Haydn – master of masters and the man Mozart referred to as ‘Papa.’ He practically invented the symphony! Four WSO principals shine as soloists in his Sinfonia concertante. Maestro Mickelthwate closes the program with Dvořák’s bright and joyful 5th Symphony.
The WSO premieres Composer-in-Residence Harry Stafylakis’s Shadows Radiant*, an orchestral fanfare that is both a celebration of Canada’s rich history and a sober acknowledgement of its darker undercurrents.
*Commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.
- Haydn: Symphony No. 80 in D minor
- Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major for violin, oboe, bassoon and cello
- Dvorák: Symphony No. 5 in F major
- Harry Stafylakis: Shadows Radiant (2016) fanfare for orchestra
Dvořák’s Fifth Symphony shows the composer’s love of his native Czech folklore contained in a beautiful symphony, alive with dance feelings, warmth and enthusiasm for his very special musical culture.
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor