Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dundas Valley Orchestra Awarded OAC Project Grant

January 2013 Concert of the Dundas Valley Orchestra
Peter Hill, president of the Dundas Valley Orchestra executive reports:

The Dundas Valley Orchestra applied to the Ontario Arts Council for a project grant for the 2013-2014 Season. OAC project grants can be used for the artistic costs of a specifically defined project. The focus of the project for which we applied was twofold: firstly; to give more opportunities to DVO members to further develop their musicianship; and, secondly, to help us bring interesting performances, repertoire, and soloists to our audiences.

To achieve these two goals, we applied for $6,000 to cover the costs of hiring coaches to help individual sections learn our season repertoire in sectional settings and to build overall performance skills. We also applied for soloist fees for one of the coaches (violinist) to serve as the soloist for the January performance
of Vivaldi’s Winter. We were awarded $4,500 (75%) of the requested amount – an excellent show of confidence in the DVO’s ability to achieve the goals set out in the project description.

It is an honour to be awarded this grant and it will make it possible for us to present a memorable concert in January and to improve as an ensemble for future concerts.

The theme of the DVO's first concert of the 2013-2014 season will be “Winter Dreams.”

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

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