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TSO Season Finale & a 200th Birthday Party for Wagner and Verdi at Luminato!

TSO Season Finale & a 200th Birthday Party for Wagner and Verdi at Luminato!

May 17, 2013

"...The fiery fingers of pianist Yuja Wang propel her through Prokofiev's sizzling Concerto No. 2 (June 12 & 13). The night continues with Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, featuring TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow; and Treeship, a TSO Co-commission for RBC Affiliate Composer Kevin Lau, which will receive its world première. Pre-concert chat in the North Lobby with Larry Beckwith on June 13 at 7:15pm.

Party late into the night at the TSO’s annual Tailgate Party and Late Night Concert (June 15)! Featuring food-truck fare, drinks and exhilarating performances, the evening will begin with a tailgate party in the Roy Thomson Hall parking lot, followed by explosive performances onstage by pianist Yuja Wang in the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Jonathan Crow in Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Afterwards, mix and mingle at a post-concert party in the lobby of RTH, featuring live music from Toronto electro-pop artist Digits.Tailgate Party begins at 8:00pm. Concert begins at 10:00pm.

Celebrate the 200th birthdays of composers Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi while sitting under the stars, as the TSO returns to David Pecaut Square for a free open-air concert at the Luminato Festival (A Symphonic Birthday Party, June 21). The Orchestra will be led by TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian and joined by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Last year’s outdoor TSO concert, Symphonic Finale, broke attendance records at the Square, and this year’s Festival crowd is expected to be even larger. The programme will also feature a piece by the great Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer who turns 80 this year. Only 120 years to go!.."


Related Composers: Kevin Lau, R. Murray Schafer