String Showcase

Some of the most stunningly beautiful works in all of classical music will stir the soul as the TSO’s fabulous strings and harp take centre stage. Mahler’s heart-rending Adagietto from his Symphony No. 5 utterly captivates and seemingly stops time. An 11th-century poem by Omar Khayyám inspired pop-influenced grooves in the music of Dinuk Wijeratne, and Kelly-Marie Murphy’s Rains of Ash and Embers extols Canada’s natural wonders while contemplating our role in preserving them. A brief but life-changing moment between two young lovers plays out amid a backdrop of moonlit trees and unabashedly sensuous music in Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night).

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

String Showcase Nov 17 2021 8PM

Some of the most stunningly beautiful works in all of classical music will stir the soul as the TSO’s fabulous strings and harp take centre stage. Mahler’s heart-rending Adagietto from his Symphony No. 5 utterly captivates and seemingly stops time. An 11th-century poem by Omar Khayyám inspired pop-influenced grooves in the music of Dinuk Wijeratne, and Kelly-Marie Murphy’s Rains of Ash and Embers extols Canada’s natural wonders while contemplating our role in preserving them. A brief but life-changing moment between two young lovers plays out amid a backdrop of moonlit trees and unabashedly sensuous music in Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night).

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 8:00pm

Program

Caroline Shaw: Boris Kerner
Dinuk Wijeratne: “A Letter from the After-life” from Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems
Kelly-Marie Murphy: Rains of Ash and Embers
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) (String Orchestra Version, 1943)

Performers

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

String Showcase Nov 18 2021 8PM

Some of the most stunningly beautiful works in all of classical music will stir the soul as the TSO’s fabulous strings and harp take centre stage. Mahler’s heart-rending Adagietto from his Symphony No. 5 utterly captivates and seemingly stops time. An 11th-century poem by Omar Khayyám inspired pop-influenced grooves in the music of Dinuk Wijeratne, and Kelly-Marie Murphy’s Rains of Ash and Embers extols Canada’s natural wonders while contemplating our role in preserving them. A brief but life-changing moment between two young lovers plays out amid a backdrop of moonlit trees and unabashedly sensuous music in Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night).

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

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 8:00pm

Program

Caroline Shaw: Boris Kerner
Dinuk Wijeratne: “A Letter from the After-life” from Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems
Kelly-Marie Murphy: Rains of Ash and Embers
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) (String Orchestra Version, 1943)

Performers

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

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