• Sunday April 2, 2017
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    The Royal Conservatory of Music,
    273 Bloor St. W.


  • Thomas Adès (England)
    Violin Concerto - Concentric Paths (2005)
  • Arthur Honegger (Switzerland)
    Pacific 231 (1923)
  • Alexander Mosolov (Russia)
    The Iron Foundry (1926)
  • John Adams (U.S.A.)
    Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986)
  • Chris Paul Harman (Canada)
    Blur (1997)

The Iron Foundry and Pacific 231 are imaginative musical depictions of forces at the height of the industrial revolution that suggest both organic and mechanical extensions of human feelings. The sonic materials of Adès’ concerto are sheets of sound in differing orbits, overlapping, sometimes clashing circular forms, and playful, easeful cycles in harmony at different rates. Adams’ Short Ride elevates the level of excitement and Harman pushes things into overdrive.

Artists and repertoire subject to change without notice.

Concert Sponsor

The Judy & Wilmot Matthews Foundation