Johannes Debus has been Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company since 2009. His recent highlights include engagements with the Cleveland, Boston, Houston, Baltimore, Tasmanian, West Australian, and Toronto symphonies, as well as opera engagements with Frankfurt Opera and Komische Oper Berlin. At home in both contemporary music and the core repertoire, he has conducted a wide range of world premieres and works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In his return visit to conduct the RCO, he will lead the orchestra and percussionist Zuri Wells in a program that includes Strauss’s Don Juan, Keiko Abe’s Prism Rhapsody, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
The Glenn Gould School (GGS)’s Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) is widely regarded as an outstanding ensemble and one of the best training orchestras in North America. Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program at the GGS, it consists of instrumental students in the undergraduate and graduate programs of The Glenn Gould School. Graduates of the RCO have joined the ranks of the greatest orchestras in the world.
This concert is part of The Royal Conservatory’s two-season Beethoven 250 Festival.
Richard Strauss: Don Juan, op. 20
Keiko Abe: Prism Rhapsody
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92
Please join us! Each Royal Conservatory Orchestra concert is preceded by a short performance by talented students of The Glenn Gould School, and a fascinating pre-concert talk about the repertoire being performed. Prelude Recitals start at 6:45pm and Pre-concert Talks start at 7:15pm.
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