The program featured:
DENIS GOUGEON - Tutti (Esprit Commission and World Premiere)
ERIK ROSS - Burn* concerto for saxophone, percussion and orchestra
(Esprit Commission and World Premiere)
ZOSHA DI CASTRI - Alba
MARIUS CONSTANT - TW.Z. (The Twilight Zone)
JIMI HENDRIX - Purple Haze
In addition, the space itself is gorgeous. I've actually never been inside Kroener Hall, so was definitely looking forward to attending a performance there. During the intermission, we went exploring and I spent the second part of the performance coveting some rather comfortable-looking armchairs right behind the orchestra. Those looked to me like the best seats in the house. Rumour has it, the cafe on the lower level is also very good, so if you're looking for a beautiful spot to meet someone for a cup of coffee in the area, I would definitely recommend.
WHAT: 30 and Counting! Esprit Orchestra Season Finale Concert
WHERE: Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. West
WHEN: March 28, 8pm
COST: No idea (my ticket was free)
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