Brahms Symphony 1
Two jaunty, jazz-flavoured American classics—Bernstein’s bouncy sailors-on-leave-in- New York ballet, and Gershwin’s captivating, bluesy concerto—launch this program in high style. Peter Oundjian pairs them with one of the grandest of all symphonies: the heartening, darkness-to-light emotional journey that Brahms shares with us in Symphony No. 1. (Pictured: Jon Kimura Parker, piano)
It is with great regret that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has cancelled his appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra this week. He wishes his friends and colleagues the very best for the end of their season, with congratulations to Peter Oundjian for a remarkable tenure as TSO Music Director.
The TSO is grateful to pianist Jon Kimura Parker, who has graciously agreed to step in and perform Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F on short notice.
Concert running time is approximately two hours including a 20-minute intermission.
JUNE 13 COMMUNITY PARTNER