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Gimeno + Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”

Wednesday, June 15–Sunday, June 19, 2022 Roy Thomson Hall

A triumphant rallying cry to hope, humanity, and universal fellowship, Beethoven’s eternal and transcendent Symphony No. 9—culminating in the ecstatic and uplifting “Ode to Joy”—reflects a moment in our history like no other. This unforgettable Toronto concert, which combines the Orchestra, chorus, and vocal soloists, will be one for the ages. And to start, marvel at the artistry of some of today’s brightest classical voices as the Orchestra performs new works by the TSO’s NextGen Composers, handpicked by Music Director Gustavo Gimeno.

Gustavo Gimeno's appearances are generously supported by Susan Brenninkmeyer in memory of Hans Brenninkmeyer.

The June 16 performance is generously supported by Blake and Belinda Goldring.

The June 18 and 19 performances are supported by the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee.



Bekah Simms


(World Première/TSO Commission)

Roydon Tse

Unrelenting Sorrow*

(World Première/TSO Commission)

Adam Scime

A Dream of Refuge*

(World Première/TSO Commission)


Symphony No. 9 “Choral”

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


Gustavo Gimeno


Angela Meade


Rihab Chaieb

Tenor Issachah Savage

Issachah Savage


Ryan Speedo Green

Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Artistic Director, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Jean-Sébastien Vallée

Artistic Director, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir