Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5

Gustavo Gimeno leads one of Tchaikovsky’s best loved works, the impassioned and immense Fifth Symphony. Ever the rebel, Prokofiev packed his Second Piano Concerto with blistering piano fireworks that shocked early-20th-century audiences. To today’s listeners, its virtuoso display is electrifying, and in the hands of incandescent Canadian star Jan Lisiecki, it will be nothing short of spectacular. Cris Derksen’s music draws upon both her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry, and Derksen’s Celebration Prelude—the first of five season-wide preludes composed in honour of the TSO’s 100th anniversary—receives its World Première. A blockbuster concert begins with the TSO and the talented musicians of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra side-by-side for colourful music of Shostakovich.

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

Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5 Apr 22 2022 730PM

Gustavo Gimeno leads one of Tchaikovsky’s best loved works, the impassioned and immense Fifth Symphony. Ever the rebel, Prokofiev packed his Second Piano Concerto with blistering piano fireworks that shocked early-20th-century audiences. To today’s listeners, its virtuoso display is electrifying, and in the hands of incandescent Canadian star Jan Lisiecki, it will be nothing short of spectacular. Cris Derksen’s music draws upon both her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry, and Derksen’s Celebration Prelude—the first of five season-wide preludes composed in honour of the TSO’s 100th anniversary—receives its World Première. A blockbuster concert begins with the TSO and the talented musicians of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra side-by-side for colourful music of Shostakovich.

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

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 7:30pm

Program

Shostakovich: Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes (Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra performs side by side with the TSO)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Cris Derksen: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Performers

Jan Lisiecki
piano
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5 Apr 22 2022 8PM

Gustavo Gimeno leads one of Tchaikovsky’s best loved works, the impassioned and immense Fifth Symphony. Ever the rebel, Prokofiev packed his Second Piano Concerto with blistering piano fireworks that shocked early-20th-century audiences. To today’s listeners, its virtuoso display is electrifying, and in the hands of incandescent Canadian star Jan Lisiecki, it will be nothing short of spectacular. Cris Derksen’s music draws upon both her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry, and Derksen’s Celebration Prelude—the first of five season-wide preludes composed in honour of the TSO’s 100th anniversary—receives its World Première. A blockbuster concert begins with the TSO and the talented musicians of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra side-by-side for colourful music of Shostakovich.

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

Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 8:00pm

Program

Shostakovich: Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes (Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra performs side by side with the TSO)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Cris Derksen: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Performers

Jan Lisiecki
piano
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5 Apr 23 2022 3PM

Gustavo Gimeno leads one of Tchaikovsky’s best loved works, the impassioned and immense Fifth Symphony. Ever the rebel, Prokofiev packed his Second Piano Concerto with blistering piano fireworks that shocked early-20th-century audiences. To today’s listeners, its virtuoso display is electrifying, and in the hands of incandescent Canadian star Jan Lisiecki, it will be nothing short of spectacular. Cris Derksen’s music draws upon both her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry, and Derksen’s Celebration Prelude—the first of five season-wide preludes composed in honour of the TSO’s 100th anniversary—receives its World Première. A blockbuster concert begins with the TSO and the talented musicians of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra side-by-side for colourful music of Shostakovich.

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

Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 3:00pm

Program

Shostakovich: Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes (Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra performs side by side with the TSO)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Cris Derksen: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Performers

Jan Lisiecki
piano
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

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