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TSO Music Director Gustavo Gimeno

Gimeno Conducts Beethoven 5

Wed, Mar 22–Sat, Mar 25, 2023 Roy Thomson Hall
Sun, Mar 26, 2023 George Weston Recital Hall

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.

Program

Brian Harman

Celebration Prelude

World Première/TSO Commission

R. Schumann

Cello Concerto

Ligeti

Cello Concerto

Iman Habibi

Jeder Baum spricht

Beethoven

Symphony No. 5

Performers

TSO Music Director Gustavo Gimeno

Gustavo Gimeno

conductor
Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras

Jean-Guihen Queyras

cello (2022/23 TSO Spotlight Artist)
Gimeno Conducts Beethoven 5 is Part of:

Wednesday 1

Seven Wednesday concerts at 8:00pm
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Six Saturday concerts at 8:00pm and one Friday concert at 7:30pm
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Four at the Weston

Four Sunday concerts at 3:00pm
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