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Performance Details 

B U I L D 

Date: July 6th, 2021 7PM

FREE ADMISSION

We celebrate the beginning of summer with lively music for a pandemic-sized string orchestra!  

Music includes Grieg’s Holberg Suite, John Palmer’s very Canadian Three Folk Tableaux, and the brilliant finale of Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins featuring TCO violinists Adam Diderrich and Bijan Sepanji.

Performers 

Toronto Concert Orchestra

Sharon Lee

Marcus Scholtes

Patrick Goodwin

Bijan Sepanji

Emily Hau

Adam Diderrich

Tony Rapoport

Alice Kim

Daniel Lalonde

Soloists

Adam Dierrich

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Adam Diderrich began playing violin at age five. His advanced studies brought him to the University of Toronto, where he studied with professor Atis Bankas. He relocated to Florida to join the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, where he was often called upon to be concertmaster under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. He completed his Master's degree at Lynn University In Boca Raton, studying with the internationally renowned violinists Elmar Oliveira and Stephen Majeske. In addition to his violin studies, he had the opportunity to study jazz improvisation with Mark O'Connor, Vince Maggio and Whit Sidener at the University of Miami. He has played with orchestras such as the Naples Philharmonic, Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera, the Palm Beach Symphony and many others. Since moving back to Canada in 2014 he has been playing with Sinfonia Toronto, Toronto Concert Orchestra, London Sinfonia and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. In addition to his orchestral engagements he has also been performing chamber music at the Kitchener Waterloo chamber music society. Most recently he was a member of the string quartet for the Mirvish production of the musical "Hamilton."

Bijan Sepanji

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Born in Iran, Canadian violinist Bijan Sepanji has been performing with the TCO since 2014 and has been a familiar face in many of the orchestra's exciting concerts and projects. Feeding off the exuberant energy of our late Maestro, Bijan thoroughly misses Kerry's charisma and yet, he is looking forward to being a part of Kerry's legacy by actively participating in TCO's future endeavours. Bijan also regularly performs with his professional string quartet, The Ton Beau, cherishing contemporary works by under-represented composers as well as fresh takes on well-known classical pieces. Bijan has a Bachelor's degree from McGill University and a Master's from Indiana University, both in violin performance. Lastly, Bijan has come to terms with living in Canada by embracing the winter outdoor activities like skiing and as it turns out, it can be surprisingly fun!

Behind the Scenes

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