Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 1 in F# minor
with pianist, ROBERT HORVATH
Composed and revised during a 26 year period, the youthful temperament of this concerto is
Rachmaninoff – Symphony No. 2 in E minor
Powerful and hauntingly beautiful; one of Rachmaninoff’s best-known works.
8 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
*Special Encore Matinee
2 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
Humperdinck – Hansel and Gretel
with TRYPTYCH CONCERT & OPERA
Based on the classic Grimm fairytale, this three-act opera premiered just before Christmas 1893 and has been a seasonal favourite ever since.
*Special Encore Matinee is not part of the regular Subscription Series.
8 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
Moussorgsky – Dawn on the Moskva River (from “Khovanshchina”)
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique
Tchaikovsky’s final and greatest work; this symphony is confident and supremely energetic, premiering just days before his death.
Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D minor
with violinist, COREY GEMMELL
Sibelius’ only concerto is dark and dramatic; one of the most frequently recorded and performed concertos composed in the 20th century.
8 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018
Weber – Overture to “Der Freischütz”
Haydn – Lord Nelson Mass (Mass No. 11 in D minor)
With the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH CONCERT CHOIR, and SAINT JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH PARISH CHOIR (Hamilton).
Finals of the 2017-18 Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Clifford Poole Vocal Competition
8 PM SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018
Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man (arr. for full orchestra)
Copland – Appalachian Spring Suite for Orchestra
Bach – Concerto for Two Pianos in C minor, BWV 1060
with pianists KEN GEE and NORMAN REINTAMM
Richard Strauss – Four Last Songs
with soprano, MILA IONKOVA
Strauss saved his best for the very end in these four compositions that are bewitchingly sensuous and nostalgic.
Pre-concert lectures, featuring a variety of guest speakers, begin 45 minutes before each subscription concert.
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT AND SILENT AUCTION
8 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018
Verdi – Overture to “La Forza del Destino”
Erik Kreem – Symphony in C minor, 1st movement
Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture
Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor
with pianist LAUREN ESCH
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme
with cellist ALIK VOLKOV
Advance: $30 (adult/senior/student/child)
At the Door: $35 (adult/senior/student/child)
Join the Maestro’s Circle – $100 per person
Each Maestro’s Circle ticket receives:
• premium balcony ticket
• tax receipt for $70
• special recognition in the concert programme
• a free gift and more
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Phone: (416) 879-5566
YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT
2 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017
Venue: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Part of the Sunday Serenade Series at the Scarborough Civic Centre.
A free admission concert featuring winners of the North York Music Festival.
CHAMBER MUSIC EDUCATIONAL CONCERTS
NOVEMBER, 2017 AND MAY, 2018
Venue: To Be Announced
In collaboration with SCARBOROUGH BLUFFS MUSIC. Stay tuned for more details!