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Brahms 1: In the Footsteps of a Giant

Brahms 1: In the Footsteps of a Giant

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Concordia Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms 1: In the Footsteps of a Giant at the Robert Tegler Student Centre (7128 Ada Blvd) on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00pm.
Panel Discussion at 2:00 pm.

The Concordia Symphony Orchestra proudly opens its third season featuring German composer Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 1. Hailed as a genius and Beethoven’s successor at the age of 20, Brahms bore a monumental burden to compose a symphony worthy to follow the triumph of Beethoven’s 9th. The composer himself declared that his first symphony, from sketches to final draft, took 21 years to come to fruition. In the fourth movement, Brahms would humbly pay tribute to his icon with a melody reminiscent of Ode to Joy.
,br> The concert also includes Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Ballade (1972), starring Fenton Corey on trombone.

Content warning: discussion of suicide which may be disturbing to some.The program starts with Canadian Jocelyn Morlock’s "My Name is Amanda Todd" (2015), an intense, inspiring work based on the legacy of Amanda, a 15-year-old from BC who tragically took her life in 2012 after suffering for years from cyberbullying. Amanda’s message of tolerance and hope inspired the whole nation to speak out for mental health awareness. The concert is preceded by a panel discussion on mental health with representatives from the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Centre for Suicide Prevention. Support will be available throughout the event.

Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for Students and Seniors (65+), plus applicable fees.

Date & Times

  • Sun 10/27/2019 3:00 PM