<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:03:55 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Physis Piano Concert with John Ebata and Tahirih Vejdani]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:17:16 +0000 This event is for music lovers and performers of all genres, pianists, organists, composers,  keyboardists, music teachers, recording  engineers and much more, including those interested or curious about the latest in musical digital technology, digital pianos, stage pianos, keyboards, MIDI/USB master keyboards/controllers.

John Ebata (johnebata.com) sound engineer, composer, arranger, pianist/keyboardist will visit Brantford to perform and demonstrate the current models of the Physis Piano line - available exclusively in Canada at Cosmo Music.

Talented Tahirih Vejdani (tahirihvejdani.com), a busy performer, singer, dancer, actor, vocal conductor and music teacher in the Toronto area will join John Ebata for this special performance.

This is your chance to see, hear and even try out these wonderful instruments in-person.

When: Sat Feb 21st, 2015 at 2 PM

Where: Brantford's Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts 

Click here for ticket information

Physis Piano

<![CDATA[Mercedes Cheung at Flato Markham Theatre | Wed Oct 29 at 8 PM]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:25:45 +0000 12-year old Canadian-Chinese violinist, Mercedes Cheung (Zhang), has been hailed as being “A True Music Prodigy” having performed the 24 Caprices of Paganini at New York City's Carnegie Hall by heart at the age of 10, in addition to recording the same most virtuosic repertoire in one take on CD and DVD the same year (Available NOW in our Print Music Dept.).

Mercedes has been invited to perform as a soloist with one of the foremost and legendary violinist of our time, Shlomo Mintz, with the orchestra in Switzerland.  She was the Silver Medalist in the 2014's Teen's Talent Show - American Youth Talent Competition in New York. Ms. Cheung will be accompanied by Jeanie Chung on the piano.

Programme: Bach, Paganini, Waxman, Gluck, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Gade, Vieuxtemps, Brahms and Khachaturian.

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Wednesday, October 29th at 8 PM
Flato Markham Theatre

Click HERE for tickets or Call the Box Office at 905-305-7469

For more information on MERCEDES CHEUNG, visit mercedescheung.com

Mercedes Chung Concert

<![CDATA[WHIPLASH Drumming Contest + Advance Screening - Ends Mon Oct 20, 2014]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:30:37 +0000 WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS to the advance screening of Mongrel Media's WHIPLASH and access to the after party at Adelaide Hall, featuring surprise musical performances and much more! CLICK HERE TO ENTER (*Fill out the "ENTRY FORM")! 

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PLUS, ENTER THE WHIPLASH DRUMMING CONTEST: Submit your ONE minute video showing off your best drum skills! The top three drummers will be chosen to perform LIVE on stage at the WHIPLASH advance screening. To enter, e-mail your video to contests@nowtoronto.com.

Whiplash Contest

- A five piece Yamaha drum kit
- A set of drumheads from Evans Drumheads
- A brick of drum sticks from ProMark Sticks
- TWO tickets to the advance screening of WHIPLASH and access to the after party featuring suprise musical performances and much more!

Questions? Email contests@nowtoronto.com

  • Limit one contest entry per person
  • Contest closes Oct 20, 2014
Presented by:
Now Toronto
Sponsored by:
Mongrel Media  Cosmo Music Yamaha Evans Promark

Whiplash Contest

IN THEATRES October 24th, 2014

<![CDATA[A Spring Recital: Katerina Utochkina (mezzo-soprano) & Peter Tiefenbach (piano)]]> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:24:12 +0000 A Spring Recital

Featuring Katerina Utochkina (mezzo-soprano, Cosmo School of Music Voice Teacher) and Peter Tiefenbach (piano)



Where: Mazzoleni Concert Hall in Historic Ihnatowycz Hall, Toronto, ON (Click Here for More Information/Directions)

When: May 12th, 2013 | 8 P.M.

Admission: Free

A Spring Recital: Katerina Utochkira & Peter Tiefenbach

<![CDATA[Open Mic Nights!]]> Thu, 24 May 2012 18:02:51 +0000 John Loree from the Pro Audio and Rental Department often sets up open mics around Richmond Hill. Here are a few coming up.

Event: Open Mic Nights!
Venue: Covernotes (10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B7)
Doors: 7:30pm


We provide 2 vocal microphones with stands, so all you will need to bring is your instruments, cables and amps. Come to Covernotes for the friendly atmosphere, a good book and great music!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact: johnloree@gmail.com

Confirmed Dates

  • May 28th
  • June 11th
  • June 25th
  • July 9th
  • July 23rd
  • August 6th
  • August 20th

Updated: July 19, 2012

<![CDATA[A Revival Celebration Concert Featuring Young Canadian Prodigy Violinist, Mercedes Cheung]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:17:28 +0000 Sunday, April 8, 2012, 8:00pm

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, ON
(north of Major Mackenzie Dr)


Box Office: 905.787.8811

Tickets: Adult $35, Senior/Student $20
For groups of 10 or more, email: markhamsymphony@yahoo.com or call 905.887.9909

Sunday, April 8, 2012, 8:00 pm Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

<![CDATA[Opportunities at Markham Symphony Orchestra]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 06:28:44 +0000 Markham Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit, charitable organization that serves as a symbolic representation of the cultural and artistic life of Markham and the northern communities. It seeks to promote community interest and appreciation in the performing arts. The orchestra consists of the best players including professional, university and post-graduate musicians around the region and GTA. The MSO will also conduct outreach programmes within the local schools.


Positions available (PAY-PER SERVICE positions):

  • Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass.
  • Wind & Brass: Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, English Horn, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba.
  • Percussion: Timpani, Percussion & Keyboard.

We are always looking for accomplished players in all positions for the MSO. Concertmaster, Principal positions and Front Desks will be held by professional players.

Other positions available will serve to constitute an outreach programme filled by our local outstanding & talented young musicians who are genuinely and seriously seeking affiliation with a professional orchestra to enhance their performance experiences & to continue their training for auditions in their future professional careers.

If you are interested in these positions, please send or email (preferable) a one-page resume to:
Dr. Nancy Tye (President & Chair)

Qualified candidates will be notified of the audition repertoire and dates shortly upon receipt of resumes. Thank you very much for your involvement & support of the Markham Symphony Orchestra.

Volunteering Opportunities

We invite volunteers who love music and who would like to share our vision in rebuilding the orchestra to bring beautiful music to everyone in the communities.

Board of Directors/Executive Staff

Positions are open to members of the community who are dedicated and possess insights in helping to promote the MSO.

  • Responsibilities: Fundraising-seek sponsors to host concerts, solicit contributions from corporate, small businesses and individuals; organizing special fundraising events.
  • Hours: ongoing but flexible towards completion of goals when preparing for concerts.


  • Promotional: assist in advertising through distribution of flyers, brochures, community newspapers and media; website promotion.
  • Concerts: organizing reception, refreshments, ushering, liaison with patrons, ticket sales.
  • Administrative: database management, graphics/programme production, mailing.
  • Educational programmes: liaison with local schools to organize outreach programmes with MSO members.
  • Hours: ongoing but flexible towards completion of tasks at hand.

Contact Person:
Dr. Nancy Tye (President & Chair)
(905) 887-9909 (please leave a message)

Markham Symphony Orchestra
c/o Regional Councillor Gordon Landon (Co-Chair)
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Blvd
Markham, ON L3R 9W3

<![CDATA[Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 06:21:43 +0000 Visit the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts as they have just launched their 2011/2012 season!