For Orbiting Spheres

  • Wednesday October 24, 2018
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning,
    273 Bloor St. W.


  • Missy Mazzoli (U.S.A.)
    Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) (2016)*
  • Unsuk Chin (Korea)
    Chorós Chordón (2017)*
  • Charles Ives (U.S.A.)
    The Unanswered Question (1908)
  • Tristan Keuris (The Netherlands)
    Sinfonia (1974)

*Canadian Premiere

Mazzoli’s Sinfonia, cast “in the shape of a solar system”, weaves and coils itself in pulsing loops that twist around each other within a larger orbit while the Sinfonia of Keuris is simply a work of utmost charm and pleasurable musical invention. Chin’s celestial “dance of the strings” extends to the full orchestra and offers musical reflections on natural phenomena and our physical relationship with the cosmos.  Ives’ work remains one of the greatest ever pieces expressing awe and wonder about the cosmos.

Artists and repertoire subject to change without notice. Ticketing services provided by RCM Tickets.