Concerto for Saxaphone and Orchestra By Toshio Hosokawa
January 20, 2019 7:15 PM Pre-Concert Chat / 8:00 PM Concert
@ Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor St. W.
Hosokawa’s work for saxophone and orchestra was inspired by David Friedrich’s painting “The Monk by the Sea”. The soloist in this work symbolizes man, and the orchestra represents the universe. The orchestra is divided into two parts, with strings, harp, and percussion both on the left and right front sides, backed by the wood and brass wind instruments behind. The dialogue occurring between the soloist and the orchestra is characteristic of the interaction between humans and nature; the development of a human being in the midst of a vast universe.