Gimeno + Hannigan

Fairy-tale magic springs from every moment of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, from the spine-tingling opening to the pounding “Infernal Dance” to the glittering finale. Experience the full colour and splendour of this beloved masterpiece when Music Director Gustavo Gimeno and the TSO perform the ballet score in its entirety. Back-to-back world premières from Canadian composers begin the concert: first, a prelude by Julia Mermelstein, written in celebration of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 100th season; then, music of “riotously inventive” (The New Yorker) composer Zosha Di Castri, featuring incomparable Canadian soprano and contemporary-music icon Barbara Hannigan.

Gimeno + Hannigan May 19 2022 8PM

Fairy-tale magic springs from every moment of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, from the spine-tingling opening to the pounding “Infernal Dance” to the glittering finale. Experience the full colour and splendour of this beloved masterpiece when Music Director Gustavo Gimeno and the TSO perform the ballet score in its entirety. Back-to-back world premières from Canadian composers begin the concert: first, a prelude by Julia Mermelstein, written in celebration of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 100th season; then, music of “riotously inventive” (The New Yorker) composer Zosha Di Castri, featuring incomparable Canadian soprano and contemporary-music icon Barbara Hannigan.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 8:00pm

Program

Julia Mermelstein: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Zosha Di Castri/text by Tash Aw: New Work for Soprano and Orchestra (World Première/TSO Commission)
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet, 1910)

Performers

Barbara Hannigan
soprano

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Gimeno + Hannigan May 21 2022 8PM

Fairy-tale magic springs from every moment of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, from the spine-tingling opening to the pounding “Infernal Dance” to the glittering finale. Experience the full colour and splendour of this beloved masterpiece when Music Director Gustavo Gimeno and the TSO perform the ballet score in its entirety. Back-to-back world premières from Canadian composers begin the concert: first, a prelude by Julia Mermelstein, written in celebration of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 100th season; then, music of “riotously inventive” (The New Yorker) composer Zosha Di Castri, featuring incomparable Canadian soprano and contemporary-music icon Barbara Hannigan.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 8:00pm

Program

Julia Mermelstein: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Zosha Di Castri/text by Tash Aw: New Work for Soprano and Orchestra (World Première/TSO Commission)
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet, 1910)

Performers

Barbara Hannigan
soprano

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

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