Conductor Stéphane Denève leads Spotlight Artist James Ehnes in Bernstein’s Serenade, inspired by the philosopher Plato’s views on love, blending the composer’s signature classical, romantic, and modernist elements with hints of jazz and Broadway. Connesson's composition paints a musical vision of an enchanting, mythical city, and Gershwin’s love letter to Paris, with its classical-jazz fusion, stirs emotions with its seductive rhythms and harmonies.
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