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TSM Presents Metamorphosis

TSM Presents Metamorphosis
TSM Presents Metamorphosis photo
July 28, 2023 | 7:30 PM
  • Starting at: $20.00
  • Venue: Walter Hall
  • Genre: Chamber, String
  • Presenter: Toronto Summer Music Festival

Festival passes are available to purchase beginning March 7th at 10 am, by calling the Weston Family Box office at 416.408.0208, or in person at 273 Bloor St. W.

Single tickets are available to purchase online beginning March 21st at 10am

Rosebud String Quartet 
Aaron Schwebel, violin 
Sheila Jaffé, violin 
Keith Hamm, viola 
Leana Rutt, cello 

Andrew Wan, violin 
Rémi Pelletier, viola 
Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello 
Desmond Hoebig, cello 
Michael Chiarello, bass 
Michelle Cann, piano 
Stéphane Lemelin, piano 
Sarah Jeffrey, oboe 
Dakota Martin, flute 
Eric Abramovitz, clarinet 
Samuel Banks, bassoon 
Gabriel Radford, horn 

Francis Poulenc: Sextet for piano and winds, FP 100 
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen, TrV 290, AV 142 
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 

This concert features an exciting lineup of musicians including members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the Rosebud Quartet in a program of powerful works that show off the sheer brilliance of these musicians. 

Beginning on the light tones with Francis Poulenc’s cheeky Sextet for piano and winds, which reached its final form in 1939 after nearly a decade of revisions. Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen (1945) is in equal measure filled with deep lament and optimism, written in response to the devastation of the Second World War, with both obvious and more layered references to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” Finally, the concert closes with a gem of the chamber music repertoire: the first of Brahms’s Piano Trios, which ran a lengthy path to its final form. The first version, the one you will hear at this concert, dates from 1854. No less that 35 years later, he produced a thoroughly revised second version, the form in which it has most often been performed.