"Immerse yourself in the excitement as Esprit brings new pieces into existence"
- Alex Pauk

Watch our 2014-2015 Season Trailer:

Music Director's Message

We have a line-up of composers unlike any other whose music will move you emotionally, intellectually and spiritually through energetic and high calibre performances by featured soloists and the musicians of the Esprit Orchestra.

Half of the repertoire, commissioned by Esprit, is Canadian including five pieces having world premieres.

All other works are by acclaimed international composers, including a world premiere, and all but one of the pieces is being performed in Canada for the first time.

Immerse yourself in the excitement as Esprit brings new pieces into existence and makes today's best music from around the world part of your live concert experience.

I welcome you to join us.

Subscribe Today!

Alex Pauk
Founding Music Director and Conductor

Esprit Orchestra

Alex Pauk Appointed Order of Canada

Alex PaukWe are very proud to announce that the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston, has appointed Esprit Orchestra's founder, director, and conductor, Alex Pauk, to the Order of Canada. The news was released on Monday, June 30th.

The Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honours, recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service to the nation, outstanding achievement, and dedication to the community. Alex Pauk received this extraordinary recognition for his commitment to excellence, his "contributions to the development of contemporary Canadian orchestral music and for his promotion of Canada's composers." Congratulations, Alex! 

“New music” can be many things: difficult, challenging, original, mind-bending. But thanks to Alex Pauk and his Esprit Orchestra, in their final concert of their 30th anniversary season, “new music” on Thursday night was powerful, gripping, and creative.

- Robert Harris, The Globe And Mail
Read a full review HERE.

The orchestra under Pauk was a model of virtuosity.
- Arthur Kaptainis, National Post
Read a full review HERE.

App StoreGoogle Play app

2014-2015 Season Brochure PDF

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor Street West

All concerts 8:00 pm
(7:15 Pre-Concert Chats)
Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory