WORLD PREMIERE TO JOIN ‘GOLDEN CENTURY' CLASSICS
Composer in Residence, Rob Teehan premieres his commissioned work with Sinfonia Toronto under Maestro Nurhan Arman. In addition, Canadian pianist Lucille Chung will be featured in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. The program also features Dvorak's Quintet op. 77.
Lucille Chung has been acclaimed for her "stylish and refined performances" (Gramophone) "combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance" (Le Soir). She made her debut at the age of 10 with the Montreal Symphony, launching her impressive career as a soloist with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, BBC Symphony of Wales, all major Canadian orchestras, and numerous others. Ms. Chung is also an avid recitalist and competition winner, taking First Prize at the Stravinsky International Piano Competition in 1989. Her critically acclaimed recordings have afforded her numerous awards and recognition.
On their October 2010 to Spain, Sinfonia Toronto received calls for encores at every performance, and performed an astounding four encores at l'Auditori in Barcelona. The chamber orchestra has been praised for it's commitment to performing works by Canadian composers. The orchestra's repertoire includes selections from every stylistic period. Recent recordings include the JUNO winner Flanders Field Reflections, a Marquis Classics (EMI) CD of music by John Burge, and most recently Hollywood Flute, featuring acclaimed flutist Louise DiTullio.
Sinfonia Toronto's Music Director Nurhan Arman's guest-conducting engagements for the 2011-12 season include several special-theme programs: an all-French program with Russia's Hermitage Orchestra for the Tzar's Village Festival in St. Petersburg, an all-Shostakovich program with the Kharkov Philharmonic in Ukraine and an Opera Gala in Prague's National Theatre. He will also conduct the Czech State Philharmonic in Smetana Hall in Prague and return to Brazil to lead the Sergipe Symphony Orchestra.
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