A Russian FeastConcerts & Performances
It’s all the lavish harmonies, rife emotions and vivid storytelling you can devour in this evening devoted to Russian genius. Hang on for Mikhail Glinka’s thrilling Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla, a firecracker of a start, before Dmitri Shostakovich’s heart-rending Violin Concerto. Demanding extraordinary skill and grace, the work’s dedicatee likened his part to a “pithy, Shakespearean role”—one played deftly by internationally acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning violinist James Ehnes. End on a sweet note with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s exquisite Second Symphony as it surges with haunting beauty and joyful redemption. Toronto Symphony Music Director Peter Oundjian returns for this three-course feast for the senses. Tickets are $40 to $110.
Saturday, December 10 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 11 @ 2:00 PM