Beethoven Eroica Symphony
"There was no holding back or tentative reserve. And the orchestra sounded magnificent throughout." — Stephan Bonfield, Ludwig van Toronto
Beethoven’s “Eroica” broke every rule in the book of composing a symphony, from doubling its length to deepening its substance. Kerem Hasan makes his TSO début with this most invigorating of compositions, which is paired with the shimmering Impressionist textures and poetic meditations of Polish master Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Christian Tetzlaff brings to it the multiple skills that led The New York Times to praise him as “a meticulous and refined virtuoso.” (Pictured: Napoleon Bonaparte, the original dedicatee of Beethoven's “Eroica” Symphony)
British conductor Kerem Hasan will replace Louis Langrée who is indisposed and has needed to withdraw from the TSO’s Beethoven Eroica Symphony performances on April 10–13, 2019. These concerts will mark Mr. Hasan's Canadian début. Learn more about Kerem Hasan.
Concert running time is approximately two hours including a 20-minute intermission.
TTC closure on April 13
There will be no subway service on Line 1 between Bloor-Yonge and Osgoode stations on Saturday, April 13 due to installation of the new Automatic Train Control signalling system. Shuttle buses will operate. Wheel-Trans service will be available for customers requiring accessible service within the closure area. For more information, please visit the TTC website.
The TSO Chamber Soloists: April 12 at 6:15pm
Onstage pre-concert performance included in your ticket purchase!
Beethoven: Sextet in E-flat Major, Op. 81b
Neil Deland, horn
Audrey Good, horn
Christian Tetzlaff, violin*
Douglas Kwon, violin
Ashley Vandiver, viola
Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello
Doors open at 5:45pm. Limited seating is in the choir loft; ushers will direct you when you arrive. Arrive early; latecomers will not be admitted after 6:15pm.