The Winters of Childhood: Programme Notes

Notes by Terry Robbins and Jennie Worden Children’s Corner Suite                                                                Claude Debussy (1862–1918) Although nearly 40 years of Debussy’s life, and nearly 20 years of his career as a composer, took place in the 19th century, Debussy is always considered a 20th-century composer–one of the most important and influential musical

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Programme Notes: Primavera

Primavera Orchestra Toronto will perform Primavera on May 26. Overture La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie),  Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) One of an astonishing 28 operas written in the period 1812-19, Rossini’s La gazza ladra is a semiseria opera or melodrama with a libretto by Giovanni Gherardini. First performed at the Teatro

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Programme Notes: Watershed

Watershed: A Symphonic Exploration of Earth’s Waters Orchestra Toronto will perform Watershed: A Symphonic Exploration of Earth’s Waters on April 14, 2019. You can purchase tickets here. Canoe Legends, Christine Donkin (b.1976) The following note is compiled from material kindly supplied by the composer: Canoe Legends was commissioned by the Peterborough

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