TSO On Demand: Gimeno + Beethoven 7

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.

Taking the podium for the first time as TSO Music Director, Gustavo Gimeno brings a program celebrating the power of Beethoven’s emotional expression and timeless influence. The composer’s ever-popular Seventh Symphony, with its deeply affecting Allegretto, grounds the concert and is preceded by the Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, an enthralling musical love letter to his wife, Alma. Jörg Widmann’s Con brio—a contemporary “deconstruction of Beethoven” (The New York Times), which had its Canadian Première at the TSO’s 2012 New Creations Festival—kicks off this passion-filled performance.

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.

Performance Details

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Jörg Widmann: Con brio [12’]
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 [9’]
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 [40’]


Gustavo Gimeno, conductor

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