Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 8 p.m. 

CBC Glenn Gould Studio

250 Front St. W, Toronto

Under the baton of the General Director of the Bucharest National Opera Daniel Jinga, who makes his Canadian conducting début, Daniel Wnukowski performs César Franck’s Symphonic Variations, a late-Romantic cyclic work in three parts in which the main theme grows and transforms into the thematic material of subsequent movements. Vincent D’Indy’s Symphonie sur un Chant Montagnard Français (Symphony on a French Mountain Air) begins with a pentatonic folk tune—which d’Indy heard in a French village overlooking the Cévennes—that then becomes the thematic basis for the subsequent movements. Closing the program is Georges Bizet’s Symphony in C; one of the composers earliest symphonic works, Symphony in C was composed at the Paris Conservatory when Bizet was only seventeen. The symphony shares similarities to the work of Bizet’s teacher, Charles Gounod, but has been hailed as a masterpiece of the Romantic repertoire.

Daniel Jinga | conductor
Daniel Vnukowski | pianist
Jürgen Petrenko | host

7:10 p.m. Prélude: pre-concert recital.

7:20 p.m. Pre-concert talk.

Intermission discussion and Q&A with Daniel Jinga and Jürgen Petrenko.


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Franck, Symphonic variations for piano and orchestra

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d’Indy, Symphonie sur un chant montagnard Français

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Bizet, Symphony in C

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