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. (Pictured: Louis Lortie, piano)

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

Concert Dates

Lortie Plays Saint-Saëns 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. (Pictured: Louis Lortie, piano)

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

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:30pm

Program

Rossini: Overture to William Tell [12']
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 4 [25']
Intermission
Jordan Pal: New Work (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

Lortie Plays Saint-Saëns 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. (Pictured: Louis Lortie, piano)

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

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 8:00pm

Program

Rossini: Overture to William Tell [12']
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 4 [25']
Jordan Pal: New Work (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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