2019-20 Season Sponsor Season Sponsor


  • Barbara Croall (Canada)
    Mijidwewinan (Messages) (2008)
    for Anishinaabekwe soloist and orchestra
  • Christopher Goddard (Canada)
    Piano Concerto (2020)**
    concerto for piano and orchestra
  • Eugene Astapov (Canada)
    A Still Life (2020)***
    for soprano and orchestra (poetry by Russian poet Polina Barskova)
  • Maki Ishii (Japan)
    Mono-Prism (1976)
    for taiko drumming group and orchestra

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

Performance Sponsor of Mijidwewinan: The Max Clarkson Family Foundation
Program Sponsor: Japan Foundation

Ishii demands physical power, delicate precision, emotional strength and willpower from our guest taiko drummers to make Mono-Prism the explosive conclusion of our concert. Goddard’s musical mastery extends to his performance as a pianist in what is, for the composer, a project of passion that Esprit is thrilled to foster. Astapov brings his Russian heritage to the fore in setting a text by one of today’s most important under-forty Russian poets. Croall’s presence as a performer brings a powerful Anishinaabekwe plea for all humans to take care of our precious environment.

Regular subscriptions now on sale! For more information on subscription pricing, click here.
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.