Chamber Music Orillia

What some of
our patrons
are saying...

Marie-Caroline is a world-class violinist. Together with her husband, she is a rare and superb addition to the local music scene.

Albert Greer, C.M.


Jeff and Caroline create musical magic together!

Roy Menagh, Director
Orilla Wind Ensemble/
Orillia Vocal Ensemble


A well-performed, unique, and interesting programme…such a breath of fresh air!

Blair Bailey
from Orillia


It is so wonderful to hear children actually singing instead of shouting!

A patron from England


Violinist Marie-Caroline Bourque has a beautiful, full and warm sound. She posseses an excellent technique and plays with great expression.
Jeffrey Moellman is a master organist who knows his craft, and an accomplished collaborative pianist.

Anna Trubashnik,
Cantor, Temple Emanu-el, Toronto
Former member, Brussels Opera House


I was thrilled to hear the quality of music-making at the concert at St. James’ this afternoon. The Divertimento and the Vivaldi were particularly well performed and I was delighted with the way the children did so well with the Toy Symphony. It is such a treat to hear performers sounding like real chamber musicians.

I brought a carload of audience members down from Bracebridge and everyone was very excited with the entire concert. We’ll be looking forward to the rest of the series. Congratulations!

Nancy Telfer
internationally recognized composer and choral clinician


What a marvellous concert this afternoon!… The programme was quite impressive with such vitality, clarity and perfection. It was marvellous and I thank you so much for this opportunity to hear such expertise and joy that touched my heart and made it swell with gratitude.

A patron from Orillia


Thanks again for the joyful afternoon yesterday. When our kids told their Dad about the concert, all they talked about were the kids and their instruments, so you achieved an impression! Well done.

Kristine Riedel-Fiddick from Orillia


I’m congratulating you on your stupendous presentation. You and Caroline are such unbelievable assets to Orillia’s music community. Never do I recommend anyone unless they’re stellar. You hit the jackpot! Thanks for your wonderful contributions.

Paul Gockel
from Port Carling


I must tell you what a wonderful time I had watching and listening to your chamber music concert today. I was completely blown away by the amazing talent and skill of all the musicians. The children actually brought a tear to my eye when they began playing. Thanks again, I’ll be watching for more concert announcements.

Liz Taylor from Orillia


My daughter and I were thoroughly rapt with your concert at St. James’. I would like to consider sponsoring further through my business.

Stan Hunter
from Port Carling



Founders

Jeffrey Moellman, piano / organ / conductor Marie-Caroline Bourque, violin


Upcoming Guests

Evelyn Liang, piano Anna Trubashnik, mezzo soprano Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer, piano


Past Guests

Anna Antropova, viola / violin Suhashini Arulanandam, violin Michael Barth, trumpet Tim Beattie, guitar Alejandro Céspedes, percussion Pamela Cioroch, piano / composer Tim Francom, percussion Albert Greer, conductor / tenor Christine Gale Harrison, violin Christina Heppelle, soprano James Hilts, clarinet David Jones, piano Valerie Kuinka, viola Susan Kutertan, flute Janelle Laarakker, soprano Albina Molodozhan, violin Leonid Nediak, piano Sharon Prater, ’cello Mateusz Swoboda, ’cello Valerie Selander Voisey, violin Nancy Telfer, composer / piano Aleksa Toskov, violin / viola Anna Trubashnik, mezzo soprano Peter Voisey, oboe Mary-Jo Wilson, accompanist Alyssa Wright, ’cello Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer, piano


Upcoming Events

April 2: 3rd-annual “Music in the Museum” @ OMAH with CMO Youth Choirs and instrumentalists April 30: Spring Concert - CMO Youth Choirs


Past Concerts

2015-2016 Season - COMING SOON 2014-2015 Season - COMING SOON 2013-2014 Season - COMING SOON 2012-2013 Season 2011-2012 Season
About Past Performances
CMO Youth Choirs CMO Chamber Choir

Musician Profile

Tim Francom

Percussionist TIM FRANCOM maintains a diverse career involving a variety of musical performance styles, teaching, and scholarship. Tim is actively involved in the production and performance of new music: he has appeared with ensembles such as the Esprit Orchestra, New Music Concerts, Toca Loca, the Talisker Players chamber music series, and Murray Schaffer’s Patria Music Theatre Projects, to name a few. In 2006 he premiered Gregory Hawko’s Concerto for Marimba with the Oshawa Durham Symphony Orchestra, and in 2003 he gave a performance of Askell Masson’s Concertpiece for Snare Drum and Orchestra with the Georgian Bay Symphony Orchestra. He has featured new music in a number of recitals, and in 2008 he premiered a newly commissioned work for solo vibraphone by Toronto composer Kevin Lau.

Tim also maintains a busy orchestral career. As a student, he was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the National Academy Orchestra. He is currently Section Percussionist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2003. He has also worked with such groups as the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Talisker Players, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Elora Festival, Tafelmusik, and the Toronto production of the hit musical “We Will Rock You.”

Tim Francom received a DMA from the University of Toronto in 2011, where he studied with John Rudolph and Beverley Johnston, and conducted research into North Indian tabla drumming with Prof. James Kippen. In the fall of 2007 Tim was fortunate to study intensively at the University of Toronto with visiting artist Ustad Ilmas Hussain Khan, the acknowledged authority of the Lucknow style of tabla playing. In 2010 Tim travelled to Delhi and Lucknow for further tabla study. He also conducted research towards his dissertation which focused on the technical and performance aspects of a particular type of drum repertoire in North Indian music, as well as the implications on that repertoire of Indian historic and social trends.

In addition to maintaining a busy performance career, Tim is a sought after teacher. He maintains a private teaching studio, is engaged for special projects by the Toronto District School Board, and is a faculty member at the Regent Park School of Music in Toronto. As well as teaching private percussion lessons at RPSM, Tim spearheaded a program, open to any music student, involving improvisation and composition on percussion instruments in an ensemble setting. This summer, he has expanded that program to involve the use of the Tenori-On, an electronic musical instrument designed by Yamaha.



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