Appassionata is a chamber orchestra of talent conducted with passion for 15 years by its founder Daniel Myssyk. Composed of 19 musicians, the orchestra presents every year many high-quality concerts in Quebec and, more recently, in Canada and the United States. Appassionata has recorded four CDs, and is broadcast on CBC/Radio-Canada and Radio-Classique. Specializing in the classical period, Appassionata is driven by the desire to bring music to the greatest number of people, while offering a fresh concert experience. Aware of the artistic and social role that can be played by an orchestra in its community, Appassionata supports the creation of Canadian compositions and the emergence of new talent through original artistic associations. In addition, it produces, in its annual youth series, a large number of concerts for elementary students in disadvantaged areas.