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Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5

Fri, April 22–Sun, April 24, 2022 Roy Thomson Hall
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Gustavo Gimeno leads one of Tchaikovsky’s best loved works, the impassioned and immense Fifth Symphony.

Ever the rebel, Prokofiev packed his Second Piano Concerto with blistering piano fireworks that shocked early-20th-century audiences.

To today’s listeners, its virtuoso display is electrifying, and in the hands of incandescent Canadian star Jan Lisiecki, it will be nothing short of spectacular.

Cris Derksen’s music draws upon both her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry, and Derksen’s Celebration Prelude—the first of five season-wide preludes composed in honour of the TSO’s 100th anniversary—receives its World Première.

A blockbuster concert begins with the TSO and the talented musicians of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra side-by-side for colourful music of Shostakovich.

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

Jan Lisiecki's appearance is generously supported by Blake and Belinda Goldring.

The April 22 performance is generously supported by Marianne Oundjian.

The April 23 performance is generously supported by Roberta and Richard Innes

The April 24 performance is generously supported by the Estate of Douglas E. Gardiner.

The TSO's Celebration Preludes are generously supported by Peter and Margie Kelk.

Program

Shostakovich

Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra performs side by side with the TSO

10'

Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No. 2

31'

Intermission

Cris Derksen

Parkdale: Celebration Prelude

(World Première/TSO Commission)

3'

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 5

47'

Performers

Gustavo Gimeno

Conductor

Jan Lisiecki

Piano

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra