Orchestra Toronto 2023-2024 Season

Strength Through Our Ancestors ◆ Saturday, Oct 28, 2023

Two and a half hours with intermission

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 8:00 pm with pre-show concert chat 7:15 pm

The George Weston Recital Hall at the Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St.

Single tickets sales start September 1, 2023. Season subscriptions available now.

About Strength Through Our Ancestors

Our first concert of the season features a powerful program that pays homage to the past while looking to the future.

The evening begins with Bach/Stokowski’s iconic “Little Fugue in G minor,” a piece that has captivated audiences for generations with its intense and brooding melody. This will be followed by Shostakovich’s emotional and deeply personal “Violin Concerto no. 1,” featuring the virtuosic talents of Mark Fewer on violin. The piece draws on the composer’s experiences of strength, change and growth, offering a moving and meditative reflection on the human experience.

The concert concludes with Brahms’ majestic “Symphony no. 4,” a work that embodies the themes of change, with its rich and evocative melodies capturing the essence of the season as the leaves turn and the world prepares for winter. The piece offers a message of strength and resilience, reminding us that even in the face of loss and sorrow, we can emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before.

Join us for an evening of breathtaking music that will touch your heart and stir your soul, as we reach into the past to gather the strength we need to face the future.

On the Program

Michael Newnham
Bach/Stokowski Little Fugue in G minor
Dmitri ShostakovichViolin Concerto no. 1, featuring Mark Fewer, Violin
Johannes BrahmsSymphony no. 4

Featured Artists

Michael Newnham, Music Director – more about Michael Newnham

Mark Fewer on violin – more about Mark Fewer

Season Tickets On-Sale Now.

What you’ll hear
Dmitri Shostakovich
Johannes Brahms

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