Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation


Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:00PM
Roy Thomson Hall

Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation





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ROY THOMSON HALL
Tania Miller, conductor
Jonathan Crow, violin
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Colin Ainsworth, tenor
Brett Polegato, baritone
Trooper Darlene Spencer (Queen’s York Rangers), speaker
Trooper Melissa Frangella (Queen’s York Rangers), speaker
Corporal Jonathan Elliotson (Queen’s Own Rifles), bugler
Corporal Billy Boulet-Gagnon (Toronto Scottish), piper
Corporal Jeremy Federico (The Lorne Scots), piper
Corporal Sean McKenzie-Mardelli (48th Highlanders), piper
Master Corporal Conor Cooper (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada), piper
Toronto Children’s Chorus
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

G.S. McLennan: The Unknown Warrior
Diespecker: Creed (reading)
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2) – Mvt. II
Traditional: Piper’s Lament (Flowers of the Forest)
Traditional: Last Post and Reveille
Binyon: For the Fallen (reading)
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Julien Bilodeau: La fantaisie du pendu (Hangman's fantasy): Sesquie for Canada’s 150th Jeffrey Ryan/text by Suzanne Steele: Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation

To commemorate Remembrance Day, the TSO presents Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, a soul-searching work by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan and Suzanne Steele, Canada’s war poet in Afghanistan. The concert, directed by Canadian conductor Tania Miller, includes readings from famous war-related poems, and a warm-hearted selection by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, featuring TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow.

Part of Canada Mosaic, a Canada 150 Signature Project/un projet signature Canada 150


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