Truth in Our Time with NACO

Alexander Shelley © Dwayne Brown

Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Music Director Alexander Shelley return to Toronto to explore the theme of “Truth in our Times” with the World Première of Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 13, his ode to freedom of the press, commissioned by the Orchestra as a tribute to Canadian-born journalist Peter Jennings. Works by Korngold and Shostakovich offer defiant statements on authoritarian regimes. The concert begins with a contemporary Canadian work by Nicole Lizée, Zeiss After Dark, co-commissioned by Toronto Symphony and NAC Orchestras in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada with financial assistance from the Government of Canada.

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National Arts Centre Orchestra March 30 2022 8PM

Alexander Shelley © Dwayne Brown

Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Music Director Alexander Shelley return to Toronto to explore the theme of “Truth in our Times” with the World Première of Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 13, his ode to freedom of the press, commissioned by the Orchestra as a tribute to Canadian-born journalist Peter Jennings. Works by Korngold and Shostakovich offer defiant statements on authoritarian regimes. The concert begins with a contemporary Canadian work by Nicole Lizée, Zeiss After Dark, co-commissioned by Toronto Symphony and NAC Orchestras in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada with financial assistance from the Government of Canada.

Tickets on sale soon!

Monday, Dec. 6 - TSO subscriber and donor presale
Wednesday, Dec. 8 - TSO Email Club presale
Thursday, Dec. 9 - General public on sale

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 8:00pm

Program

Nicole Lizée: Zeiss After Dark (TSO/NACO Co-commission)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 13 (World Première/NACO Commission)

Performers

Alexander Shelley
conductor
Blake Pouliot
violin
National Arts Centre Orchestra
guest orchestra

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