Retro is the new modern in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, a charming romp through the world of commedia dell’arte that displays jewels of baroque masters, refracted through the lens of 20th-century music’s ultimate rebel. The inimitable, boundary-pushing Barbara Hannigan, a TSO favourite, leads this eclectic sonic feast, which pairs Haydn’s airy, effortless grace with the jazzy, Roaring Twenties panache of Copland’s Music for the Theatre.
Barbara Hannigan, conductor
Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano^
Charles Sy, tenor^
Douglas Williams, bass-baritone^
^Members of the Equilibrium Young Artists initiative
Copland: Music for the Theatre
Haydn: Symphony No. 90