Paving the Way

21 October 2022 - 7:30 pm Hilldale Lutheran Church



In this concert we explore the evolution of musical traditions and how they manifest themselves today. Opening with CPE Bach’s Symphony No. 2, we hear the beginnings of the classical symphonic tradition. Danika Loren’s innovative composition continues in the lineage of Richard Strauss’ famous lieder genre, updating it for 21st century audiences. Coulthard’s “Quebec May,” performed with the Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus, demonstrates the establishment of new Canadian traditions, and Beethoven’s 7th symphony caps off the concert as the symphonic tradition introduced by CPE Bach comes full circle

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Symphony no.2 in E-flat major
Danika Lorèn – The Idlers, At Sunset, Close By
Jean Coulthard – Quebec May
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No.7  in A major, Op. 92


Paul Haas, TBSO Music Director

Justin Stolz, tenor

Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.