World Premiere – October 19 & 20, 2017

Toronto Symphony Orchestra to play the world premiere of Howard Shore’s song cycle:
L’Aube for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra


A TRIBUTE TO MAUREEN FORRESTER
One of the finest voices of her generation, Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester dazzled audiences worldwide. Honouring her memorable life and career, these performances, hosted by renowned Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, feature a new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Howard Shore, performed by Canadian Susan Platts, plus one of Forrester’s signature works: Mahler’s symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde. (Pictured: Maureen Forrester)

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

Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Concert Dates:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 8:00pm

Program
John Abram: Start: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th [2′]
Howard Shore/text by Elizabeth Cotnoir: L’Aube for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra (World Premiere/TSO Commission) [15′]
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) [59′]

Performers
Peter Oundjian conductor
Susan Platts mezzo-soprano
Michael Schade tenor
Ben Heppner host

Friday, October 20, 2017 – 7:30pm

Program
Howard Shore/text by Elizabeth Cotnoir: L’Aube for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra (World Premiere/TSO Commission) [15′]
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) [59′]

Performers
Peter Oundjian conductor
Susan Platts mezzo-soprano
Michael Schade tenor
Ben Heppner host

6:15pm Free pre-concert performance by The TSO Chamber Soloists