Polar Express

George Weston Recital Hall

December 9, 2012

Presented by Orchestra Toronto

3:00 PM  |  Instrument Petting Zoo

Our children’s concert is here! This time, we bring you music by Rob Kapilow inspired by Chris van Allsburg’s classic Christmas story, Polar Express. Join us for an enchanted afternoon filled with magic and highlighted by choiristers from the Canadian Children's Opera Company, internationally acclaimed Canadian baritone Jeffrey Carl and performers from the Wonderful World of Circus. Then 15-year-old cellistDaniel Hass, winner of the 2012 Orchestra Toronto concerto competition, performs as a soloist with the orchestra.

Program Part I — Children’s Concert
Amilcare Ponchielli Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda
Wonderful World of Circus
Maurice Ravel The Enchanted Garden from Ma Mère l’Oye
Wonderful World of Circus
Rob Kapilow Chris van Allsburg’s Polar Express
Jeffrey Carl, baritone
Canadian Children's Opera Company

Part II — Marta Hidy Concerto Competition
Cello concerto Daniel Hass, cello
Award Presentation Ceremony

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