Concert For Peace
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
Pre-concert chat at 2:15 with Kevin Mallon
Orchestra Toronto is pleased and honoured to add our musical voice to Canada’s Sesquicentennial year of celebrations. We conclude our 63rd season with a program that highlights one of our greatest Canadian strengths (no, it’s not a hockey game). The valuation of peace and multiculturalism.
We are a country founded by settlers from around the world. And 150 years later, Toronto is one of the most diverse and livable cities on the planet.
Our 3:00pm performance on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 in the George Weston Recital Hall honours our national commitment to welcome the world, in peace to Canada. We are highlighting composers from some of the most recent conflict zones in our world as well as as some iconic pieces to bring some musical peace to the end of our season.
Kevin Mallon – Conductor
The Iranian Composers of Toronto (ICOT)*
On the Program
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Panufnik – Procession for Peace
Jandali – Syrian Symphony
ICOT – world premier of a new concerto*
George Weston Recital Hall
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6R8
Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT) was founded by five Toronto-based composers and musicians in 2011 with the mission of creating new works that bridge Canadian and Iranian culture through music and art.