Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents Best of Tchaikovsky with Cristian Macelaru (conductor) and Alice Sara Ott (piano) at Roy Thomson Hall on December 3rd and 6th.
This all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza showcases his unsurpassed skills for creating gorgeous, irresistible ballet music, dynamic, folk-flavoured concertos, and spirited “occasional” pieces such as the march he composed for Tsar Alexander III’s coronation.
Best of Tchaikovsky
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto
- Tchaikovsky: Coronation March
- Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
- Tchaikovsky: Act II from The Nutcracker
- $38.75 – $169
- Winner of the 2014 Solti Conducting Award, Romanian-born Cristian Măcelaru has established himself as one of the fast-rising stars of the conducting world. With every concert he displays an exciting and highly regarded presence, thoughtful interpretations, and energetic conviction on the podium. Conductor-in-residence of The Philadelphia Orchestra, he began his tenure with that ensemble as assistant conductor in September 2011, and in recognition of his artistic contributions to the Orchestra, his title was elevated to associate conductor in November 2012. The 2014-15 season will see Cristian Măcelaru make his official Carnegie debut on a program with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Replacing the orchestra’s Chief Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Mr. Măcelaru will have the honor of conducting the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Denmark and on a German and U.S. tour in January and February 2015.
Alice Sara Ott
- German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott has gained critical acclaim for her performances at major concert halls worldwide and has established herself as one of the most exciting musical talents of today. The Guardian commented on her recent performance with the London Symphony Orchestra that she “gave the kind of gawp-inducing bravura performance of which legends are made.”
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
- Canada’s foremost symphonic ensemble. Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s leading cultural institutions. Under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, who is currently celebrating his tenth anniversary season on the podium with the TSO, the Orchestra has expanded recording projects to include a self-produced record label, and increased touring throughout the US and Canada. The Orchestra continues to develop its international presence by being an active commissioning body for new Canadian and international works, as well as attracting distinguished guest artists and conductors to performances at Roy Thomson Hall.