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Under the baton of our newly appointed music director, Michael Newnham, Orchestra Toronto performs a season of five symphonic concerts in the George Weston Recital Hall.

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Freude! 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Freude: 30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin WallOctober 27, 2019

For our 2019 season opening concert, we are commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall with a programme of great German symphonic music, culminating with Beethoven’s iconic Ode to Joy, Symphony No. 9.

On the Programme

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23: Elijah Orlenko, winner of the 2019 Marta Hidy Prize for piano

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9: With the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and soloists Lesley Bouza (soprano), Andrea Ludwig (mezzo), Andrew Walker (tenor), and Bradley Christensen (baritone)

The Winters of Childhood

December 8, 2019December 8, 2019

Our annual family-oriented holiday concert brings together many childhood experiences of winter, from Roch Carrier’s classic The Hockey Sweater, narrated by a special guest, to a medley of Hannukah favourites by Orchestra Toronto’s own Charles Heller, with a seasonal sing-along. Join us after the performance, next door, for an evening skating party.

On the Programme
Claude Debussy: Children’s Corner

Abigail Richardson-Schulte: The Hockey Sweater

Piotr Illych Tchaikovsky: Selections from “Nutcracker”

Charles Heller: Hannukah! Hannukah!

Calvin Custer: It’s Christmastime!

Seasonal singalong

Telling a Tale, with Tom Allen

Telling a Tale, with Tom Allen, Feb. 23, 2020February 23, 2020

Escape from the dregs of Toronto’s long winters with an afternoon of music inspired by stories. Host Tom Allen will guide us through a narrative labyrinth, woven through with an orchestral counterpoint.

On the Programme

Jean Sibelius: En Saga

Elizabeth Raum: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Antonin Dvořák: Noonday Witch

Sergei Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet (Suites 1, 2 and 3)

Sueños Ibericos (Iberian Reveries)

Suenos Ibericos April 19 2020April 19, 2020

Spain’s rich history and sun-drenched pueblos have inspired composers of many different nationalities. Join Orchestra Toronto and mezz0-soprano Julie Nesrallah as we share some great music inspired by Spain’s rich history and culture.

On the Programme

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol

Geoges Bizet: Selections/arias from “Carmen” (Julie Nesrallah, mezzosoprano)

Manuel de Falla: “Fire Music” from El amor brujo (Love the Magician)

Manuel de Falla: Three-cornered Hat Suite 1

Sketches of Our Ancestors

May 31, 2019

Orchestra Toronto explores symphonic variations on the rich folk and indigenous music traditions that have inspired composers.

On the Programme

Bela Bartok: Hungarian Sketches

Aram Khachaturian: Gayane Suite no. 3

An-Lun Huang: Four Ancients Scores from Dunhaug

Witold Lutosławski: Mała suita (Little suite)

George Enescu: Rumanian rhapsody no. 1, op. 11 A major

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