Earth Day: Rediscovering Spring


20 April 2023 - 7:30 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Program

Spring has long been associated with rebirth and revitalization, but with the current environment of our world, we must also consider reflection. Canadian composer Dinuk Wijeratne’s HymnPeace causes us to examine our place in social history, Brahms’s choral masterpiece “Schicksalslied” encourages the idea of seizing our destiny in the here and now, and Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 highlights and celebrates innovation and inspiration. This concert is a thoughtful and joyful exploration of modern and traditional classical music in our changing world.

Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied
Dinuk Wijeratne: HymnPeace Orchestral Remix 
—intermission—
Paul Haas: Turning In 
Florence Price: Symphony No.1 in E minor 

Featuring

Paul Haas, conductor
Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

Spring has long been associated with rebirth and revitalization, but with the current environment of our world, we must also consider reflection. Canadian composer Dinuk Wijeratne’s HymnPeace causes us to examine our place in social history, Brahms’s choral masterpiece “Schicksalslied” encourages the idea of seizing our destiny in the here and now, and Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 highlights and celebrates innovation and inspiration. This concert is a thoughtful and joyful exploration of modern and traditional classical music in our changing world.

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.