Sublime Delights

This performance will be recorded in the George Weston Recital Hall on December 6, 2020, and will be available for streaming from December 8, 2020-January 8, 2021.

To open our season, Orchestra Toronto will come together with special guest pianist David Jalbert to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Year.

On the programme:

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor (with Beethoven’s cadenza), David Jalbert, piano

Sibelius: Pelleas et Melisande

Beethoven: The Consecration of the House

Owing to the shifting nature of just about everything during the COVID-19 pandemic, details of the programme and performance may change.

David Jalbert

A virtuoso with a warm, elegant style and a wide-ranging repertoire, pianist David Jalbert has established himself among the elite of a new generation of classical musicians: “Jalbert’s piano playing is remarkable for its sweep, confidence, sensitivity, power and color, what more can we ask?” (Fanfare). Named by the CBC as one of the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time, Mr. Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist all over the world. His solo recordings – of the Goldberg Variations, the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, of American, Russian and French piano music – have all garnered international praise in venues ranging from Gramophone to France-Culture. He has been a guest soloist with numerous major orchestras and is an sought-after chamber musician, collaborating over the years with artists such as Nicola Benedetti, Jean-Philippe Collard, Rachel Barton Pine, Denise Djokic, Joel Quarrington, and performing with his piano trio, Triple Forte. A national and international prize-winner, David Jalbert has won five times at the Prix Opus and garnered four Juno Awards nominations, most recently in 2018 for his Stravinsky/Prokofiev disc. He is a graduate from the Juilliard School, the Glenn Gould School and Université de Montréal and is now a professor of piano at the University of Ottawa.