Behold sheer brilliance in its prime in Mozart’s glorious Piano Concerto No. 23, written during an astonishing stretch in which masterpiece after masterpiece poured forth as if fully formed. Gramophone’s 2019 Artist of the Year, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, joins the TSO. Bruckner wrote symphonies on a cosmic scale never before imagined, and, in his Fourth, expansive soundscapes and majestically unfolding melodies awaken us to a mythic land where birds sing, castles gleam, and knights ride on horseback. A new work by Indigenous Canadian composer Barbara Croall sets this wondrous program in motion.
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Barbara Croall: Innerohr (Innerear) (TSO Co-commission)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”