Eternal Light

  • Sunday October 15, 2017
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    The Royal Conservatory of Music,
    273 Bloor St. W.


  • Christopher Goddard (Canada)
    Spacious Euphony (2016)
  • Claude Vivier (Canada)
    Siddhartha (1976)
  • Colin McPhee (Canada)
    Tabuh-Tabuhan (1936)

From its beginning, Goddard’s Spacious Euphony, a vast musical arch, builds in energy and exuberance to transform itself into a fanfare for the start of the concert as well as the celebration of Esprit’s 35th Anniversary Season. Euphony (‘pleasing to the ear’) is definitely the right word for inclusion in the title of his piece.

Vivier’s Siddhartha, his largest and most profound orchestral work will receive its Toronto premiere. The piece encompasses every musical aspect of the mystical and spiritual explorations that consumed Vivier’s life.

McPhee’s passion for Balinese culture is magically interwoven into Tabuh-Tabuhan,  adapting motifs and rhythms of gamelan music. This joyous work, an Esprit touchstone, aptly serves as the finale for our opening concert.

Artists and repertoire subject to change without notice.

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