TsO’s homage to an operatic great
Tribute to Maureen Forrester
Oct. 19 and 20, Roy Thomson Hall The late Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester was known for her sense of humour, easy manners, love of Canuck composers and that sumptuous, velvety voice. She made signature pieces of many of Gustav Mahler’s symphonic works, most notably the song cycle Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). In this tribute to Forrester, Susan Platts brings her own warm-hearted mezzo voice to the great work alongside tenor Michael Schade. Also on the program: the world premiere of a new piece for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Howard Shore.