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ACE Society Presents
A Night of Classical Splendor Holiday Concert
by the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert Program

1. Verdi: La Forza del Destino, Overture

Embark on an enchanting journey with the captivating overture from Verdi's timeless masterpiece.

2. Brahms: Hungarian Dances #1 & 5

Feel the rhythmic allure of Brahms as the Hungarian Dances come to life in a mesmerizing performance.

 

3. Lehar: Meine Lippen, Soprano Aria

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Lehar's operatic world as the soprano unveils the soul-stirring "Meine Lippen."

 

4. Gounod: Je Veux Vivre, Soprano Aria

Experience the emotional depth of Gounod's composition through the soaring notes of "Je Veux Vivre."

 

5. Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Let Mascagni's intermezzo weave a poignant musical tapestry, transporting you to the heart of Cavalleria Rusticana.

 

6. Ibrahimi: Valle Epike (Epic Dance Alb.)

Discover the Albanian heritage with Ibrahimi's vibrant and spirited "Valle Epike."

 

7. Strauss: Fruhlingsstimmen, Waltz

Enter the world of Strauss and be swept away by the enchanting melodies of "Fruhlingsstimmen."

 

8. Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro, Soprano Aria

Allow the poignant strains of Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" to touch your heart through the soprano's emotive performance.

 

9. Offenbach: Doll Song, Soprano Aria

Indulge in the delightful charm of Offenbach's "Doll Song" as the soprano takes center stage.

 

10. Antoni: Malsorja (Mountaineer Dance Alb.)

Experience the energetic rhythms and cultural richness of Albanian dance with Antoni's "Malsorja."

 

11. Strauss: Annen Polka

Dance to the lively beats of Strauss's "Annen Polka" and revel in the joyous atmosphere it brings.

 

12. Trisch-Trasch Polka

Continue the celebration with the infectious energy of the "Trisch-Trasch Polka."

13. Unter Donner und Blitz, Polka

Conclude the evening with the thunderous and brilliant "Unter Donner und Blitz" polka by Strauss.

Conductor

Bujar Llapaj

Soprano

Holly Chaplin

Executive Artistic Director

Qazim Kallushi

The Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra

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