Bramwell Tovey, Music Director
Requiem for a Generation Requiem for a Generation
Requiem for a Generation
  • Friday, Jan 27, 2017
    7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
  • 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
  • II: Kyrie
  • III: Die Irae
  • IV: Offertorium
  • V: Sanctus
  • 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.