“One felt we were hearing the score exactly as Mozart wanted us to hear it,” says The Globe and Mail of esteemed conductor Bernard Labadie, who leads the MSO in Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, an urgent masterpiece which celebrates the trials and triumph of the human spirit. The MSO’s own Principal Trumpet Matthew Ernst plays Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, composed to demonstrate the instrument’s versatility and range and riddled with influence from Hummel’s own teacher, Mozart. Performed far too rarely, Rigel’s distinctive Fourth Symphony opens the program with drama.