We have resumed filming our TSO On Demand series in strict accordance with COVID-19 government restrictions for performing-arts venues, prioritizing the health and safety of artists and staff. You will notice that musicians are wearing masks, there are plexiglass barriers between brass and woodwind instruments, and all artists are two metres apart. We will be sharing release dates with you as they become available.
Chamber music formed the soundtrack to most social occasions in Vienna at the turn of the 19th century. By virtue of their size, small ensembles could perform most anywhere with little set-up and without occupying much space, including in private residences. How fitting, then, that members of the TSO will perform Beethoven’s most crowd-pleasing contribution to the chamber music repertoire—his Septet—right inside your home! The only complete movement from the String Trio in B‑flat Major, D. 471, by Schubert, a devoted disciple of Beethoven’s, and a Ludwig-inspired reorchestration for septet of TSO RBC Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel’s woodwind quintet, Haareis auf Morschem Holz (hair ice on rotten wood), round out the program.
This concert is 60–75 minutes in length and will feature approximately 20 musicians from the Orchestra. Learn more about the TSO On Demand series.
Stay tuned for new dates!
Beethoven: Septet [42’]
Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471 – Mvt. I [8’]
Emilie LeBel: Haareis auf Morschem Holz (hair ice on rotten wood) [9’]
Introducing Gustavo Gimeno!
In 2020/21, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra welcomes its 11th Music Director. Critically acclaimed for his ability to elicit fresh and vibrant performances, Maestro Gimeno has conducted leading orchestras in Europe, North America, and Japan.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GUSTAVO