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  • Competition

    Solo Competition 2024-25

    Applications are now open for the 2024-25 Solo Competition!

    We are looking for a deserving soloist from our community to perform with our ensemble. There are no age or instrument restrictions for this competition. A concerto or other work arranged for solo instrument with wind band accompaniment is required. Piece or movement(s) must not exceed 20 minutes in length.

    CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION DETAILS

    Deadline Extended! Friday, May 17, 2024.

  • Competition

    Meet the Soloist!

    Isabel Misquitta-Yip is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in music and concurrent education in the studio of Katherine Dowling at York University, having previously studied with acclaimed Canadian concert pianists Michael Berkovsky, Andre Laplante, and Christina Petrowska-Quilico. She has been a featured young artist in concerts at the Orford Music Festival, the Brampton Chamber Music Concert Series, and the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association music festival, and was the first-prize winner of the York University Concerto Competition where she had the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the York University Symphony Orchestra. She is a recipient of the Ron Weinberg Memorial Scholarship, The Spedding Memorial Scholarship, Thomas W. Doherty Prize, and Nancy Scoular Underhill Piano Award, and is the youngest two-time recipient of the Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music for having twice achieved the highest exam marks in all of Ontario and Quebec. In addition to her solo appearances, Isabel is also an active chamber musician and is regularly featured in various concerts in the Toronto area. A passionate advocate for artistic outreach, Isabel founded the Dynamic Centre for Education, a charity with a mission to provide educational opportunities in the creative arts for youth in marginalized communities. In the 2023-24 season, Isabel will be appearing as soloist with the Rouge River Winds and the York Region Symphony Orchestra.

    Isabel is a winner from our 2023-24 Solo Competition, and will be performing Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, Mvt. 1 with us at our concert on April 13, 2024.

  • Concert

    Second to None

    Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 7:30pm
    Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E
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    Tickets at the door: $20 Adults; $15 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers

    Program Highlights:

    • Symphony No. 2 (Ticheli)
    • Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, Mvt. 1 (Saint-Saens)
      with soloist Isabel Misquitta-Yip
  • Concert

    RRW Family Christmas!

    Sunday, December 17th, 2024 @ 3:00pm
    St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church, 56 Lawson Road

    Tickets available at the door: $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers

    Don’t forget to bring cash for our annual holiday bake sale and mini market!

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    In Motion

    Friday, November 10th, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
    Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E.

    Tickets available at the door: $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers

    Program Highlights:

    • Free Running, by Robert Buckley
    • October. by Eric Whitacre
    • Mouvement Frenetique, by Jonathan Dagenais
    • A Mother of a Revolution, by – Omar Thomas
    • Danzon No. 2, by Arturo Marquez
  • Concert

    Summer Serenade

    Saturday, August 26th, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
    St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church

    Tickets at the door: $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors/Arts Workers

    Program Highlights:

    • Selections from Wicked by Schwartz, arranged by Bocook
    • Howl’s Moving Castle by Hishaisi, arranged by Goto
    • English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams
    • Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion by Peter Schickele
  • Concert

    Italian Vacation

    Saturday, June 17, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
    Wellspring Worship Centre, 89 Centre Ave, North York, ON M2M 2L7

    Tickets at the door: $20 adults, $15 students/seniors/arts workers

  • Competition

    Solo Competition 2023-24

    Applications are now open for the 2023-24 Solo Competition!

    We are looking for a deserving soloist from our community to perform with our ensemble. There are no age or instrument restrictions for this competition. A concerto or other work arranged for solo instrument with wind band accompaniment is required. Piece or movement(s) must not exceed 20 minutes in length. 

    CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION DETAILS

    Applications are due on Friday, June 16, 2023.

  • Concert

    Mosaic

    Rouge River Winds, with Music Director Pratik Gandhi, presents:
    M O S A I C
    Featuring solo competition winner Christopher Yeung

    Saturday, April 15th @ 7:30 pm 
    Scarborough Citadel (2021 Lawrence Ave. East)
    Tickets available at the door
    $20 Adults; $15 Students, Seniors and Arts Workers

    Program:
    A.B.A. Symphonic March (Kitty Hawk) – Cheetham, John
    After Rain – Hughes, Jack
    Brook Green Suite – Holst, Gustav
    Piano Concerto in A minor, Mvt. 1 – Grieg, arr. Oliver
    Symphony No. 3, Quebec Mosaic – Buckley, Robert

  • Concert

    Bright Lights

    Rouge River Winds presents
    Bright Lights
    Saturday, December 10, 2023 | 7:30 PM
    Dunbarton High School, South Campus
    Tickets $10 at the door

    Program

    Sparkling Lights (Conaway, Matt)
    Lichtweg (Jolley, Jennifer)
    Stella (Dagenais, Jonathan)
    Let the Bells Ring! (Buckley, Robert)
    The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Longfield)
    Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. Marlatt)
    The Christmas Song (arr. Higgins)
    Midnight on Main Street (Balmages, Brian)