Forged in the crucible of war, transcending oppression, the creative human spirit emerges triumphant in the music of this concert.  Elgar’s lyrical, contemplative concerto stands as an ardent repudiation of war; tyranny made Shostakovich ever more inventive.  Never has the power of creation shone more brightly than in the face of adversity.  On this powerful concert we feature one of Canada’s brightest emerging performers, Bryan Cheng, and NSO favourite, composer John Estacio

Performance Dates

  • Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 2:30PM

in Partridge Hall


Light Eternal*

Cello Concerto**

Symphony No. 5***

*first played in the NSO's 2012-13 season
**first played in the NSO's 2008-09 season
***first played in the NSO's 1990-91 season