The Performance

Concertmaster Stephen Sitarski takes the stage as guest conductor, presenting works that evoke the beauty of nightfall. Canadian tenor Lawrence Wiliford joins Principal Horn Jessie Brooks to perform Britten’s Serenade, a setting of poems on the calm and mystery of night. Following the dazzling melodies of Bruckner’s Three Pieces for Orchestra, Andrew Balfour’s Kiwetin-Acohkos draws on the stars and northern lights for inspiration. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 offers energy and invention, closing the evening with the composer’s light-hearted side.

Concert Program

  • Bruckner: Three Pieces for Orchestra
  • Andrew Balfour: Kiwetin-acahcos (North Star)
  • Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8