Don't miss: Accelerando with Esprit Orchestra Photo by Bo Huang.

Don't miss: Accelerando with Esprit Orchestra

Jenna Simeonov

True champions of contemporary music in Canada, he Esprit Orchestra hits the ground running in 2017, with Accelerando, their latest collection of new - and brand new - Canadian works.

The concert title derives from the orchestral work of the same name by Montréal composer José Evangelista, commissioned just last year to mark the 50th anniversary of Montréal’s subway system.

Accelerando features three world premieres, all performed by the Esprit Orchestra under Music Director and conductor Alex Pauk: Surfacing, part of a triptych commission by Toronto-based composer Adam Scime; El canto del viento, from Argentine-Canadian composer Analia Lludgar; and BAFTA award-winning John Rea’s Survivance, co-commissioned by Esprit and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the indigenous and Francophone communities across Canada in the country’s 150th year.

Alex Pauk, Music Director and Conductor of the Esprit Orchestra. Photo by Bo Huang.

Accelerando happens at Koerner Hall on Sunday, February 12 at 8pm, with a pre-concert talk starting at 7:15pm. Tickets start at $20, and you can get them by clicking here, or by calling (416) 408-0208.


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