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One of the finest voices of her generation, Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester dazzled audiences worldwide. Honouring her memorable life and career, these performances feature a new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Howard Shore, performed by Canadian Susan Platts, plus one of Forrester’s signature works: Mahler’s symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde.

Additional Partner Orchestras

  • University of Victoria Orchestra—October 27–28, 2017
  • Ottawa Symphony Orchestra—November 2017


  • John Abram: StartThis is a Canadian composer
  • Howard Shore/text by Elizabeth Cotnoir: New Work for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra (Commission/World Première)This is a Canadian composer
  • Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)


  • Peter OundjianconductorThis is a Canadian artist
  • Susan Plattsmezzo-sopranoThis is a Canadian artist
  • Michael SchadetenorThis is a Canadian artist

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:00pm


Thursday, October 19, 2017
8:00pm - 10:00pm


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