)
  10. Summertime in Venice
  11. Meditations by the Sea

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area.


UPCOMING CONCERTS

A Costume Party for Kids of All Ages!

October 30, 2022

Join the DVO in a Halloween Costume Party, complete with a costume parade and prizes. The DVO will perform popular music for the season from film and stage – spooky and exciting.

Travelling Again

February 12, 2023

A travelogue concert featuring music from around the world – traveling through melodies while we start to travel again after two years.

Swing into Spring!

May 28, 2023

The DVO will present a swinging concert of music from the big bands.


PAST CONCERTS

The Dundas Valley Orchestra YouTube channel has virtual and video performances.

Concerts of the 2021-2022 Season

The Heroes Among Us

Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 7pm at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope

🎟 Purchase concert tickets: $15 each or four for $50. Tickets are also available at the door.

Museum doors open at 5pm for concert attendees to enjoy the museum exhibits. The Museum currently requires that visitors wear masks.

DVO Concert Program:

  • L. v. Beethoven: Symphony #3, 1st mvt.
  • R. Rodgers: Victory at Sea
  • E. Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe
  • E. Coates: The Dam Busters March

Joint Finales with Burlington Concert Band:

  • J. Williams, arr. S. Hewis: March from 1941
  • G. Holst: Jupiter

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area.

Concert poster

The Heroes Among Us concert poster

Celebrating Friends

Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 3pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas (corner of Cross and Park Streets)

⚠️ COVID protocols at our concert on April 3 at St. Paul’s: You are required to be fully vaccinated and to wear a mask when you attend the concert. We will have seating areas available for social distancing.

  1. M. Lysenko, arr. L. Thomas: Prayer of Ukraine
  2. A. Dvořák: Festival March
  3. S. Romberg, arr. L. Thomas: Highlights from “The Student Prince” for Peter Hill
  4. E. Greig: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1 for Molly Ann Schwarcz
  5. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Valse des Fleurs (from “The Nutcracker”) for Jenny Kyle
  6. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Sérénade méancholique Alex Matwijiw, violin
  7. K. Mak: Awakening (winning submission to the DVO Student Composer Competition, 2020)
  8. Kenneth J. Alford: Vesper Hymn

The St. Paul’s United Church website is streaming and recording the concert.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Together Again!

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 3pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas (corner of Cross and Park Streets)

Music by Holst, Satie, Pierné, Oswald, Loeillet, Fedrerick the Great, and DVO Composer-in-residence Mark Thomas.

Winds, Brass and Percussion:

  1. arr. Michel Rondeau: Four Baroque Dances
  2. Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, arr. L. Thomas: Allegro (from Sonata for Flute and Piano)
  3. Laura Thomas: Fanfare and Fugue
  4. Robert. B. Brown: Tango-tango
  5. J. Frederick Müller: A Little Bit o’ Latin

String Orchestra:

  1. Gustav Holst: St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29 (four movements)
  2. Mark Thomas: There will Never Be Another You (dedicated to the memory of three of our DVO family; Peter Hill, Molly Schwartz and Jenny Kyle)
  3. Gabriel Pierné: Sérénade, Op. 7
  4. Henrique Oswald: Romanza
  5. Fredrick II (The Great): Symphony in G major for Strings (three movements)

The concert was livestreamed.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Concerts of the 2019-2020 Season

Symphonic Traditions!

February 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas (corner of Cross and Park Streets)

Fredric Devries, organ

HAALSA Student Soloist - Max Chen

A concert of traditional orchestra favourites from Europe and Russia including Schubert’s Symphony #6, Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia and beloved Canadian composer Healy Willan’s Overture to an Unwritten Comedy.

Featuring St. Paul’s United Church Minister of Music Fredric Devries performing with the DVO in Handel’s Organ Concerto, op. 4, no. 5 and Grand Choeur Dialogué by French composer Eugène Gigout.

Also performing will be Max Chen, the winner of our annual student soloist competition, sponsored by the Hamilton Association for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art.

  1. Healey Willan: Overture to an Unwritten Comedy
  2. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Concerto for Trombone and Military Band, 3rd Movement (soloist Max Chen, trombone, 5th annual HAALSA Student Soloist)
  3. Alexander Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
  4. G. F. Handel: Organ Concerto Opus 4 no. 5 (soloist Fredric DeVries, organ)
  5. Eugène Gigout: Grand Choeur Dialogué (soloist Fredric DeVries, organ)
  6. Franz Schubert: Symphony #6, D.589, C Major (Little)

Hamilton Community Foundation

Reception afterwards — meet the musicians.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Broadway Spectacular!

November 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas (corner of Cross and Park Streets)

Sarena Paton, soprano

Fernando Lima, countertenor

The music of the Great White Way comes to Dundas! Featuring Dundas vocalists Sarena Paton and Fernando Lima, the DVO will perform music from Broadway classics and recent hits. Join the DVO for music from The Sound of Music, The Music Man, West Side Story, Wicked and others.

  1. R. Rodgers, arr. R.R. Bennett: Highlights from The Sound of Music
  2. S. L. Rosenhaus: Highlights from The Sound of Music
  3. R. Rodgers, arr. D. Walker: “Carousel Waltz” from Carousel
  4. F. Wildhorn and N. Knighton: “When I look at You” from The Scarlet Pimpernel (Serna Paton, vocalist)
  5. G. Gershwin, arr. C. Sayre: Selections from Porgy and Bess
  6. L. Thomas: Kinder Concerto (with guest conductor Larry Allen)
  7. M. Willson, arr. M. Issac: Selections from The Music Man
  8. Andersson, Rice, Ulvaeus, arr. O’Loughlin: “Anthem” from Chess (Fernando Lima, vocalist)
  9. Schonberg, C.M., arr B. Lowden: “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables (Fernando Lima, vocalist)
  10. L. Bernstein, arr. J. Mason: “Tonight” from West Side Story (Sarena Paton and Fernando Lima, vocalists)
  11. S. Schwartz, arr. T. Ricketts: Highlights from Wicked
  12. M. Leigh, arr. P. Lang: “I, Don Quixote” from Man of La Mancha

Hamilton Community Foundation

Reception afterwards — meet the musicians.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Concerts of the 2018-2019 Season

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Sunday May 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas (corner of Cross and Park Streets)

Reception afterwards — meet the musicians.

  1. Otto Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
  2. Sergei Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin No. 1 in D major, opus 19 (soloist: Corey Gemmel, violin)
  3. Y. Okita: Promenade (2019 Student Composer Competition winner)
  4. Laura Thomas: Kinder Concerto
  5. Modest Mussorgsky (orch. Carl Simpson): Pictures at an Exhibition

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

A Jewel in the Valley

Sunday January 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas (corner of Cross and Park Streets)

Reception afterwards — meet the musicians.

  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Die Entführung aus dem Serail
  2. Johann Hummel, arr. Brown: Concertante
  3. Richard Strauß: Serenade in E Flat major, Opus 7 (for woodwinds including horns)
  4. John Burge: Canadian Shield (dedicated to Elizabeth Webster)
  5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Adagio” from the Clarinet Concerto in A (soloist Hannah Thompson, Clarinet, HAALSA Student Soloist Winner)
  6. Giovanni Gabrieli, arr. Leen Tuk: Sonata Pian e Forte Ch175 (DVO Brass)
  7. Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon Septimi Toni No2 Ch172 (DVO Brass)
  8. Laura Thomas: Synchroma (DVO Percussion & Harp)
  9. Karl Jenkins: Palladio, First movement, Allegretto (DVO Strings)
  10. Robert Smith: The Isle of Calypso (soloist Azriel Ashmore, English Horn)
  11. Emma Lou Diemer: Symphony Antique

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

The Dundas Valley Orchestra at Forty!

Sunday November 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas (corner of Cross and Park Streets)

Reception afterwards — meet the musicians.

  1. Johann Strauss Jr.: Kaiser-Walzer
  2. Johann Strauss Sr.: Radetzky March
  3. Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture
  4. Edvard Hagerup Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
  5. Christoph Willibald Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits with Sarah Traficante, flute
  6. Cécile Chaminade: Concertino for flute with Sarah Traficante, flute
  7. Mark Thomas: Haydn’s Dream

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Concerts 2017-2018 Season

Lands of the Midnight Sun

Sunday May 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas (corner of Cross and Park Streets)

Reception afterwards — meet the musicians.

  1. Johan Halvorsen: Entry March of the Boyars, op. 17
  2. Micah Thomas: Einherjar
  3. Carl Nielsen: Symphonic Rhapsody for Orchestra in F major, CNW33
  4. Amy Brandon: Three Portraits for Orchestra (2018 Student Composer Competition winner)
  5. Lars-Erik Larsson: Concertino for Horn, op. 45, No. 5 with Iris Krismanic, horn
  6. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 (The Little Russian)

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

An Afternoon at the Opera

Sunday January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas (corner of Cross and Park Streets)

Reception afterwards — meet the musicians.

  1. G. Handel, arr. A. Luck: Largo (from “Xerxes”) with Steve Burditt, Euphonium
  2. Mozart: Smanie implacabili (from “Così fan tutte”) with Rebecca Cuddy, mezzo soprano
  3. G. Puccini: Quando m’en vo (from “La Bohème) with Tessa Victoria Laengert, soprano (HAALSA Soloist-repertoire)
  4. Delibes: Sous le dôme épais (from “Lakmé”) with Tessa Victoria Laengert, soprano and Rebecca Cuddy, mezzo soprano
  5. Offenbach: Barcarolle (from “Tales of Hoffman”) with Jennifer McKillop, soprano and Rebecca Cuddy, mezzo soprano
  6. Saint Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3, 1st mvt. with Amelia McNiven Fontana, Violin (DVO—HAALSA Young Musician Award winner)

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Fall Fair

Sunday November 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert.

  1. Godfrey Ridout: Fall Fair
  2. Joseph Kosma, arr. A. Reed: Autumn Leaves
  3. Robert McBride: Pumpkin Eaters Little Fugue
  4. Antonio Vivaldi: L’Autumno (from “The Four Seasons”) (Soloist: Suhashini Arulanandam, Violin)
  5. Peter de Rose: Autumn Serenade
  6. Ralph Burns and Woody Herman: Early Autumn
  7. Scott Whittington: City of Waterfalls (World premiere)
  8. Edward Elgar: Nimrod (from “Enigma Variations”)
  9. Thomas Bidgood, arr. L. Thomas: Vimy Ridge March

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Concerts 2016-2017 Season

Happy Birthday Canada

Sunday May 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert.

  1. Arr K. Bray: O Canada and God Save the Queen
  2. T. Versluis: Carillon — Fanfare for Orchestra
  3. J. P. Laurendeau: Land of the Maple March
  4. H. Somers: Little Suite for String Orchestra on Canadian Folk Themes
  5. H. Cable: Newfoundland Sketch
  6. Timo Pehkonen: Shapes of Things to Come (winner of Student Composition Competition)
  7. D. Claman: Hockey Night in Canada
  8. R. McMullin: Prairie Sketches
  9. Arr. L. Thomas: From the Hills of Cape Breton (Soloists: Douglas Miller, Irish flute and Eric Mahar, guitar)
  10. Arr. L. Thomas: Valse Frontenac (Soloists: Douglas Miller, flutes and Eric Mahar, guitar)
  11. Sadie Buck, arr. L. Thomas: Oma Dema (Soloists: Douglas Miller, Native American Flute and Eric Mahar, guitar)
  12. R. Gimby: Canada
  13. Arr. L. Thomas: Happy Birthday Canada

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Movie Classics

Sunday January 29, 2017 at 3pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert.

Music connected to your favourite movies, old and new. Including themes from Great Westerns, James Bond, and the Mission. We will also showcase our HAALSA Young Musician of the Year.

  1. R. Strauss: Fanfare to Also Sprach Zarathustra
  2. J. Strauss Jr.: Blue Danube Waltz
  3. E. Morricone, arr. R. Longfield: Gabriel’s Oboe (Soloist: Homer Seywerd, Oboe)
  4. E. Bernstein, arr. C. Sayre: Great Escape March
  5. J.Barry, arr. S. Rosenhaus: Dances with Wolves
  6. M. Bruch: Canzone for ‘cello and orchestra (Soloist: HAALSA Young Musician of the Year Phillip Darley)
  7. Arr. S. Bulla: 007: Through the Years
  8. F. Schubert: Symphony No. 8, D.759, B Minor (Unfinished)

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Spotlight Dundas

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 59 Sydenham St., Dundas Ontario

Please note change in venue. We will return to St. Paul’s United Church for our next concert, following the completion of renovations.

Reception following concert.

This program features music composed and performed by Dundas residents and soloists! Come and listen and see Dundas talent on display.

  1. A Fanfare for Brass and Percussion by Dundas composer Leen Tuk
  2. Birds Flying Over Dundas Peak by Dundas composer Mark Thomas
  3. Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Mandolins in G, RV532 featuring local guitarists Ross Colborne and Steve Parton
  4. Water from the Well by Peter Lloyd, arr L. Thomas featuring Mary Anne Peters & Babbage Industries of Dundas
  5. Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute
  6. An Ordinary Day of Dundas by Dundas resident Seiichi Ariga
  7. R. Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending featuring Dundas violinist, conductor and teacher, Michael Schulte
  8. Mendelssohn’s War March of the Priests from Athalia
  9. The “Toy” Symphony attributed to L. Mozart with special local guest soloist musicians and dignitaries

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Concerts 2015-2016 Season

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

Winter warmup featuring music from tropical lands — Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean and more. Come for the Steel Drums!

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Remembering Vimy

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

Music of the First World War! We shall be supporting the work of the Vimy Foundation in building a new, enlarged Education Centre at Vimy, France. Come and listen to the music and sing. We shall be joined by the Dundas Pipes and Drums for this concert.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Concerts 2014-2015 Season

DVO Annual Fundraiser 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2-5pm at The Valley City Manufacturing Co, 64 Hatt Street, Dundas

  • Live Music - Wine/Beer - Snacks - Silent Auction - Art Exhibition
  • Entry by Donation (receipts for donations over $10)

Immortal Beloved

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven: Turkish March, Op 113
  2. Mark Thomas: About Town (DVO’s resident composer)
  3. Ralph Matesky: Variations on a Theme of Beethoven
  4. Chris Barletta: L’eroe e il Cattivo (winner of Student Composition Competition)
  5. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, 1st mvt. Nancy Cassels, piano
  6. Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Op 68, F major (Pastoral)

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

A Celebration of Black History

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

Notes about the Spirituals sung in the concert — as presented at the concert by Peter Hill.

  1. Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphony in D, Op. 11 No. 2
  2. S. Coleridge-Taylor: Petite Suite de Concert Op. 77
    1. Un sonnet d’amour (3rd mvt.)
    2. La tarantelle frétillante (4th mvt.)
  3. S. Joplin/arr. L. Thomas: Elite Syncopations
  4. R. Nathaniel Dett, arr. Lt. Thomas: In the Bottoms Suite
    1. Honey (Humouresque)
    2. Barcarolle (Morning)
    3. Juba (Dance)
  5. R. Nathaniel Dett: Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveller (choir a cappella)
  6. Traditional, arr. L. Thomas: Follow the Drinking Gourd (choir with full orchestra)
  7. Traditional, arr R. Emerson: Wade in the Water (choir with full orchestra)
  8. Traditional, arr. A. Thomas: Keep Your Lamps (choir with small accompaniment)
  9. Traditional, arr. R. Dillworth: Morning Glory (choir with full orchestra)
  10. J. Rutter - Feel the Spirit (choir a cappella)

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.


Concerts 2013-2014 Season

A concert was held Sunday November 9, 2014 at 2pm for Arts Dundas Weekend

Soirée in the Afternoon

  • In support of the orchestra
  • June 8, 2014 from 2-5 pm
  • At Valley City Manufacturing, 64 Hatt St, Dundas
  • $35 per person, $20 students, 10 for $250

Ticket purchase link →

We cordially invite you to a Soirée in the Afternoon to support the Dundas Valley Orchestra. On June 8 join us to socialize with other residents of Dundas, Hamilton, and the surrounding area, to meet friends and strangers (and new friends), and to raise your appreciation of the arts.

Our venue is Valley City, a historical manufactury right in the heart of Dundas, provided courtesy of the Crockford family. The Valley City building is one of the original industrial buildings in what was Canada West in the pre confederation 1850’s.

Enjoy:

  • Wine & Cheese & Beer
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Music - Classical, Jazz and—who knows?

For more information contact Dvosecretary@hotmail.com. Tax receipts provided (registered charity 118889476RR0001).

Song and Dance - the Music of Opera and Ballet

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church

  1. J. Offenbach - Intermezzo and Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman
  2. A. Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours from La Giaconda
  3. G. Verdi - Nabucco Overture
  4. S. Servida - Winner of the 2nd DVO Composers Competition
  5. P.I. Tchaikovsky - Panorama and Valse from Sleeping Beauty Suite Op. 66a
  6. I.F. Stravinsky - Berceuse and Finale from Firebird Suite (1919) (Score signed by Stravinsky will be on display in the lobby.)
  7. Plus - Music from the Mohawk College Concerto Concert of April 15/14.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Winter Dreams

Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

The theme of our first concert of the 2013-2014 season is “Winter Dreams.” Musical Director, Laura Thomas, has selected a number of works of a Winter nature. Note that this list is subject to change.

W. A. Mozart

Three German Dances K.605 (Includes “Sleigh Ride” mvt.)

J.W. Palmer

Variations on a Winter Theme (Canadian Composer)

L.M. Thomas

Snowflakes (Canadian Composer)

S. Prokofiev

Troika (from Lte. Kiji Suite)

A. Vivaldi

Winter (from the Four Seasons)

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 1 in G minor (nicknamed “Winter Dreams”)

Admission is free. The DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more. Meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The Dundas Valley Orchestra is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes and other community events. New players, especially string players, are welcome.


Concerts 2012-2013 Season

Concert on Sunday, January at 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

The proposed theme of our first concert of the 2012-2013 season is “Songs of the People.” Musical Director, Laura Thomas, has selected a number of works of a Folk nature. Note that this list is subject to change. Admission is free. The DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more. Meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

The Dundas Valley Orchestra is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes and other community events. New players, especially string players, are welcome.

Concert on Sunday, May at 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

For the Spring 2013 Concert Musical Director, Laura Thomas, has proposed a programme based on a student theme called, “Student Days.” We may present a programe of works written by composers in their student days. Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.


Concerts 2011-2012 Season

Concert on Sunday, June 3rd 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

The Dundas Valley Orchestra is tuning up for its end-of-season concert, The Jubilation of Spring.

The event takes place at 3 p.m., June 3, St. Paulís United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas.

Music director Laura Thomas will lead the orchestra in a program featuring music written about and for springtime. The concert will include music by Canadian composer Alice Ho and Robert Schumannís Symphony No. 1. Also on the program will be On Hearing the First Cuckoo of Spring by Delius, Sibeliusí Spring Song and The Voices of Spring by Johann Strauss, Jr.

Assistant conductor Máté Szigeti will conduct the beautiful Brook Green Suite by Gustav Holst.

The Dundas Valley Orchestra recently performed with many of Mohawk Collegeís talented students at the annual music department Concerto Competition concert. Two of the soloists have been invited to perform again with the DVO on June 3. Violinists Marina Mulligan and Calypso McKnight will play the first movement of Mozartís Concertone for Two Violins. Both young musicians are students of Sonia Vizante.

Admission is free. The DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more. Meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

The Dundas Valley Orchestra is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes and other community events. New players, especially string players, are welcome.

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January 22, 2012 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, Dundas

Let the Dundas Valley Orchestra get your toes tapping in an exciting concert of dance music.

The DVO performs orchestral classics, along with courtly dances by English composer Benjamin Britten.

Also on the afternoon agenda is Latin music and tunes from Lord of the Dance and Henry Mancini’s Pennywhistle Jig, which will showcase DVO’s assistant conductor M·tÈ Szigeti on piccolo. The program will also feature the premiere performance of the new orchestration of Linda’s Waltz by DVO Composer-in residence Mark Thomas.

The Music of Dance is the first performance for the DVO under the baton of new Music director Laura Thomas. A graduate of McMaster and Mohawk, Thomas began her tenure as music director in September.

“I am excited to be working with the Dundas Valley Orchestra and really looking forward to this concert,” she said. “We have something for almost everyone in this programme. It will be my introduction to the audience and I hope to meet many of the DVO’s supporters after the concert.”

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the Jan. 22 post-concert reception.

To view the article on the HamiltonCommunityNews.com, click there Article