Learn the History Behind the Music


William Blair Bruce (Canadian 1859–1906) The Phantom Hunter    1888 oil on canvas 151.1 x 192.1 cm Art Gallery of Hamilton; Bruce Memorial, 1914 Photo: Robert McNair

William Blair Bruce (Canadian 1859–1906). The Phantom Hunter 1888. Oil on canvas. Art Gallery of Hamilton; Photo: Robert McNair

Music director candidate and guest conductor Gemma New brings you the inspiration behind the music for this Saturday’s Pastorale.

Gemma illuminates the background of Saint‐Saëns’ trembling Violin Concerto No. 3,  Beethoven’s depiction of the countryside in his Sixth Symphony, and works world premiere composition A Canadian in Paris by Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.

Read the program notes here:

A glimpse of the second movement in Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto:


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