Grieg’s ever-popular Peer Gynt whispers with fairy-tale magic as it journeys from a breathtaking sunrise to the spooky haunts of the Mountain King. The development of Brahms’s First Symphony was famously prolonged—Beethoven’s revolutionary stamp on the form was a daunting act to follow—but when he flexed his symphonic might at long last, it was with an emphatic, triumphant roar. Berlin Philharmonic Principal Horn Stefan Dohr is considered one of the great horn players in the world, and he shares music by one of today’s foremost composers.
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Kelly Zimba, flute
Stefan Dohr, horn
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
Berio: Sequenza No. 1 for Solo Flute
Grieg: Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt^
Hans Abrahamsen: Horn Concerto (Canadian Première)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
^Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra performs side by side with the TSO.