AGO Virtual School Programs with the TSO

Designed to complement the Ontario curriculum, the AGO’s Virtual School Programs take place every Monday to Friday through June 18. Open to parents, teachers, and caregivers everywhere, AGO Virtual School Programs, in partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, explore intersections in visual arts and music. From May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 12, musicians from the TSO will lead students in musical explorations.

Sessions are offered three times a day and tailored to students in JK to Grade 3, Grades 4 to 8, and Grades 9 to 12, with uniquely age-appropriate discussions. Sessions are organized thematically and draw on artworks and objects from the AGO Collection and partners, and feature discussion and mini activities. To see the schedule of sessions, learn more about the thematic topics, and register for one or all of these free events, please visit the AGO Virtual School Programs webpage.

Performers & Programs

Mon, May 3, 2021: Art and Storytelling
Eri Kosaka, violin

Tue, May 4, 2021: Art and the Environment
Camille Watts, flute

Wed, May 5, 2021: Art and the Senses
Theresa Rudolph, viola

Mon, May 10, 2021: Art and Storytelling
Shane Kim, violin

Tue, May 11, 2021: Art and the Environment
Yolanda Bruno, violin

Wed, May 12, 2021: Art and the Senses
Etsuko Kimura, violin

IMAGE: © Art Gallery of Ontario


AGO Live: Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Please note that additional AGO Live performances have been postponed due to the current COVID-19 guidelines. Be sure to stay tuned for new dates.

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. W., Toronto

AGO Live hosts artists from some of Canada’s biggest arts organizations, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The National Ballet of Canada, Soundstreams, and the Canadian Opera Company, in person and online. Free with admission, these socially distanced performances will happen in the Gallery every Friday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The series kicked off on September 25 with musical performances by members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Walker Court and in Galleria Italia.

These performances can only be attended by booking a timed-entry ticket for AGO admission. Space is limited and social distancing measures are in place.

Performers & Programs

New dates, performers, and programs to be announced.

Past Performances

Fri, Sep 25, 2020
Jonathan Crow, violin
Joseph Johnson, cello

Works by Bach, Glière, Kodály, Mozart, and Hong

Fri, Oct 2, 2020
Ashley Vandiver, viola
Alastair Eng, cello

Schubert: Sonata in A Minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D.821 – Mvt. I
Puccini: “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi
Puccini: Musetta’s Waltz (“Quando me’n vo’”) from La bohème
Mozart: “Voi che sapete” from Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Bizet: “Séguidille” from Carmen
Beethoven: Duo for Viola and Cello in E-flat Major “Eyeglass Duo”

All works except Beethoven arranged for viola and cello by Ashley Vandiver and Alastair Eng.

Fri, Oct 9, 2020
Charles Settle, percussion
Joseph Kelly, percussion

Steve Reich: Clapping Music
Elliot Cole: Flowerpot Music No. 1
Joseph Kelly: turn
Thomas Kotcheff: 5ERVO
Joseph Kelly: epilogue

Fri, Oct 16, 2020
Bridget Hunt, violin
Angelique Toews, violin

Vivaldi/arr. Hunt: Spring from The Four Seasons
Bartók: Three Violin Duos
J.S. Bach/arr. Forbes: Andante from Violin Sonata No. 2
J.S. Bach/arr. Forbes: Minuet from Violin Partita No. 3
J.S. Bach/arr. Forbes: Two Part Invention for Piano
J.S. Bach/arr. Forbes: Badinerie from Flute Suite No. 2
J.S. Bach/arr. Forbes: Fugue from Violin Sonata No. 1
Humperdinck/arr. Toews: Children’s Prayer from Hansel & Gretel

Please check back for updated performance information. Artists and programs subject to change without notice.

Visit the AGO website for more details about these must-see events.

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