Album Release - Breaking Barriers
On March 31, 2023, the Ontario Pops Orchestra (OPO) releases its debut CD, Breaking Barriers.
Ludwing Van Toronto Media, 2023
The pioneering Ontario Pops Orchestra, one of the most diverse professional orchestras in Canada, highlights the work of women, indigenous and colored composers, and instrumentalists.
All About the Arts, USA, 2023
Ontario Pops Orchestra - 2021-2022 Season Announced "Breaking Barriers Concert Series”
Ludwing Van Toronto Media, 2021
"The Durham Chamber Orchestra’s music director has received the Heritage Award from the Transformation Institute for Leadership and Innovation”
Durham News, 2019
"Conductor, Carlos Bastidas, the Orchestra plays a mix of popular movie themes and classical compositions. Their inaugural concert was held on November 28 at Humber Valley United Church. Professional musicians accompanied by talented soloists were a perfect mix for the appreciative crowd. The Orchestra's vibrant sound blended with the church.”
Snap Etobicoke, 2018
"The Ontario Pops Orchestra (OPO) is the province's newest musical treat." Lead by Musical Director The TD’s «10 most influential Hispanic Canadians» were announced this Thursday with his Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, in attendance.
Lattin Magazine, 2017
"Un orgullo tener a Carlos Bastidas director de orquestas y del Festival Latino de Ontario en nuestra portada de Septiembre!"
La Guia Magazine, 2017