Janunary 27th, 2017 at 7:30PM
Concert for Peace (Ottawa)
A special Concert for Peace brings music of reconciliation and hope. Including several iconic works- Barber’s Adagio and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin (arranged for strings), we augment our numbers to welcome the Junior Thirteen Strings, for a more lush sound in Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis. This special concert includes a new multimedia work by the Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto and a choir of immigrant children.
June 18th, 2017 at 3:00PM
Concert for Peace (Toronto)
Orchestra Toronto is pleased and honoured to add our musical voice to Canada’s Sesquicentennial year of celebrations. We conclude our 63rd season with a program that highlights one of our greatest Canadian strengths (no, it’s not a hockey game). The valuation of peace and multiculturalism.
We are a country founded by settlers from around the world. And 150 years later, Toronto is one of the most diverse and livable cities on the planet.
Our 3:00pm performance on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 in the George Weston Recital Hall honours our national commitment to welcome the world, in peace to Canada. We are highlighting composers from some of the most recent conflict zones in our world as well as as some iconic pieces to bring some musical peace to the end of our season.
Kevin Mallon – Conductor
The Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT)*
ON THE PROGRAM
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Panufnik – Procession for Peace
Jandali – Syrian Symphony
ICOT – world premier of a new concerto*