Electric & Eclectic

  • Wednesday February 26, 2020
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning,
    273 Bloor St. W.
2019-20 Season Sponsor Season Sponsor


  • John Adams (U.S.A.)
    Son of Chamber Symphony (2007)
    for chamber orchestra
  • James O'Callaghan (Canada)
    Not non-other (2020)**
    for orchestra and octophonic electronics
  • Alfred Schnittke (Russia)
    Concerto Grosso No. 1 (1977)
    for 2 solo violins, harpsichord, prepared piano and string orchestra

**World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra with generous support from
The Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation

Electronic treatment of orchestral sound in concerts is rare so O’Callaghan’s multi-speaker, surround-sound blending of transformed orchestral sound with computer sound files radiates new sonic dimensions. Changing meters rapidly and scurrying all over the place, Adams’ score is riveting and full of surprises. Schnittke looms large in recent music history and his remarkable Concerto Grosso No.1 reveals the astounding vision and creative force of one of the greatest composers of the past century.

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To book your 2019-2020 Subscription, please contact:

The Weston Family Box Office (RCM)
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON M5S 1W2

Single tickets available as of September 3, 2019.

Programming subject to change without notice.