Those season announcements just keep on coming. This time it’s the TSO. Here are my top picks.
- Dynamic Duo: Hannigan & Storgårds – September 19th and 20th 2019. Barbara Hannigan conducts John Storgårds in Dutilleux’s Sur le même accord for Violin and Orchestra. He conducts her in Brett Dean’s “And once I played Ophelia” from Hamlet. There’s also some Beethoven, Haydn and Sibelius.
- Massenet’s Thaïs (in concert) – November 7th and 9th 2019. Sir Andrew Davis conducts with Erin Wall in the title role and Lucas Meachem as Athanaël. Not a huge fan of this piece myself but I know there are Massenet fans out there.
- Handel’s Messiah (in the Mozart arrangement) – December 17th to 22nd 2019. Alexander Shelley of the NACO conducts with Jane Archibald, Emily D’Angelo, Isaiah Bell, Russell Braun and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.
- Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, K. 543 and Requiem, K. 626 – January 15th to 18th 2020. Sir Andrew Davis conducts with a vocal quartet from the Equilibrium Young Artists mentoring initiative, which I think is a Barbara Hannigan thing.
There’s also a ton of Beethoven. Apparently it’s a big anniversary. Full details here.