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Jonathan Crow playing the violin

Ligeti with Spaghetti

Concertmaster Jonathan Crow stops by Sugo for an in-depth look at an unconventional concerto
October 18, 2023

Beethoven’s Seventh

Wed, Oct 25–Sun, Oct 29, 2023
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What does a really good plate of spaghetti and a violin concerto have in common? More than you’d think. Both require a mastery of conventional techniques and a dash of experimentation. On October 25th Concertmaster Jonathan Crow will be performing Hungarian composer György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto at Roy Thomson Hall for the first time in TSO history. As an in-depth preview of this performance, we visited Sugo - one of Toronto’s most popular Italian American restaurants - to speak with Crow. Located in Toronto’s historic Bloordale Village, Sugo serves up delicious red sauce plates inspired by owner Conor Joerin’s upbringing in the neighbourhood. Exploring this unconventional violin concerto in an unconventional way, Crow joined us to eat some spaghetti and talk about Ligeti.

Ligeti with Spaghetti with Jonathan Crow