Toronto Symphony announces programming for Oundjian’s final season in 2017-18

Posted on: 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,” writes Robert Harris in Wednesday’s (1/25) Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada). “The season is book-ended by two fascinating months…. The fall is dominated by Canadian music, as part of the TSO’s Canada Mosaic program … which celebrates the country’s sesquicentennial…. Included … are Mychael Danna’s suite adapted from his score for Life of Pi, new commissions from Kelly-Anne Murphy, Alexina Louie and Howard Shore, a performance of Adizocan, a multimedia portrait of indigenous life…. In June of 2018, the TSO is presenting a series of farewell concerts for Oundjian, starting June 13 with Oundjian conducting Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F as well as Brahms’s First Symphony…. The two festivals Oundjian initiated as music director, the Mozart Festival in January and New Creations in June, will make their now-annual appearances…. Highlights … include … a special Oundjian-led concert devoted to the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams; new commissions from Canadian composers Jeffrey Ryan and John Estacio; a concert version of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide conducted by Bramwell Tovey; and a new edition of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony.”

Posted January 25, 2017

Photo of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Peter Oundjian by Malcolm Cook