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To commemorate Remembrance Day, the TSO presents an emotional performance of Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, a soul-searching work by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan and Suzanne Steele, Canada’s war poet in Afghanistan. Soloists include soprano Measha Brueggergosman, mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy, tenor Colin Ainsworth, and baritone Brett Polegato, with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Canadian conductor Tania Miller.

Commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in partnership with One Yellow Rabbit, with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and residency assistance from the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Additional Partner Orchestras

  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Jeffrey Ryan/text by Suzanne Steele: Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation)—January 27, 2017
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Jeffrey Ryan/text by Suzanne Steele: Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation)—November 11, 2017



  • Tania MillerconductorThis is a Canadian artist
  • Measha BrueggergosmansopranoThis is a Canadian artist
  • Allyson McHardymezzo-sopranoThis is a Canadian artist
  • Colin AinsworthtenorThis is a Canadian artist
  • Brett PolegatobaritoneThis is a Canadian artist
  • Toronto Mendelssohn ChoirThis is a Canadian artist
  • Toronto Children’s ChorusThis is a Canadian artist

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11 November - 8:00pm


11 November
8:00pm - 10:00pm


Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada

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