Gimeno Conducts Beethoven

In 1802, on the brink of despair and suicide due to ever-increasing hearing loss, Beethoven poured out his feelings in a now-famous unsent letter to his brothers, confessing: “Only my art held me back. It seemed to me impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt was within me.” From one of the darkest times of his life sprung some of his most life-affirming music—the jovial and fun-loving Symphony No. 2. Beethoven’s Second proved a fruitful muse for Odawa First Nation composer Barbara Assiginaak, whose Innenohr meditates on the German master’s storied love of nature. Missy Mazzoli's evocative Dark with Excessive Bright also draws inspiration from the past, bringing baroque-era techniques into the 21st century through the skillful bow of Principal Double Bass Jeffrey Beecher.

Gustavo Gimeno's appearances are generously supported by Susan Brenninkmeyer in memory of Hans Brenninkmeyer.

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Gimeno Conducts Beethoven Jan 28 2022 730PM

In 1802, on the brink of despair and suicide due to ever-increasing hearing loss, Beethoven poured out his feelings in a now-famous unsent letter to his brothers, confessing: “Only my art held me back. It seemed to me impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt was within me.” From one of the darkest times of his life sprung some of his most life-affirming music—the jovial and fun-loving Symphony No. 2. Beethoven’s Second proved a fruitful muse for Odawa First Nation composer Barbara Assiginaak, whose Innenohr meditates on the German master’s storied love of nature. Missy Mazzoli's evocative Dark with Excessive Bright also draws inspiration from the past, bringing baroque-era techniques into the 21st century through the skillful bow of Principal Double Bass Jeffrey Beecher.

Gustavo Gimeno's appearances are generously supported by Susan Brenninkmeyer in memory of Hans Brenninkmeyer.

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Friday, January 28, 2022 - 7:30pm

Program

Farrenc: Overture No. 1
Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright
Barbara Assiginaak: Innenohr / Biinjii'ii Tawgaang (Inner Ear / Inside Ear) (TSO Co-commission)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Performers

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Gimeno Conducts Beethoven Jan 29 2022 8PM

In 1802, on the brink of despair and suicide due to ever-increasing hearing loss, Beethoven poured out his feelings in a now-famous unsent letter to his brothers, confessing: “Only my art held me back. It seemed to me impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt was within me.” From one of the darkest times of his life sprung some of his most life-affirming music—the jovial and fun-loving Symphony No. 2. Beethoven’s Second proved a fruitful muse for Odawa First Nation composer Barbara Assiginaak, whose Innenohr meditates on the German master’s storied love of nature. Missy Mazzoli's evocative Dark with Excessive Bright also draws inspiration from the past, bringing baroque-era techniques into the 21st century through the skillful bow of Principal Double Bass Jeffrey Beecher.

Gustavo Gimeno's appearances are generously supported by Susan Brenninkmeyer in memory of Hans Brenninkmeyer.

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The January 28 performance will also be available as a pay-what-you-wish live stream.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 8:00pm

Program

Farrenc: Overture No. 1
Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright
Barbara Assiginaak: Innenohr / Biinjii'ii Tawgaang (Inner Ear / Inside Ear) (TSO Co-commission)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Performers

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Gimeno Conducts Beethoven Jan 30 2022 3PM

In 1802, on the brink of despair and suicide due to ever-increasing hearing loss, Beethoven poured out his feelings in a now-famous unsent letter to his brothers, confessing: “Only my art held me back. It seemed to me impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt was within me.” From one of the darkest times of his life sprung some of his most life-affirming music—the jovial and fun-loving Symphony No. 2. Beethoven’s Second proved a fruitful muse for Odawa First Nation composer Barbara Assiginaak, whose Innenohr meditates on the German master’s storied love of nature. Missy Mazzoli's evocative Dark with Excessive Bright also draws inspiration from the past, bringing baroque-era techniques into the 21st century through the skillful bow of Principal Double Bass Jeffrey Beecher.

Gustavo Gimeno's appearances are generously supported by Susan Brenninkmeyer in memory of Hans Brenninkmeyer.

TSO Live Streams

The January 28 performance will also be available as a pay-what-you-wish live stream.

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Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 3:00pm

Program

Barbara Assiginaak: Innenohr / Biinjii'ii Tawgaang (Inner Ear / Inside Ear) (TSO Co-commission)
Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Performers

Venue

George Weston Recital Hall

Meridian Arts Centre (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts)
5040 Yonge Street
North York, ON
M2N 6R8

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