Esprit Orchestra is devoted to commissioning, performing and promoting music by Canadian composers within an international framework.
Esprit premieres new compositions and gives them repeat performances to ensure they become part of Canada's living musical fabric.
Esprit's programming, which includes newly commissioned Canadian works and current music from around the world, aims to stimulate, enlighten, amuse and entertain audiences, and is designed to guide listeners through both familiar and more-challenging musical terrain in a comprehensible and enjoyable way.
Excellence, innovation, imagination and the ability to collaborate with other organizations and individuals in exemplary, trend-setting ways are Esprit hallmarks.
About Our Charity
Esprit Orchestra is Canada’s only full-sized orchestra devoted exclusively to performing, promoting and commissioning contemporary music. Each year the orchestra presents a concert series of exceptional Canadian premiere works. Founded by Music Director and celebrated Conductor Alex Pauk, Esprit is in its 32nd season. With innovative programming, Esprit aims to stimulate, enlighten and engage music lovers with a rare opportunity to explore the best contemporary orchestral music and the newest Canadian talent.
What People Are Saying
"Esprit has virtuosity to burn!"
— Arthur Kaptainis, The National Post
"Esprit Orchestra meets Koerner Hall - GLORIOUS!"
— Colin Eatock, The Globe and Mail
"One of the finest contemporary music ensembles in the world."
— Heidi Mackenzie, Point of View Magazine
"Such artistic bravery on the part of Esprit deserved an award."
— Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star