Canada’s musicians mourn national youth orchestra chief

Tina Orton, Administrator for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada for over 25 years, has died in a Toronto hospital, aged 76.

The orchestra says: ‘If at any time in the uncountable years to come, you happen to hear a performance by a Canadian musician, and that performance touches your heart in a way that leaves you feeling even the slightest bit fuller of the person you hope to be, then you’ve been granted a moment with Tina. Do what she would do: listen, feel, be thankful, and give it back. For all she gave us, it’s the least we can do.’



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  • For Canada’s Youth Orchestra their response is a fine measure of their loss that reaches out to a larger realization of their leader and her contribution for so long.

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