Bridging the Distance

03 March 2023 - 7:30 pm Hilldale Lutheran Church



Though written at roughly the same time, the symphonies of Weill and Prokofiev are remarkably contrasting. Could it be because the two young composers came from countries on opposing sides of WWI? Join us as we explore these two pieces side by side – something that could never have occurred a century ago. TBSO Principal Timpanist Kevin Brohman is featured on Oesterle’s piece for solo vibraphone and strings and Tüür’s “Action-Passion-Illusion” serves as neutral sacred – a musical no man’s land – between the two symphonies.

Kurt Weill: Symphony No.1 
Michael Oesterle: Kaluza Klein 
Erkki-Sven Tüür: Action-Passion-Illusion 
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D major, Op. 25 “Classical”


Simon Rivard, conductor
Kevin Brohman, vibraphone

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.