Sublime Delights: Music of Beethoven, Mozart, & Brahms
Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 3:00pm
Pre-concert chat at 2:15 with Michael Newnham
Opening our 2020-21 season, Orchestra Toronto celebrates Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Year with a programme of sublime classics, culminating in the Choral Fantasy, with guest artist David Jalbert and the Amadeus Choir of Toronto.
Michael Newnham – Conductor
David Jalbert – Piano
On the Programme
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor (W. Beethoven’s cadenza), David Jalbert, piano
Sibelius: En Saga
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, with David Jalbert, piano, and the Amadeus Choir of Toronto
Meet Our Guest Artists
A virtuoso with a warm, elegant style and a wide-ranging repertoire, pianist David Jalbert has established himself among the elite of a new generation of classical musicians: “Jalbert’s piano playing is remarkable for its sweep, confidence, sensitivity, power and color, what more can we ask?” (Fanfare). Named by the CBC as one of the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time, Mr. Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist all over the world. His solo recordings – of the Goldberg Variations, the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, of American, Russian and French piano music – have all garnered international praise in venues ranging from Gramophone to France-Culture. He has been a guest soloist with numerous major orchestras and is an sought-after chamber musician, collaborating over the years with artists such as Nicola Benedetti, Jean-Philippe Collard, Rachel Barton Pine, Denise Djokic, Joel Quarrington, and performing with his piano trio, Triple Forte. A national and international prize-winner, David Jalbert has won five times at the Prix Opus and garnered four Juno Awards nominations, most recently in 2018 for his Stravinsky/Prokofiev disc. He is a graduate from the Juilliard School, the Glenn Gould School and Université de Montréal and is now a professor of piano at the University of Ottawa.