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Emily D’Angelo and the TSO at the Maison Symphonique 2023-2024

The OSM is thrilled to welcome the TSO and its conductor Gustavo Gimeno in a program showcasing the extraordinary voice of mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo.

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The OSM is delighted to welcome the TSO and conductor Gustavo Gimeno in a programme featuring the exceptional voice of mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo. They perform enargeia, a suite of art songs by female composers from medieval times to the present day arranged by Jarkko Riihimäki. To complete the program: Brahms’ dramatically intense and creatively powerful Symphony no. 1.


Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor

Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano 


BeethovenCoriolan, Overture, op. 62 (8 min.)

Hildegard von Bingen, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Missy Mazzoli & Sarah Kirkland Snider/arr. Jarkko Riihimäki, energeia – Quebec Première

Intermission (20 min.)

Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68 (45 min.)

Total duration90minutes

Gustavo Gimeno


Gustavo Gimeno’s began his appointment as tenth Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in the 2020-2021 season. Since then, has reinvigorated the artistic profile of the Orchestra by engaging with musicians, audiences, and communities and through his performances of familiar repertoire and today’s freshest sounds, as well as commissioning new works. Gimeno will usher in a bold new beginning for the Orchestra, marking its 101st year this season with major works and an unprecedented number of pieces previously unperformed by the TSO. He shares the stage with Daniil Trifonov, James Ehnes, Emily D’Angelo, Frank Peter Zimmermann, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, among others.
In February 2024 Gimeno and the TSO released their first commercial recording for Harmonia Mundi, featuring Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie performed in May 2023 and pursuing Gimeno’s established relation with the label. Gimeno is also Music Director of the Orchestre philharmonique du Luxembourg since 2015, and in 2025 – 2026 begins as Music Director of the Teatro Real in Madrid. As an opera conductor, he has appeared at many of the most renowned houses. He is also in great demand internationally as a guest conductor, with returns this season to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouworkest, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, NSO Washington, and Dallas and Cincinnati symphony orchestras.

Emily D’Angelo


Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the world’s special young singers,” Emily D’Angelo has continued her meteoric rise and firmly established herself as one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed artists of her generation. Called “wondrous and powerful” by The New York Times for her recent US recital début, the mezzo-soprano is the first and only vocalist to have been presented with the Leonard Bernstein Award from the Schleswig-Holstein Festival. A 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, one of CBC’s “Top 30 Under 30” Canadian classical musicians, and among WQXR NYC Public Radio’s “40 Under 40” singers to watch, D’Angelo made her stage début, at only 21 years of age, as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at Spoleto’s Festival dei Due Mondi, where she was awarded the 2016 Monini Prize.
In past seasons, Emily D’Angelo made a string of widely acclaimed role and house débuts, further cementing her status as one of today’s most sought-after performers. As a Deutsche Grammophon exclusive recording artist, her début album, enargeia, was named one of the 50 best albums of 2021 by NPR, the best Canadian classical album of 2021 by the CBC, and received JUNO and Gramophone Awards in 2022.