Orchestra Toronto 2023-2024 Season

Symphony of the Sea ◆ Sunday, Feb 25, 2024

Two and a half hours with intermission

Sunday, Feb 25, 2024, 3:00 pm with pre-show concert chat 2:15 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 Symphony of the sea

Dive into the world of water and sea with Orchestra Toronto’s third concert of the season, “A Symphony of the Sea.” This unique and enchanting afternoon of music celebrates the beauty and mystery of the ocean, taking you on a journey through the waves and tides.

The program features an eclectic mix of music, including Sibelius’ mystical “The Oceanides,” which captures the essence of the sea with its ethereal and haunting melody. Mychael Danna’s suite from “Life of Pi” adds a dramatic and real-world feel to this concert, while soloists playing the accordion, tabla, bansuri flute, and singer bring in musical influences from India and around the world.

Rautavaara’s “Cantus Arcticus” takes the audience on a journey to the Nordic and Arctic regions, with its evocative bird calls and orchestra sounds, while Debussy’s iconic “La Mer” transports the audience to the blue and turquoise waters of the French coast with its impressionistic waves and flows.

This concert is a celebration of the water that connects us all, regardless of cultural or geographical differences. Join Orchestra Toronto for “A Symphony of the Sea” and immerse yourself in the beauty and power of the ocean.

On The Program

Michael Newnham
Jean SibelliusThe Oceanides
Mychael DannaSuite from “life of Pi” Soloists: vocalist, accordion, tabla, bansuri flute
Einojuhani RautavaaraCantus Arcticus “Concerto for Birds and Orchestra”
Claude DebussyLa Mer

Featured Artists

Michael Newnham, Music Director – more about Michael Newnham

Divyalakshmi Iyer, Vocalist

Joseph Macerollo, Accordion

Shawn Mativetsky, Tabla

Sundar Viswanathan, Bansuri Flute

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What you’ll hear
Jean Sibellius
Mychael Danna
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Claude Debussy

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