The eloquent and richly ornamented Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor by Chopin. In 1829, Felix Mendelssohn made his first trip to London for the première of his own Symphony No. 1, which he played five years earlier at his sister’s birthday party.
PÄRT, GÓRECKI AND SHOSTAKOVICH
SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Arvo Pärt’s Canticum in Memoriam Benjamin Britten is a mournful and meditative elegy. Commissioned by the Polish Radio for the Composers Forum in 1980, Concerto for harpsichord and string orchestra by Henryk Górecki is a relentless raging tempest in musical form. Dmitri Shostakovich’s most extraordinarily scored symphony is his Fourteenth. Written for two voices, string orchestra and percussion, this work is a profound ode to the power of suffering and death.
BRUCKNER'S FIRST SYMPHONY
TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Chinese contemporary composer Tan Dun’s New York Philharmonic commissioned score: Piano Concerto “The Fire”. Composed within a single month in 1944, Prokofiev’s melodically rich Symphony No. 5 is a musical exaltation of the human spirit.
GRACE, FIRE AND BEAUTY
SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Composed within a single month in 1944, Prokofiev’s melodically rich Symphony No. 5 is a musical exaltation of the human spirit. Tan Dun’s New York Philharmonic commissioned score: Piano Concerto “The Fire”.
UNIONVILLE CANADA DAY CELEBRATION
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Celebrate the birth of our glorious nation with an unforgettable concert under the stars. The Kindred Spirits Orchestra presents musical favourites from the classics to Broadway and beyond.