2021/22 Concerts

A Welcome Return: Gimeno & Your TSO

Wed, November 10, 2021 at 8:00pm
Thu, November 11, 2021 at 8:00pm
Sat, November 13, 2021 at 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor     
 
Anthony Barfield: Invictus (Canadian Première)
Haydn: Overture to L’isola disabitata (The Desert Island)
Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass
Schubert: Symphony No. 5

String Showcase

Wed, November 17, 2021 at 8:00pm
Thu, November 18, 2021 at 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Joseph Johnson, cello
Charles Settle, percussion 
 
Caroline Shaw: Boris Kerner
Dinuk Wijeratne: “A Letter from the After-life” from Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems
Kelly-Marie Murphy: Rains of Ash and Embers
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) (String Orchestra Version, 1943)
 
Winds, Brass & Percussion Spotlight

Fri, November 19, 2021 at 7:30pm
Sat, November 20, 2021 at 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor

Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1
Dvořák: Serenade in D Minor
Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 revision)
Morawetz: Sinfonietta for Winds and Percussion

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Wed, November 24, 2021 at 8:00pm
Thu, November 25, 2021 at 8:00pm
Sat, November 27, 2021 at 8:00pm
Sun, November 28, 2021 at 3:00pm

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Timothy Chooi, violin    

Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
R. Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major
Price: String Quartet No. 2 – Mvt. II
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

TSO Holiday Pops

Tue, December 7, 2021 at 8:00pm
Wed, December 8, 2021 at 2:00pm
Wed, December 8, 2021 at 8:00pm

Steven Reineke, conductor
Ryan Silverman, vocalist     

Tribute to Louis Armstrong*

Tue, January 4, 2022 at 8:00pm
Wed, January 5, 2022 at 2:00pm
Wed, January 5, 2022 at 8:00pm

Byron Stripling, leader, trumpet & vocalist

Bach’s Brandenburg & More

Fri, January 7, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sat, January 8, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sun, January 9, 2022 at 3:00pm

Jonathan Crow, leader & violin
Chelsea Gu, violin (Winner of the Play Along with Jonathan Crow All-Star Award)
Kelly Zimba Lukić, flute
Leonie Wall, flute
Sarah Jeffrey, oboe
Michael Sweeney, bassoon
Andrew McCandless, trumpet
Joseph Johnson, cello
 
J. S. Bach: Prelude to Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049
J. S. Bach: Concerto for Bassoon, Strings and Oboe d’Amore, after BWVs 169, 49, 1053
J. S. Bach: Suite No. 3 for Orchestra, BWV 1068 – Mvt. II (“Air on the G String”)
J. S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra, BWV 1043 – Mvt. I
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047

Moussa, Wagner & Dvořák

Wed, January 12, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, January 13, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, January 15, 2022 at 8:00pm

Samy Moussa, conductor & 2021/22 Spotlight Artist
Kerson Leong, violin    

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Samy Moussa: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “Adrano”
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7

Mendelssohn’s “Reformation”

Wed, January 19, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, January 20, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, January 22, 2022 at 8:00pm

Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor
Eric Abramovitz, clarinet
Miles Jaques, basset horn   

Mendelssohn: Concert Piece No. 2
Anna Clyne: Within Her Arms
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 “Reformation”

Gimeno Conducts Beethoven

Fri, January 28, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sat, January 29, 2022 at 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Jeffrey Beecher, double bass    

Farrenc: Overture No. 1
Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright
Barbara Assiginaak: Innenohr / Biinjii'ii Tawgaang (Inner Ear / Inside Ear) (TSO Co-commission)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Sun, January 30, 2022 at 3:00pm (George Weston Recital Hall)

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor     
Jeffrey Beecher, double bass

Barbara Assiginaak: Innenohr / Biinjii'ii Tawgaang (Inner Ear / Inside Ear) (TSO Co-commission)
Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Gimeno + Schumann’s “Spring”

Wed, February 2, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, February 3, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, February 5, 2022 at 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Gordon Wolfe, trombone    

Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Jordan Pal: Scylla: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
R. Schumann: Symphony No. 1 “Spring”

Peter, the Wolf & the Kiwi

Sun, February 6, 2022 at 2:00pm
Sun, February 6, 2022 at 4:00pm

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor  
Jonathan Crow, violin

Hewitt Plays Bach & Mozart

Wed, February 16, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, February 17, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, February 19, 2022 at 8:00pm

Angela Hewitt, leader & piano    

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12, K. 414
Saint-Saëns: Wedding Cake
Finzi: Eclogue
J. S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 2, BWV 1053

Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Tue, February 22, 2022 at 8:00pm
Wed, February 23, 2022 at 2:00pm
Wed, February 23, 2022 at 8:00pm

Steven Reineke, conductor
Emily Padgett, soprano
Josh Young, tenor

Beethoven’s Fourth

Sat, February 26, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sun, February 27, 2022 at 3:00pm

Xian Zhang, conductor
Kelly Zimba Lukić, flute     
 
Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Primal Message (Canadian Première)
Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour

Wed, March 2, 2022 at 7:30pm
Thu, March 3, 2022 at 7:30pm

Arnie Roth, conductor
 
Screen to Stage: Appalachian Spring & More

Wed, March 9, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, March 10, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, March 12, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sun, March 13, 2022 at 3:00pm (George Weston Recital Hall)

Ryan Bancroft, conductor
Jonathan Crow, violin    

Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 8
Beethoven: Violin Romance No. 2
Mozart: Symphony No. 29, K. 201
Vivian Fung: Prayer (CBC Music Commission in Collaboration with the TSO)
Copland: Appalachian Spring

Saraste + Sibelius

Wed, March 23, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, March 24, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, March 26, 2022 at 8:00pm

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor    

Samy Moussa: Crimson for Large Orchestra
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Rachmaninoff’s Second

Fri, April 1, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sat, April 2, 2022 at 8:00pm

Eun Sun Kim, conductor   
Karen Gomyo, violin 

Samy Moussa: Fanfare pour Aix
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

Ehnes Plays Beethoven

Wed, April 6, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, April 7, 2022 at 8:00pm

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
James Ehnes, violin    

Emilie LeBel: the sediments (World Première/TSO Commission)
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks)
Beethoven: Violin Concerto

Totally ’80s

Tue, April 12, 2022 at 8:00pm
Wed, April 13, 2022 at 2:00pm
Wed, April 13, 2022 at 8:00pm

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Aaron Finley, vocalist
Nicole Parker, vocalist   

Gimeno, Lisiecki & Tchaikovsky 5

Fri, April 22, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sat, April 23, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sun, April 24, 2022 at 3:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Jan Lisiecki, piano
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra    

Shostakovich: Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes*
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Cris Derksen: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

*Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra performs side by side with the TSO.

Gimeno + Dvořák’s “New World”

Wed, April 27, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, April 28, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, April 30, 2022 at 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin    

Luis Ramirez: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra
Francisco Coll: Violin Concerto (Canadian Première)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

The Best of John Williams

Tue, May 10, 2022 at 8:00pm
Wed, May 11, 2022 at 2:00pm
Wed, May 11, 2022 at 8:00pm

Steven Reineke, conductor     

mad.sad.glad

Sun, May 15, 2022 at 2:00pm
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 4:00pm

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor
Emad Zolfaghari, viola (2019/20 TSYO Concerto Competition Winner)     

Gimeno + Hannigan

Thu, May 19, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, May 21, 2022 at 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano     
 
Julia Mermelstein: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Zosha Di Castri: New Work for Soprano and Orchestra (World Première/TSO Commission)
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet, 1910)

Trifonov Plays “Emperor”

Wed, May 25, 2022 at 8:00pm
Fri, May 27, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sat, May 28, 2022 at 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano    

Afarin Mansouri: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
Samy Moussa: Symphony No. 2 (World Première/TSO Commission)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”

Oundjian Conducts Brahms

Wed, June 1, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, June 2, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, June 4, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sun, June 5, 2022 at 3:00pm (George Weston Recital Hall)

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Tony Siqi Yun, piano    

Samy Moussa: Nocturne for Orchestra
C. Schumann: Piano Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 4

Gimeno Conducts Grieg & Mahler

Thu, June 9, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, June 11, 2022 at 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano     
 
Iman Habibi: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Francisco Coll: Elysian (World Première/TSO Commission)
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Gimeno + Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”

Wed, June 15, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thu, June 16, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sat, June 18, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sun, June 19, 2022 at 3:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir    

Bekah Simms: Bite*
Roydon Tse: Unrelenting Sorrow*
Adam Scime: A Dream of Refuge*
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 “Choral”

*World Premières/TSO Commissions from NextGen Composers, a program supported by the RBC Foundation

The Music of ABBA

Tue, June 28, 2022 at 8:00pm
Wed, June 29, 2022 at 2:00pm
Wed, June 29, 2022 at 8:00pm

Lucas Waldin, conductor
Rajaton, vocal ensemble    

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