Pines of Rome

Respighi’s spectacular tone poem Pines of Rome takes the listener on a tour of the “eternal” city’s sights and milestones: children play merrily in a park, a chant-like elegy rises from an ancient tomb, a nightingale sings sweetly by moonlight, and the tread of an imperial army rises to a glorious climax. Louis Lortie meets the abundant challenges of Saint-Saëns’s most virtuosic piano concerto, and Sir Andrew Davis and the Orchestra launch a new work by Canadian composer Jordan Pal.

Concert running time is approximately two hours including a 20-minute intermission.

Download the program for Pines of Rome.

Concert Dates

Pines of Rome May 24 2019 730PM

Respighi’s spectacular tone poem Pines of Rome takes the listener on a tour of the “eternal” city’s sights and milestones: children play merrily in a park, a chant-like elegy rises from an ancient tomb, a nightingale sings sweetly by moonlight, and the tread of an imperial army rises to a glorious climax. Louis Lortie meets the abundant challenges of Saint-Saëns’s most virtuosic piano concerto, and Sir Andrew Davis and the Orchestra launch a new work by Canadian composer Jordan Pal.

Concert running time is approximately two hours including a 20-minute intermission.

Download the program for Pines of Rome.

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:30pm

Program

Rossini: Overture to William Tell [12']
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 4 [25']
Intermission
Jordan Pal: Colour of Chaos (World Première) [10']
Respighi: Pines of Rome [23']

Performers

RBC Resident Conductor (overture only)
Louis Lortie
piano

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Pines of Rome May 25 2019 8PM

Respighi’s spectacular tone poem Pines of Rome takes the listener on a tour of the “eternal” city’s sights and milestones: children play merrily in a park, a chant-like elegy rises from an ancient tomb, a nightingale sings sweetly by moonlight, and the tread of an imperial army rises to a glorious climax. Louis Lortie meets the abundant challenges of Saint-Saëns’s most virtuosic piano concerto, and Sir Andrew Davis and the Orchestra launch a new work by Canadian composer Jordan Pal.

Concert running time is approximately two hours including a 20-minute intermission.

Download the program for Pines of Rome.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 8:00pm

Program

Rossini: Overture to William Tell [12']
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 4 [25']
Jordan Pal: Colour of Chaos (World Première) [10']
Intermission
Respighi: Pines of Rome [23']

Performers

RBC Resident Conductor (overture only)
Louis Lortie
piano

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

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