SANDRA WEEKS, President DCO
SCUGOG: The Durham Chamber Orchestra (DCO) is excited to bring their "At the Movies" concert to the Port Perry United Church on Sunday, April 2nd. With a mix of popular movie music from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Marcello Oboe Concerto, this concert promises to appeal to people of all ages.
As a not-for-profit charity status community orchestra, the DCO is the only one of its kind in the Durham Region, and its musicians come from diverse backgrounds, including working and retired professionals in various careers, as well as promising young musical talent. They are all bound together by a shared passion for music, and their performances aim to open the door to a new musical experience for audiences young and old.
For some people, a DCO concert gives them their first exposure to a real orchestra and the opportunity to experience the unique music created by a range of musical instruments such as violins, cellos, flutes, trumpets, keyboards, and percussion. The orchestra plays a large variety of music structured around a theme, and depending on the concert, the music could be popular music from movies, music by Canadian composers, or traditional classical music.
The conductor for the DCO is Felipe Luzuriaga, who has conducted numerous ensembles and orchestras internationally and has written and arranged music of different genres for studio recordings, films, theatre, and dance. He brings his extensive experience and degrees from the University of Toronto, Boston Conservatory, and the University of San Francisco de Quito to the DCO, where he is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Toronto.
The DCO believes strongly in the importance of giving back to the community and being able to share the gift of music with audiences, musicians, and enthusiasts from all walks of life. So mark your calendars for Sunday, April 2nd, and don't miss this exciting concert that is sure to delight all movie music lovers!
Tickets are $20 in advance, at durhamchamberorchestra.com, or $25 at the door.