Toronto Summer Music Festival - TSO Chamber Soloists

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Event Title: Toronto Summer Music Festival - TSO Chamber Soloists
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5
  • Time: 7:30pm
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TSO Chamber Soloists
Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30pm
Walter Hall

Jonathan Crow, violin
Shane Kim, violin
Amanda Goodburn, violin
Teng Li, viola
Roberta Janzen, cello
Joseph Johnson, cello
Sarah Jeffrey, oboe
Kelly Zimba, flute (New TSO Principal Flute)
Gabriel Radford, horn
Guest Artist: Jane Coop, piano

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370/368b
Debussy: Syrinx for flute solo
Carmen Braden: Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars*
Brahms: Horn Trio in Eb Major for horn, violin, and piano, Op. 40

Several of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s most adept section leaders and other members come together for a hearty evening of excellent music. One highlight is the Horn Trio by Brahms, a youthful work filled with equal parts exuberance and profound sadness. Hearing Mozart’s tart and refined Quartet for oboe and strings is as refreshing as a glass of fine, dry champagne. Debussy’s haunting Syrinx conjures the same sort of magical, long-ago landscape that he had previously evoked in the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. It is performed by Kelly Zimba, newly appointed as the TSO’s Principal Flute. Also on the bill is the première of a work by Carmen Braden of the Northwest Territories. Hailed as “a talented, bold musician” (Up Here magazine, 2015), she is a life-long northerner whose music has been described as “drop-dead gorgeous” (Ottawa Citizen, 2014). Guest artist for the evening is celebrated pianist Jane Coop, whom the New York Daily News has lauded as “an artist of unusual distinction.”

*Commissioned by Toronto Summer Music Festival through the generous support of the Esther Gelber Fund, administered by the Canadian Music Centre.