Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

Pre-concert chat at 2:15 with Kevin Mallon

Concert number three in our 63rd season continues our effort to pay tribute to our Canadian cultural roots, our founding nations and the strength of our national character.

Our 3:00pm performance on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 in the George Weston Recital Hall honours the music of France.

We are especially pleased to feature Orchestra Toronto’s very own Tom Mueller, Principal Cello since 2012 as our soloist for the Saint Saëns – Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor Op.33*

Read our programme notes written by Terry Robbins.


Kevin Mallon – Conductor
Tom Mueller – Cello*

On the Program

Fauré – Selections from Pelléas et Mélissande Suite op.80
Saint Saëns – Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor Op.33*
Debussy – La Mer


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George Weston Recital Hall
Toronto Centre for the Arts
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Toronto, ON M2N 6R8


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tom-muellerMr. Mueller studied performance at the Manhattan School of Music and earned a Masters degree from the University of Illinois.

His accomplishments include:

• Principal cellist of the Robert Shaw Choral Festival in Soulliac, France.
• Founding member of the Allendale String Quartet in New York.
• Principal Cello for Symphony Hamilton.
• Performances at Carnegie Hall as well as National Public Radio broadcasts.
• Performed in the Toronto productions of Show Boat, Sunset Boulevard, Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera and the Sound of Music.
• Current member of the Elgin String Quartet, Trilogy, and Quartet Saint Cecilia with Gloria Sarrinen, piano and has been heard frequently on CBC’s Two New Hours as well as The Music Around Us.
• He has held teaching positions at the University of Illinois, Manchester Music Festival of Vermont and the Waterloo Music Festival in Princeton, New Jersey.

Mr. Mueller has maintained private studios in New York, Central Illinois and Toronto.