Acclaimed French conductor Stéphane Denève leads a program teeming with the vivacity, imagination, and romance synonymous with his homeland. A spirited and tuneful ballet suite by Francis Poulenc and a journey through a supernatural dream city by Guillaume Connesson paint colourful sonic pictures rich in melody and texture. George Gershwin’s An American in Paris is a Jazz Age travelogue that continues to electrify the senses with its joie de vivre. And Toronto Symphony Orchestra Spotlight Artist James Ehnes returns for his second appearance of the season with Serenade, one of Leonard Bernstein’s most lyrical orchestral works—a musical interpretation of the Greek philosopher Plato’s dialogue on the multi-faceted forms love can take.
There's a free pre-concert performance by the TSO Chamber Soloists before the Thursday, May 30 performance. See the TSO Chamber Soloists page for more information.
“Celephaïs” from Les Cités de Lovecraft (The Cities of Lovecraft)
Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)
Suite from Les biches
An American in Paris
If you have already subscribed to the 2023/24 season, please visit TSO.CA/Login to log into your account to add tickets for this performance. To learn more about subscriptions and how to become a subscriber, visit TSO.CA/Subscribe. Join our TSO Email Club to receive special offers, access to ticket pre-sales, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.