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The Metamorphosis concert is a fascinating exploration of how music is composed and developed.

CHARLES COZENS TRIO

Charles Cozens, Conductor/Artistic Director

The Metamorphosis concert is a fascinating exploration of how music is composed and developed.

Conceived by Maestro Charles Cozens, conductor and artistic director of the BNMO, this is a rare opportunity to hear him as a pianist with his trio consisting of bassist Alberto Munarriz and percussionist Richard Moore.

In addition, there will be two guest artists, oboist Colin Maier and vocalist Beverly Gail Ritchie.

Audience members will be delighted by the colourful array of improvisation, interpretation and repertoire. 

This FREE performance is made possible through a Burlington Arts and Culture Fund grant.

Charles Cozens BPAC Hall of Fame inductee 2023

Charles Cozens

Charles Cozens is a true Renaissance Man of the Canadian music industry. Recently inducted into the BPAC Hall of Fame, he is highly acclaimed as an arranger, composer and orchestrator for major Canadian artists, ensembles, and orchestras. He is also an accomplished orchestral and theatrical conductor, pianist, accordionist, and CD producer.

Charles Cozens on piano with guest artists Colin Maier on oboe.

Colin Maier

Colin Maier is a Canadian oboist and multi-instrumentalist who works as an actor, dancer, and acrobat artist, often blending these disciplines into one performance! He is currently a member of the award-winning Canadian new classical music ensemble Quartetto Gelato and the oboe and accordion duo JoyRide.

Charles Cozens Trio with Alberto Munarriz (bass) and Richard Moore (percussion). Guest artists Colin Maier (oboe) and Beverly Gail Ritchie (vocals).

Beverly Gail Ritchie

Soprano vocalist Beverly Gail has been singing all her life. Her love of music and sharing it with others led her to pursue an honours vocal music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University (2003). Her soprano voice and clear tone make her wonderfully suited to sing warm ballads, jazzy love songs and comedic show tunes.

Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Live from the Community Studio Theatre

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Our concerts are presented with the generous support of

YourTVCogecoBurlington FoundationPieczonka Family Foundation, City of Burlington, Arts & Culture Council of BurlingtonIncite Foundation for the Arts, Norah Knox KW Signature Realty, RSA Marketing and Eagle Press Printers.

NEXT BNMO CONCERT

BNMO Broadway Classics in bright lights against a red velvet stage curtain

BURLINGTON NEW MILLENNIUM ORCHESTRA

Charles Cozens, Conductor/Artistic Director

An unforgettable evening of music from Les Miserables, Ms. Saigon, Oliver, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, and MORE!

Soloists: Jeff Madden, Stephanie Brandt, Ella Boich

Jeff Madden

Jeff Madden is an Oakville-based singer, actor, and leading Canadian Musical Theatre industry member. Before the pandemic, Jeff enjoyed a long run in the hit Mirvish musical “COME FROM AWAY” as ‘Kevin T’.

He is best known, however, for starring as “Frankie Valli” in the hit musical “Jersey Boys”. For his portrayal, Jeff won the coveted DORA Award (Toronto’s version of Broadway’s Tony award) for ‘Outstanding Performance in a Musical’ and performed the vocally gruelling 2 1/2 hour show, a total of 705 times in Toronto and across Australia, six nights a week, to an audience of over one million.

Aside from 20+ years of experience performing in theatres across Canada, Jeff has also appeared on TV, including “Murdoch Mysteries” and “Mayday”, and has recorded two CDs.

Watch Jeff Madden perform in Les Miserables

Daniella (Ella) Boich

Ella’s selected theatre works include “Jesus Christ Superstar”, Liesel in “Sound of Music” and featured soloist in “Broadway Heros” produced by the Brott Music Festival. In earlier years, Ella appeared in Theatre Aquarius productions of “The Sound of Music” (Brigitta) and “Mary Poppins” (Jane Banks).

The Hamilton Music Festival awarded Ella with top scholarships in both Classical and Music Theatre. She continues her vocal studies with Tom Oliver (Voice Concepts), trains dance with The Dance Centre and has just entered her second year of full-time studies in McMaster’s Arts and Science program.

 

Stephanie Brandt

Originally from Red Deer, Alberta, Stephanie is currently studying at Sheridan College, working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Music Theatre Performance.

Some of her past productions include ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar, Cinderella’s stepsister in Cinderella and Potiphar’s Wife in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Live from the

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Our concerts are presented with the generous support of

YourTVCogecoBurlington FoundationPieczonka Family Foundation, City of Burlington, Arts & Culture Council of BurlingtonIncite Foundation for the Arts, Norah Knox KW Signature Realty, RSA Marketing and Eagle Press Printers.

LAST CONCERT

(Click image to watch an extract from this amazing concert)

BURLINGTON NEW MILLENNIUM ORCHESTRA

Charles Cozens, Conductor/Artistic Director

Based on the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and featuring his most popular works, The Mozart Effect: Live! takes the presentation of the live symphony orchestra to an entirely new place. Performed by the world-class Burlington New Millennium Orchestra, accompanied by high-definition large format immersive video and visual effects, The Mozart Effect Live! is curated to stimulate the senses, inspire and engage the deepest corners of the human psyche.

Synchronized to the dynamics of the orchestra’s performance of Mozart’s timeless music, the visual presentation takes the audience from the farthest reaches of space, through awe-inspiring flights over mountains and into the deepest canyons, to human relationships. These visuals are married with special lighting effects and live video close-ups of the musicians and conductor. The result is a sensory-enhanced symphonic audio and visual experience, with moments of intimate performance nuance and powerful climactic peaks.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Live from the

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Our concerts are presented with the generous support of

YourTVCogecoBurlington FoundationPieczonka Family Foundation, City of Burlington, Arts & Culture Council of BurlingtonIncite Foundation for the Arts, Norah Knox KW Signature Realty, RSA Marketing and Eagle Press Printers.

PAST PERFORMANCES

PRODIGIEM

BURLINGTON NEW MILLENNIUM ORCHESTRA

Charles Cozens, Conductor/Artistic Director

This concert was a platform for young Canadian “Rising Stars” ages 8 to 18 to perform with the BNMO, Burlington’s only professional orchestra.

The special event featured the remarkable virtuoso talents of young musicians, singers and dance performers from Burlington, Oakville and Toronto.

Ryan Huang Piano
Classicalia Finalist 2022

Khloe Wu Piano
Classicalia Audience Choice Award Competitor

Yoanna Haeun Jang – Violin
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 – 1st mvt

Christie Cheung – Violin
Wieniawski: Polonaise de Concert op.4, Christie Cheung

Kingsley Chen – Violin
BNMO with guest violinist Kingsley Chen

Noah Kosta –  Voice
Ain’t That A Kick in the Head with The Metro Big Band

Nathan Van Elslander –  Voice

Kira Thompson – Dance

Kaitlyn Lau – Dance

Under the direction of BNMO Conductor Charles Cozens, the showcase included Classical, Jazz, Broadway and Dance.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Live from the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

This concert was presented with the generous support of

YourTVCogecoBurlington FoundationPieczonka Family Foundation, City of Burlington, Arts & Culture Council of BurlingtonIncite Foundation for the Arts, Norah Knox KW Signature Realty, RSA Marketing and Eagle Press Printers.

IT’S SHOWTIME

BURLINGTON NEW MILLENNIUM ORCHESTRA
Charles Cozens, Conductor/Artistic Director

This intimate fundraising evening included music from BNMO and the internationally renowned Quartetto Gelato
with special guests vocalist Beverly Gail Ritchie and child prodigy violinist Kingsley Chen

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

MISSED THE SHOW? 
Here is the YouTube link to watch the show again and again.

IT’S SHOWTIME! BNMO with Kingsley Chen

BNMO SHOWREEL

BURLINGTON NEW MILLENNIUM ORCHESTRA

Charles Cozens Conductor/Artistic Director

BNMO SHOWREEL MUSICIANS

VIOLIN 1: Leslie Dawn Knowles (Concertmaster), Corey Gemmell (Associate Concertmaster), Amy Canzoneri, Lucia Barcari, Philip Sarabura
VIOLIN 2: Norman Hathaway (Principal), Paul Earle, George Cleland, Carmen Nemeth
VIOLA: David Willms (Principal), Linda Umbrico, Elspeth Thomson
CELLO: Kirk Starkey (Principal), Tom Mueller
CONTRABASS: Robert Wolanski (Principal)
WOODWINDS (Principals): Sara Traficante, Flute; Colin Maier, Oboe; Kornel Wolak, Clarinet; Christian Sharpe, Bassoon
HORN: David Quakenbush (Principal), Olivia Esther
HARP: Kristen Theriault (Principal)
PERCUSSION: Richard Moore (Principal)

 

BNMO On The Village Green Livestream event at BPAC

ON THE VILLAGE GREEN

This concert celebrated the wonders in our physical world. The repertoire ranged from Mozart to Jenkins to Cozens,

with guest soloists Leslie Dawn Knowles (Violin) & Kornel Wolak (Clarinet)

July 31st, 2021 – Livestream from the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

 

Charles Cozens Chamber Orchestra - A Taste of Mozart

A TASTE OF MOZART

CHARLES COZENS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Charles Cozens, Conductor/Artistic Director

A Taste of Mozart was a one-hour Livestream concert presentation of Mozart’s greatest hits.

Conducted by Charles Cozens with his Chamber Music Orchestra, the repertoire includes classics such as

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Allegro from Symphony No 14 in A Major and Marche der Priester.

This concert was Livestreamed from B Town Sound, an award-winning Recording, Rehearsal and Event Facility in Burlington, Ontario, on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

MISSED THE SHOW? 
Here is the YouTube link to watch the show again and again.

A Taste of Mozart concert

SWINGIN’ and SINGIN’

BURLINGTON NEW MILLENNIUM ORCHESTRA SWING ENSEMBLE
Charles Cozens, Conductor/Artistic Director
 
The BNMO Swing Ensemble took a nostalgic trip down memory lane, covering some of the classic hits of the swing era like One O’Clock Jump, Sing Sing Sing, Basin Street Blues, Opus One and many more.
 
Featuring guest vocalist Beverley Gail
 
This free one-hour Livestream Concert was broadcast live from B Town Sound in Burlington, Ontario, on June 6, 2021.

MISSED THE SHOW? 
Here is the YouTube link to watch the show again and again.

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