Music Mob 2013

Toronto Sympohny Orchestra, Peter Oundjian

Ever dreamed of playing with an orchestra? Here’s your chance to play in the big leagues, performing side-by-side with members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Peter Oundjian. You don't need to be an expert. All you need is plenty of enthusiasm, a keen sense of adventure and, of course, an instrument. And if your instrument of choice is your voice, you can join the chorus. 

To mark the 200th birthdays of both Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi in grand style, the mob will come together to perform two of the best known and most beloved works of all time: Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” and Verdi’s “Triumphal March” from Aida.

Come and make this the biggest orchestra Toronto has ever seen!

Event starts @ 2:00pm

Musicians who are taking part need to arrive at David Pecaut Square by 1:30pm. 

On arrival, all musicians will be directed to their section by a Music Mob team member..

Arrive early - space is limited in each section.  But don’t worry, once the individual sections are full musicians can still take part, there will be lots of space  onsite at the back.

Each section will be comprised of participants who are playing the same music instrument and will be lead by a Toronto Symphony Orchestra musician.   Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO) musicians will be on hand to assist, answer questions and help lead the section through some preliminary rehearsals before the event begins.  We will also have a section for singers, led by 2 members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

An Introduction from Luminato Festival Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt

 

How to get started?

Parts have been provided for a range of Orchestral Instruments in the links below.

Select your instrument and you will find a simplified version of both pieces, as well as the original orchestral version - for more advanced musicians

The links below also contain tutorial videos, recorded by members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, that you can play or sing along with to help learn and rehearse your part.

Can’t find your instrument in the list below?  Check out the ‘other’ link – we have a number of parts for other instruments as well as suggestions of what part to refer to if you play a more non-traditional instrument.

 


Participate

Bassoon

Bassoon Tutorial Video

Susanne; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified
Download Simplified Bassoon PDF

Download Original Bassoon PDF

Triumphal March from Aida
Download Simplified Bassoon PDF

Download Original Bassoon PDF

Cello

Cello Tutorial Video

Jacqueline; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Cello PDF

Download Original Cello PDF

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Cello PDF

Download Original Cello PDF

Clarinet

Double Bass

Flute

Flute tutorial Video

Claire; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Flute PDF

Download Original Flute PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Flute PDF 

Download Original Flute PDF

French Horn

Oboe

Percussion (General)

Percussion Tutorial Video

Kevin; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Joined by Kevin; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra on Trumpet

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Percussion PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Percussion PDF

Trombone

Trumpet

Tuba

Violin

Violin Tutorial Video

Emma; Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Violin PDF 

Download Original Violin PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Violin PDF 

Download Original Violin PDF

Viola

Voice

Other

Soprano Saxophone

Please refer to Flute tutorial video

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Soprano Saxophone PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Soprano Saxophone PDF 

 

Alto Saxophone/Alto Clarinet

Please refer to Trumpet for tutorial video

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Alto Saxophone/Alto Clarinet PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Alto Saxophone/Alto Clarinet PDF

 

Tenor Saxophone

Please refer to Bassoon tutorial video

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Tenor Saxophone PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Tenor Saxophone PDF 

 

Bass Saxophone

Please refer to Trombone tutorial video

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Bass Saxophone PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Bass Saxophone PDF 

 

Bass Clarinet

Please refer to Trombone tutorial video

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Bass Clarient PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Bass Clarinet PDF 

 

Upper Melodic Instruments

Examples:  Recorder, Bagpipes, Kazoo

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified in C PDF 

Download Simplified iin Bb PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified in C PDF 

Download Simplified iin Bb PDF

 

Lower Melodic Instruments

Examples:  Euphonium, Baritone Horn

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified in C PDF 

Download Simplified in Bb PDF 

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified in C PDF 

Download Simplified in Bb PDF

 

Harmonic Instruments/Chords

Examples:  Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Keyboard

Ride of the Valkyries, Simplified

Download Simplified Part in C PDF

Triumphal March from Aida

Download Simplified Part in C PDF


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

David Pecaut Square is located southwest of King Street and Simcoe Street in downtown Toronto, just west of  Roy Thomson Hall.  Paid parking is available under the square with access off Wellington Street.  When you arrive, make your way to the grass area in front of the Mainstage, you will be directed to your section by a member of our Music Mob team..

TTC:  Closest subway stop is St. Andrew Station, closest streetcar stop is King/Simcoe.  Exit and walk west on King Street, David Pecaut Square will be on the south side of King Street, west of Simcoe Street.

What do I need to bring?

Music stand with wind-clips, if you have them, copies of your sheet music, your instrument and a lot of enthusiasm!

Arrive dressed for the weather.  We recommend bringing sunscreen, hats, and water!

I am coming with a non-musician, can they join me in the section?

Space will be limited in each section to give priority to the musicians who are taking part .  However, if you are accompanying a child under 10 who wants to perform, you will be allowed to join them in their section in order to help.

If you are planning to participate in the music mob and  bringing children who will require supervision, please make sure you have someone with you to watch over them as you perform.   There will be lots of space onsite behind our Music Mob orchestra for audience members to watch.

If you are coming with another musician who plays a different instrument– you will both be directed to your own section. 

What happens if it rains?

Music Mob will take place if it is overcast or even threatening rain, however steady rain will delay or possibly even cancel the event – we will post updates on this webpage the morning of the event, so check in again here.

I play the cello, bassoon or tuba will there be chairs available?

Yes, we will have chairs available for you, however, musicians with other instruments will need to stand or bring their own chair or stool.

Is there storage for my case? Is this storage secure?

Yes, during the Music Mob, we will have a storage area adjacent to the double bass section and the cello section and it will operate like a coat-check on a free ticketed system.

Will I be able to store my instrument before and/or after the Music Mob?

There will be no instrument storage available onsite.

How long will the event last?

The whole event will be finished by 2:45pm in order to allow for other performances to take place on the Mainstage – but please stay and watch the rest of the day’s concerts.

Do I need to register in advance? And is there a fee to participate?

There is no registration required and the event is completely free.  The sections will be filled up as musicians arrive onsite – so come early!

I have limited mobility, can I still participate? 

Of course you can!  Each section is ground level and easily accessible by wheelchair or scooter.  Please email us at Musicmob@luminato.com to let us know you are coming and what instrument you play.

Is there an age limit to participate?

There is no age limit to participate, everyone can take part.  If you are coming with small children who do not yet play an instrument, bring simple percussion instruments for them so they can play along!

I don’t own an instrument – can I still participate?

You can always join in the chorus with your voice (see the link to ‘Voice’ where you will find music and videos), and we will have a limited number of Kazoos available  for participants to play.  Also feel free to download and rehearse with the percussion part as you can get creative with different ways to participate such as clapping or stomping along!

Can’t find the answer to your question in the info above? 

Please email us at Musicmob@luminato.com, and one of our team will try to help. 

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