Concert Review: Toronto Symphony Orchestra – Ehnes Plays Britten

Concert: Beethoven “Eroica” Symphony Thurs. Oct. 10, 2013 at 8:00pm Roy Thomson Hall Stéphane Denève, conductor James Ehnes, violin Programme: James MacMillan: Three Interludes from The Sacrifice (Canadian Première) Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” Britten: Violin Concerto  Review: Every year, early in the TSO’s season, the Canadian violinist James Ehnes visits Toronto for a usually … Continue reading

Concert Review: Toronto Symphony Orchestra – Perlman Plays Tchaikovsky

Concert:  Perlman Plays Tchaikovsky Thurs. Sep. 26, 2013 at 8:00pm Roy Thomson Hall Peter Oundjian, conductor Itzhak Perlman, violin Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet  Programme: Britten/arr. Colin Matthews: Movements for a Clarinet Concerto (Canadian Première) Walton: Symphony No. 1 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto  Review: Before getting into the review, I’d like to say a thing or two about … Continue reading