The ever-impressive John Adams’s latest orchestral work is a serious slice of fun. Based on themes from Beethoven’s late string quartets, Absolute Jest is scored for string quartet and orchestra. Vincent Ho’s vibrant City Suite mingles an amplified cello and full orchestra for a dazzling tapestry of sounds and styles depicting aspects of night, from dusk to dawn.
Come for: The St. Lawrence String Quartet is a worldrenowned chamber ensemble that champions new music.
And more: Absorbing pieces by two of Canada’s brightest composers: Brian Current and Vincent Ho.
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street