Beethoven’s Fourth

Under the baton of acclaimed Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang, Principal Flute Kelly Zimba shares a concerto by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, a masterful showcase for the instrument’s many shades—from serene, pastoral beauty to feisty spirit and gravity-defying acrobatics—and a shining example of one of the most distinct and remarkable voices in turn-of-the-20th-century music. Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message considers how humankind communicates what really matters, using the first message sent into space as a point of departure. Boundless energy exudes from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

Beethoven’s Fourth Feb 26 2022 8PM

Under the baton of acclaimed Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang, Principal Flute Kelly Zimba shares a concerto by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, a masterful showcase for the instrument’s many shades—from serene, pastoral beauty to feisty spirit and gravity-defying acrobatics—and a shining example of one of the most distinct and remarkable voices in turn-of-the-20th-century music. Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message considers how humankind communicates what really matters, using the first message sent into space as a point of departure. Boundless energy exudes from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 8:00pm

Program

Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Primal Message (Canadian Première)
Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Performers

Xian Zhang
conductor

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Beethoven’s Fourth Feb 27 2022 3PM

Under the baton of acclaimed Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang, Principal Flute Kelly Zimba shares a concerto by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, a masterful showcase for the instrument’s many shades—from serene, pastoral beauty to feisty spirit and gravity-defying acrobatics—and a shining example of one of the most distinct and remarkable voices in turn-of-the-20th-century music. Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message considers how humankind communicates what really matters, using the first message sent into space as a point of departure. Boundless energy exudes from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

Sunday, February 27, 2022 - 3:00pm

Program

Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Primal Message (Canadian Première)
Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Performers

Xian Zhang
conductor

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

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