Please note that we have paused the filming of our TSO On Demand series in accordance with newly announced COVID-19 restrictions for performing-arts venues. We look forward to resuming our recording at Roy Thomson Hall, and sharing updated performance release dates with you, as soon as we are able to do so. Thank you for your interest—we appreciate your patience and understanding.
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.
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Jörg Widmann: Con brio [12’]
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 [9’]
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 [40’]
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.
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