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Toronto Symphony Orchestra unveils its final Oundjian-led season

Toronto Symphony Orchestra unveils its final Oundjian-led season

January 25, 2017

"The Toronto Symphony Orchestra announced its 2017-18 season Wednesday, the 14th and last under the leadership of music director Peter Oundjian. Only Sir Ernest Macmillan has held the post longer in the TSO’s 95-year history. And Oundjian, along with an artistic team led by Loie Fallis, has put together a clever and stylish season, one with lots of novelties, as well as a powerful assortment of old favourites and new approaches.

The season is book-ended by two fascinating months of programming, in September and October, 2017, and then again in June of 2018. The fall is dominated by Canadian music, as part of the TSO’s Canada Mosaic program, supported by the Government of Canada, which celebrates the country’s sesquicentennial. That program actually began last Saturday with a concert of all-Canadian music, but some of its most interesting moments will come next fall. Included in these are Mychael Danna’s suite adapted from his score for Life of Pi, new commissions from Kelly-Marie Murphy, Alexina Louie and Howard Shore, a performance of Adizocan, a multimedia portrait of indigenous life, and special concerts devoted to the life and work of Glenn Gould and Maureen Forrester. It’s hard to remember the last time virtually every TSO concert for over a month presented something unique..."