The Silk Road

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3 pm

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Guest conductor Michael Berec leads the orchestra in works that evoke the richness and beauty of Asia, featuring a celebration of Chinese culture by noted Chinese-Canadian virtuoso violinist Angel Wang.

At 2:30 there will be a short demonstration of Chinese and Iranian dance in the lobby, so plan to arrive early!

  • Gang/Zhan-Hao | The Butterfly Lovers concerto, with Angel Wang, violin
  • Xiamusituonowa | Mayila, with Angel Wang, violin
  • Lizhonghan | Spring of Xinjiang, with Angel Wang, violin
  • Alexander Borodin | In the Steppes of Central Asia
  • Gustav Holst | Japanese Suite
  • Carl Nielsen | Aladdin Suite
  • ICOT* | Five Tableaux from Khosro and Shirin

*Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT):  Maziar Heidari, Afarin Mansouri Tehrani, Keyan Emami, Pouya Hamidi, Saman Shahi. Five Tableaux from Khosro and Shirin is inspired by a famous poem by Nizami Ganjavi (1141–1209). It recounts the tragic love story of Sasanian king Khosro II and the Armenian princess Shirin, who was married off to become queen of Persia. In 2014, ICOT received a commission from the National Ballet You Dance program to create a short ballet based on this story, which is depicted in five scenes, each created by an individual member of ICOT.

Guest artist: Angel Wang, violin
Guest Conductor: Michael Berec

Download the Persian poster and the Chinese poster!

Here is a lovely review of the concert from the 88toronto web site.

Rayhoon Persian Eatery
Rayhoon Persian Eatery in nearby Village Square will be hosting a special buffet after the concert on Sunday Feb 24th! Buffet will include all you can eat appetizers, entrees, dessert as well as tea/coffee for a promotional price of $35 (HST & Gratuity not included). Limited spots available. Call (905) 637-2500 to book your reservation today!