The Elements

The Rouge River Winds and Music Director Pratik Gandhi present The Elements! This program explores music relating to the four classical elements – earth, water, air, and fire – including John Mackey’s “Sheltering Sky”, Cait Nishimura’s “Lake Superior Suite”, and Brian Balmages’ short symphony “The Elements”. The concert also features our 2019-20 first place solo competition winner Gillian Chreptyk, trumpet, performing “Evensong” by Stephen Gryc.

Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 PM
St Dunstan of Canterbury Church
Tickets available at the door.
$20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers.

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Join the Rouge River Winds and music director Pratik Gandhi for a concert that celebrates excellence in wind band music. The program will feature not only standards such as Percy Grainger’s masterful “Children’s March”, Timothy Mahr’s breakout composition, “Fantasia in G”, and Frank Ticheli’s sublime setting of “Amazing Grace”, but also fresh new works from Canadian composers Jonathan Dagenais and Kristie Hunter. Also featuring competition winner Kishan Chouhan, performing Claude T. Smith’s “Fantasia for Alto Saxophone”.

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 PM
Tickets available at the door.
$20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers

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The program will include works that transform their source material. Some, like “Fall Fair” from Canadian composer Godfrey Ridout, are pieces not originally for wind band; meanwhile, Holst’s First Suite in E-flat is a masterful exploration of an original melody; there will also be a few surprises! The concert will also feature Brian McAuley, who will perform Michael Mikulka’s Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble.

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 PM
Tickets available at the door.
$20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers

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Trills & Thrills

Kick off your Halloween weekend with some spooky music from the Rouge River Winds!

Shadow Rituals (Markowski)
Satiric Dances (Dello Joio)
Incantation and Dance (Chance)
and music from Phantom of the Opera, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more!

Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM
Tickets available at the door.
$15 Adults
$10 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers

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Wind Dances

Rouge River Winds presents “Wind Dances”, featuring the winners of our 2017-18 solo competition, Danielle Sum (marimba) and Subrina Sookram (flute). Read more about the soloists here!

Saturday, June 9, 7:30 PM
Scarborough Citadel (2021 Lawrence Ave. E. Scarbourough, ON)
Underground parking available

Buy your tickets before June 7, 2018 and SAVE $5! Contact us at if you’d like to purchase advance tickets.
Advance Ticket Prices (until June 7, 2018): $15 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers
Door Ticket Prices: $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers

Here is a sneak peak at what we are playing:
Illyrian Dances (Woolfenden)
Divertimento for Flute (Reed)
Concerto for Marimba (Rosauro)
Armenian Dances, Part I (Reed)

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Folk Songs

Come out to see the Rouge River Winds perform familiar folk songs featuring works by Grainger, Ticheli and much more!

Sunday, March 4 , 7:30 PM 
St. Dunstan of Canterbury Church (56 Lawson Road, Scarborough)
Tickets available at the door: $15 adults, $10 students/seniors/arts workers

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