Saturday March 4 2017 8 pm 
Toronto Centre for the Arts 
Canadian virtuoso,  French passion, 
Nordic treats 
MORAWETZ Sinfonietta
SAINT-SAENS Cello Concerto No. 1 
GRIEG Sinfonia in G Minor

Adult Ticket: $42

Senior Ticket: $35

Student Ticket: $15

Sinfonia Toronto’s concert on Saturday March 4, 8 pm at George Weston Recital Hall will feature the brilliant Montréal cellist performing Saint-Saens’ popular Cello Concerto No. 1. The program will include Grieg’s G Minor String Quartet arranged for orchestra especially for this occasion by Maestro Nurhan Arman who will also conduct the concert titled ‘Cello Passion’. Celebrating the 100th birthday of renowned Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz the orchestra will also perform his ‘Sinfonietta’.

Stéphane Tétreault is the first prize winner at the Montreal Symphony Competition. He has garnered great praise from the world's leading music critics: "His vibrato and tone are varied, his bowing  techniques immaculate and his awareness of harmony and consequent shading omnipresent." (Joanne Talbot, The Strad Magazine) "The solo playing is astonishingly mature not merely in its technical attributes but also in its warmth, brilliance and subtlety of colour and inflection." (Geoffrey Norris, Gramophone).  His debut CD, released on the Analekta label with the Orchestre symphonique de was nominated as the "Best Classical Album of the Year". Stéphane was a student of the late cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Music Performance at University of Montreal.                                                                                                                       
Now in its 18th season, Sinfonia Toronto has toured in United States and twice in Europe, receiving glowing reviews. It has released four CD’s, including a JUNO Award winner, and performs in many Ontario cities. Its extensive repertoire includes all the major string orchestra works of the 18th through 21st centuries, and it has premiered many new works. Under the baton of Nurhan Arman the orchestra’s performances present outstanding international guest artists and prominent Canadian musicians.  

Nurhan Arman has conducted throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and the United States, returning regularly to many orchestras in Europe. Among the orchestras Maestro Arman has conducted are the Moscow Philharmonic, Deutsches Kammerorchester Frankfurt, Filarmonica Italiana, St. Petersburg State Hermitage Orchestra, Orchestre Regional d’Ile de France, Hungarian Symphony, Milano Classica and Belgrade Philharmonic.