The Festival gets off to a roaring start with the blazing Piano Concerto by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason. Also on the bill is the latest symphony by American composer Larry Alan Smith. The concert leads off with a piece by JUNO Award–winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung that she describes as “full of raw and intense energy.”
At the centre of this riveting program is the Little Mass for children’s chorus and orchestra by Scotland’s James MacMillan, “full of sepulchral trombones, explosive crescendos and heavy-duty use of a thunder-sheet,” as one reviewer has described it. Also featured is German composer Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto, written expressly for accomplished soloists Mira Wang and Jan Vogler.
For the Festival’s finale, Gary Kulesha has written a double concerto as a showcase for two brilliant members of the Orchestra: Concertmaster Jonathan Crow, and Principal Viola Teng Li. Rounding out this exciting program are the vibrant concert symphony that John Adams drew from his opera Doctor Atomic, and Insomnia, a vivid portrait of a sleepless night by Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Who is it for?
Tickets : $40.75 & up
How to get tickets?
At venue box office
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
March 1-10, 2018
Processions – Saturday, March 3 | 7:30 PM
Little Mass – Wednesday, March 7 | 8:00 PM
Doctor Atomic – Saturday, March 10 | 8:00 PM
Venue & Address :
Roy Thomson Hall – 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5 Canada
Public Transit Accessible