Toronto Sym­phony Orches­tra

As con­duc­tor Peter Ound­jian em­barks on his fi­nal sea­son as mu­sic direc­tor, 2017/18 prom­ises an­other al­lur­ing mix of thrilling live mu­sic, en­thralling ed­u­ca­tion and bril­liant in­no­va­tion


FROM BREATH­TAK­ING mas­ter­works to block­buster films live in con­cert and bold and ex­per­i­men­tal new mu­sic, the Toronto Sym­phony Orches­tra has more than 100 events to of­fer in its must-see 2017/18 sea­son. Count­less world-fa­mous stars grace the TSO stage as part of con­duc­tor Peter Ound­jian’s 14th and fi­nal sea­son as mu­sic direc­tor. From Canada it­self, vi­o­lin­ist James Ehnes and pi­anists Jan Lisiecki and Angela He­witt will be de­light­ing with Brahms, Bach and Mozart, while, to mark Re­mem­brance Day, so­prano Measha Brueg­ger­gos­man leads a stun­ning cast in Afghanistan: Re­quiem for a Gen­er­a­tion, a soul-search­ing work by Cana­dian com­poser Jef­frey Ryan and war poet Suzanne Steele. Lead­ing mu­si­cians vis­it­ing Roy Thom­son Hall from abroad will in­clude pi­anists Leon Fleisher, Jean-yves Thibaudet and Daniil Tri­fonov and vi­o­lin­ist Chris­tian Tet­zlaff, to name a few. Ma­jor fes­ti­vals in January and March cel­e­brate, re­spec­tively, the ge­nius of Mozart and the many won­ders of the world of new mu­sic. March also sees a one-off ap­pear­ance by Lang Lang, who will be bring­ing his sub­lime touch to Beethoven’s Pi­ano Con­certo No. 3. And, on a cel­e­bra­tory note, Cana­dian Brass will be wel­com­ing the Christ­mas pe­riod with three fes­tive con­certs. The sea­son draws to a close in June, when leg­endary ac­tor Christo­pher Plum­mer will be tak­ing to the spot­light in a not-to-be-missed cel­e­bra­tion of Peter Ound­jian’s inf lu­en­tial Toronto Sym­phony Orches­tra ca­reer.

Peter Ound­jian, TSO’S mu­sic direc­tor; (left) Measha Brueg­ger­gos­man sings in Afghanistan: Re­quiem for a Gen­er­a­tion

Lang Lang plays Beethoven, 1 Mar

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