Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Feb 14, 2023


Perfect for Valentine’s Day, selections from Prokofiev’s masterpiece about Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are paired with Lalo’s salute to the sultry dance rhythms of Spain, featuring Menuhin Competition winner María Dueñas as soloist. Celebrating its centennial season, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra makes its Symphony Center debut with its dynamic new music director, Gustavo Gimeno.


Symphony No. 2


Symphonie espagnole


Recuerdos de la Alhambra [Encore with María Dueñas]


Suite from Romeo and Juliet


Lyric Waltz from Ballet Suite No. 1 [Encore]


Somewhere from West Side Story [Encore]

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Now in his third season with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Gimeno is increasingly comfortable in the role as music director. “It feels more than ever before like a family,” he says. “I know them better than ever before. I feel we are growing musically together."
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An international violin star, María Dueñas juggles a full schedule of concertos, recitals and festivals. “This is my lifestyle,” she says. “I enjoy traveling, and I’m always curious and interested in different cities and cultures."
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In 1917, Chicago businessman Cyrus McCormick Jr. met composer Sergei Prokofiev, then 26, while on a business trip to Russia and then encouraged the composer-conductor to visit and perform in the United States.
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Though once enormously popular, Édouard Lalo’s "Symphonie espagnole" (1875) is performed considerably less often today than it once was. Despite its name, it is neither a symphony, nor it is specifically Spanish.
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Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in selections from the suite from Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet," recorded in 2013.
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