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Roy Thomson Hall interior with a full audience and TSO on stage
Symphony With Us

Open House & Free Concert

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 Roy Thomson Hall

Experience the magic of music at our TSO Open House & Free Concert! Join us for an extraordinary day of free musical experiences designed for newcomers and symphony fanatics alike. 

Starting at 10:00am, enjoy lobby performances with Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra musicians and friends, and discover the joy of music with our all-ages activity stations, where the whole family can colour, compose your own music, try out the instruments of the orchestra, and more! No tickets or reservations are required for this portion of the day–join us at your leisure!

At 2:00pm, your Toronto Symphony Orchestra takes the stage for a captivating performance of familiar favourites and new discoveries, led by Music Director Gustavo Gimeno and Barrett Principal Education Conductor & Community Ambassador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser. Tickets will be required to enter the hall for this free performance. Please register below. 

This event is in high-demand, so be sure to secure your free general admission performance tickets early!

Note: This is a free, one-hour concert open to the public at Roy Thomson Hall, presented during Ontario Culture Days as part of a day-long "Open House" to celebrate the start of the TSO season.

Program (2pm Concert)


The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre



Cumbia y Congo from Danzas de Panama


L. Boulanger

D'un matin de printemps


Cris Derksen

Parkdale: Celebration Prelude


Luis Ramirez


Next Generation Commission



Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47

1905 Version


Nauroz Tanya/arr. Trevor P. Wagler

Kurdish Dance


John Williams

Love Theme from Superman


Chan Ka Nin

My Most Beautiful, Wonderful, Terrific, Amazing, Fantastic, Magnificent Homeland: Sesquie for Canada's 150th



Finale Le Sacre du printemps

1947 Version


Performers (2pm Concert)

Gustavo Gimeno


Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser


Jonathan Crow


Reserve Tickets

All tickets have been booked at this time for the free concert. Please check back later or join the rush ticket line on September 23 for last-minute seats to this performance.

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