Kerry Stratton



Le Jardin Exotique


Casa Loma Gardens, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.







Conductor:  Maestro Kerry Stratton


Violin 1: Sharon Lee (CM), Marcus Scholtes, Bijan Sepanji, Aysel Taghi-Zada, Alex Toskov, Yegee Lee

Violin 2: Adam Diderrich, Sunny Choi, Elizabeth Andrews, Natalia Zielinski

Viola: Tony Rapoport, Veronica Lee-Goering, Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh 

Cello: Tom Mueller, Sam Bisson, Robin Howe

Bass: Hans Preuss

Flute 1: Kaili Maimets

Flute 2: Laura Chambers

Oboe 1: Colin Maier

Oboe 2: Danielle Johannes

Clarinet 1: Anthony Thompson

Clarinet 2: Aiko Oda

Bassoon 1: Ian Hopkin

Bassoon 2: Kevin Harris

Trumpet 1: Bob Venables

Trumpet 2: Rob DiVito

Horn 1: David Quackenbush

Horn 2: Austin Hitchcock

Harp: Andrew Chan

Timpani: Richard Moore




Camille Saint-Saëns - Allegro from Suite in D major for orchestra Op. 49


Gabriel Fauré - Pavane


Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque




Harpist Andrew Chan (solo)

Alphonse Hasselmans - La Source

Andrew Chan - Prophecy

Andrew Chan - Jasmine Flower Fantasia


Manuel de Falla - First suite from The Three Cornered Hat


SOLOIST SPOTLIGHT:  Andrew T. Chan – Harp


Applauded by the National Post as having “a rare charisma”, harpist Andrew Chan has performed across Canada, USA, and in China. He performs as Principal Harp with the Toronto Concert Orchestra and continues to be invited by other Canadian orchestras and have been featured frequently as their soloists. Enthusiastic to expand the harp's repertoire, he works with composers closely, premiering and advocating new Canadian works. After two years of collaboration with Constantine Caravassilis, their newest project has been completed: Hiraeth --- a four movement Concerto for Harp and Orchestra. This July, he will present Canadian concert music on an international stage at the World Harp Congress 2017 that will take place in Hong Kong, premiering "Three Dances for Ocyrrhoe", another composition written for him by Caravassilis. He  passionately promotes the appreciation of the harp in both of its performance and education. As a dedicated teacher, he founded Harp Sinfonia, a multiple harp ensemble featuring many of his students. His enthusiastic pedagogy has allowed many of his students to become consistent winners of awards and scholarships. He is grateful for his training with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. He was a recipient of scholarship from the Canada Arts Council, and credits his inspiration from the legendary Alice Chalifoux (principal harp, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra) whom he studied with at the prestigious Salzedo Harp Colony (Maine, USA), and Elizabeth Volpѐ Bligh at the University of British Columbia School of Music. He received his Artist Diploma in Harp Performance from the University of Toronto.







Regular Admission  with $25 Single Ticket Purchase

Symphony in the Gardens 2017

General Admission Seasons Pass Booklet for 13 shows is $250










Acknowledgements for the programme - Special thanks to:


Bernadette Byrne, Beulah E. & Terrence Blain, Edward and Harriet Rice, Elizabeth Andrews,

Falun Dafa Association of Toronto, Frand & Eliana Iannucci, Hank Bordan, Hannelore Kaeser,

Jan Hartford, Keith Stoute, Marc Funkenhauser, Paolo and Catriona Busato,

Peeranut Visetsuth, Rebecca Davidson, Rita H. Schwerdt, Robert Bundy,

Sandra Kirby, Susan Prince, Wojciech Okulicz, William Wiener, Igor Martsenyuk












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Kerry Stratton - Artistic Director & Conductor

Toronto, Ontario, Canada