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Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night: Life of Pi
Peter Oundjian conductor
James Ehnes violin
V. Selvaganesh percussion
Bombay Jayashri vocalist
Derek Charke: Elan: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th [2']
Sound Clip Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra [16']
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso [9']
Sound Clip Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision) [19']
Mychael Danna: Suite from Life of Pi (TSO Commission/World Première) [20']
Canadian composer Mychael Danna’s Academy Award–winning film score to Life of Pi, based on the novel of the same title by Canadian author Yann Martel, makes its world première on the TSO stage as a new orchestral suite. Canadian violinist James Ehnes demonstrates versatile mastery in Chausson’s dreamy Poème and Saint-Saëns’s dynamic Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.