The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra is passionate about, and committed to maintaining and continuing the tradition of classical symphonic music in Mississauga. They take pride in their designation of the best hybrid orchestra in Canada, a term that describes an orchestra with a mixture of professional musicians and highly skilled amateurs.
Under the direction of Maestro Denis Mastromonaco since 2013, the orchestra continues to offer entertaining and increasingly sophisticated programs performed to the highest artistic standards. With the inclusion of the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2014, the organization has become the centre of classical music in Mississauga, built around the pillars of music education, performance, and entertainment.
The MSO are thrilled to return to Windermere to make their second appearance at the Muskoka Chautauqua music and arts festival.
Maestro Denis Mastromonaco has over 25 years of experience in conducting and teaching both symphonic and operatic groups. He has worked with orchestras nationally and internationally, including Camerata Strumentale of Italy, Czech Republic’s West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
A graduate of the University of Toronto, Maestro Mastromonaco went on to obtain a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the State University of New York. With extensive international training, he also holds diplomas in conducting from the Vienna Conservatory, the University of Salzburg, and from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. His work with distinguished conductors and orchestras include Salvador mas Conde, Jorma Panula, Gustav Meier, Hans Zender, Vancouver Symphony, Windsor Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Vidin State Philharmonic.