Meet the Orchestra: Colin Savage, Principal Clarinet
March 5, 2021
On Tuesday, March 9, meet Colin Savage, Principal Clarinet of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, in the second of our regular Meet the Orchestra Zoom chats featuring Maestro Denis Mastromonaco and guests from the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. These casual, interactive, free Zoom sessions will be your opportunity to learn about particular instruments, listen to performances of excerpts from favourite pieces, and take part in Q & A sessions with members of Canada's leading hybrid orchestra. Meet the Orchestra: Colin Savage, Principal Clarinet, Tuesday March 9th at 7:30pm. Register here.
Colin Savage has been principal clarinetist with the Mississauga Symphony for 30 years, and regularly performs on recorder and historical clarinets with a wide variety of chamber and orchestral ensembles in Southern Ontario. He has toured Japan and performed several times in the Royal Opera House at Versailles with Opera Atelier, and worked with New York Collegium, Tafelmusik, Canadian Opera Company, Apollo’s Fire, Les Boréades, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Consort.
Colin particularly enjoys playing bass clarinet with the Arctic fusion band Ensemble Polaris, whose recordings of Nordic/Canadian/Mediterranean genre-bending music have received international critical acclaim and delighted audiences across Canada.
Colin's interest in analog photographic processes finds him in well-lit and very dark places; his images of abandoned spaces, shot with a vintage twin lens reflex camera, drew high praise in a solo exhibition of his work at Toronto’s Alliance Française in April 2018, and at Gerrard Art Space in 2019.
During the current restrictions on live performance, Colin has participated in a worldwide virtual 24-hour improv festival organized by the Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at University of Guelph, contributed to a number of online choir and orchestral concerts, and expanded his repertoire of culinary skills and Charlie Parker solos. For fresh air and exercise, he regularly tests his limited hockey skills with the kids at the local outdoor rink.