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Jonathan Crow playing the violin

Beethoven’s Seventh

Wed, Oct 25–Sat, Oct 28, 2023 Roy Thomson Hall
Sun, Oct 29, 2023 George Weston Recital Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jonathan Crow takes on the fascinating Violin Concerto of György Ligeti in honour of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The work explores the outer limits of instrumental sound, combined with a hint of humour and the folk tunes of Ligeti’s native Transylvania. Opening the performance is the Canadian Première of Olga Neuwirth’s rhythmic, one-movement Dreydl, underlining the passage of time and destiny, and Beethoven’s celebratory Seventh Symphony rounds out the program with an animated, harmonically energetic interpretation of unabashed joy, one that the composer himself described as “one of the happiest products of my poor talents.”

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Olga Neuwirth

Dreydl (Oct 25 & 28)

Canadian Première



Violin Concerto



Tansy Davies

Plumes (On October 29 Plumes will open the concert)

North American Première



Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92


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Gustavo Gimeno


Jonathan Crow

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