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May 22, 2021
Online Broadcast
$27 (Tax included)

In line with regulations of the provincial stay-at-home order, the recording and broadcast of this concert has been postponed to a later date. For more information, visit 

Please note the premiere date: This concert was originally scheduled for March 20, 2021 and was rescheduled.

This concert is available to watch online through April 19 at 11:59PM EST.
Available for purchase until April 19 at 6:00PM EST.

Stephen Sitarski, Conductor
Jessie Brooks, Horn

Bruckner: Three Pieces for Orchestra
Andrew Balfour: Kiwetin-acahcos (North Star)
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8


Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski takes the stage as guest conductor, presenting shimmering and exuberant works. Principal Horn Jessie Brooks performs Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1, showcasing the warmth and lyricism of the instrument. Following the charming melodies of Bruckner’s Three Pieces for Orchestra, Andrew Balfour’s Kiwetin-Acohkos draws on the stars and northern lights for inspiration. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 offers energy and invention, closing the evening with the composer’s light-hearted side. This concert is part of the Concert Hall Series, which features full orchestra concerts broadcast from FirstOntario Concert Hall.

Please note the change in repertoire: Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings has been replaced by R. Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1.


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