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Our next concert- Stories of the season, Saturday, December 17, 2022


Season Concert #3
Stories of the Season

8 PM | Saturday, December 17, 2022
Pre-Concert talk: 7:15pm

PC Ho Theatre
Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Avenue East,
Toronto, M1B 5Z5

Rimsky-KorsakovChristmas Eve Suite
Andrew Balfour (Cree) – Pyotr’s Dream (2019)
BizetFarandole from L’Arlesienne
Waldteufel – Les Patineurs, Op. 183
Victor Herbert – March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Tchaikovsky – Prayer from Orchestral Suite No. 4, Op. 61 Mozartiana
Sibelius – Andante Festivo
Robert WendelLittle Bolero Boy
Holcombe – Festive Sounds of Hanukkah
and other classic favourites!

Notes about this performance

Infused with the spirit of the holidays, storytelling through different lenses, and evoking winter scenes, this varied program features the spirited and rarely performed Christmas Eve Suite by Rimsky-Korsakov and Cree composer Andrew Balfour’s Pyotr’s Dream, and guides us through some popular favourites and new twists on traditional works. Truly a program for the whole season, and something for everyone.

Pre-concert talks, featuring a variety of guest speakers, begin 45 minutes before each concert (if permitted).

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Season Concert #4
A Nordic Affair

8 PM | Saturday, February 11, 2023
Pre-Concert talk: 7:15pm

PC Ho Theatre
Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Avenue East,
Toronto, M1B 5Z5

Grieg – Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Nielsen – Clarinet Concerto 
Graham Lord, Clarinet
Sibelius – Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Notes about this performance

This Nordic program is an orchestral powerhouse. Grieg’s Peer Gynt sets the stage for storytelling through Norwegian fairy tales and timeless music. The Nielsen concerto, a staple of the woodwind repertoire, is under-performed with orchestra yet is a vividly colourful and vibrant work. Sibelius’ Second Symphony is a symphonic giant, allowing for the flow and textures of the orchestra to be explored, developed, and challenged in a largescale and grand manner.

Season Concert #5
Apotheosis of the Dance

8 PM | Saturday, April 15, 2023
Pre-Concert talk: 7:15pm

PC Ho Theatre
Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Avenue East,
Toronto, M1B 5Z5

Emily Doolittle (Canadian) – …and some fireworks (2007)
Massenet – Le Cid: Ballet Music
Strauss, Jr. – Wiener Blut, Op. 354
Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Notes about this performance

This program is dedicated to music inspired by dance. Nova Scotia-born Emily Doolittle’s “…and some fireworks” explores inventive takes on folk jigs, airs, and reels. Le Cid is a wildly colourful yet rarely performed ballet suite, and Strauss’ Vienna Blood will allow the orchestra to shine with vivid imagery. Premiered in Vienna, Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is a sparkling array of flowing textures and endless dance rhythms. Richard Wagner declared this symphony the “apotheosis of the dance.”

Rachel Mercer, cello

Season Concert #6
Grand Finale:
Elgar’s Passion & Brahms’ Splendour

8 PM | Saturday, May 27, 2023
Pre-Concert talk: 7:15pm

PC Ho Theatre
Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Avenue East,
Toronto, M1B 5Z5

Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Rachel Mercer, cello
Brahms – Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Notes about this performance

A grand finale with two symphonic masterpieces. Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of the most lush and romantic concerti in the repertoire. As well as being Principal Cellist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Rachel Mercer is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician and she will bring the Elgar to life with her passionate playing. Brahms Symphony No. 2 is considered the most joyous and positive of all his symphonies, and gives a clear and decisive opportunity for the orchestra to perform with great strength and musicality. A fitting finale to a tremendous season of music making.

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