Witness how uplifting and unifying music can be as NWS revels in the optimism spread by composers and artists alike. Toronto Symphony Conductor Emeritus Peter Oundjian welcomes pastoral gems by Aaron Copland, who infused his Overture with hope and his trademark Americana, and Johannes Brahms with his incredible life-affirming Second Symphony. Despite its timeless popularity, this will be NWS’s first performance of the symphony in over 12 years–don’t miss it! After a tragic accident on his family’s farm, Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich was told he’d never play again, but he has claimed his spot as one of the world’s finest musicians. Here he offers a rare performance of Benjamin’ Britten’s anguished Concerto, which Britten claimed was “without question, my best piece.”

  • Peter Oundjian, conductor
  • Augustin Hadelich, violin
  • Dean Whiteside, conductor


  • Copland : An Outdoor Overture
  • Britten : Violin Concerto
  • Brahms : Symphony No. 2

Concert times are as follows:

  • Sat Dec 7:30 pm
  • Sun Dec 2:00 pm