The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra has been active in Mississauga since 1972. It has been a resident tenant inside the Living Arts Centre since 1997. The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra has grown significantly in both membership and profile, and is now proudly designated as one of Mississauga's six pillar institutions of culture.
Under the direction of Maestro Denis Mastromonaco since 2013, the orchestra continues to offer entertaining and increasingly sophisticated programs from classical and popular repertoires of symphonic music performed to the highest artistic standards. With the inclusion of the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2013, the organization has become the centre of classical music in Mississauga, built around the pillars of music education, performance and entertainment.
The MSO continues to serve its original mandate to provide performance opportunities and personal development to talented amateurs while combining the strands of excellence and education through solo performance opportunities, commissions and mentoring.
The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to enter its fifth season under the direction of Maestro Denis Mastromonaco.
Her Worship Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Veronica Tennant, O.C., Chair
Luis Moreno, President
J. Anne Milochik, Vice President
Robert Paton, CA, Treasurer
Elizabeth Rutter, Secretary
Cllr. Chris Fonseca
Vilija Hakala, Players Committee
Michael Curitti, Players Committee
Trishia Kluge, Book Sale Chair
Teresa Lam, MSYO Chair
Denis Mastromonaco, Music Director & Conductor
Eileen Keown, Executive Director
Ryan Tobin, Assistant General Manager
Jennifer Tung, Assistant Conductor
Michael Curitti, Associate Conductor, MSYO Sinfonietta
Susan Grohmann, Administrator
Wendy Limbertie, Development Officer
Ana Trcka, Music Librarian
Angela Maria Sanchez-Hernandez, Intern
Barbara Douglas, Guest Artist Coordinator
Orchestras Mississauga, which includes the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO), is governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors have been drawn from the local community, and from the orchestra. The Music Director, General Manager, and paid professional musicians sit Ex Officio. Both the Music Director and the General Manager also sit on the Executive Committee. Both report directly to the Board at large. The Board also includes appointed representation from Mississauga City Council.
Carol Ann Savage *
Karen Rotenberg *
Colin Savage *
Ondrej Golias *
James MacDonald *
Sam Cancellara *
Bill Beecroft *
Kevin Anderson *
Corey Gemmell CM
Peggy Hills *
Yong Mei Jiang
Yun Kyo Kim
Min Young Lim
Mary-Katherine Finch *
Susan J. Thompson
Natalie Kemerer *
With a combination of community musicians and professional section leaders, the MSO has earned a reputation as the best hybrid orchestra in Canada.
The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to enter its fifth season under the direction of Maestro Denis Mastromonaco. Mastromonaco brings with him over 20 years of experience in conducting and teaching both symphonic and operatic groups. He has worked with orchestras nationally and internationally including New York’s Orchard Park Orchestra, Czech Republic’s West Bohemian National Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.
Maestro Mastromonaco is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He studied conducting in Austria and Italy. Maestro Mastromonaco is a strong advocate for music within the community.
Currently the Executive Director of Orchestras Mississauga, Eileen Keown has a wide range of experience in the music profession. Ms Keown is the former General Manager and a performing member of the Chamber Music Society of Mississauga. She has been an administrator at Mount Royal University, Dean of the Royal Conservatory of Music Community Schools, General Manager of the Kiwanis Music Festival, Executive Director of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and Executive Director of the Oakville Children’s Choir. Ms. Keown is a senior examiner in piano for RCM examinations in Canada and the US, and is active as a teacher, clinician, adjudicator and performer. In 2015, Eileen was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship for community service by the Rotary Clubs of Mississauga. Ms Keown received her musical training at the University of Alberta, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, as well as a completed artist residency at the Banff Centre.
My gratitude to our audience, the Living Arts Centre, Volunteers, Orchestra Management, Music Director & Conductor, the City of Mississauga, the Musicians and the Board of Directors for their combined help in the success of the last season and making possible this coming season. The 2015-16 season has been planned counting on the same level of collaboration and its success will be the result of all of us working together. I welcome you to a restructured program with more music to play and listen, with increased quality and with more musicians in the MSO and many more in the MSYO. Join us for the full season and bring your family and friends. Together, we make certain that symphonic music remains part of the cultural make up of Mississauga.