In Tuesday’s (2/3) Globe and Mail (Toronto), Robert Everett-Green writes, “A Jean Sibelius festival, concerts by four guest orchestras and a visit by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov [pictured] are on next year’s agenda for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, which announced its plans for its 2009-2010 season Tuesday Feb. 3 at Roy Thomson Hall. All seven of Sibelius’s symphonies will be played during a three-concert series in April, 2010. The cycle will be led by Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, a TSO favourite. … Golijov will be in Toronto for the three concerts of the New Creations Festival in March, 2010, which will feature four of his works, including three Canadian premieres. … [Music Director Peter] Oundjian said he and violinist Robert McDuffie, classmates from his days at New York’s Juilliard school, got together several years ago to coax a new concerto from Philip Glass, which will be presented in December as a TSO co-commission. The orchestra will also play commissioned works by Canadians Peter Lieberson, Andrew Paul MacDonald and Jacques Hétu.”

Osvaldo Golijov photo credit: Festival de Saint-Denis/Sébastien Chambert