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Saturday, December 16, 2023, 8 pm

PC Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M1B 5Z5  in Scarborough ON
At Markham Road


  • Kids 12 and under are FREE 

The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, under the brilliant direction of conductor Martin MacDonald, invites you to immerse yourself in a night of enchantment and musical storytelling with “FAIRYTALES.” This captivating concert will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 8:00 pm, at the PC Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.

The event will also showcase the outstanding talents of the winners,  soloists Clair Cho on cello and Danita Zhang on piano of the 2023 North York Music Festival Concerto Competition.  

We will take the audience on an enchanting musical journey through the rich history of symphonic fairy tales. Iconic themes from Tchaikovsky’s ballets will transport listeners to a world of wonder and excitement, complemented by the vivid and colourful works of Humperdinck and Liadov. Mendelssohn’s timeless interpretation of a Shakespearean fairy tale promises to be a highlight of the evening, showcasing perfection in construction and conception.

At the heart of the program lies Ravel’s “Mother Goose,” a centrepiece that offers an affectionate musical gift, weaving little stories from Tom Thumb to Beauty and the Beast into a magical garden of childlike wonder.


Humperdinck                     Hansel und Gretel: Prelude
Liadov                                 The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
Tchaikovsky                       Selections from Sleeping Beauty: Suite, Op. 66a
Tchaikovsky                       Selections from Swan Lake: Suite, Op. 20a
Mendelssohn                     Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
Ravel                                    Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose): Suite
Lalo                                     Cello Concerto in D minor (1st movement)
Rachmaninoff                    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (1st movement)

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