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Beethoven Pastoral Symphony

Guest Directed by Bruno Weil. Elisa Citterio, violin soloist

Beethoven Pastoral Symphony

Thu May 3, Fri May 4, Sat May 5, 2018 at 8pm, Sun May 6 at 3:30pm Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre. Call (416) 408-0208 Map BUY NOW

Music full of spirit, just right for spring: Beethoven in the great outdoors

“Weil and [Tafelmusik] players convince us that Beethoven can sound as radical in the 21st century as he must have done in the 19th.” – Gramophone

Spring is in the air and invites a performance of Beethoven’s "Pastoral" Symphony No. 6. Throw open your windows and take a deep breath as his music leads you into the countryside. There may be storms, but amid country folk, shepherds, and babbling streams he offers refreshment for the soul—a perfect paring with Elisa Citterio’s much-anticipated performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, one of the world’s best-known and best-loved concertos.

Long-time Tafelmusik collaborator Bruno Weil returns to conduct the orchestra alongside Jeanne Lamon as concertmaster. Tafelmusik’s fresh interpretations of Beethoven are critically acclaimed, so what is Maestro Weil’s secret? “Everybody’s playing with a full heart and a full soul and spirit.”

Guest directed by Bruno Weil
Elisa Cittero, violin soloist
Jeanne Lamon, concertmaster

Pre-concert Chats

Join us for a free pre-concert chat one hour before the show with Tafelmusik cellist Allen Whear.

Post-concert Talkback

Join us after the performance on Thu May 3 for a free informal discussion with our musicians and guest artists. This is an excellent opportunity to have your questions answered while they are fresh in your mind.

Tafelscene Party: Sat May 5
  • Beethoven Concerto for violin in D Major, op. 61 (Elisa Citterio, violin soloist)*


  • Beethoven Symphony no. 6,“Pastoral” in F Major, op. 68*

* Recorded by Tafelmusik
Note: Beethoven Concerto recorded with  Vera Beths as violin soloist

Concert run time: Our best estimate at this time is approximately 2 hours including intermission. Final run time will be confirmed the week of the concert.