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12/04/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Join Steven Reineke and two of Broadway’s brightest stars for an unforgettable tribute to the Great White Way! The program draws together the crème de la crème of American musical theatre, presenting favourite, toe-tapping songs from such vintage classic shows as Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, and Gypsy, and from more recent hit productions including Wicked, Company, and Into the Woods. (Pictured: Steven [...]
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12/11/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The TSYO opens its season under the direction of its Artistic Director & Conductor Earl Lee with an emotionally charged program. It begins with the intertwining motifs of Fate and Destiny in Verdi’s overture to his opera La forza del destino, then journeys through Smetana’s rippling symphonic poem “The Moldau”. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 brings a [...]
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31/10/2017 @ 12:00 am - Experience Beethoven in all his glory—in a single concert! Selections range from the tempestuous Fifth Symphony to a pair of sweet-natured romances for violin and orchestra with soloist Blake Pouliot, the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Manulife Competition. This concert will be performed without intermission. All artists, programs, dates, prices, [...]
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09/06/2018 @ 12:00 am - Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, a regular guest of the TSO, returns with a program of outstanding works from the summit of the Romantic era. Deeply rooted in the soil of his beloved homeland, Czech composer Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony offers a feast of lush and spirited melodies. Soloist Vadim Gluzman, whose recordings of Russian music have [...]
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30/06/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Peter Oundjian concludes his 14-year term as Music Director with one of the enduring icons of music: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. An all-Canadian cast of exciting soloists and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir join him and the Orchestra for this stirring testament to joy and brotherhood. (Pictured: Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) All artists, programs, [...]
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29/06/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Peter Oundjian concludes his 14-year term as Music Director with one of the enduring icons of music: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. An all-Canadian cast of exciting soloists and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir join him and the Orchestra for this stirring testament to joy and brotherhood. (Pictured: Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) All artists, programs, [...]
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28/06/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Peter Oundjian concludes his 14-year term as Music Director with one of the enduring icons of music: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. An all-Canadian cast of exciting soloists and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir join him and the Orchestra for this stirring testament to joy and brotherhood. (Pictured: Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) All artists, programs, [...]
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26/06/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Oscar and Tony Award–winning actor Christopher Plummer narrates this uplifting blend of Shakespeare’s immortal words from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, The Tempest, and more, with music by many of the great composers who have been inspired by their magic. (Pictured: Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and [...]
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23/06/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Peter Oundjian conducts the final Mahler performances of his tenure with one of the most achingly romantic of all symphonies: Mahler’s Ninth. Mahler’s last completed work, it bids farewell to everything he held dear: love, the dances of the central European countryside, the bustle of the big city, and finally to life itself. Mirroring the [...]
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20/06/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Peter Oundjian conducts the final Mahler performances of his tenure with one of the most achingly romantic of all symphonies: Mahler’s Ninth. Mahler’s last completed work, it bids farewell to everything he held dear: love, the dances of the central European countryside, the bustle of the big city, and finally to life itself. Mirroring the [...]
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16/06/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, named Artist of the Year by Gramophone magazine, and who at age 20 won the Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, joins the TSO for one night only! He meets every challenge of Rachmaninoff’s monumental Concerto No. 3, then Maestro Oundjian and the Orchestra guide you through the kaleidoscopic imagery of [...]
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14/06/2018 @ 8:00 pm - Two jaunty, jazz-flavoured American classics—Bernstein’s bouncy sailors-on-leave-in- New York ballet, and Gershwin’s captivating, bluesy concerto—launch this program in high style. Peter Oundjian pairs them with one of the grandest of all symphonies: the heartening, darkness-to-light emotional journey that Brahms shares with us in Symphony No. 1. (Pictured: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and [...]
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13/06/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Two jaunty, jazz-flavoured American classics—Bernstein’s bouncy sailors-on-leave-in- New York ballet, and Gershwin’s captivating, bluesy concerto—launch this program in high style. Peter Oundjian pairs them with one of the grandest of all symphonies: the heartening, darkness-to-light emotional journey that Brahms shares with us in Symphony No. 1. (Pictured: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and [...]
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08/06/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, a regular guest of the TSO, returns with a program of outstanding works from the summit of the Romantic era. Deeply rooted in the soil of his beloved homeland, Czech composer Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony offers a feast of lush and spirited melodies. Soloist Vadim Gluzman, whose recordings of Russian music have [...]
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03/06/2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - This enthralling celebration of music inspired by water brings such tuneful and familiar favourites as Johann Strauss II’s most famous waltz, and Smetana’s glowing portrait of his Czech homeland’s principal river. Canadian soprano Leslie Ann Bradley lends her beautiful voice to songs by Schubert, Mozart, and Dvořák. (Pictured: Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano) All artists, programs, [...]
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02/06/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - This enthralling celebration of music inspired by water brings such tuneful and familiar favourites as Johann Strauss II’s most famous waltz, and Smetana’s glowing portrait of his Czech homeland’s principal river. Canadian soprano Leslie Ann Bradley lends her beautiful voice to songs by Schubert, Mozart, and Dvořák. (Pictured: Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano) All artists, programs, [...]
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30/05/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - From Frank Sinatra to Elton John, Led Zeppelin, and Queen, experience your favourite hits from the 1930s to today! Guest vocalist Storm Large will lend her pitch-perfect chops to I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Somebody to Love, and more. (Pictured: Storm Large, vocalist) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to [...]
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26/05/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The TSO welcomes the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on a tour honouring Bramwell Tovey’s final season as Music Director. He pays homage to his English heritage with the quintessential English orchestral work, the beguiling book of character sketches that makes up Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations. His frequent concerto partner, famed Canadian violinist James Ehnes, is the soloist [...]
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29/05/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - From Frank Sinatra to Elton John, Led Zeppelin, and Queen, experience your favourite hits from the 1930s to today! Guest vocalist Storm Large will lend her pitch-perfect chops to I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Somebody to Love, and more. (Pictured: Storm Large, vocalist)
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24/05/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Beethoven’s “Emperor”—the most eloquent of all piano concertos, and a bold declaration of artistic and moral freedom—comes vibrantly to life in the adept hands of pianist Yefim Bronfman. Conductor Osmo Vänskä leads the TSO in American maverick composer Charles Ives’s Second Symphony, a highly original work fusing European symphonic form with popular American tunes. (Pictured: [...]
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23/05/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Beethoven’s “Emperor”—the most eloquent of all piano concertos, and a bold declaration of artistic and moral freedom—comes vibrantly to life in the adept hands of pianist Yefim Bronfman. Conductor Osmo Vänskä leads the TSO in American maverick composer Charles Ives’s Second Symphony, a highly original work fusing European symphonic form with popular American tunes. Pictured: [...]
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12/05/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - As an early and enduringly popular example of program music—the kind that paints pictures or tells a story—Vivaldi’s set of violin concertos that he himself called The Four Seasons is the perfect piece for Rob Kapilow. He explores it through spoken introductions and musical examples, then conducts two of the four concertos with Timothy Chooi, the 25-year-old Canadian [...]
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11/05/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - As an early and enduringly popular example of program music—the kind that paints pictures or tells a story—Vivaldi’s set of violin concertos that he himself called The Four Seasons is the perfect piece for Rob Kapilow. He explores it through spoken introductions and musical examples, then conducts two of the four concertos with Timothy Chooi, the 25-year-old Canadian [...]
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28/04/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The TSO makes its major contribution to the global tributes to Leonard Bernstein’s centenary. Bramwell Tovey—whose early career was given a major boost through conducting Bernstein’s music in the composer’s presence—leads a brilliant cast of vocalists, members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Orchestra, in Bernstein’s enchanting operetta based on Voltaire’s satirical story about [...]
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26/04/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The TSO makes its major contribution to the global tributes to Leonard Bernstein’s centenary. Bramwell Tovey—whose early career was given a major boost through conducting Bernstein’s music in the composer’s presence—leads a brilliant cast of vocalists, members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Orchestra, in Bernstein’s enchanting operetta based on Voltaire’s satirical story about [...]
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02/05/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Peter Oundjian and the TSO give the Canadian première of a new edition of Anton Bruckner’s colossal Symphony No. 8. The distinguished Yale University professor Paul Hawkshaw published it in 2014 after years of research. Legendary American pianist Leon Fleisher brings decades of experience and insight to an exquisite Mozart concerto. (Pictured: Leon Fleisher, piano)
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03/05/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Peter Oundjian and the TSO give the Canadian première of a new edition of Anton Bruckner’s colossal Symphony No. 8. The distinguished Yale University professor Paul Hawkshaw published it in 2014 after years of research. Legendary American pianist Leon Fleisher brings decades of experience and insight to an exquisite Mozart concerto. (Pictured: Leon Fleisher, piano) [...]
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05/04/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Renowned German pianist Lars Vogt joins the TSO and the enormously popular conductor Stéphane Denève to explore the strong and wide-ranging emotions—from heroic and stormy to serene and graceful—of Brahms’s Concerto No. 2. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances—his final composition and one his greatest—presents a satisfying blend of propulsive energy, poignant lyricism, and a stormy conflict between the [...]
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24/03/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra returns for another highly anticipated visit. The heart of their program lies in Brahms’s most serene and refreshing symphony. Russian-born Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg is the soloist in the lively piano concerto that Dmitri Shostakovich composed specifically for his 19-year-old son, Maxim. (Pictured: Alexander Shelley, NACO Music Director) All artists, [...]
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30/05/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - From Frank Sinatra to Elton John, Led Zeppelin, and Queen, experience your favourite hits from the 1930s to today! Guest vocalist Storm Large will lend her pitch-perfect chops to I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Somebody to Love, and more. (Pictured: Storm Large, vocalist) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to [...]
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10/04/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Join Steven Reineke and two of Broadway’s brightest stars for an unforgettable tribute to the Great White Way! The program draws together the crème de la crème of American musical theatre, presenting favourite, toe-tapping songs from such vintage classic shows as Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, and Gypsy, and from more recent hit productions including Wicked, Company, and Into the Woods. (Pictured: Steven [...]
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21/04/2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - It’s time to use your imagination and go on an adventure with the TSO! The perfect concert for the daydreamer in all of us, The Animated Orchestra introduces us to a curious and creative ferret named Ari who leads the audience on a journey through which we discover the magic of music and the orchestra. Be a [...]
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21/04/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - It’s time to use your imagination and go on an adventure with the TSO! The perfect concert for the daydreamer in all of us, The Animated Orchestra introduces us to a curious and creative ferret named Ari who leads the audience on a journey through which we discover the magic of music and the orchestra. Be a [...]
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14/04/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Artistic Director & Conductor Earl Lee guides the TSYO’s season to a grand close with Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra—a thrilling showpiece for the talents of the orchestra’s brilliant young musicians. The lush colours of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite provide a striking contrast in the first half of the program. All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are [...]
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17/04/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Artistic Director & Conductor Earl Lee guides the TSYO’s season to a grand close with Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra—a thrilling showpiece for the talents of the orchestra’s brilliant young musicians. The lush colours of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite provide a striking contrast in the first half of the program. All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are [...]
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15/04/2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Artistic Director & Conductor Earl Lee guides the TSYO’s season to a grand close with Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra—a thrilling showpiece for the talents of the orchestra’s brilliant young musicians. The lush colours of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite provide a striking contrast in the first half of the program. All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are [...]
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13/04/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The highly accomplished musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and music director Kent Nagano make their eagerly awaited annual appearance. German violinist Christian Tetzlaff explores the poetry of Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto. Maestro Nagano and the orchestra also guide you through the grandiose expanses of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony. (Pictured: Kent Nagano)
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11/04/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Join Steven Reineke and two of Broadway’s brightest stars for an unforgettable tribute to the Great White Way! The program draws together the crème de la crème of American musical theatre, presenting favourite, toe-tapping songs from such vintage classic shows as Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, and Gypsy, and from more recent hit productions including Wicked, Company, and Into the Woods. (Pictured: Steven [...]
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11/04/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Join Steven Reineke and two of Broadway’s brightest stars for an unforgettable tribute to the Great White Way! The program draws together the crème de la crème of American musical theatre, presenting favourite, toe-tapping songs from such vintage classic shows as Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, and Gypsy, and from more recent hit productions including Wicked, Company, and Into the Woods. (Pictured: Steven [...]
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08/04/2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - TSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis leads a hearty and varied program, anchored by Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring violinist Ray Chen as soloist, and Sibelius’s towering Symphony No. 5. It also offers a sparkling fairy-tale overture by Mendelssohn. (Pictured: Ray Chen, violin) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to [...]
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07/04/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - TSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis leads a hearty and varied program, anchored by Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring violinist Ray Chen as soloist, and Sibelius’s towering Symphony No. 5. It also offers a sparkling fairy-tale overture by Mendelssohn. (Pictured: Ray Chen, violin) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to [...]
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29/03/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Renowned German pianist Lars Vogt joins the TSO and the enormously popular conductor Stéphane Denève to explore the strong and wide-ranging emotions—from heroic and stormy to serene and graceful—of Brahms’s Concerto No. 2. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances—his final composition and one his greatest—presents a satisfying blend of propulsive energy, poignant lyricism, and a stormy conflict between the [...]
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28/03/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra returns for another highly anticipated visit. The heart of their program lies in Brahms’s most serene and refreshing symphony. Russian-born Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg is the soloist in the lively piano concerto that Dmitri Shostakovich composed specifically for his 19-year-old son, Maxim. (Pictured: Alexander Shelley, NACO Music Director) All artists, [...]
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24/03/2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Join the TSO and the cast from Classical Kids Live! as you learn the story of Gershwin and his music. With over twenty of Gershwin’s most popular works featured in this concert, including Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm, and An American in Paris, this program is sure to please kids of all ages! All artists, programs, dates, [...]
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24/03/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Join the TSO and the cast from Classical Kids Live! as you learn the story of Gershwin and his music. With over twenty of Gershwin’s most popular works featured in this concert, including Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm, and An American in Paris, this program is sure to please kids of all ages! All artists, programs, dates, [...]
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23/03/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - The classic thriller movie that emptied beaches in 1975 and became the first summer mega-blockbuster, rises to a whole new level of heart-pounding suspense when the TSO performs the iconic John Williams score live with the film! “You’re going to need a bigger boat...” Jaws is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by [...]
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22/03/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - The classic thriller movie that emptied beaches in 1975 and became the first summer mega-blockbuster, rises to a whole new level of heart-pounding suspense when the TSO performs the iconic John Williams score live with the film! “You’re going to need a bigger boat...” Jaws is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by [...]
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21/03/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - The classic thriller movie that emptied beaches in 1975 and became the first summer mega-blockbuster, rises to a whole new level of heart-pounding suspense when the TSO performs the iconic John Williams score live with the film! “You’re going to need a bigger boat...” Jaws is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by [...]
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10/03/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - For the Festival’s finale, Gary Kulesha has written a double concerto as a showcase for two brilliant members of the Orchestra: Concertmaster Jonathan Crow, and Principal Viola Teng Li. Rounding out this exciting program are the vibrant concert symphony that John Adams drew from his opera Doctor Atomic, and Insomnia, a vivid portrait of a sleepless night by [...]
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21/02/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The greatest of all cello concertos comes robustly to life under the expert fingers of Canadian Johannes Moser. Gustavo Gimeno, the charismatic Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, mines all the vitality and humour of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. You will also enjoy Ligeti’s diverting orchestral concerto on Romanian folk tunes. (Pictured: Gustavo Gimeno, [...]
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07/03/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - At the centre of this riveting program is the Little Mass for children’s chorus and orchestra by Scotland’s James MacMillan, “full of sepulchral trombones, explosive crescendos and heavy-duty use of a thunder-sheet,” as one reviewer has described it. Also featured is German composer Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto, written expressly for accomplished soloists Mira Wang and Jan Vogler. [...]
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01/03/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Superstar pianist Lang Lang brings his drive and his poetry to Beethoven’s tempestuous Third Piano Concerto. The blossoming artists of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra play side-by-side with the TSO to give a supersize reading of the magical tone poem, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The TSO also performs the Canadian première of Insomnia, a vivid portrait of a sleepless [...]
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22/02/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The greatest of all cello concertos comes robustly to life under the expert fingers of Canadian Johannes Moser. Gustavo Gimeno, the charismatic Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, mines all the vitality and humour of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. You will also enjoy Ligeti’s diverting orchestral concerto on Romanian folk tunes. (Pictured: Gustavo Gimeno, [...]
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24/02/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Welcome the Year of the Dog with the TSO! This dazzling celebration for the whole family features fun-filled music from both Chinese and Western origins, plus costumes, dancing, and more. You won’t want to miss the festivities! All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to change without notice.
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18/02/2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Perfect for Family Day weekend! Join the TSO to journey over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Every scene of this classic movie’s timeless enchantment is enriched with the unique glories of a live orchestra! Performed with intermission. All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to change [...]
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07/03/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - The Festival gets off to a roaring start with the blazing Piano Concerto by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason. Also on the bill is the latest symphony by American composer Larry Alan Smith. The concert leads off with a piece by JUNO Award–winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung that she describes as “full of raw and intense [...]
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24/02/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Welcome the Year of the Dog with the TSO! This dazzling celebration for the whole family features fun-filled music from both Chinese and Western origins, plus costumes, dancing, and more. You won’t want to miss the festivities! All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to change without notice.
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17/02/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Perfect for Family Day weekend! Join the TSO to journey over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Every scene of this classic movie’s timeless enchantment is enriched with the unique glories of a live orchestra! Performed with intermission. All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to change [...]
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15/02/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the TSO’s esteemed Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis presents his selections from Prokofiev’s masterpiece, the passionate ballet Romeo and Juliet. The Orchestra’s gifted Principal Harp is featured in Reinhold Glière’s thoroughly romantic Harp Concerto, and a tuneful overture by 19th-century Russian composer Mily Balakirev opens the program. (Pictured: Sir [...]
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14/02/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the TSO’s esteemed Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis presents his selections from Prokofiev’s masterpiece, the passionate ballet Romeo and Juliet. The Orchestra’s gifted Principal Harp is featured in Reinhold Glière’s thoroughly romantic Harp Concerto, and a tuneful overture by 19th-century Russian composer Mily Balakirev opens the program. (Pictured: Sir [...]
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02/02/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - A double helping from Richard Strauss's magnificent catalogue anchors this program, conducted by Juraj Valčuha in his TSO début. You will be enthralled by the lilting waltzes from his most beloved opera, and the ardent escapades of the amorous Spanish rake, Don Juan. Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter strikes sparks from Falla’s exotic nocturnal evocation of [...]
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31/01/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - A double helping from Richard Strauss's magnificent catalogue anchors this program, conducted by Juraj Valčuha in his TSO début. You will be enthralled by the lilting waltzes from his most beloved opera, and the ardent escapades of the amorous Spanish rake, Don Juan. Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter strikes sparks from Falla’s exotic nocturnal evocation of [...]
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26/01/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Conductor John Storgårds returns to the TSO for this program, which opens with the Canadian première of Stravinsky’s recently rediscovered Funeral Song. In an extraordinary act of coproduction, the TSO, featuring its brilliant Principal Trumpet as soloist, is one of more than 20 Canadian orchestras to perform John Estacio’s new Trumpet Concerto. The program concludes [...]
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27/01/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Conductor John Storgårds returns to the TSO for this program, which opens with the Canadian première of Stravinsky’s recently rediscovered Funeral Song. In an extraordinary act of coproduction, the TSO, featuring its brilliant Principal Trumpet as soloist, is one of more than 20 Canadian orchestras to perform John Estacio’s new Trumpet Concerto. The program concludes [...]
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25/01/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Conductor John Storgårds returns to the TSO for this program, which opens with the Canadian première of Stravinsky’s recently rediscovered Funeral Song. In an extraordinary act of coproduction, the TSO, featuring its brilliant Principal Trumpet as soloist, is one of more than 20 Canadian orchestras to perform John Estacio’s new Trumpet Concerto. The program concludes [...]
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21/01/2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Peter Oundjian crowns his final performances in the treasured annual Mozart Festival that he created, with Mozart’s symphonic masterpiece: the exhilarating “Jupiter” Symphony. Charles Richard-Hamelin takes centre stage for a graceful piano concerto, and emerging Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan performs two engaging short works. (Pictured: Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats [...]
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20/01/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Peter Oundjian crowns his final performances in the treasured annual Mozart Festival that he created, with Mozart’s symphonic masterpiece: the exhilarating “Jupiter” Symphony. Charles Richard-Hamelin takes centre stage for a graceful piano concerto, and emerging Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan performs two engaging short works. (Pictured: Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats [...]
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20/01/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Peter Oundjian crowns his final performances in the treasured annual Mozart Festival that he created, with Mozart’s symphonic masterpiece: the exhilarating “Jupiter” Symphony. Charles Richard-Hamelin takes centre stage for a graceful piano concerto, and emerging Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan performs two engaging short works. (Pictured: Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats [...]
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05/12/2017 @ 12:00 am - Melody, colour, and emotions of all kinds rule at this all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza, conducted by Canadian Keri-Lynn Wilson. In the Fifth Symphony, Tchaikovsky leads listeners on a path that begins in gloom but rises to the shining heights of victory. The TSO’s outstanding Principal Cello performs the rarely heard—and superior—original version of the composer’s elegant Rococo Variations. [...]
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19/01/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Peter Oundjian crowns his final performances in the treasured annual Mozart Festival that he created, with Mozart’s symphonic masterpiece: the exhilarating “Jupiter” Symphony. Charles Richard-Hamelin takes centre stage for a graceful piano concerto, and emerging Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan performs two engaging short works. (Pictured: Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats [...]
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17/01/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The Mozart@262 Festival continues with an entertaining yet substantial program of masterworks, from a “double concerto”—with the TSO’s Concertmaster and Principal Viola as soloists—to the symphony that he composed at top speed but unflagging skill for a visit to the Austrian city of Linz. Two merry operatic overtures complete the bill. There will be also [...]
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18/01/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The Mozart@262 Festival continues with an entertaining yet substantial program of masterworks, from a “double concerto”—with the TSO’s Concertmaster and Principal Viola as soloists—to the symphony that he composed at top speed but unflagging skill for a visit to the Austrian city of Linz. Two merry operatic overtures complete the bill. All artists, programs, dates, [...]
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13/01/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - This program features one of Mozart’s last and most elegant symphonies, No. 39, and offers the rare and welcome opportunity to experience the sublime “Gran Partita”, an extended and luxuriously scored work for 12 wind instruments and double bass. When the Salieri of Amadeus hears the ravishing third movement of this work for the first time, he [...]
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12/01/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Mozart’s final concerto—and one of the last of all his works—the Clarinet Concerto is a haunting, soulful piece. The mellow tones of the clarinet were the perfect medium to express his late-life emotions, including his dismay at the ill health of his deeply cherished wife, Constanze. Rob Kapilow and the TSO’s distinguished Principal Clarinet first [...]
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10/01/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - This program features one of Mozart’s last and most elegant symphonies, No. 39, and offers the rare and welcome opportunity to experience the sublime “Gran Partita”, an extended and luxuriously scored work for 12 wind instruments and double bass. When the Salieri of Amadeus hears the ravishing third movement of this work for the first time, he [...]
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22/12/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Handel’s Messiah—performed with matchless spirit by the TSO! Conductor Matthew Halls, Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival, and a stellar line-up of Canadian vocalists and chorus, are featured in these tremendous performances of the immortal oratorio. (Pictured: Matthew Halls, conductor) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are [...]
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20/12/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Handel’s Messiah—performed with matchless spirit by the TSO! Conductor Matthew Halls, Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival, and a stellar line-up of Canadian vocalists and chorus, are featured in these tremendous performances of the immortal oratorio. (Pictured: Matthew Halls, conductor) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are [...]
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23/12/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Handel’s Messiah—performed with matchless spirit by the TSO! Conductor Matthew Halls, Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival, and a stellar line-up of Canadian vocalists and chorus, are featured in these tremendous performances of the immortal oratorio. (Pictured: Matthew Halls, conductor) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are [...]
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13/12/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Canadian Brass, alongside the TSO and Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus, lights up the holiday season with a delightful program of fun and festive favourites! Undeniably the world’s most famous brass group, Canadian Brass brings their uniquely engaging style and trademark artistry to this sparkling holiday concert for all ages. The special choir adds [...]
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19/12/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Handel’s Messiah—performed with matchless spirit by the TSO! Conductor Matthew Halls, Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival, and a stellar line-up of Canadian vocalists and chorus, are featured in these tremendous performances of the immortal oratorio. (Pictured: Matthew Halls, conductor) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are [...]
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18/12/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Handel’s Messiah—performed with matchless spirit by the TSO! Conductor Matthew Halls, Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival, and a stellar line-up of Canadian vocalists and chorus, are featured in these tremendous performances of the immortal oratorio. (Pictured: Matthew Halls, conductor) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are [...]
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13/12/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Canadian Brass, alongside the TSO and Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus, lights up the holiday season with a delightful program of fun and festive favourites! Undeniably the world’s most famous brass group, Canadian Brass brings their uniquely engaging style and trademark artistry to this sparkling holiday concert for all ages. The special choir adds [...]
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12/12/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Canadian Brass, alongside the TSO and Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus, lights up the holiday season with a delightful program of fun and festive favourites! Undeniably the world’s most famous brass group, Canadian Brass brings their uniquely engaging style and trademark artistry to this sparkling holiday concert for all ages. The special choir adds [...]
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10/12/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - This beloved holiday film returns to the stage and screen in a program filled with your holiday favourites. The TSO performs Howard Blake’s beautiful score to the animated film The Snowman, featuring the much-loved song, “Walking in the Air”. Filled with magic and adventure, The Snowman is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! You’ll also hear [...]
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07/12/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Melody, colour, and emotions of all kinds rule at this all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza, conducted by Canadian Keri-Lynn Wilson. In the Fifth Symphony, Tchaikovsky leads listeners on a path that begins in gloom but rises to the shining heights of victory. The TSO’s outstanding Principal Cello performs the rarely heard—and superior—original version of the composer’s elegant Rococo Variations. [...]
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06/12/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Melody, colour, and emotions of all kinds rule at this all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza, conducted by Canadian Keri-Lynn Wilson. In the Fifth Symphony, Tchaikovsky leads listeners on a path that begins in gloom but rises to the shining heights of victory. The TSO’s outstanding Principal Cello performs the rarely heard—and superior—original version of the composer’s elegant Rococo Variations. [...]
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02/12/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - A box office smash hit when it was released in 1990, this madcap family comedy has become a certified holiday classic. Macaulay Culkin stars as an inventive eight-year-old, accidentally left alone over Christmas, who repeatedly outsmarts a couple of boneheaded burglars. John Williams’s delightful score packs extra punch and sparkle when the TSO—and the lively [...]
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02/12/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - A box office smash hit when it was released in 1990, this madcap family comedy has become a certified holiday classic. Macaulay Culkin stars as an inventive eight-year-old, accidentally left alone over Christmas, who repeatedly outsmarts a couple of boneheaded burglars. John Williams’s delightful score packs extra punch and sparkle when the TSO—and the lively [...]
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30/11/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - A box office smash hit when it was released in 1990, this madcap family comedy has become a certified holiday classic. Macaulay Culkin stars as an inventive eight-year-old, accidentally left alone over Christmas, who repeatedly outsmarts a couple of boneheaded burglars. John Williams’s delightful score packs extra punch and sparkle when the TSO—and the lively [...]
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01/12/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - A box office smash hit when it was released in 1990, this madcap family comedy has become a certified holiday classic. Macaulay Culkin stars as an inventive eight-year-old, accidentally left alone over Christmas, who repeatedly outsmarts a couple of boneheaded burglars. John Williams’s delightful score packs extra punch and sparkle when the TSO—and the lively [...]
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25/11/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - In Mahler’s emotionally devastating Sixth Symphony, he looked back nostalgically at bygone innocence, included a sweeping, ecstatic theme to represent his adored wife, Alma, and ultimately felt the harsh hammer blows of fate. Donald Runnicles, General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, brings decades of experience in late-Romantic music to this powerful score. (Pictured: [...]
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23/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - In Mahler’s emotionally devastating Sixth Symphony, he looked back nostalgically at bygone innocence, included a sweeping, ecstatic theme to represent his adored wife, Alma, and ultimately felt the harsh hammer blows of fate. Donald Runnicles, General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, brings decades of experience in late-Romantic music to this powerful score. (Pictured: [...]
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19/11/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt, praised by the Sunday Times (London) as “the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation,” plays the solo part and leads the Orchestra in two of J.S. Bach’s finest concertos. She displays equal insight into two glorious concertos by Mozart. (Pictured: Angela Hewitt, piano) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to [...]
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16/11/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - This rich program explores a wide, appealing selection of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of Great Britain’s finest composers. Performed by an all-Canadian cast of soloists, it includes two full concertos—a sweet, pastoral piece for oboe, and a brisk, dynamic one for piano—and the unique Flos Campi, a sensuous suite for solo viola, chorus, and [...]
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15/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - This rich program explores a wide, appealing selection of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of Great Britain’s finest composers. Performed by an all-Canadian cast of soloists, it includes two full concertos—a sweet, pastoral piece for oboe, and a brisk, dynamic one for piano—and the unique Flos Campi, a sensuous suite for solo viola, chorus, and [...]
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18/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt, praised by the Sunday Times (London) as “the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation,” plays the solo part and leads the Orchestra in two of J.S. Bach’s finest concertos. She displays equal insight into two glorious concertos by Mozart. (Pictured: Angela Hewitt, piano) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to [...]
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11/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - To commemorate Remembrance Day, the TSO presents Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, a soul-searching work by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan and Suzanne Steele, Canada’s war poet in Afghanistan. The concert, directed by Canadian conductor Tania Miller, includes readings from famous war-related poems, and a warm-hearted selection by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, featuring TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow. [...]
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09/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - To commemorate Remembrance Day, the TSO presents Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, a soul-searching work by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan and Suzanne Steele, Canada’s war poet in Afghanistan. The concert, directed by Canadian conductor Tania Miller, includes readings from famous war-related poems, and a warm-hearted selection by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, featuring TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow. [...]
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28/10/2017 @ 12:00 am - 8:00 pm - The illustrious Israel Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Toronto after an absence of many years, for a one-night-only event that’s sure to be a highlight of the season! Under the baton of internationally revered music director Zubin Mehta, the IPO presents the mighty deeds and soaring romance of Strauss’s tone poem A Hero’s Life, and the heady [...]
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04/11/2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - The beat is contagious in this fun and interactive family concert that shines the spotlight on the percussion section. Join percussionist Vern Griffiths as he performs orchestral classics by Tchaikovsky and Bizet using everyday household items. You might even get a chance to join Vern and the TSO on stage! (Pictured: Vern Griffiths, percussion. Photo [...]
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04/11/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - The beat is contagious in this fun and interactive family concert that shines the spotlight on the percussion section. Join percussionist Vern Griffiths as he performs orchestral classics by Tchaikovsky and Bizet using everyday household items. You might even get a chance to join Vern and the TSO on stage! (Pictured: Vern Griffiths, percussion. Photo [...]
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03/11/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Russian composer Igor Stravinsky broke through to fame in 1910 when his glittering and dynamic ballet score The Firebird premièred in Paris. The plot was drawn from Russian fairy tales, and Stravinsky packed the music with orchestral colour and folk-flavoured melodies. In the first half, Rob Kapilow takes you inside this magic kingdom to show you its [...]
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26/10/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena, Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, returns to lead Schubert’s rich, broadly-scaled final symphony. In soloist Marc-André Hamelin—a member of the prestigious Gramophone magazine Hall of Fame—Ravel’s ingenious, jazz-tinged Concerto for the Left Hand finds its ideal interpreter. (Pictured: Juanjo Mena, conductor) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to change without [...]
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21/10/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - This all-Canadian program—curated by renowned conductor and Canadian music champion Victor Feldbrill—explores Canada’s rich history of classical composers. Notable Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico is the featured soloist in the Romantic-style Piano Concerto by Québec composer Claude Champagne. All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to change without notice.
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22/10/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - This all-Canadian program—curated by renowned conductor and Canadian music champion Victor Feldbrill—explores Canada’s rich history of classical composers. Notable Canadian pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico is the featured soloist in the Romantic-style Piano Concerto by Québec composer Claude Champagne. All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to change without notice.
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25/10/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena, Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, returns to lead Schubert’s rich, broadly-scaled final symphony. In soloist Marc-André Hamelin—a member of the prestigious Gramophone magazine Hall of Fame—Ravel’s ingenious, jazz-tinged Concerto for the Left Hand finds its ideal interpreter. (Pictured: Juanjo Mena, conductor) All artists, programs, dates, prices, and chats are subject to change without [...]
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20/10/2017 @ 7:30 pm - One of the finest voices of her generation, Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester dazzled audiences worldwide. Honouring her memorable life and career, these performances feature a new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Howard Shore, performed by Canadian Susan Platts, plus one of Forrester’s signature works: Mahler’s symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde. There [...]
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19/10/2017 @ 8:00 pm - One of the finest voices of her generation, Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester dazzled audiences worldwide. Honouring her memorable life and career, these performances feature a new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Howard Shore, performed by Canadian Susan Platts, plus one of Forrester’s signature works: Mahler’s symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde. All [...]
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05/10/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The TSO celebrates the incredible catalogue of the most-honoured film composer of all time: John Williams! For decades he’s been providing memorable themes for an incredible lineup of classic movies, collecting an unequaled 50 Oscar nominations (and five Oscars) in the process. You’ll enjoy all your favourite Williams themes, including the Star Wars series, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, [...]
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07/10/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Celebrate the evocative culture of Canadian Indigenous peoples in a singular concert curated and directed by Sandra Laronde, founder and artistic director of Red Sky Performance. Experience the world première of Adizokan—a new genre-bending creation that explores Indigenous connections to ancestral origins. This image-rich experience is a potent mix of dance, video, electro-acoustic, and orchestra by [...]
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04/10/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The TSO celebrates the incredible catalogue of the most-honoured film composer of all time: John Williams! For decades he’s been providing memorable themes for an incredible lineup of classic movies, collecting an unequaled 50 Oscar nominations (and five Oscars) in the process. You’ll enjoy all your favourite Williams themes, including the Star Wars series, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, [...]
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04/10/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - The TSO celebrates the incredible catalogue of the most-honoured film composer of all time: John Williams! For decades he’s been providing memorable themes for an incredible lineup of classic movies, collecting an unequaled 50 Oscar nominations (and five Oscars) in the process. You’ll enjoy all your favourite Williams themes, including the Star Wars series, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, [...]
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30/09/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Scored for two vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, and setting German-language texts from the Lutheran Bible, A German Requiem is Brahms’s most expansive and moving composition. The concertmasters of the TSO, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the National Centre Arts Orchestra pool their talents in an intriguing new concerto by Alexina Louie. All artists, programs, dates, prices, [...]
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03/10/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The TSO celebrates the incredible catalogue of the most-honoured film composer of all time: John Williams! For decades he’s been providing memorable themes for an incredible lineup of classic movies, collecting an unequaled 50 Oscar nominations (and five Oscars) in the process. You’ll enjoy all your favourite Williams themes, including the Star Wars series, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, [...]
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28/09/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Scored for two vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, and setting German-language texts from the Lutheran Bible, A German Requiem is Brahms’s most expansive and moving composition. The concertmasters of the TSO, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the National Centre Arts Orchestra pool their talents in an intriguing new concerto by Alexina Louie. All artists, programs, dates, prices, [...]
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23/09/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Genius. Innovator. International superstar. The TSO pays tribute to the life and legacy of legendary pianist Glenn Gould in a must-see concert including music that defined his career. Plus, witness the world première of Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s new orchestral work inspired by Gould. Jan Lisiecki marshals all the nobility and turbulent drama of Brahms’s [...]
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27/09/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Scored for two vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, and setting German-language texts from the Lutheran Bible, A German Requiem is Brahms’s most expansive and moving composition. The concertmasters of the TSO, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the National Centre Arts Orchestra pool their talents in an intriguing new concerto by Alexina Louie. Soprano Erin Wall is guest [...]
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22/09/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Genius. Innovator. International superstar. The TSO pays tribute to the life and legacy of legendary pianist Glenn Gould in a must-see concert including music that defined his career. Plus, witness the world première of Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s new orchestral work inspired by Gould. Jan Lisiecki marshals all the nobility and turbulent drama of Brahms’s [...]
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19/09/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Canadian composer Mychael Danna’s Academy Award–winning film score to Life of Pi, based on the novel of the same title by Canadian author Yann Martel, makes its world première on the TSO stage as a new orchestral suite. Canadian violinist James Ehnes demonstrates versatile mastery in Chausson’s dreamy Poème and Saint-Saëns’s dynamic Rondo Capriccioso. All artists, programs, dates, [...]