Lightning, Storms and the Quiet City

8:00 pm, Friday, May 10, 2024

Guest Artists:

Join the Etobicoke Philharmonic on Friday, May 10, 2024 at Martingrove Collegiate Institute - 50 Winterton Drive, Etobicoke (map) - for Lightning, Storms and the Quiet City.

In an effort to describe a visit to Fingal’s Cave to his sister, Felix Mendelssohn sketched a twenty-one measure theme which later became the Hebrides Overture. Brahms, too, was a master of music as a postcard, a photo, of a place by evoking its mood and 'colours' with sound. Our principal oboe Cris Sewerin and principal trumpet Sam Cancellara paint Copland’s musical picture of the "Quiet City". 8 year old Jonah Gallas won the Music for Young Children competition by portraying "Lightning" in sound. And, as much as Europe’s first female cathedral organist loved that instrument, Elfreida Andree leveraged the broader, rich colour pallet of the full symphony orchestra for her masterful Overture in G. In this concert, composers invite you to 'see' with your ears and heart.

Elfrieda Andrée
Overture in G minor
Aaron Copland
Quiet City
Felix Mendelssohn
Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Jonah Gallas


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