Up next – The last concert of our 2022/23 Season
Pre-concert talks, featuring a variety of guest speakers, begin 45 minutes before each concert (if permitted).
Season Concert #6
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 lushest and romantic concerti in the repertoire. As well as being the 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.