MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR, LAUREN YEOMANS
Fall Colours Concert – October 28, 2023
Lauren Yeomans is a conductor, flautist and arranger from Toronto, Canada providing bold and robust interpretations to the worlds of solo, chamber and orchestral music. She just completed two years as Assistant Conductor of Summerhill Orchestra and recently founded the Toronto Alternative Chamber Orchestra as Music Director which is dedicated to bringing classical music to the next generation fo concertgoers. This summer Lauren was a Fellow of the Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute (having previously participated as an Associate) conducting the Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island under the guidance of Diane Wittry and Anna Edwards. Last fall Lauren completed a Conducting Apprenticeship at Orchestra Toronto under the guidance of Michael Newnham and participated in the Girls Who Conduct Early Career Program with Chaowen Ting. She has cover conducted the Etobicoke Philharmonic where she is also Principal Flute and performed the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto last season as part of the concertino. Lauren is also co-founder and flautist of Quintagious!, a wind quintet specializing in thoughtfully-curated concert programming, where she has arranged a number of works for the ensemble including Ravel’s Ma Mere L’Oye, Raymond Scott’s Powerhouse and Steinman’s Total Eclipse of the Heart. Lauren earned her Master of Music in Flute Performance from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey studying with Bart Feller, and her Bachelor of Music from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory where she took conducting with Uri Mayer.