• Sunday December 1, 2019
    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


  • Andrew Norman (U.S.A.)
    Sustain (2018)*
    for orchestra
  • Adam Scime (Canada)
    Afterglow (2019)**
    a fantasy in one movement for violin and orchestra
  • José Evangelista (Canada)
    Accelerando (2016)
    for orchestra

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

Afterglow is the third panel of an orchestral triptych commissioned from Scime by Esprit. In composing Sustain, Norman, America’s most celebrated young composer, considered how audiences one hundred years from now might perceive and be affected by orchestral music. He then set out in a major new creative direction to produce what some have labeled a masterpiece. With inexorable force, Evangelista’s piece draws listeners in and excites heartbeats in the same way his score affects the orchestra’s playing.

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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.