Gimeno Conducts Beethoven 5
The most famous four notes in music usher in a towering masterpiece for the ages in Beethoven’s timeless and immortal Fifth Symphony. Intrepid Canadian cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras reveals the brooding, introspective beauty of Schumann’s concerto, then invites us on an adventure into the avant-garde with music of Ligeti. Two contemporary works round out the program: a world-première Celebration Prelude from Canadian Brian Harman; and Iranian-Canadian composer Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht (Every Tree Speaks), a musical meditation on climate change inspired by Beethoven's love of nature.
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Madrigal: Celebration Prelude
Jeder Baum spricht
Symphony No. 5
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5
George Weston Recital Hall
5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8