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April 23 & 24 2024 / Mandle Phil



About Mandle Philharmonic

To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable!
Ludwig Van Beethoven

Mandle Philharmonic, Canada’s newest orchestra, is the initiative of Mandle Cheung, a tech entrepreneur who took up the baton. 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.

Upcoming Concerts

Brahms No. 1 & Beethoven No. 7

The Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68, is a symphony written by Johannes Brahms. Brahms spent at least fourteen years completing this work, whose sketches date from 1854. Brahms himself declared that the symphony, from sketches to finishing touches, took 21 years, from 1855 to 1876. The premiere of this symphony, conducted by the composer’s friend Felix Otto Dessoff, occurred on 4 November 1876, in Karlsruhe, then in the Grand Duchy of Baden.

Brahms began composing a D minor symphony in 1854, but this work underwent radical change before much of it was finally recast as his first Piano Concerto, also in D minor. The long gestation of the C minor Symphony which would eventually be his first, may be attributed to two factors. First, Brahms’s self-critical fastidiousness led him to destroy many of his early works. Second, there was an expectation from Brahms’s friends and the public that he would continue “Beethoven’s inheritance” and produce a symphony of commensurate dignity and intellectual scope – an expectation that Brahms felt he could not fulfill easily in view of the monumental reputation of Beethoven.

The Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1811 and 1812, while improving his health in the Bohemian spa town of Teplitz. The work is dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries.

At its premiere at the university in Vienna on 8 December 1813, Beethoven remarked that it was one of his best works. The second movement, “Allegretto”, was so popular that audiences demanded an encore. The “Allegretto” is frequently performed separately to this day.


Past Performances

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Orff | Carmina Burana

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Borodin | Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)

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Beethoven | Symphony No. 9

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Williams | Star Wars

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Bizet | Carmen

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Saint Saëns | Bacchanale (Samson and Delilah)