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.
Throwing open the gates to lush meadows, murmuring brooks, shepherds, and lively peasant dances, Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony is one of the liveliest expressions of the composer’s genius—a genius that built upon the creativity of the musical masters who preceded him and continues to influence artists to this day. Recognizing the confluence of voices that comprise the classical repertoire, TSO Music Director Gustavo Gimeno has assembled a fascinating program that showcases Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 alongside pieces by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges—a Black 18th-century composer who helped develop the musical forms that Beethoven adopted—and Barbara Croall—an Odawa First Nations composer whose recent work Innenohr (Inner Ear), a TSO Co-commission, was inspired by Beethoven’s Second Symphony.
This concert is 60–75 minutes in length and will feature approximately 40 musicians from the Orchestra. Learn more about the TSO On Demand series.
Gustavo Gimeno's appearances are generously supported by Susan Brenninkmeyer in memory of Hans Brenninkmeyer.
Stay tuned for new dates!
Joseph Bologne: Symphony No. 2 [11’]
Barbara Croall: Innenohr (Inner Ear) (TSO Co-commission) [10’]
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” [45’]
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
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