Mandle Philharmonic presents

An Evening of Romantics - Brahms and Beethoven

Happening in the George Weston Recital Hall

In a tribute to Romanticism, Mandle Philharmonic presents "An Evening of Romantics".  

​The concert, conducted by Mandle Cheung,  will start with Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor Op. 68 - one of his most popular works. Brahms spent at least fourteen years completing this symphony. 


This will be followed by a Beethoven Concerto. 2020 is the 250th anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven's birth. Mandle Phil is joining the Beethoven 250 celebrations with it's presentation of Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb Major Op. 73, popularly known as the Emperor Concerto. The evening presents a unique opportunity for classical music enthusiasts to enjoy a concert presenting both a Brahms symphony and a Beethoven piano concerto in the same performance. Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5 will be performed by young South Korean pianist Sae Yoon Chon, one of the most exciting young pianists to emerge onto the international scene in recent years.  First Prize winner at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition and at the 2019 Orford Music Festival. He has also been a major prize winner at competitions at the Verbier Festival, and worldwide. ​

The concert will conclude with a celebration of the Chinese New Year and a performance of the Spring Festival Overture, a Chinese orchestral work composed by Li Huanzhi between 1955 and 1956, depicting the scenes celebrating the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). The tune is widely heard in China, where it is played on various festive occasions. 

Mandle Philharmonic, Canada's newest orchestra, is the initiative of Mandle Cheung, a tech entrepreneur who took up the baton at the age of 70. The self-taught conductor, leading an orchestra of world-class musicians, has created an upstart ensemble that forges a new space in orchestral music, through which he can express his lifelong enthusiasm, passion and support of music. The orchestra has a mission to support promising early-career musicians and bring classical music to a wider audience within the community. 



January 25, 20207:30 pm