Our natural world has always inspired and influenced composers, both with its beauty and grandeur, and through the complex fragility of its relationship with humankind. The soaring ‘swan-theme’ from the final movement of the Sibelius Fifth Symphony contrasts with the clouds of harmony and organic layers of sound in Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith’s Nuages. The hints of impending climate catastrophe in the music of Jordan Pal’s Scylla, named for the Greek mythological sea monster (paired with its pal Charybdis, catching sailors between two impossible choices), a title that symbolizes the difficult choices ahead for humanity, challenge and ultimately inspire you. Gordon Wolfe, Principal Trombonist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, will be soloist.
- Linda Catlin Smith Nuages
- Jordan Pal Scylla: Concerto for trombone and orchestra
- Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major Op. 82
- Gordon Gerrard conductor
- Gordon Wolfe trombone