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December 2, 2018: Carnaval de Mandolin

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Toronto Mandolin Orchestra presents Carnaval de Mandolin with special guest TIO CHORINHO

Put a little warm in your winter with a lively concert of Latin-infused orchestral pieces alongside a selection of favourites by the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra and Brazilian Choro music played by Toronto’s one and only Tio Chorinho.

Alexander Veprinskiy, Artistic Director

Sun. Dec. 2, 4pm
Trinity St Paul’s Centre
427 Bloor St., west of Spadina
$35 adult • $20 student

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A presentation of the National Shevchenko Musical Ensemble Guild of Canada with support from the Toronto Arts Council

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Take a break from winter with a toe-tapping trip to Brazil and other parts of South America. The Toronto Mandolin Orchestra will present a lively selection of Latin flavoured pieces for orchestra as well as favourites from its Slavic repertoire. Ira Erokhina (domra) and John Lettieri (accordion) will perform the virtuosic duet Amarado. Two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominees, Tio Chorinho, will present two sets of pure Brazilian Choro music.

Tio Chorinho
Tio Chorinho is the only group in Canada dedicated to performing Brazilian Choro music. Primarily instrumental, Choro originated in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th-century. It blends popular and classical European styles with Afro-Brazilian influences to create an exciting and soulful sound that is at once both virtuosic and intimate. Inspired by the compositions and recordings of the great Brazilian mandolin master Jacob do Bandolim, Tio Chorinho also performs music by other composers of the genre, including Ernesto Nazareth, Pixinguinha, Waldir Azevedo and Luiz Americano as well as the group’s own original compositions. The group’s debut CD, Chora Brazil, received two nominations at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards (World Music and Instrumental Group of the Year). Find out more about Tio Chorinho online at

Alexander Veprinskiy, TMO Artistic Director
Prior to assuming leadership of the TMO in 1996, Alexander was the Principal Conductor and Director of Music at the Kropyvnytsky Music Theatre of Kirovohrad. Alexander graduated from Operatic and Symphonic Conducting at the Lysenko Lviv State Conservatory in 1980.