Bramwell Tovey Conductor
Zorana Sadiq soprano
Rebecca Hass mezzo-soprano
Colin Ainsworth tenor
Brett Polegato baritone
Graeme Langager chorus director
Jim Sparks chorus director
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Glenn Buhr, music; Glenn Buhr (1, 3, 4) and Margaret Sweatman (2), text
Symphony no. 4 (Guernica 2017)
1. While the Babies Sleep
2. god of war
3. Moon Song
4. Thunder without Rain
Jeffrey Ryan / Suzanne Steele
Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation*
I: Requiem Aeternam
III: Die Irae
VI: Agnus Dei
VII: Lux Aeterna
VIII: Libera Me
IX: In Paradisum
Maestro Tovey, the VSO, and the assembled choirs perform Jeffrey Ryan's sublime Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, created with Canada’s War Poet in Afghanistan, Suzanne M. Steele. Glenn Buhr describes his new work Guernica 2017 as a musical rant against the way children are victimized by our wars.
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*In partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, with financial assistance from the Government of Canada.
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PRE-CONCERT CHAT 6:30pm in the Orpheum lobby, free to ticketholders
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Friday, Jan 27, 2017
7:30pm Orpheum Theatre
FESTIVAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE HUGH DAVIDSON FUND THROUGH THE VICTORIA FOUNDATION, DAVID GORDON DUKE, JOCELYN MORLOCK, KELLY AND DEAN TWEEDDALE
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