Concerts hors-série

Every year, the orchestra offers to the communities of the West Island approximately six concerts either with free entrance ot based on voluntary donations. We invite you to check this page often because new activities are added throughout the season.


Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.

Sainte-Geneviève Church
16037, boul. Gouin, Ste-Geneviève, Qc H9H 1C7

with Choeur Classique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Anderson : A Christmas Festival

Schumann : Winterzeit

J.S. Bach : Double Concerto

Sandrine Ladouceur et Violet Webster, solistes

Anderson : Sleigh Ride

Tchaikovsky : Excerpts from The Nutcracker

Chants de Noël

Past Concerts


The Piano Guys


Wednesday August 1, 2018 at 8:00 P.M.

The Piano Guys

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier,175 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5


Célébration de Saint-Jean Baptiste à Pointe-Claire

June 24 concert cancelled

POINTE-CLAIRE : Quebec’s National Holiday activities postponed to June 25. Unfortunately, WIYSO will not be there, but we encourage everyone to come out Monday for this celebration!


Concert dans le jardin


Friday June 15, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.

West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra

Centre civique de Dollard-des-Ormeaux - 12001 Salaberry Blvd, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 2A7

Free Concert - Presented by the city of Dollard-des-Ormeaux


Mercure : Kaleidoscope

R. Strauss : Concerto pour cor No. 1 Op. 11, 3e mouvement

Prokofiev : Suite Roméo et Juliette

1. Montagues and Capulets

Reinecke : Concerto pour flute, 2e mouvement

Beethoven : Symphonie no. 6, « Pastorale »

1. Allegro ma non troppo

Dvorak : Symphony no. 9, « Nouveaux Mondes », 2e mouvement

Shore : Symphonic Suite from Lord of the Rings


Small Ensembles Recital


Sunday April 15, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.

Église Beaurepaire, 25 Avenue Fieldfare, Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4W4

Tickets $10 at the door - Presented by the city of Beaconsfield


J’ai cueilli la belle rose (Leo Smith)

Emperor String Quarted, 2nd movement (Haydn)

String Quartet, F major, 1st movement (Ravel)

Quintette, op. 43, (Carl Nielsen)

-Allegro ben moderato


Libertango (A. Piazolla)

Oblivion (A. Piazolla)

Tango Por una Cabernza (Carlos Gardel, arr. Irina Lazaryeva)

Hungarian Dance No. 5 (J. Brahms)

Canzon Bergamasca (Samuel Scheidt, arr. de Jong)

Nimrod (Edward Elgar. arr. Matt Kingston)

Suite from the Montereian Hills (Morely Calvert)

-La Marche

That’s a Plenty (Lew Pollack, arr. Cooper)


Spring Concert


Sunday April 8, 2018 AT 2:00 P.M.

String Orchestra with the McGill Conservatory of Music, conducted by Dmitry Babich.

Centre civique de Dollard-des-Ormeaux - 12001 Salaberry Blvd, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 2A7

Free Concert - Presented by the city of Dollard-des-Ormeaux

McGill Conservatory String Ensemble

Johann Sebastian Bach - Gavottes 1, 2 from Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major

Ronan Hardiman - Cry of the Celts


Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni - Adagio for strings (arr. Dmitry Babich)

Johann Strauss, Sr. - Radetzky March, Op. 228 (arr. Douglas Stroud)

WIYSO String Orchestra

Michael Reilly - Bylina (arr. Ilya Levinson)

Aram Khachaturian - Sabre Dance (arr. Robert S. Frost)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Air on the G String (arr. Donald Riggio)

John Williams - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Suite (arr. Michael Story)

Antonin Dvořák - Symphony No. 8 in G Major Op. 88 "Finale" (arr. Sandra Dackow)


Le Gala des Enfants


Saturday february 17, 2018

Salle Pauline-Julien at Cégep Gérald-Godin
15615 Boul. Gouin West, Sainte-Geneviève, QC H9H 5K8

Tickets: child $15, adult $25
To purchase tickets, click HERE

(Presented by National Bank, benefiting West Island Community Shares)


11:00 a.m.

  Doors open


  Photo session for everyone


12:00 p.m.

  Lunch boxes for everyone

1:00 p.m.

  Opening remarks

  Musical variety show and circus

2:00 p.m.

  Dessert cocktail


CANADA 150 Community JamFest


Sunday August 13, 2017 at 12:00 P.M.

CENTENNIAL PARK, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd.
If rain: Beaconsfield High School, 250 Beaurepaire st.

Presented by the City of Beaconsfield

12:00 p.m. Leandre Gaucher - Violin

12:10 p.m. Daniel Benedetti - Accordion

12:20 p.m. West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra (small ensemble)

1:00 p.m. Deer Family Mohawk Singers and Dancers

1:20 p.m. Kerry Anne Kutz and friends

2:15 p.m. Natasha Woytiuk and James Houghton- Irish Dancers

2:30 p.m. Nadxieli Mexican Dance Ensemble

3:00 p.m. Lakeshore Concert Band

3:45 p.m. Afrikan Intshiyeto

4:30 p.m. Bringing Back Broadway

5:15 p.m. BREAK

6:00 p.m. Salute to Women of the Canadian armed forces - Flag Ceremony and JAM-filled’ Canada 150 cupcakes

7:45 p.m. Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli

8:15 p.m. Bowser & Blue

9:00 p.m. The Gossage Brothers, Celtic

10:00 p.m. Fireworks by Royal Pyrotechnie


« Christmas around the world »


DECEMBER 10, 2017 AT 3:00 P.M.

WIYSO with The Kingston Youth Choir under the direction of Emily McPherson
St. James Anglican Church - 20 High Street, Morrisburg ON K0C 1X0
$25 (Students $15)

Presented by the Tilted Steeple Coffee House


Humperdinck- Overture to Hansel and Gretel

Tchaikovsky- suite de Casse-noisette

Carol of the Bells

-L’Enfant au Tambour (Arr. D. Martin)

-Les Anges dans Nos Campagnes (Arr. D. Martin)

Holst- Fantasia on the Dargason

Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride

Yon Gesu Bambino

Airs de Noël (avec Choeur d’enfants)

-Betelehemu (Arr. D. Martin)

-Nochebuena Paraguaya (Arr. D. Martin)

-Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Arr. D. Martin)

Leroy Anderson A Christmas Festival