Belshazzar's Feast

Friday, June 2, 2017
Event Title: Belshazzar's Feast
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Roy Thomson Hall 60 Simcoe St Toronto, ON M5J 2H5
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $39.75 and up
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Belshazzar's Feast

Sir William Walton’s spectacular biblical oratorio—tracing the liberation of the Hebrew slaves from captivity in Babylon and powered by a 200-voice mass choir—is the climax of a program conducted by TSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis that includes the eloquent violin concerto that Alban Berg composed in tribute to a young woman who had died at eighteen.

Performance Schedule
Concert running time is approximately two hours.

Project Partner: Art Gallery of Ontario

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

Luc Martin: Sesquie for Canada 150 [2']
Hindemith: Concert Music for Brass and Strings [17']
Berg: Violin Concerto [22']


Walton: Belshazzar's Feast [36']

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Jonathan Crow, violin
Alexander Dobson, baritone
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Huddersfield Choral Society