Mandle Philharmoic Presents

Beethoven & Tchaikovsky: A Holiday Triumph

As life slowly returns to normal, Mandle Phil's "A Holiday Triumph" recognizes the triumph of the human spirit over a nearly two year long pandemic. Come join us in this joyous celebration of a return to normalcy.

The concert, conducted by Mandle Cheung, starts with "Greensleeves", a Holiday classic. It is December after all! This is followed by Beethoven's exciting Fifth Symphony, often described as a victory anthem or triumphal march, with its explosive ending in C major.

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 with it's clear exposition of the idea of "ultimate victory over strife" continues the theme of the evening. Starting on a rather sombre note in the first movement, it culminates in a triumphant finale.

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.


December 3, 20217:30 pm