New Canadian Global Music Orchestra

Top notch musicians from all over the world, all of whom now live in Canada, perform together on the Koerner Hall stage, with instruments from every corner of the globe. We celebrate the cultural diversity of our city, and the music that exists in so many of our neighbourhoods by bringing together musicians to create new musical collaborations that can only happen in Toronto.
Together, we all find a common language.

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra Ensemble Members:
Padideh Ahrarnejad (Iran) tar
Sasha Boychouk (Ukraine) woodwinds and ethnic Ukrainian flutes
Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk (Canada – Métis) violin, viola, jaw harp, spoons, and vocals
Luis Deniz (Cuba) saxophone
Anwar Khurshid (Pakistan) sitar, flute, esraj, tabla, vocals, and harmonium
Lasso (Salif Sanou) (Burkina Faso) Fulani flute, kambélé n’goni, tamanin (talking drum), balafon, djembe, doum-doum, and vocals
Paco Luviano (Mexico) bass
Aline Morales (Brazil) Brazilian percussion and vocals
Demetrios Petsalakis (Greece) oud, guitar, lyra, bouzouki, riq, and Greek baglama
Matias Recharte (Peru) drums, percussion, cajón, conga, and timbales
Dorjee Tsering (Tibet) dranyen, flute, piwang, yang chin (dulcimer), traditional Tibetan vocals
Dora Wang (China) bamboo flute, flute, hulusi, xiao, panpipe, and ocarina



Project Partner Organizations:
Aga Khan Museum, Batuki Music Society, CBC, Diasporic Genius, Lula Music and Arts Centre, Small World Music, York University Department of Music, 918 Bathurst Centre

Media Sponsors:
CBC Toronto, CBC Music

Funders:
OCAF, Canada Council New Chapter

Generously supported by Diana & Philip Weinstein.