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THE GREATEST SHOW

December 9, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stravinsky’s Circus polka, subtitled “For a Young Elephant”, was composed as a short ballet production for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey’s “Greatest Show on Earth;” the ballet was originally performed by several young elephants in pink tutus! Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Jonathan Crow takes the spotlight to perform Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, whose second movement—a theme and variations—is an early example of a theme employing all twelve tones of the chromatic scale. For the grand finale, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 showcases a masterwork of virtuosic orchestral sound in a work that the young composer found inspiration and encouragement from Richard Wagner—although the Wagnerian allusions were revised out of later versions.

 

Kristian Alexander | conductor

Jonathan Crow | violinist

Daniel Vnukowski | host

 

7:00 p.m. Silent auction with proceeds going to the KSO educational programs

7:10 p.m. Prélude: pre-concert recital (Brooke Ramos White, flute)

7:20 p.m. Pre-concert talk

Intermission discussion and Q&A with Jonathan Crow and The New Classical 96.3 FM radio personality and pianist Daniel Vnukowski

Post-concert reception.

 

Tickets and information: KSOrchestra.ca | +1 (905) 604-8339

Details

Date:
December 9, 2023
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://ksorchestra.ca/2023-2024-season/the-greatest-show/

Venue

Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd
Markham, Ontario L3R 8G5 Canada
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Phone
(905) 305-7469
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